The National Treasury Management Agency said it will hold two more bond auctions this year as it seeks to further fund the state during 2017 at record-low interest rates.

The auctions will be held on Thursday October 13 and Thursday November 3.

The NTMA also said it will hold a treasury bill auction on Thursday December 15. 

The country is already fully funded for the rest of the year and has raised €6.5 billion out of a guided range of €6 billion to €10 billion of debt to fund the state into 2017.