Frank O Connor

53 results

The vital factor which has allowed countries to spend, without worrying about immediate problems on the markets, is rock bottom interest rates combined with massive Central Bank support. Photograph: iStock

Interest rates at, or below, zero and massive monetary expansion by central banks is helping the Republic and other countries to meet the cost of the (...)

Red Roses for Me, Louis le Brocquy pen ink and watercolour €8,000–€12,000

There is a Whites on the Green matchbox dating from 1987 in the Little Museum of Dublin. The tiny box – which retains its matches – serves as a remind(...)

The Department of Finance predicts the State’s budget shortfall next year will be around €18bn. Photograph: iStock

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) plans to raise between €16 billion and €20 billion in the bond markets next year to cover a budget gap (...)

Doireann Ní Ghríofa:  Stands apart with her lyrical prose and the stoic, almost noble sensibility that runs through her autofiction.

“I could donate my days to finding her, I tell myself, I could do that, and I will.” The urge to give – of her time, her body, her intellect – is the (...)

This year the NTMA has  already raised €20bn   in long-term bond funding at an average yield of 0.27%.  Photograph: iStock

Borrowing will be closer to €24 billion than €20 billion this year , the State’s debt management agency said after the Government unveiled its July st(...)

Frank O’Connor, director of funding and debt management at the NTMA, arriving at the special committee on Covid-19. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The State is to auction €750 million worth of Irish treasury bills on Thursday, its debt agency has announced. The National Treasury Management Agenc(...)

On Thursday, the NTMA sold €500 million of bonds due in 2027.

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) sold €1.5 billion of bonds on Thursday, mainly at negative rates, as it continues to build up the Gover(...)

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf: said Government supports should be focused on boosting economic activity and avoiding long-term unemployment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Central Bank governor Gabriel Makhlouf will tell the Oireachtas Special Committee on Covid-19 on Tuesday that the Government must set out a “clear and(...)

John Betjeman: his transfer back to London after three years as press attaché at the British consular mission in Dublin was front-page news. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Getty Images

‘The Irish Press reviews are good”, the future British poet laureate John Betjeman told the London book publisher Hamish Hamilton in September 1942. H(...)

NTMA chief executive Conor O’Kelly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The State’s debt management agency is expected to market 10-year bonds from as early as Wednesday which could raise up to €4 billion, The Irish Times (...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • Next
  • Last »