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The ECB confirmed on Thursday that the QE programme will come to an end at the close of this month, but said that it will continue to reinvest cash from maturing bonds in its portfolio for an extended period of time.

The State’s debt office said on Thursday it plans to raise between €14 billion and €18 billion next year in the long-term debt markets, after the Euro(...)

The NTMA has raised €17.3 billion in long-term debt this year. Photograph: iStock

Brexit concerns could lead to bond investors taking a dimmer view of the State’s creditworthiness compared with Germany and other euro-zone markets, t(...)

“In the UK, it’s hard to make a case that there’s a popular love of the short story,” says publisher Ashley Stokes

Ashley Stokes is a founding editor of Unthank Books and their Unthology series – a periodic anthology of short fiction from new and established writer(...)

The NTMA has sold €11.25 billion in bonds so far this year. Photograph: iStock

The National Treasury Management Agency sold €1 billion of bonds on Thursday, meaning it has reached 80 per cent of the minimum amount of long-term de(...)

Theo Dorgan: “Then, as now, all I ever wanted was to feel fully myself and at home in the world.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I am 10, standing midway up or down the front steps, a summer’s morning, the hedge between us and Mahony’s next door crisp and newly trimmed, and over(...)

Ratings agency Fitch has up upgraded Ireland’s sovereign credit rating

Ratings agency Fitch has up upgraded Ireland’s sovereign credit rating. One of the world’s three main credit rating agencies, Fitch cited the signif(...)

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has outlined its funding plans for the upcomnig year. The State debt-management agency said it plans (...)

Country girls: Edna O’Brien’s invocation of women characters who dared desire more from life than the traditional domestic and sexual servitude was revolutionary. Photograph: Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post/Getty

I wakened quickly and sat up in bed abruptly. It is only when I am anxious that I waken easily and for a minute I did not know why my heart was beatin(...)

Ratings by companies such as Moody’s are used by investors as a guide to a country’s economic health and stability. File photograph: Getty Images

Ratings agency Moody’s has upgraded Ireland’s rating in a move it is attributing to strong economic growth, an almost-balanced budget and declining pu(...)

Aiden Harris Igiehon. The Irish teenager was born and raised in Clondalkin, Dublin, and has a basketball scholarship at the Lawrence Woodmere Academy in New York. Photograph: Tom Honan

If we were looking for a single number that would indicate what is genuinely distinctive about Ireland now, the number would have to be 17. (...)

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