The National Treasury Management Agency said it will hold two bond auctions during the third quarter of 2018 as it closes in on its minimum issuance target for the year. 

The auctions will be held on July 12 and September 13. 

The NTMA has raised €11.25 billion of long-term debt in the first half of the year.

It had said it plans to issue between €14-18 billion of bonds in total this year. 

The NTMA said it will also hold a treasury bill auction on September 20.