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# imf - Friday 13 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 13th 2013, 6:15 AM 8,152 Views 83 Comments

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.

# imf - Sunday 1 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 1st 2013, 7:58 PM 10,527 Views 49 Comments

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.

# imf - Friday 22 November, 2013

Decision on credit line will make it ‘more difficult’ to access future supports
# Credit Line
# Credit Line

Decision on credit line will make it ‘more difficult’ to access future supports

Nov 22nd 2013, 9:00 PM 9,378 Views 74 Comments

A report published by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council today has warned that the changes in Budget 2014 have removed our “margin of safety”.

# imf - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Dijsselbloem: EU ministers are 'losing patience' with Greece
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Dijsselbloem: EU ministers are 'losing patience' with Greece

Nov 21st 2013, 4:09 PM 9,225 Views 32 Comments

The Eurogroup President made the comments to a Greek newspaper ahead of the country’s draft budget announcement today.

# imf - Friday 15 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 15th 2013, 5:04 PM 4,462 Views 68 Comments

The Tánaiste was speaking in London earlier today.

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

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

Nov 15th 2013, 9:48 AM 7,177 Views 111 Comments

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

"Keeping a close watch": Troika will conduct six-monthly monitoring visits to Ireland
# The Exit
# The Exit

"Keeping a close watch": Troika will conduct six-monthly monitoring visits to Ireland

Nov 15th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,279 Views 117 Comments

The president of the Eurogroup said there would be be ongoing twice-yearly checks, but stressed there would be “no measures, just surveillance”.

# imf - Thursday 14 November, 2013

"The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme" - Noonan
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

"The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme" - Noonan

Nov 14th 2013, 4:10 PM 5,807 Views 63 Comments

The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone

Nov 14th 2013, 1:37 PM 17,363 Views 67 Comments

When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…

# imf - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.
# Column
# Column

Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.

Nov 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 30 Views 91 Comments

Our shared currency system is not just preventing our ability to recover but is at the root of inevitable further looming crises, writes Mike Hall.

# imf - Friday 8 November, 2013

Troika report card: 'Steadfast implementation' but watch for health and mortgages
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Troika report card: 'Steadfast implementation' but watch for health and mortgages

Nov 8th 2013, 1:46 PM 7,083 Views 47 Comments

Budget figures remain on track but “spending control must be maintained, in particular in the healthcare sector” say the EU, ECB and IMF.

# imf - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Taoiseach: Credit for bailout exit goes to the people
# Well Done Everyone
# Well Done Everyone

Taoiseach: Credit for bailout exit goes to the people

Nov 7th 2013, 3:05 PM 8,670 Views 119 Comments

“Today is historic in the sense that we’ve come through a very difficult period,” Enda Kenny said today.

The reviews are over but we may not leave for "a number of years" --- IMF Mission Chief
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

The reviews are over but we may not leave for "a number of years" --- IMF Mission Chief

Nov 7th 2013, 3:05 PM 8,254 Views 41 Comments

Ireland remains on track to exit the bailout following the final review, but the IMF says it has no immediate plans to withdraw its officials from Dublin.

After 12 reviews and at least a few "discordant words," Noonan and Howlin bid farewell to the troika
# The Final Countdown
# The Final Countdown

After 12 reviews and at least a few "discordant words," Noonan and Howlin bid farewell to the troika

Nov 7th 2013, 1:04 PM 6,343 Views 43 Comments

The Finance Minister described it as a “red letter day” while Howlin said that after years of intensive discussion, the bailout officials had steadily become “friends of Ireland”.

That's all folks: Troika wrap up their final visit to Ireland today
# So Long
# So Long

That's all folks: Troika wrap up their final visit to Ireland today

Nov 7th 2013, 7:41 AM 7,483 Views 74 Comments

Ireland will become the first EU country to exit the bailout process on 15 December.

# imf - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Poll: Should Ireland accept a post-bailout credit line, just in case?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland accept a post-bailout credit line, just in case?

Nov 3rd 2013, 9:47 AM 9,974 Views 118 Comments

The IMF have suggested that this kind of safety net is needed, although the Irish government is hesitant.

# imf - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: 'We gave it to them hard and heavy'
# Troika Talks
# Troika Talks

Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: 'We gave it to them hard and heavy'

Oct 31st 2013, 5:03 PM 11,366 Views 82 Comments

Pearse Doherty said that officials from the Troika told Sinn Féin that the chances of retrospective bank recapitalisation are “very slim”.

Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back... as long as they're on their holidays
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back... as long as they're on their holidays

Oct 31st 2013, 11:31 AM 3,721 Views 15 Comments

“They are quite satisfied that their job is done here in Ireland,” one Fine Gael backbencher said after a meeting with the Troika this morning.

# imf - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Troika to make their last review visit to Dublin today
# Credit Line
# Credit Line

Troika to make their last review visit to Dublin today

Oct 29th 2013, 7:50 AM 7,458 Views 46 Comments

Ireland is due to exit the EU/IMF bailout programme this December.

# imf - Monday 14 October, 2013

IMF boss warns US default could trigger worldwide recession
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

IMF boss warns US default could trigger worldwide recession

Oct 14th 2013, 9:34 AM 5,498 Views 34 Comments

The US has until Thursday to raise its debt ceiling or face defaulting for the first time in its history.

# imf - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Stephen Donnelly: The Troika targets can be met with no additional budget measures
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Stephen Donnelly: The Troika targets can be met with no additional budget measures

Oct 12th 2013, 12:00 PM 16 Views 25 Comments

But just because we don’t have to become more efficient, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some adjustments that we should make, writes the independent TD.

