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# ntma - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Explainer: Everything you've always wanted to know about bonds but were afraid to ask

The National Treasury Management Agency auctioned €1.5 billion of Irish government bonds last week.

# ntma - Thursday 4 July, 2019

'The chances of a recession in Ireland are 100%', says NTMA

Ireland has paid €60 billion interest on its national debt over the last 10 years.

# ntma - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Prize bond fund reaches record amount - and over 200,000 people won last year

In 2018, gross sales reached €574 million and pushed the total value of the fund up to €3.4 billion.

# ntma - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

We now know who'll be holding onto the Apple billions that are destined for Ireland

The money will be held in an escrow account subject to an appeal by Ireland.

# ntma - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Ireland is looking for someone to hold onto the €15 billion from Apple's tax bill

The State is appealing the bill but will still need to collect the money first.

# ntma - Monday 6 February, 2017

The NTMA website is still down after an attempted hack this morning

The National Treasury Management Agency detected a hack earlier this morning.

# ntma - Monday 29 February, 2016

The State is taking a €35 million punt on a huge new wind energy venture

The energy fund is set to start work on several wind farms in Ireland this year.

# ntma - Thursday 16 July, 2015

The bizarre story of how Gaddafi almost bought a big chunk of Bank of Ireland

Irish government officials went to Libya to talk about a potential deal – but Libya didn’t feel ‘comfortable’ with Ireland’s handling of the financial crisis.

# ntma - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Why was this man left outside the room on the night of the guarantee?

Brendan McDonagh spent four hours at government buildings on the night of 29 September 2008.

# ntma - Friday 19 June, 2015

Ireland is now really thinking about what happens if Greece leaves the eurozone

The government has confirmed talks with the Central Bank and the NTMA about the implications of Greece exiting the eurozone.

# ntma - Monday 8 June, 2015

Money from dormant accounts to be used to fund drug prevention services

Funding will also be provided for groups supporting disability services and home carers.

# ntma - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Hmmm... the Government is doing a LOT of investing in Irish Water

€300 million’s worth at last count…

# ntma - Thursday 18 December, 2014

Here's €150 million that we WON'T be paying out next year

Take that… IMF interest payments.

# ntma - Friday 5 December, 2014

Thanks, lads: Standard and Poor's has upgraded Ireland to an A

We’re still five notches below the highest ranking though.

# ntma - Friday 14 November, 2014

The Banking Inquiry has started contacting potential witnesses, but who?

Former ECB President Jean Claude Trichet has previously said that he will not appear before the committee.

# ntma - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Here's how much the NTMA made from selling a bond today

There was over €8bn in bids, but how much did the Agency get?

# ntma - Monday 28 July, 2014

NTMA meets Irish 'debt repayment milestone'

Agency’s latest figures show that it has repaid 43% of its senior debt liabilities ahead of schedule.

# ntma - Thursday 10 July, 2014

Cashing in: the NTMA has raised another €500 million from the markets

Ireland has now raised €7 billion of its €8 billion target for the year, locking in low rates while they’re on offer.

# ntma - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

The NTMA has cut its payback requirements for 2016 by €2 billion

The move makes Ireland’s debt repayment schedule easier to handle.

# ntma - Thursday 8 May, 2014

What do our bond yields actually mean?

Yields. Oversubscription. Treasury Bonds. What does it all mean?

Record low yield in €750 million bond sale

The NTMA has now raised nearly 80 per cent of this year’s target.

# ntma - Monday 5 May, 2014

Europe predicts growth and less unemployment for Ireland

The European Commission predicted 1.4 per cent growth for 2014 and employment growth of 2.4 per cent.

# ntma - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

We should be worried about low inflation, says NTMA chief

Moody’s ratings agency “delayed on the way down and on the way up” on Irish debt.

# ntma - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about a teenager drowning in a reservoir, a Dublin shooting, and tensions in Ukraine…

Ireland's bond yields are almost as good as Belgium's, so we're moving the right way - NTMA

NTMA CEO John Corrigan also says that over 70 per cent of Ireland’s funding for 2014 has already been raised.

# ntma - Saturday 22 March, 2014

Here are the Merrill Lynch reports that underestimated the bank bailout by €47bn

These are the full documents prepared for the Department of Finance and the National Treasury Management Agency at the height of the crisis.

# ntma - Thursday 20 March, 2014

NTMA grabs €500m from markets

Ireland looks likely to continue cash raising drive as low interest rates persist.

# ntma - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Sold: NTMA sells €1 billion worth of Irish government debt

Sold: NTMA sells €1 billion worth of Irish government debt

The yield of 2.967% is less than was previously expected.

# ntma - Monday 10 March, 2014

Bond sale marks 'normalisation' of Ireland

NTMA to seek up €1bn from capital markets this week.

# ntma - Monday 20 January, 2014

Markets react positively to Ireland's credit rating upgrade

NTMA Chief Executive John Corrigan says it opens Ireland up to a ‘new universe’ of investors.

# ntma - Sunday 12 January, 2014

IT experts say your NTMA Prize Bonds password may not be stored securely

While no sensitive information is accessible on, customer’s emails and passwords could be easily revealed if the website was maliciously hacked.

# ntma - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Ireland’s post-bailout return to the bond markets raised €3.75 bn

Demand for the 10-year benchmark bond amounted to €14 billion.

NTMA reaffirms aim to raise as much as €10bn from markets this year

The National Treasury Management Agency published its review of 2013 this afternoon, and details a number of

# ntma - Saturday 21 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

It’s Saturday and there are only four more sleeps ’til Santa. Here’s everything you need to know as you wrap, or buy, the last of your presents.

# ntma - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

NTMA announces buyback of treasury bond

The 4 per cent treasury bond will mature in January.

# ntma - Saturday 14 December, 2013

The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014

The NTMA say that they will not “run out the door” to make a long-term bond sale.

# ntma - Sunday 8 December, 2013

NTMA reduces interest rates on An Post savings products

The reductions aim to level the playing field with the banks’ savings products after the increase in DIRT tax.

# ntma - Sunday 17 November, 2013

NTMA: 'Moody's rating of Ireland is side-lining Asian investors'

The head of the NTMA John Corrigan said Ireland will need to engage with the markets in 2014 to pre-fund for the following year.

# ntma - Thursday 14 November, 2013

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone

When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…

# ntma - Thursday 3 October, 2013

Claims agency has over €1 billion in outstanding liabilities

The State Claims Agency spent €160,000 checking up on suspected fraudulent claims last year.

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