The move comes four months after Moody’s restored Ireland’s credit rating to investment grade.
. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Moody’s has upgraded Ireland’s credit rating by two notches to Baa1 from Baa3, with a “stable outlook”, it announced last night. This is the second ti(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin, and Minister for Finance Michael Noonan on the day Ireland exited the bailout. photograph: cyril byrne

International credit ratings agency Moody’s is scheduled to review Ireland’s debt this Friday.In January, Moody’s lifted Ireland’s government debt rat(...)

Brendan Howlin, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform sharing a joke with Michael Noonan, Minister for Finance after Ireland officially exited the EU/IMF bailout programme late last year. Photograph: cyril byrne

Irish eyes will be on Moody’s Investors Services this Friday, but will they be smiling, as the ratings agency updates its view on the country?The Gove(...)

Last week’s meeting of EU finance ministers: while the Government views the muted market response to the backstop announcement as a thumbs up to its “go it alone” stratagem many observers are dubious about Ireland’s prospects to go it alone post-bailout.photograph: francois lenoir/reuters

Barring an accident Ireland looks set to exit the bailout on a tailwind of positive sentiment. The Government has hit every fiscal target asked of it,(...)

Moody’s, one of a trio of agencies that assess countries’ and corporations’ ability to repay their debts, provoked controversy yesterday by re-affirming its long-standing rating of the Republic’s national debt at Ba1 with a negative outlook. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Ratings agency Moody’s said yesterday the Republic’s vulnerability to Europe’s continuing financial crisis was the main reason behind its decis(...)