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#National Debt

# national-debt - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Incomings and outgoings: Here is a very (very) basic guide to the State's finances
# Budget Day
# Budget Day

Incomings and outgoings: Here is a very (very) basic guide to the State's finances

Oct 13th 2020, 7:00 AM 18,864 Views 3 Comments

How has Covid hit the State coffers so far?

# national-debt - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Ireland's national debt: 'We are arguably approaching a very serious crisis'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Ireland's national debt: 'We are arguably approaching a very serious crisis'

Aug 29th 2017, 6:30 AM 88,385 Views 119 Comments

We need to immediately borrow €50 billion to replace the debt that is due to be repaid in the next few years, writes Colm Fitzgerald.

# national-debt - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Aaron McKenna: The opposition has missed the chance to expose the banking show trial
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Aaron McKenna: The opposition has missed the chance to expose the banking show trial

Jun 21st 2014, 9:50 AM 6 Views 18 Comments

This ‘inquiry’ has no credibility whatsoever and a decent opposition would have resigned en masse in protest.

# national-debt - Friday 20 June, 2014

Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice?
# National Debt
# National Debt

Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice?

Jun 20th 2014, 1:00 PM 269 Views 43 Comments

We’ve been told that we have no choice but to accept austerity measures to get the country back on its feet… but is that really true?

# national-debt - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Markets wobble as US debt talks falter
# Debt Ceiling
# Debt Ceiling

Markets wobble as US debt talks falter

Oct 15th 2013, 9:29 PM 5,556 Views 18 Comments

Fitch has placed the US credit rating on a Negative Watch, as the stock market fell today.

# national-debt - Sunday 2 June, 2013

NTMA launches State Savings products
# NTMA
# NTMA

NTMA launches State Savings products

Jun 2nd 2013, 1:20 PM 12,326 Views 23 Comments

The National Treasury Management Agency has announced new issues of fixed rate State Savings products as well as changes to the interest rates on variable rate products.

# national-debt - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Column: Irish politics won't change until people demand accountability from leaders
# Politics
# Politics

Column: Irish politics won't change until people demand accountability from leaders

Jan 20th 2013, 8:15 AM 539 Views 153 Comments

A system of direct democracy would give people a more transparent form of government, writes Raymond Whitehead.

# national-debt - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

NTMA in talks with investors on selling new 10-year bonds
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

NTMA in talks with investors on selling new 10-year bonds

Jan 9th 2013, 2:01 PM 2,729 Views 27 Comments

The body in charge of Ireland’s borrowing says it’s looking at trying to sell Ireland’s first 10-year bond since 2010.

# national-debt - Monday 17 December, 2012

Prize Bond prizes to fall as cost of borrowing goes down
# Austerity
# Austerity

Prize Bond prizes to fall as cost of borrowing goes down

Dec 17th 2012, 11:38 AM 13,600 Views 47 Comments

The NTMA, which issues prize bonds, has lowered the rate it uses to calculate the overall number of prizes on offer.

# national-debt - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

NTMA chief: It's looking good for 'sustainable' re-entry to markets
# Markets
# Markets

NTMA chief: It's looking good for 'sustainable' re-entry to markets

Sep 12th 2012, 12:30 PM 2,382 Views 4 Comments

However, John Corrigan does warn that “wider uncertainties” in the eurozone could be risk factor to Ireland’s progress.

# national-debt - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Cannabis, beer and T-bills: the week in stats
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Cannabis, beer and T-bills: the week in stats

Jul 7th 2012, 7:30 PM 7,211 Views 25 Comments

How high is Europe’s tallest building? And how many cannabis plants were seized by gardaí last year?

# national-debt - Saturday 30 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Jun 30th 2012, 9:00 AM 7,326 Views 7 Comments

Nine things to know this morning.

# national-debt - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

New social charge helps push income tax earnings up by a quarter
# Exchequer
# Exchequer

New social charge helps push income tax earnings up by a quarter

Oct 4th 2011, 5:45 PM 612 Views 16 Comments

Exchequer figures show we’re collectively paying 25 per cent more in income tax since last year.

# national-debt - Friday 9 September, 2011

Column: ‘Won’t somebody think of the children?’ Ireland in the 2050s
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘Won’t somebody think of the children?’ Ireland in the 2050s

Sep 9th 2011, 7:45 AM 16 Views 9 Comments

Worrying about the debt burden on our grandchildren has become a national pastime – but should we be panicking? Economist Ronan Lyons explains.

