Category: Banking and finance


New Department of Finance Economics and Banking Divisions

Nat O'Connor 11/05/2012

Nat O'Connor: The Department of Finance has established an Economics Division to focus on economic planning and performance monitoring. (RTÉ report …

The Promissory Notes: Deal or No Deal? No Deal

Tom McDonnell 02/05/2012

Tom McDonnell: The ECB has informed the Irish Examiner that the Irish Government has submitted no documentation to the bank pertaining to …

The ECB and the Forthcoming Referendum

Jim Stewart 26/04/2012

Jim Stewart: A recent speech delivered by Mr Asmussen (Executive Director of the ECB) at a seminar organised by the IIEA in Dublin (The Irish Case …

Ireland's financing alternatives - the EFSF

Michael Taft, Tom McDonnell 24/04/2012

Tom McDonnell and Michael Taft: In our first post, we outlined some of Ireland’s financing alternatives; namely through the IMF and the European …

Europe from the periphery

Paul Sweeney 21/03/2012

Paul Sweeney: These days, Europe appears to be a cold place viewed from the periphery in Ireland. We are being bailed out and supported in many ways …

Nama Wine Lake on the Promissory Notes

Tom McDonnell 20/03/2012

Tom McDonnell: Here is a timely recap by Nama Wine Lake of the grotesque farce that is the Anglo promissory note debacle.

Karl Whelan's briefing paper for Oireachtas Finance Committee

15/02/2012

Karl Whelan, Brian Lucey and Stephan Kinsella are appearing before the Oireachtas Finance Committee this afternoon to discuss ELA and promissory …

Draft heads of Personal Insolvency Bill out today- at long last!

Marie Sherlock 25/01/2012

Marie Sherlock: The long awaited heads of the Draft Personal Insolvency Bill was published today and at first glance, there is much to welcome. For …

The Promissory Notes

Tom McDonnell 25/01/2012

Tom McDonnell: The IBRC promissory notes have attracted a lot of attention in recent days. Karl Whelan, Seamus Coffey, the

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