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Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe arriving at Government Buildings. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The State is likely to remain a shareholder in the three domestic banks for possibly another decade having missed out on the opportunity to sell its h(...)

NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly. He said from a borrowing perspective he was not worried about the next four years .“It is the decade after that we need to keep an eye on and begin to plan for.” Photograph: Sara Freund

Increased borrowing as a result of the pandemic has left the State exposed to rising interest rates, the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) ha(...)

NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly. On Tuesday the agency sold €6 billion of seven-year bonds with an annualised yield of just 0.24 per cent. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

In 2010, Ireland Inc was a wounded animal, the financial system was imploding and Irish bonds were the plaything of bond market vigilantes and hedge f(...)

NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly said Ireland was well positioned to meet any additional borrowing requirements  arising from Covid-19. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) raised €6 billion in its largest bond sale in over a decade on Tuesday. The funds will help finance the(...)

NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly: he  has said the NTMA   is well positioned to increase borrowing  in the coming years due to the economic disruption caused by  coronavirus. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) plans to sell up to €4 billion of bonds as early as Tuesday to help fund the State’s response to corona(...)

National Treasury Management Agency chief executive Conor O’Kelly. Photograph: Iain White/Fennells.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) said on Wednesday that it plans to hire a group of banks to market a large bond deal in April, at a tim(...)

Conor O’Kelly, chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency: “Five years ago our annual interest bill was over €7.5 billion and it is now close to €4 billion.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Republic is “well-placed” to borrow more money from international markets as a result of coronavirus-related disruption if needs be, the State’s d(...)

The State should clearly outline its plan to sell down its remaining stake in the Irish banking system, the chief executive of the National Treasury Management Agency has urged. Photograph:  Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

The State should clearly outline its plan to sell down its remaining stake in the Irish banking system, the chief executive of the National Treasury M(...)

Colin Hunt is due to present his vision for AIB in early March, a timing that has not been helped by the calling of an election for February 8th. Photograph:  Collins

A year into the job, AIB chief executive Colin Hunt will unveil his grand vision for the bank in early March. It’s shaping up to be an unenviable task(...)

Costs of servicing the debt pile are considerable, €60bn in interest over the past decade.   Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Whatever way you look at it, at €215 billion, Ireland’s national debt is massive and leaves us dangerously exposed if the global economy dips into rec(...)

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