# national-debt - Friday 22 July, 2011

Bond yields dive, and Euro up, as markets embrace Brussels deal
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Bond yields dive, and Euro up, as markets embrace Brussels deal

Jul 22nd 2011, 10:13 AM 405 Views 0 Comments

The cost of borrowing for Europe’s strugglers is falling this morning, after leaders struck deals on gentler bailouts.

# national-debt - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

European Commission slams "incomprehensible" Moody's downgrade
# Junk
# Junk

European Commission slams "incomprehensible" Moody's downgrade

Jul 13th 2011, 3:10 PM 566 Views 14 Comments

Jose Manuel Barroso’s spokesman says the Commission can’t understand why Moody’s is taking such a dim view.

Irish bond prices rocket - again - on 'junk' downgrade
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Irish bond prices rocket - again - on 'junk' downgrade

Jul 13th 2011, 10:33 AM 616 Views 10 Comments

If Ireland borrowed for two years, it would have to pay 18.6 per cent interest – 14 times what Germany would.

# national-debt - Sunday 19 June, 2011

Second Greek bailout "roughly equal" to earlier €110bn package, says PM
# Greece
# Greece

Second Greek bailout "roughly equal" to earlier €110bn package, says PM

Jun 19th 2011, 3:33 PM 356 Views 3 Comments

Greek Prime Minister Papandreou has dismissed calls to default on national debt.

The 9 at 9: Sunday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Jun 19th 2011, 9:08 AM 1,164 Views 4 Comments

Nine things to know as you start your Sunday…

# national-debt - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Noonan: Ireland has enough cash to get to mid-2013 at least
# Bailout 2?
# Bailout 2?

Noonan: Ireland has enough cash to get to mid-2013 at least

Jun 7th 2011, 3:59 PM 893 Views 12 Comments

The Minister for Finance insists Ireland has enough bailout funds to get to mid-2013 at worst – but the opposition isn’t sure.

# national-debt - Thursday 12 May, 2011

Call to revoke David Drumm's US visa
# David Drumm
# David Drumm

Call to revoke David Drumm's US visa

May 12th 2011, 2:02 PM 1,850 Views 0 Comments

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore to hear appeal that the government ask US authorities for help in bringing former CEO of Anglo Irish Bank back to Ireland for questioning.

# national-debt - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

"So far so good" for exchequer figures, Noonan says
# Exchequer
# Exchequer

"So far so good" for exchequer figures, Noonan says

May 4th 2011, 7:45 AM 676 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Finance says figures being published today will show the economy as being “better than on track”.

# national-debt - Friday 22 April, 2011

Greek authorities launch investigation into Citigroup email on debt
# Debt
# Debt

Greek authorities launch investigation into Citigroup email on debt

Apr 22nd 2011, 3:19 PM 816 Views 0 Comments

Email suggested Greece could be forced to restructure its debt as quickly as this weekend.

# national-debt - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Bond prices surge again after Portuguese budget defeat
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Bond prices surge again after Portuguese budget defeat

Mar 24th 2011, 9:35 AM 448 Views 0 Comments

The costs of borrowing for both Ireland and Portugal take a battering in the aftermath of the latter’s prime minister quitting.

# national-debt - Tuesday 22 March, 2011

AIB says payment ‘will be made’ following rumours of default on bond interest repayments
# Default Republic?
# Default Republic?

AIB says payment ‘will be made’ following rumours of default on bond interest repayments

Mar 22nd 2011, 5:23 PM 2,442 Views 0 Comments

AIB insisted that “payment will be made” after a rumour that Ireland has missed a scheduled interest payment on its bonds sent the price of short-term borrowing spiralling earlier today.

# national-debt - Wednesday 9 March, 2011

In numbers: Brian Cowen's tenure as Taoiseach
# Bye Bye Brian
# Bye Bye Brian

In numbers: Brian Cowen's tenure as Taoiseach

Mar 9th 2011, 6:04 PM 3,691 Views 0 Comments

As one administration takes power, another steps down – so here’s some condensed figures on the Brian Cowen era.

