# ecb - Friday 6 June, 2014
Yesterday the ECB sought to match words with actions, but will it have an impact for Irish SMEs?
# ecb - Thursday 5 June, 2014
SME and non-financial corporate lending is the main target of today’s package of measures, with the ECB also cutting inflation expectations.
The rate at which the European Central Bank pays commercial banks for depositing their unused cash has been reduced from zero per cent to minus 0.10 per cent.
# ecb - Tuesday 3 June, 2014
Disappointing inflation figures mean we’re likely to see some action this month, but will it make a difference?
# ecb - Tuesday 27 May, 2014
But he stressed that the ECB would have to be consulted.
# ecb - Wednesday 14 May, 2014
Frankfurt looks set to deliver a long-awaited interest rate cut next month.
# ecb - Wednesday 7 May, 2014
A former advisor to Jose Manuel Barroso says the only way to save Europe is to change direction.
The former head of the ECB also said the Irish government made a decision on the bank guarantee without any consultation with the bank or other countries.
# ecb - Thursday 1 May, 2014
No interbank transaction can take place across the EU today.
# ecb - Wednesday 16 April, 2014
Moody’s ratings agency “delayed on the way down and on the way up” on Irish debt.
# ecb - Tuesday 15 April, 2014
Frankfurt set for bigger role in regulating and punishing Irish banks.
# ecb - Tuesday 8 April, 2014
It’s Tuesday – and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.
# ecb - Monday 24 March, 2014
Responding to queries from the finance spokesperson, Draghi said that ‘the viability of nationalised banks’ needs to be addressed.
# ecb - Wednesday 19 March, 2014
Meanwhile, IMF chief Christine Lagarde denied any wrongdoing as she was questioned for the third time by French prosecutors in a corruption case.
# ecb - Saturday 15 March, 2014
The European Parliament has voted in favour of a motion calling for the publishing of the letter.
# ecb - Friday 7 March, 2014
Emily O’Reilly said that the ECB has “wasted an opportunity” to use transparency.
# ecb - Thursday 6 March, 2014
ECB president Mario Draghi holds interest rates firm.
# ecb - Monday 30 December, 2013
A new Red C poll of Irish adults finds that just 27 per cent of Irish people would support cuts to save the euro.
# ecb - Thursday 19 December, 2013
Speaking to the IMF, Ajai Chopra went on to say that eurozone partners had stopped Ireland from imposing haircuts on senior creditors.
The new €10 banknote will be unveiled on 13 January 2014.
# ecb - Monday 16 December, 2013
He said swift and decisive action is needed to address some of the issues in the Irish banking system.
# ecb - Thursday 5 December, 2013
Good news for those on tracker mortgages today as records remain at a record low.
Isn’t it reasonable to ask why we are destroying ourselves to save a system that has failed us – and offers only further suffering into the future? The Ballyhea campaign group is highlighting Ireland’s debt injustice, writes Rory Hearne.
# ecb - Wednesday 27 November, 2013
The motion was defeated by 77 votes to 40 in the Dáil this evening with Sinn Fein and Independents supporting it and Fine Gael and Labour in opposition.
# ecb - Tuesday 26 November, 2013
The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.
# ecb - Friday 15 November, 2013
The Tánaiste was speaking in London earlier today.
The president of the Eurogroup said there would be be ongoing twice-yearly checks, but stressed there would be “no measures, just surveillance”.
# ecb - Thursday 14 November, 2013
The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.
When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…
# 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.