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# ecb - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

From Business ETC IMF tells eurozone to fix the banks and sort out unemployment IMF

IMF tells eurozone to fix the banks and sort out unemployment

The IMF has given four tasks for the eurozone to complete to ensure recovery.

# ecb - Thursday 4 July, 2013

From Business ETC ECB breaks tradition and pledges continued low interest rates ECB

ECB breaks tradition and pledges continued low interest rates

Mario Draghi says ‘market volatility’ is the reason for commitment as Bank of England makes similar assurance.

# ecb - Friday 21 June, 2013

From Business ETC Noonan: Taxpayers put lots of money into BOI and AIB, now we could get some back Retrospective Recapitalisation

Noonan: Taxpayers put lots of money into BOI and AIB, now we could get some back

Michael Noonan has explained the significance of last night’s agreement between eurozone finance ministers about the potential retrospective recapitalisation of Ireland’s banks.

# ecb - Thursday 6 June, 2013

From Business ETC Continued relief for mortgage holders: ECB keeps rates at record low Super Mario Land

Continued relief for mortgage holders: ECB keeps rates at record low

Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy should stabilise over the rest of the year, but low rates are still needed for now.

# ecb - Friday 31 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Blockupy’ protestors block access to ECB headquarters in Frankfurt Blockupy

‘Blockupy’ protestors block access to ECB headquarters in Frankfurt

Demonstrators were expressing concerns about the ECB’s role in enforcing austerity throughout the eurozone.

# ecb - Monday 20 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix… now with soccer’s next big talent* Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with soccer’s next big talent*

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# ecb - Thursday 9 May, 2013

From Business ETC Troika want banks monitored after ‘disappointingly slow start’ on arrears Troika Review

Troika want banks monitored after ‘disappointingly slow start’ on arrears

The conclusion of the Troika’s tenth review mission to Ireland will result in an estimated €2.4 billion being released.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Are we proud that Ireland is the poster child of austerity? Opinion

Column: Are we proud that Ireland is the poster child of austerity?

Austerity has not worked in Ireland or across the eurozone, writes Joan Collins, who points out that even the architects of our bailout admit it was the wrong path.

# ecb - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Banks should disclose how ECB rate changes impact its products – Fianna Fáil ECB

Banks should disclose how ECB rate changes impact its products – Fianna Fáil

Deputy McGrath has called on the Central Bank to force banks to issue a statement following each change to the ECB’s interest rate.

# ecb - Saturday 4 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Snake oil, champagne-licking Troika: The week’s news skewed Not The News

Snake oil, champagne-licking Troika: The week’s news skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Peter Mathews takes himself hostage and the Womb Repossession Bill takes centre stage.

# ecb - Thursday 2 May, 2013

From Business ETC Relief for tracker mortgage holders as ECB cuts main interest rates Super Mario Land

Relief for tracker mortgage holders as ECB cuts main interest rates

Falling inflation around the eurozone – particularly in Germany – means big decisions from Draghi and co.

# ecb - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

From Business ETC Eurozone inflation hits new low, raising prospect of ECB rate cut Eurozone

Eurozone inflation hits new low, raising prospect of ECB rate cut

The governing council of the European Central Bank meets on Thursday where it could provide a fresh boost to mortgage holders.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators Oireachtas

Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators

Patrick Honohan will discuss economic and monetary union with TDs and senators on the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee this afternoon.

# ecb - Saturday 27 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Noonan denies ECB instruction to refuse information about IBRC ECB

Noonan denies ECB instruction to refuse information about IBRC

The finance minister says the ECB has not told Ireland to refuse Freedom of Information requests about the IBRC wind-up.

# ecb - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

From Business ETC Talks on public sector pay likely to top agenda on latest Troika mission Troika

Talks on public sector pay likely to top agenda on latest Troika mission

Officials from the EU, IMF and ECB arrive in Dublin today to conduct their tenth review of Ireland’s bailout programme.

# ecb - Thursday 4 April, 2013

From Business ETC ECB chief Draghi admits initial Cyprus bailout plan was ‘not smart’ Eurozone

ECB chief Draghi admits initial Cyprus bailout plan was ‘not smart’

The head of the European Central Bank was speaking as the eurozone’s central bank left interest rates unchanged at 0.75 per cent today.

# ecb - Thursday 28 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Cypriot banks brace for reopening with cash withdrawals capped at €300 Nicosia

Cypriot banks brace for reopening with cash withdrawals capped at €300

Armed security guards have been posted, but there was no sign of customers queuing early for access to their cash.

# ecb - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

From Business ETC AIB recorded pre-tax loss of €3.8 billion in 2012 Annual Financial Report

AIB recorded pre-tax loss of €3.8 billion in 2012

AIB’s chief executive David Duffy – who the report shows was paid €546,000 last year – said that assisting mortgage customers in difficulty would be a “major priority for this year”.

# ecb - Saturday 23 March, 2013

From Business ETC Cyprus president prepares for Brussels as parties debate 25pc deposit tax Cyprus

Cyprus president prepares for Brussels as parties debate 25pc deposit tax

The Troika are in Cyprus for intensive talks, while Nicos Anastasiades could yet lead a delegation to Brussels this afternoon.

