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Thursday 9 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# IMF

All time
# end of the line
Here is the letter Enda Kenny sent to Alexis Tsipras last night
Greece is finally heading for a default on its IMF loans.
# Greece Frightening
People are queuing for ATMs in Greece - but they can only get €60
Pensioners are also queuing outside closed banks.
# TOUGH TALK
Joan Burton: Syriza has been "lecturing the rest of Europe"
The Tánaiste added that Syriza was yet to “persuade us” they can run the Greek economy.
# bailout secret
Patrick Honohan: Brian Lenihan was "very cross" before I made THAT phonecall
“I knew they wouldn’t be all that happy that I made the announcement, but I didn’t realise they’d be so unhappy.”
# State of the Nation
Is Greece about to kiss the euro goodbye?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Thanks but no thanks
Greece doesn't want a piece of the troika's latest offer
Its Prime Minister claims creditors are being harder on his country than they were Ireland.
# Banking Inquiry
Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group'
A former senior finance official has revealed secret plans were made in case Ireland defaulted from the euro.
# Careful Now
'Unexpected developments' in Greece are the biggest risk to Ireland's recovery
The warnings come as a Greek debt deadline looms ever closer.
# Plan B
Ireland is now really thinking about what happens if Greece leaves the eurozone
The government has confirmed talks with the Central Bank and the NTMA about the implications of Greece exiting the eurozone.
# good guys vs bad guys
'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'
A former top official at the Department of Finance said we are leaving our children with a huge bill.
Voices
The End (of the Euro) is Nigh
With Greece now just over a fortnight away from default, this could very well spell the beginning of the end for the Euro as we know it.
# can't pimp your ride
Official: This man is not a pimp
Dominique Strauss Khan, the former head of the IMF, was acquitted of pimping charges this morning.
# bailout talks
'The day is coming that someone says the game is over for Greece'
The IMF has pulled its team out of talks with the cash-strapped nation.
# roll over
Greece will miss an IMF repayment (but promises to pay before July)
Its other repayments will be combined into one.
# Payback
Greece might just pay off the €1.6 billion it owes this month
There has been “serious progress” in talks.
# Greece Frightening
Greece is going to miss a €1.6 billion loan repayment to the IMF
Because it hasn’t got any money.
# The Price of Power
Countries are spending more on energy subsidies than health
The figures have been labelled as “shocking”.
# STORM BREWING
Greece just slid back into recession
It’s the first time since late 2013 that the country’s economy has been in decline.
# Greek tragedy
Greece has found enough cash for the IMF - by not paying its people
Workers and government suppliers have reported major delays in getting their money.
# rodrigo rato
Home of former IMF boss searched in new money-laundering probe
Rodrigo Rato has already been charged in two graft cases.
# still winning
Ireland could be outstripped as the fastest-growing economy in Europe. By Greece.
That’s according to the latest predictions from the IMF.
# crumbling
Greece is gearing up to default on its debts
According to the Financial Times, that is.
# all together now
Greece says its debt crisis is a 'common European problem'
The country made its latest loan repayment today – but more trouble lies ahead.
# We all partied
The government says it saved over €10bn by complaining to the Troika
Some people still think we could have got a better deal, however.
# Deal Done
'We will pay': Greece agrees to IMF loan repayment
The country’s finance minister has promised deep reform.
# old money
Greece has been secretly putting together a plan to bring back the drachma
But the government insists it will be able to pay its debts on time.
# take a cold shower
The IMF thinks the water charges 'issue' is cooling down
And the political situation is settling too, apparently.
# greek unorthodox
Germany and Greece have settled their bailout differences (for now)
German politicians have just approved the troubled country’s four-month extension.
# greece lightnin'
Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all
Syriza’s aggressive stance continues to soften in the wake of its loans being extended by the ECB
# State of the Nation
Did Ireland kiss a better debt deal goodbye?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Orgies
Former prostitutes drop case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn
They had delivered dramatic testimony during the pimping trial of the former IMF boss.
# Just not the same
'Greece has a major humanitarian crisis.... Ireland is in a very different situation'
Meanwhile, Michael Noonan says an extension of Greece’s bailout would be the subject of a Dáil vote.
# New Deal
'Ireland will show solidarity with Greece'
Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland should be be aware of any deals struck with Greece and if they could apply to Ireland.
# Strauss-Kahn
Former IMF chief's pimping trial hears of 'lunchtime sex parties'
Strauss-Kahn will not appear in the court in the northern city of Lille until he testifies next week.
# Strauss-Kahn
This former head of the IMF is on trial for 'aggravated pimping'
The case is expected to feature lurid details of group sex and high-end prostitution.
# imf warning
Child benefit is 'staying as it is', regardless of what the IMF says
The Coalition is standing its ground.
# Syriza
The boyish Prime Minister out to restore Greece's luck
Who is Alexis Tsipra?
# Let's talk
IMF says it 'stands ready' to support Greece
Anti-austerity party Syriza won a landslide election.
# Flying the flag
IMF cuts its predictions for the world economy (but says the US is doing ok)
The IMF has cut its economic predictions for the next two years.
# the good boy
Ireland is the IMF's star pupil. But that doesn't mean you're getting any debt relief
International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde says “a debt is a debt and it is a contract”.