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# Bailout exit

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# trendsetters
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.
# Debt Relief
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.
# bank debt deal
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.
# preview 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…
# Review 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.
# Burning Bondholders
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.
# Positive outlook
'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
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.
# televised address
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.
# Bailout exit
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.
# Bailout exit
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.
# State of the Nation
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
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.
# Bailout exit
Analysis: The reaction to Enda Kenny's State of the Nation speech
Did you watch? What did you make of it?
# Your Say
Poll: Does today's bailout exit make you feel any better?
Thought we’d ask.
Voices
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.
# Bailout exit
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
'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.
# Bailout exit
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
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.
# Bailout exit
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.
# Jobs
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.
# Bailout exit
'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”.
# Bailout exit
So, what did we spend the bailout money on anyway?
And how did it affect Ireland’s business environment?
# Bailout exit
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.
# Bailout exit
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’.
# Brace Yourself
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.
# Polling Time
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.
# Strategising
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
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.
# Bailout exit
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.
# Fiscal Advisory Council
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
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
Joan Burton: We are still going to be heavily overseen by the Troika
The Minister for Social Protection has told TheJournal.ie it will not be “return to boom time instantly” when the EU/IMF programme ends later this month.
# Bailout exit
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
Gilmore insists: Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons
The Tánaiste was speaking in London earlier today.
# the exit
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
"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.