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# bailout - Thursday 20 March, 2014

2008 Merrill Lynch report drastically undershot costs of bank rescue by €47bn

International expert firm was paid €7.3m for advice by Fianna Fail/Green government

# bailout - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme IMF

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme

Meanwhile, IMF chief Christine Lagarde denied any wrongdoing as she was questioned for the third time by French prosecutors in a corruption case.

# bailout - Saturday 15 March, 2014

2010 ECB letter to Lenihan could finally be made public

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a motion calling for the publishing of the letter.

# bailout - Friday 7 March, 2014

Merkel on bank debt deal: ‘I have a positive outlook on the possible outcome’

Having spent the morning at the EPP Congress, Merkel met with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste at Government Buildings this afternoon.

Bono: 'The Irish people bailed the Irish people out' EPP Congress This post contains videos

Bono: 'The Irish people bailed the Irish people out'

The U2 frontman has been addressing delegates at the European People’s Party congress in Dublin.

# bailout - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Barroso: 'The European Commission is one of Ireland's best friends'

In a speech to be delivered tomorrow night in Cork, the European Commission President praises the “sacrifices” Irish families have made.

# bailout - Monday 3 March, 2014

'From Ballyhea to Brussels': Anti-bailout campaigner launches MEP bid In It To Win It This post contains videos

'From Ballyhea to Brussels': Anti-bailout campaigner launches MEP bid

Diarmuid O’Flynn is calling for a debt write down for Ireland and the abolition of the euro.

# bailout - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Column: On this day in the year 2020 – the Irish housing crisis

From an imagined post-2020 perspective, barrister and co-founder of New Beginning Vincent P Martin, considers how our current housing crisis might play out in the near future.

# bailout - Monday 27 January, 2014

Column: The Troika may be gone, but Ireland's social problems remain

With the instability in the eurozone receding in recent months, we have seen the emergence of an important debate at European level: how to tackle the serious social impact of the recession, writes Dominic Hannigan TD.

# bailout - Thursday 23 January, 2014

‘Many leave to get experience’ – Taoiseach talks emigration in Davos

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan said he can categorically deny that Irish banks would need a so-called ‘bail-in’.

Welcome to the club: Spain exits its bailout... with 26% unemployment

The IMF has warned that the country faces five more years with high unemployment unless it enacts more reforms, including major wage cuts.

# bailout - Friday 17 January, 2014

Government makes case for retroactive recapitalisation to European committee

A member of the European Parliament Committee who are in Dublin today to discuss the bank bailout said while Ireland has a case to make, so does every other country.

The 9 at 9: Friday

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

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 - Thursday 16 January, 2014

ECB 'held a gun' to Government's head over bailout

Labour MEP Emer Costello has been strongly critical of the troika for putting the banks and bondholders ahead of citizens.

# bailout - Friday 10 January, 2014

Fundamental social rights were violated by Troika programmes says EU committee

A public hearing in Brussels yesterday heard from MEPs who stated that the social consequences of Troika policies can’t be ignored.

# bailout - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Why the world’s saying ‘Ireland is back’

Following yesterday’s successful debt sale the world’s media is clamouring to say why we’re back in business.

# bailout - Friday 27 December, 2013

The 30-year-old documents that unintentionally planned for Ireland's IMF bailout Back To The Future This post contains images

The 30-year-old documents that unintentionally planned for Ireland's IMF bailout

“The increase…would also increase the amount of IMF credit potentially available to Ireland should circumstances ever arise…”

# bailout - Friday 20 December, 2013

'Ireland wasn't a victim of the Euro, the Euro was a victim of Ireland's banks'- Barroso

The European Commission President didn’t mince his words last night.

# bailout - 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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

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

Taxpayers will no longer pick up all of the tab for failed banks

The EU banking union framework has been agreed, meaning banks will bail themselves out.

# bailout - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Taoiseach briefs Dáil ahead of EU Summit tomorrow

Enda Kenny is in Belgium tomorrow to attend the first EU Summit since Ireland’s exit of the bailout.

Three former bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud Courts This post contains images

Three former bankers charged with €7.2 billion fraud

They are John Bowe, former head of treasury at Anglo Irish Bank, Peter Fitzpatrick former finance director at Irish Life and Permanent and Denis Casey, former chief executive of ILP.

# bailout - Monday 16 December, 2013

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.

# bailout - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Column: This “Ireland as a success story” rhetoric is based on empty spin

The Troika itself isn’t going anywhere. They will continue to dictate austerity for years to come, writes Paul Murphy.

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 - Saturday 14 December, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Gerry Adams at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Commander Chris Hadfield in Dublin, and the weather…

'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 - Friday 13 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about Ireland’s bailout exit, resignations at the Central Remedial Clinic, and an armed robbery in Howth.

Column: In a post troika world, we must move our economy away from the failed model of the past

As we wave goodbye to the troika it’s time we set a new objective for our future, writes Derek Nolan

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.

'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?

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 - Thursday 12 December, 2013

HSE bailout of €199 million is a "considerable achievement" - Reilly

The Health Minister told the Select Sub-Committee on Health that €20 million of the funding would be met by cost-cutting in the Department of Health.

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.