# imf - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

How much has Ireland paid Britain in interest on bailout loans?
# Bailout
# Bailout

How much has Ireland paid Britain in interest on bailout loans?

Oct 8th 2013, 6:07 PM 22,265 Views 75 Comments

Hint: Not enough to buy Gareth Bale.

# imf - Sunday 6 October, 2013

Rabbitte: I believe adjustment will be lower than €3.1 billion
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Rabbitte: I believe adjustment will be lower than €3.1 billion

Oct 6th 2013, 1:02 PM 5,157 Views 67 Comments

It’s expected the figure for Budget 2014 will be finalised at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

# imf - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Column: Do protests have any real impact?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Do protests have any real impact?

Oct 2nd 2013, 7:00 AM 834 Views 83 Comments

Does protesting work? And could anything be achieved from protesting against another austerity Budget in October? Rory Hearne examines the influence of mass popular protest and mobilisation.

# imf - Friday 27 September, 2013

Cyprus gets €1.5bn from EU's emergency fund
# Loan
# Loan

Cyprus gets €1.5bn from EU's emergency fund

Sep 27th 2013, 8:30 PM 3,450 Views 7 Comments

The crisis-hit nation has now received half of the package it was pencilled to get from the ESM.

# imf - Thursday 26 September, 2013

# imf - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Ireland set to receive €770 million after passing eleventh IMF review
# Bailout
# Bailout

Ireland set to receive €770 million after passing eleventh IMF review

Sep 25th 2013, 11:31 PM 9,200 Views 36 Comments

The IMF said that growth in the economy is encouraging, but unemployment and non-performing bank loans are worrying signs.

# imf - Friday 13 September, 2013

IMF want Ireland to 'continue track record' of budget cuts
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

IMF want Ireland to 'continue track record' of budget cuts

Sep 13th 2013, 3:56 PM 8,223 Views 115 Comments

The IMF’s Gerry Rice wants Ireland to keep pace with cuts but did not rule out a reduction to deal with the “drag on growth”.

# imf - Thursday 12 September, 2013

OECD: Irish economy recovering but government must stick to targets
# Recovery
# Recovery

OECD: Irish economy recovering but government must stick to targets

Sep 12th 2013, 12:03 PM 3,985 Views 23 Comments

In a report today, the body said that out debt-to-GDP ratio is set to peak this year and decline thereafter.

# imf - Friday 6 September, 2013

Poll: Should the government ease up on austerity in this budget?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the government ease up on austerity in this budget?

Sep 6th 2013, 10:09 AM 8,386 Views 155 Comments

The Labour Party wants to see just €2 billion in cuts in the next budget but economists have said we must stick to the plan. What do you think?

# imf - Friday 9 August, 2013

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2013*
# Satire
# Satire

Ireland In The Bailout Years: 2013*

Aug 9th 2013, 10:30 AM 7,273 Views 9 Comments

*The events of 2013 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.

# imf - Monday 29 July, 2013

Plan for sale of Bord Gáis Energy published by Government
# State Assets
# State Assets

Plan for sale of Bord Gáis Energy published by Government

Jul 29th 2013, 4:38 PM 6,680 Views 74 Comments

It’s expected around a billion euro will be raised by the sale, with around half of the funds raised going to pay down bailout debt.

# imf - Friday 26 July, 2013

Carlton affair: Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to face pimping trial
# DSK
# DSK

Carlton affair: Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn to face pimping trial

Jul 26th 2013, 3:05 PM 5,760 Views 0 Comments

Prosecutors called for the charges to be dropped but investigating magistrates have decided he should face trial.

# imf - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Minister: No one wants to cut child benefit, but it can’t be ruled out

Jul 25th 2013, 10:00 PM 12,889 Views 211 Comments

“Clearly no one wants to reduce child benefit, but there will be cuts and there will be adjustments,” Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes has said of the social welfare budget this evening.

# imf - Monday 22 July, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Jul 22nd 2013, 10:13 PM 20,102 Views 20 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Royal baby, a judgment against a government minister and tragedy on the roads and in the water.

# imf - Sunday 21 July, 2013

'Moving away from austerity is the sensible action' - former IMF mission chief
# Austerity
# Austerity

'Moving away from austerity is the sensible action' - former IMF mission chief

Jul 21st 2013, 2:31 PM 6,728 Views 32 Comments

Ireland needs growth and Ashoka Mody believes the only way to get it is to pull back on the “severe commitment to austerity”.

# imf - Friday 19 July, 2013

No more "difficult budgets" after this year – Taoiseach
# Deficit Target
# Deficit Target

No more "difficult budgets" after this year – Taoiseach

Jul 19th 2013, 3:26 PM 8,325 Views 108 Comments

That is as long as deficit targets are met and the economy does not deteriorate, but otherwise it “should be the last of the difficult budget”.

# imf - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Ireland "approaching best practice in fiscal reporting" - IMF
# Finance
# Finance

Ireland "approaching best practice in fiscal reporting" - IMF

Jul 16th 2013, 5:32 PM 5,479 Views 15 Comments

According to the IMF, Ireland’s general government fiscal data are “generally reliable”.

# imf - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Strauss-Kahn: I'm still angry that I was treated as guilty
# DSK
# DSK

Strauss-Kahn: I'm still angry that I was treated as guilty

Jul 10th 2013, 11:27 AM 9,284 Views 23 Comments

The ex-IMF chief says he should never have been paraded before TV cameras in handcuffs on charges of sexual assault that were later dropped.