Tagged with: NTMA


Apollo House Homeless Occupation

Paul Sweeney 22/12/2016

Last week the Irish state borrowed a load of money. The interest rate we will pay was minus 0.42% Yes, the lenders competed with each other to PAY the NTMA to take their money. The offer was 2.6 times oversubscribed.We Have the Money Yet when the nationalised banks, AIB etc. are sold off by the state, the money is all to be used to help repay the …



A long ways to go

Michael Taft 30/07/2012

Michael Taft: It is difficult to come to a judgement on the NTMA bond sale. That we entered the bond market accessing new money is a plus, especially …

How to deal with the bond markets

Jim Stewart 15/10/2010

Jim Stewart: Recent Government policy decisions (postponing the monthly bond auction, recapitalisation of banks, etc. and other announcements) have …

Finance, NTMA and FOI

Nat O'Connor 04/02/2010

Nat O'Connor: The Story (freedom of information blog) offer an insight into why the Minster for Finance transfered powers to the NTMA yesterday: "One …

Social welfare cuts and NAMA

Peter Connell 05/08/2009

Peter Connell: Brian Lenihan is quoted in Saturday’s Irish Times as insisting that the banking crisis is ‘entirely separate’ to the financial …

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