# ecb - Friday 22 March, 2013

From Business ETC Cypriot parliament approves first EU bailout measures Cyprus

Cypriot parliament approves first EU bailout measures

MPs voted in favour of a national solidarity fund meaning the nationalisation of public and private sector pensions and of capital controls to prevent a run on banks.

From TheJournal.ie Cyprus parliament to vote on plans to ‘armour the banking system’ Cyprus

Cyprus parliament to vote on plans to ‘armour the banking system’

Officials scramble to cement a revised plan to stop a possible collapse of the country’s banking system.

# ecb - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

From Business ETC Ireland leads deal with European Parliament on new banking watchdog Banking Union

Ireland leads deal with European Parliament on new banking watchdog

The deal with the parliament means that MEPs will now get the ability to pick the leaders of the supervisory board.

# ecb - Saturday 16 March, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Bank deposits hit as EU/IMF bailout for Cyprus agreed Cyprus

Bank deposits hit as EU/IMF bailout for Cyprus agreed

Deposits in Cypriot banks will be hit with a one-off levy of 6.75 per cent with those with over €100,000 in banks hit with a 9.9 per cent levy under the €10 billion bailout proposal.

# ecb - Thursday 7 March, 2013

From Business ETC Draghi: ECB’s bond-buying programme can’t help Ireland escape bailout ECB

Draghi: ECB’s bond-buying programme can’t help Ireland escape bailout

The ECB president says the bank won’t use its bond-buying programme to ease Ireland out if its EU-IMF funding.

# ecb - Sunday 3 March, 2013

From Business ETC Noonan chases Irish version of Greek deal on ECB profits Seconds Out

Noonan chases Irish version of Greek deal on ECB profits

Any profits the ECB makes on buying Greek bonds are given straight back to Greece – and Ireland may look for similar.

# ecb - Monday 18 February, 2013

From Business ETC Draghi: ECB hasn’t yet considered whether Irish deal is legal Promissory Notes

Draghi: ECB hasn’t yet considered whether Irish deal is legal

Mario Draghi tells MEPs that the European Central Bank only checks ‘monetary financing’ operations once a year

# ecb - Sunday 10 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank Governor says ‘deal’ will not unravel Promissory Notes

Central Bank Governor says ‘deal’ will not unravel

Patrick Honohan said Ireland’s debt is now more sustainable than it was.

# ecb - Friday 8 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Businesses and financial institutions hail promissory notes deal Promissory Notes

Businesses and financial institutions hail promissory notes deal

Danske Bank Markets said it now expects rating agencies to upgrade Ireland’s status while businesses say the deal will improve consumer confidence.

# ecb - Thursday 7 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge 22 things we’ll still have, even if the ECB takes everything Prom Night

22 things we’ll still have, even if the ECB takes everything

These are Ireland’s REAL assets.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix… now with added Facebook privacy Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added Facebook privacy

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Will the young pay for the sins of the old under the promissory note deal? Opinion

Column: Will the young pay for the sins of the old under the promissory note deal?

The restructured debt obligation will give the Government fiscal space and breathing room. Whether this benefits the young depends on what they do with that time, writes Sam Brazys.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin on promissory note deal Promissory Notes

As it happened: Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin on promissory note deal

The two Ministers will be holding a press conference from 4pm about the promissory note agreement. Let’s see what they have to say.

From Business ETC Troika sounds warning note about Ireland’s unemployment rate Review

Troika sounds warning note about Ireland’s unemployment rate

While the troika was happy with the continued implementation of the bailout programme, it warned that “unemployment remains stubbornly high” and turning into a long-term condition.

From TheJournal.ie Draghi says ECB “took note” of IBRC liquidation Promissory Notes

Draghi says ECB “took note” of IBRC liquidation

The European Central Bank President said that no decision has been taken on the IBRC promissory note.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland and the ECB reach a deal on promissory note – report Promissory Notes

Ireland and the ECB reach a deal on promissory note – report

“We have not received formal confirmation of precisely what is to be agreed,” Ruairí Quinn told the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What happened last night? Why was IBRC liquidated? What happens now? Promissory Notes

Explainer: What happened last night? Why was IBRC liquidated? What happens now?

Why on earth were the Dáil and Seanad sitting until the small hours of this morning? This might help…

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: IBRC bill brought through due to “immediate risk” to bank Promissory Note

Noonan: IBRC bill brought through due to “immediate risk” to bank

The Finance Minister also said that there “is no deal” with the ECB at this point.

From TheJournal.ie TDs vote to liquidate IBRC in dramatic late-night Dáil sitting Prom Night

TDs vote to liquidate IBRC in dramatic late-night Dáil sitting

TDs voted by 113 votes to 35 to wind down the former Anglo, laying off its employees with immediate effect.

From TheJournal.ie LIVE: Seanad debates legislation to liquidate IBRC Prom Night

LIVE: Seanad debates legislation to liquidate IBRC

Watch live from the Seanad Chamber as members deliberate on whether to immediately wind down the former Anglo.

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