UK Leaving the EU – Possible effects on Ireland

Voters in the UK have decided that they want to leave the EU. This seems to have come as a bit of a surprise to almost everyone. How could this affect Ireland Financially ? As part of Budget 2017 – the government published their Summer Economic Statement just before the UK vote on the EU […]
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EBC and Quantitative Easing

Today the  ECB interest rate was kept at 0.05%  – but the European Central Bank also unveiled the details of its quantitative easing programme, which it is hoped will lift the  euro zone economy out of stagnation. The €1 trillion scheme, was first announced in January and will begin on March 9th. The scheme will […]
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New €10 Note out Today

A  new €10 banknote will enter into circulation across Ireland and the eurozone today. The new €10 notes will circulate alongside the existing €10 notes. There is no change to the status of existing €10 notes which will remain legal tender. This €10 note is the second in the ‘Europa series’ of banknotes, following the […]
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ECB Interest Rate Held at 0.5%

The European Central Bank left it’s  key interest rate unchanged at 0.5 %, as expected, today .  It was hinted by the ECB president that it was ready to cut interest rates  if needed . ECB President Mario Draghi said the  Governing Council did discuss a possible interest rate cut at its monthly meeting, partly […]
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