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# troika - Thursday 16 May, 2019

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

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

May 16th 2019, 9:00 PM 22,174 Views 57 Comments

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
# Report Card
# Report Card

Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:50 PM 15,478 Views 44 Comments

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
# Smackdown
# Smackdown

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

Jul 16th 2015, 8:05 PM 17,896 Views 91 Comments

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
# Quiet Word
# Quiet Word

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

Jul 16th 2015, 11:11 AM 25,380 Views 161 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 6th 2015, 5:32 PM 125 Views 166 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw

Jul 6th 2015, 1:00 PM 70 Views 99 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Jul 5th 2015, 9:31 AM 22,953 Views 229 Comments

Nai or oxi?

# troika - Saturday 4 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 4th 2015, 7:50 PM 37,781 Views 204 Comments

“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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 4th 2015, 8:00 AM 104 Views 78 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 2nd 2015, 6:00 PM 1,181 Views 100 Comments

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
# Little Help
# Little Help

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

Jul 1st 2015, 12:25 PM 42,266 Views 199 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 30th 2015, 6:15 PM 148 Views 82 Comments

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
# Greece Frightening
# Greece Frightening

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

Jun 29th 2015, 7:47 AM 24,754 Views 162 Comments

Pensioners are also queuing outside closed banks.

# troika - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Will this man tell us why taxpayers had to repay bondholders?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

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

Apr 30th 2015, 12:00 PM 10,439 Views 67 Comments

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
# We All Partied
# We All Partied

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

Apr 7th 2015, 3:00 PM 14,532 Views 95 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Feb 28th 2015, 8:00 AM 176 Views 210 Comments

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
# Greece Lightnin'
# Greece Lightnin'

Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all

Feb 26th 2015, 7:10 PM 15,850 Views 68 Comments

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'
# Noonanomics
# Noonanomics

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

Feb 25th 2015, 3:20 PM 14,639 Views 84 Comments

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'
# Just Not The Same
# Just Not The Same

'Greece has a major humanitarian crisis.... Ireland is in a very different situation'

Feb 16th 2015, 4:55 PM 12,520 Views 57 Comments

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
# No Pressure
# No Pressure

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

Feb 11th 2015, 4:51 PM 13,262 Views 75 Comments

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
# Crunch Time
# Crunch Time

Greece is facing three massive tests for its debt plans today

Feb 4th 2015, 11:13 AM 12,302 Views 81 Comments

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'
# Let's Do A Deal
# Let's Do A Deal

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

Feb 3rd 2015, 3:07 PM 22,490 Views 132 Comments

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
# Emergency Cash
# Emergency Cash

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

Feb 2nd 2015, 3:35 PM 17,314 Views 83 Comments

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
# No Thanks
# No Thanks

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

Jan 31st 2015, 7:57 AM 17,971 Views 200 Comments

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'
# Someone Has To Pay
# Someone Has To Pay

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

Jan 30th 2015, 12:00 PM 19,790 Views 109 Comments

“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
# Anti-austerity
# Anti-austerity

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

Jan 26th 2015, 6:55 PM 31 Views 122 Comments

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
# Hindsight
# Hindsight

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

Jan 19th 2015, 4:18 PM 12,088 Views 65 Comments

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
# Dukes Of Hazard
# Dukes Of Hazard

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

Dec 27th 2014, 2:16 PM 19,659 Views 37 Comments

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
# Austerity
# Austerity

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

Dec 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 29 Views 35 Comments

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?
# Vision For The Future
# Vision For The Future

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

Dec 5th 2014, 8:00 PM 920 Views 106 Comments

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
# EU
# EU

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

Nov 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 40 Views 93 Comments

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
# Water Protests
# Water Protests

Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now

Nov 22nd 2014, 8:00 AM 42 Views 224 Comments

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
# Boys Are Back
# Boys Are Back

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

Nov 21st 2014, 5:48 PM 20,724 Views 178 Comments

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
# Payback Time
# Payback Time

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

Nov 20th 2014, 4:52 PM 25,570 Views 64 Comments

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
# Civil Service
# Civil Service

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

Nov 5th 2014, 8:20 AM 1,009 Views 74 Comments

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'
# Report Card
# Report Card

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

Nov 4th 2014, 8:13 PM 9,871 Views 28 Comments

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
# Third Secret Of Fatima
# Third Secret Of Fatima

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

Oct 28th 2014, 3:15 PM 20,264 Views 59 Comments

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
# This Charming Man
# This Charming Man

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

Sep 2nd 2014, 5:18 PM 10,442 Views 45 Comments

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?
# Debt Burden
# Debt Burden

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

Aug 12th 2014, 10:48 AM 13,875 Views 54 Comments

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
# Getting Burnt

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 1:26 PM 8,806 Views 63 Comments

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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