# national-debt - Tuesday 8 March, 2011

Irish bonds break all-time high – just after coalition deal is published
# Bondwatch
# Bondwatch

Irish bonds break all-time high – just after coalition deal is published

Mar 8th 2011, 8:48 AM 954 Views 0 Comments

The price of government borrowing was higher yesterday than it was when we accepted the €67.5bn bailout in November.

# national-debt - Sunday 6 February, 2011

Bond fund suggests reducing Greek debt burden
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Bond fund suggests reducing Greek debt burden

Feb 6th 2011, 11:54 AM 950 Views 0 Comments

Ireland should take note of major bond fund chief’s suggestions for Greece…

# national-debt - Friday 7 January, 2011

Ireland 'could return to bond markets' this year
# Bailout
# Bailout

Ireland 'could return to bond markets' this year

Jan 7th 2011, 2:49 PM 377 Views 0 Comments

The NTMA says it hopes it can bypass Ireland’s bailout funds – as the cost of serving our debt eats up 15% of the tax take.

# national-debt - Monday 13 December, 2010

ECB bought €2.7bn of bonds last week alone
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

ECB bought €2.7bn of bonds last week alone

Dec 13th 2010, 3:56 PM 233 Views 0 Comments

So much for winding down the controversial bond-buying scheme… Frankfurt may have been the only buyer last week.

# national-debt - Sunday 28 November, 2010

Govt chief whip says bailout deal has to be approved in Brussels
# Bailout
# Bailout

Govt chief whip says bailout deal has to be approved in Brussels

Nov 28th 2010, 1:54 PM 342 Views 0 Comments

Curran also dismissed Pat Rabbitte’s allegations that the pension reserve fund was used as collateral for banks trading on derivatives.

# national-debt - Thursday 25 November, 2010

Bailout fears take their toll: Ireland's bonds hit 9%
# Failed Bailout?
# Failed Bailout?

Bailout fears take their toll: Ireland's bonds hit 9%

Nov 25th 2010, 11:38 AM 454 Views 0 Comments

Fears over the future of Ireland’s economy, and whether a bailout can be secured, sends borrowing costs to new highs.

# national-debt - Friday 5 November, 2010

Bond markets unmoved by €6bn budget package
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Bond markets unmoved by €6bn budget package

Nov 5th 2010, 2:59 PM 141 Views 0 Comments

The cost of Irish borrowing remains largely flat in spite of the government’s Budget announcements.

# national-debt - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

Irish-German bond spread surges past 5%
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Irish-German bond spread surges past 5%

Nov 3rd 2010, 5:12 PM 307 Views 0 Comments

The price of government borrowing for Ireland is now over three times higher than it is for Germany.

7.4% - investors fall away as government default fears continue
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

7.4% - investors fall away as government default fears continue

Nov 3rd 2010, 10:19 AM 150 Views 0 Comments

Up, and up, and up…

# national-debt - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Insuring against Irish default costs more now than ever before
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Insuring against Irish default costs more now than ever before

Nov 2nd 2010, 12:40 PM 166 Views 0 Comments

Bad sign: purchasing insurance against an Irish bond default is more expensive today than it has ever been.

Ireland has "a month to stop bailout" - UCD economist
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Ireland has "a month to stop bailout" - UCD economist

Nov 2nd 2010, 9:34 AM 490 Views 0 Comments

First Colm McCarthy, now Karl Whelan says the movements in bond markets leave Ireland on the brink of default.

# national-debt - Monday 1 November, 2010

Borrowing costs continue upward spiral amid IMF fears
# Bailout Republic?
# Bailout Republic?

Borrowing costs continue upward spiral amid IMF fears

Nov 1st 2010, 12:28 PM 211 Views 0 Comments

The cost of borrowing for Ireland goes over 7% again, as investors buy into Colm McCarthy’s fears of an IMF bailout.

# national-debt - Thursday 28 October, 2010

Government borrowing costs exceed 7% for first time
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Government borrowing costs exceed 7% for first time

Oct 28th 2010, 9:03 AM 370 Views 0 Comments

The cost of Irish borrowing is more expensive than ever – and briefly exceeded the 7% ceiling for the first time.

# national-debt - Thursday 21 October, 2010

Uh-oh: two days after reining in, bond yields explode again
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Uh-oh: two days after reining in, bond yields explode again

Oct 21st 2010, 4:31 PM 181 Views 0 Comments

The cost of government ten-year borrowing was under 6% on Tuesday. Today it closed above 6.5% again.

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