# ecb - Today’s News
Coleman or Irwin? Houghton or Whelan? Ireland’s two favourite pundits had plenty to discuss.
# ecb - Wednesday 13 November, 2013
Our shared currency system is not just preventing our ability to recover but is at the root of inevitable further looming crises, writes Mike Hall.
# ecb - Friday 8 November, 2013
Budget figures remain on track but “spending control must be maintained, in particular in the healthcare sector” say the EU, ECB and IMF.
Josph Stiglitz said that austerity has been shown historically not to work and implementing such policies after 2008 was a bigger mistake then the choices made before the crash.
# ecb - Thursday 7 November, 2013
He was responding to questions from Tipperary South TD on “vulture capitalists” buying shares in the bank.
ECB president Mario Draghi has cut the rate for the fifth time in two years.
Ireland will become the first EU country to exit the bailout process on 15 December.
# ecb - Thursday 31 October, 2013
Pearse Doherty said that officials from the Troika told Sinn Féin that the chances of retrospective bank recapitalisation are “very slim”.
“They are quite satisfied that their job is done here in Ireland,” one Fine Gael backbencher said after a meeting with the Troika this morning.
# ecb - Wednesday 23 October, 2013
Bank of Ireland, AIB, Merrill Lynch International Bank, Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB have all been named on a list of 128 banks to take part in the process.
Michael Noonan meets Mario Draghi for discussions on how Ireland will exit its international bailout programme on 15 December.
# ecb - Monday 23 September, 2013
Mario Draghi says that the Eurozone is recovering, slowly, but had good news for holders of tracker mortgages.
# ecb - Saturday 21 September, 2013
Jorg Asmussen said he thought Ireland had made significant progress.
# ecb - Monday 16 September, 2013
Spoiler alert: Not in the near future, at least.
# ecb - Monday 9 September, 2013
Táinaiste Eamon Gilmore said in an interview with the Financial Times said that the Government will not let others ‘drive the speedometer’ on Irish austerity.
# ecb - Friday 6 September, 2013
Yesterday, Mario Draghi said the ECB is alert to geopolitical risks that may come out of the Syrian situation and said that the caution expressed about recovery was warranted.
# ecb - Monday 26 August, 2013
Our share of ECB funding is now just 5.4 per cent compared to 26.5 per cent immediately after the bailout in November 2010.
# ecb - Thursday 15 August, 2013
The European Union has a single guiding principle: keep inflation down. But that view is far too narrow at a time when the bloc is undergoing an appalling unemployment crisis, writes Tiernan Brady.
# ecb - Friday 9 August, 2013
The Central Bank says that mortgage rates in Irish banks have “diverged somewhat” from the ECB over the past year.
# ecb - Wednesday 10 July, 2013
The decision was confirmed by the European Council yesterday and will give the Baltic state six months to prepare for the changeover.
# ecb - Tuesday 9 July, 2013
The trio of the IMF, ECB and the European Commission return as Ireland’s bond yields continue steady fall.
The IMF has given four tasks for the eurozone to complete to ensure recovery.
# ecb - Thursday 4 July, 2013
Mario Draghi says ‘market volatility’ is the reason for commitment as Bank of England makes similar assurance.
# ecb - Friday 21 June, 2013
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
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
Demonstrators were expressing concerns about the ECB’s role in enforcing austerity throughout the eurozone.
# ecb - Monday 20 May, 2013
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# ecb - Thursday 9 May, 2013
The conclusion of the Troika’s tenth review mission to Ireland will result in an estimated €2.4 billion being released.
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
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
Breaking via The Mire wire: Peter Mathews takes himself hostage and the Womb Repossession Bill takes centre stage.
# ecb - Thursday 2 May, 2013
Falling inflation around the eurozone – particularly in Germany – means big decisions from Draghi and co.
# ecb - Tuesday 30 April, 2013
The governing council of the European Central Bank meets on Thursday where it could provide a fresh boost to mortgage holders.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.