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#Bailout exit

# bailout-exit - Monday 5 May, 2014

Portugal follows Ireland's lead by going it alone as it leaves bailout

As the debt crisis deepened in 2010, it brought down Greece first, followed by Ireland and Portugal.

# bailout-exit - Friday 17 January, 2014

Noonan says bank debt deal cannot be 'actively' pursued until 2015

The Minister for Finance met with the head of the eurozone’s permanent bailout fund, Klaus Regling, who reiterated his own view that any retrospective deal is not likely at the moment.

Michael Noonan to discuss Troika exit with head of eurozone bailout fund

Ireland’s push for a bank debt deal may also come up, but is not on the formal agenda for the meeting today.

# bailout-exit - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

9 questions we're asking ahead of the new political year

Trying to predict what’s going to happen in politics can be a fool’s game. So instead, here are a few questions…

# bailout-exit - Saturday 28 December, 2013

The day Enda got a political wallop and 7 other moments that defined the political year

Promissory note gone, abortion legislated for, the Seanad retained, and the bailout exited – here are few key moments from the past 12 months.

# bailout-exit - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief

Speaking to the IMF, Ajai Chopra went on to say that eurozone partners had stopped Ireland from imposing haircuts on senior creditors.

# bailout-exit - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

'The Irish economy has turned the corner' - ESRI

The ESRI are predicted strong GNP growth and unemployment falls next year, driven by improving domestic demand.

# bailout-exit - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

We don’t intend to lose the discipline that's been put in the system by the Troika - Taoiseach

Launching a new economic strategy today, the Government says they want unemployment down to 10 per cent by 2016 and under 6 per cent by 2020.

# bailout-exit - Monday 16 December, 2013

Micheál Martin gives his own State of the Nation speech

In the speech broadcast on RTE One, the Fianna Fáil leader warned that Ireland is at risk of a two-tier recovery.

Job predictions "cold comfort" says McGrath

The Fianna Fáil Finance spokesperson says he wants more detail on the government’s plans to grow the economy.

Ibec predicts strong post-bailout growth and 50,000 jobs in 2014

The business group has predicted stronger growth than the Government, saying GDP could rise by as much as three per cent in 2014.

Here are the words that came up the most in Enda Kenny's speech tonight

It was all about jobs, people and Ireland in the Taoiseach’s televised address to the nation.

# bailout-exit - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Video: Here’s what Enda Kenny had to say in his State of the Nation address

In only the sixth State of the Nation address by a Taoiseach, Enda Kenny said the Government will work “might and main” to finish the job entrusted to it by the Irish people.

Analysis: The reaction to Enda Kenny's State of the Nation speech

Did you watch? What did you make of it?

Poll: Does today's bailout exit make you feel any better? Your Say This post contains a poll

Damien Kiberd: We recover part of our sovereignty - but banks still losing their senses

The target borrower for banks is often a high net worth individual living overseas: ordinary owner-occupiers can go and whistle.

Troika Translator: What they said and what they meant

We got used to their visits, but what did they really think of us?

# bailout-exit - Saturday 14 December, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know as you start your day.

'We are now the masters of our own destiny' - cabinet ministers react to the bailout exit

There was an air of bullish enthusiasm around Government Buildings yesterday, with the themes of recovery and independence on every ministers lips.

The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014

The NTMA say that they will not “run out the door” to make a long-term bond sale.

# bailout-exit - Friday 13 December, 2013

That's all, folks: IMF praise Ireland, but lay out important challenges

The International Monetary Fund’s final review of Ireland’s bailout programme comes with several warnings, although says the we are seeing signs of recovery.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

What will life be like on Monday? The same, but families may benefit

Brendan Howlin added that working families may feel the benefit of the bailout exit.

Employment growth in Ireland outpaces the eurozone says EU stats office

EU figures show that employment grew by 1.1 per cent in Ireland between July and September, second only to Portugal.

'The Irish people are the real heroes' - Noonan

As Ireland exits the bailout, the Ministers Finance and Public Expenditure paid tribute to the Irish people, saying they had “used their voice in the polling booth”.

So, what did we spend the bailout money on anyway?

And how did it affect Ireland’s business environment?

The blanket guarantee for banks was a mistake, says Olli Rehn

The European Commission vice-president spoke last night about his initial shock at the scale of Ireland’s bank debt.

The quarterly reviews may be over, but the Troika aren't leaving just yet

The IMF, ECB and European Commission will still be carrying out six-monthly ‘visits’.

Ministers have some good news, and they’ll be telling us about it all day

There’ll be a sustained eight-hour media assault by Cabinet members and State agency bosses today, as the Government marks the end of the bailout.

# bailout-exit - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Bailout exit sees a rise in support for coalition partners

The bailout exit has contributed to a bump in support for the coalition partners according to a new poll.

Cabinet meets this morning to consider economic strategy for the next seven years

Ministers will sign-off on the government’s medium-term economic strategy which is expected to be published next week.

# bailout-exit - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Taoiseach to make televised address to the country on Sunday night

The address will be broadcast at 9.30pm on Sunday night on RTÉ One television.

Taoiseach could do 'State of the Nation' as ministers to mark bailout exit on Friday

Enda Kenny’s involvement in events marking Ireland’s bailout exit this weekend has not been finalised leading to suggestions he could do a ‘State of the Nation’ address.

# bailout-exit - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Government budget advisors: No room for tax cuts until after 2016

The Irish Fiscal Advisory Council is before the Oireachtas Finance Committee today.

# bailout-exit - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Government plans to mark bailout exit on Friday the 13th

There are no details as yet on what the government plans but it will be relatively low-key on a day considered unlucky for some.

# bailout-exit - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Joan Burton: We are still going to be heavily overseen by the Troika

The Minister for Social Protection has told it will not be “return to boom time instantly” when the EU/IMF programme ends later this month.

# bailout-exit - Friday 22 November, 2013

Tough decisions ahead regardless of Troika involvement - Minister

Junior Minister Paschal Donohoe says that since we have now chosen to leave the bailout without a precautionary credit line, we must now keep borrowing rates low:

# bailout-exit - Friday 15 November, 2013

Gilmore insists: Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons

The Tánaiste was speaking in London earlier today.

Officials to work out Kenny-Merkel deal on loans for 'real Irish economy'

Michael Noonan’s stressing it’s a ‘bilateral’ agreement and “not a European strategy”.

# bailout-exit - Thursday 14 November, 2013

"We fully support Ireland's decision" - EU finance ministers

After a meeting in Brussels this evening the Eurogroup also announced that Spain would would not be requesting any further assistance when it exit its banking bailout.

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