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# troika - Thursday 16 May, 2019

FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?

Irexit Party leader and European election candidate Hermann Kelly claimed that the German Bundestag approved the Irish Budget in 2011 before the Dáil.

# troika - Friday 2 December, 2016

Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland

The European Commission and ECB say “recent price and rent increases have drawn attention to persistent housing supply bottlenecks”.

# troika - Thursday 16 July, 2015

'We've a new Troika in town': Joan doesn't think much of the new party

The Tánaiste has been reacting to the launch of the Social Democrats yesterday.

'Alexis, let me give you a piece of advice... ': Enda reveals what he told the Greek prime minister

The Taoiseach has been defending the government’s stance on Greece.

# troika - Monday 6 July, 2015

The Greek people have said no – so what's next?

Yesterday’s result will have inspired millions across Europe that the forces of the 1% can be taken on.

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw

It is in all our interests to bind up the economic and political wounds of the past seven years.

# troika - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Poll: Should Greece accept the terms of a new bailout? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Greece accept the terms of a new bailout?

Nai or oxi?

# troika - Saturday 4 July, 2015

'What the Troika is doing with Greece has a name – terrorism'

“Why did they force us to close the banks? To instill fear in people. And spreading fear is called terrorism.”

It’s time to let Greece – and the euro – go

The Greek problem will never be solved within the eurozone. It’s time to let them leave the euro, default on their loans, and try to rebuild from there with the drachma.

# troika - Thursday 2 July, 2015

What's the issue with Greece's pension system?

The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?

# troika - Wednesday 1 July, 2015

Greece will accept the troika's bailout terms... but says it hasn't capitulated

Germany is still demanding the country go through with its planned referendum.

# troika - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

The Troika's negotiations with Greece shows why Ireland must do the right thing

Heavily indebted countries should have a transparent, independent mechanism to turn to when facing the possibility of not being able to repay debts.

# troika - Monday 29 June, 2015

People are queuing for ATMs in Greece - but they can only get €60

Pensioners are also queuing outside closed banks.

# troika - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Will this man tell us why taxpayers had to repay bondholders?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# troika - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

The government says it saved over €10bn by complaining to the Troika

Some people still think we could have got a better deal, however.

# troika - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Greece proves left wing parties don't have a chance of delivering in power

They’re good at protesting and making noise, but they have no workable policies.

# troika - Thursday 26 February, 2015

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

# troika - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Greece should take Ireland's 'middle road' on debt - not the 'nuclear option'

The Finance Minister was interviewed on Bloomberg about the future of the eurozone and other things…

# troika - Monday 16 February, 2015

'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.

# troika - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

It's crunch time for Greece's anti-austerity plans. And Germany is the biggest hurdle

The new Greek government is trying to kick free of its bailout terms.

# troika - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Greece is facing three massive tests for its debt plans today

It’s going to be a big day for the country’s new leaders.

# troika - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Greece has come up with a swap deal to escape its 'debt slavery'

And it’s on the hunt for friends in Europe to back the plan.

# troika - Monday 2 February, 2015

The ECB is threatening Greece the same way it did Ireland before the bailout

It’s threatening to end emergency funding if the Greeks don’t play ball.

# troika - Saturday 31 January, 2015

Greece doesn't want to talk to the Troika - and is rejecting €7.2 billion in loans

But Angela Merkel is against a deal.

# troika - Friday 30 January, 2015

'Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax'

“Writing off debt means someone else takes the hit, in this case we’re talking about taxpayers,” Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says.

# troika - Monday 26 January, 2015

Opinion: Greece has turned the page – it's up to all of us to write the next chapter

This election was vital – not just for Greeks, but for working class people throughout Europe.

# troika - Monday 19 January, 2015

Not burning bondholders was 'significant flaw' of troika bailout: Central Bank boss

We did get stung a bit on the whole deal, Patrick Honohan says.

# troika - Saturday 27 December, 2014

This man warned that Ireland could end up needing a bailout... 30 years ago

State papers reveal how Alan Dukes warned his cabinet colleagues of the need to cut spending.

# troika - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Opinion: The Banking Inquiry will help put the final pieces of the jigsaw together

The banking inquiry’s first public hearings get under way today and questions remain about what happened six years ago.

# troika - Friday 5 December, 2014

Opinion: There has been a shift in Ireland’s political climate... but why now?

Given the fact that we have been living through turbulent political times for the past six years, why are such profound shifts in political consciousness happening now?

# troika - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Opinion: France flouts the eurozone rules Ireland was beaten down with

The French prime minister has insisted that “France must be respected, it is a big country.”

# troika - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now

Good compromises exist when neither side gets all that they wanted, but something of what they needed.

# troika - Friday 21 November, 2014

The Troika have come and gone (again) and they're happy(ish) but won't talk about water

They’re out of town now until next spring.

# troika - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Ireland can offload a big chunk of its bailout debts early, thanks to Sweden

The government could have another €400m in the coffers each year now it has struck a deal.

# troika - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Opinion: The Irish civil service is a genuine success story – other countries should follow our model

So much irrationality is directed at our civil service, including the dangerous notion of privatisation of functions, that the hard work of many decent people is overlooked.

# troika - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

'The IMF did not sufficiently tailor its advice to countries during the crisis'

An IMF internal review finds that some European authorities thought it was “inappropriate” for the IMF to be seated at the negotiating table.

# troika - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Here's when we'll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released

The ECB’s governing council will consider releasing the letter at its meeting next week

# troika - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Michael Noonan's going on a European charm offensive worth hundreds of millions

The Minister is looking to seal a deal for early repayment of our IMF loans, which would bring down repayments considerably.

# troika - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

The IMF says we can pay back our loans early - but what does that mean?

Early repayment could save hundreds of millions every year – but could also be a political minefield.

# troika - Monday 23 June, 2014

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can't be ruled out Getting Burnt This post contains videos

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can't be ruled out

Patrick Honohan said he thought that “our fiscal crisis of the 1980s would have cured us of excesses of any type for 100 years”, but it didn’t.

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