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#Troika

# troika - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

'We're a normal country now': Brendan Howlin said goodbye to the IMF's man in Dublin today
# Seeya
# Seeya

'We're a normal country now': Brendan Howlin said goodbye to the IMF's man in Dublin today

Jun 18th 2014, 8:00 PM 10,588 Views 43 Comments

“I met him to say goodbye to him, he’s leaving next week,” Brendan Howlin said today.

# troika - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Here's why the OECD thinks we need to cut €2 billion in the budget
# Steady As She Grows
# Steady As She Grows

Here's why the OECD thinks we need to cut €2 billion in the budget

May 7th 2014, 12:00 PM 8,464 Views 26 Comments

The head of the Irish desk says our credibility is on the line.

# troika - Monday 5 May, 2014

Portugal follows Ireland's lead by going it alone as it leaves bailout
# Trendsetters
# Trendsetters

Portugal follows Ireland's lead by going it alone as it leaves bailout

May 5th 2014, 2:53 PM 10,565 Views 39 Comments

As the debt crisis deepened in 2010, it brought down Greece first, followed by Ireland and Portugal.

# troika - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security
# Job Security
# Job Security

Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security

Apr 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 82 Views 62 Comments

The lack of proper jobs will ultimately cause our economy to stagnate – but employers can’t seem to resist the almost-endless supply of cheap labour.

# troika - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 19th 2014, 10:13 PM 5,754 Views 9 Comments

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

# troika - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat
# Troika
# Troika

Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat

Mar 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 123 Views 50 Comments

Today MEPs voted to endorse the findings of a report into the Troika – but ultimately there will be no sanctions. Ireland is not yet free from economic shackles, writes Nessa Childers MEP.

# troika - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Column: Music and austerity – how do we express the time we live in?
# Facing The Music
# Facing The Music

Column: Music and austerity – how do we express the time we live in?

Mar 8th 2014, 7:00 PM 90 Views 11 Comments

Toner Quinn examines Ireland’s musical response the economic crash and bank guarantee – an “act of betrayal so shocking … the country throbbed with pain”.

# troika - Friday 7 March, 2014

Bono: 'The Irish people bailed the Irish people out'
# EPP Congress
# EPP Congress

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

Mar 7th 2014, 1:26 PM 33,591 Views 249 Comments

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

# troika - Monday 27 January, 2014

Column: Irish Water set-up is repeating the mistakes of the HSE
# Water Water Everywhere
# Water Water Everywhere

Column: Irish Water set-up is repeating the mistakes of the HSE

Jan 27th 2014, 7:30 PM 46 Views 61 Comments

No real savings can now be made for 12 years in Irish Water, while we create a duplicate of the existing arrangements and also set up an expensive new central agency to boot, writes Eamon Ryan.

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

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

Jan 27th 2014, 1:00 PM 315 Views 39 Comments

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.

# troika - Friday 17 January, 2014

Michael Noonan to discuss Troika exit with head of eurozone bailout fund
# Bank Debt Deal
# Bank Debt Deal

Michael Noonan to discuss Troika exit with head of eurozone bailout fund

Jan 17th 2014, 7:05 AM 3,415 Views 11 Comments

Ireland’s push for a bank debt deal may also come up, but is not on the formal agenda for the meeting today.

# troika - Thursday 16 January, 2014

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

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

Jan 16th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,722 Views 84 Comments

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

# troika - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Report on repossessions wants changes, but no legislative reform
# Repossession
# Repossession

Report on repossessions wants changes, but no legislative reform

Jan 14th 2014, 10:21 PM 5,214 Views 28 Comments

An expert group on repossessions found that case management standards of different lenders varies greatly, “with some operating at sub-optimal level”.

# troika - Friday 10 January, 2014

Fundamental social rights were violated by Troika programmes says EU committee
# Troika
# Troika

Fundamental social rights were violated by Troika programmes says EU committee

Jan 10th 2014, 11:06 PM 15,683 Views 49 Comments

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

# troika - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief
# Burning Bondholders
# Burning Bondholders

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief

Dec 19th 2013, 10:55 PM 28,299 Views 177 Comments

Speaking to the IMF, Ajai Chopra went on to say that eurozone partners had stopped Ireland from imposing haircuts on senior creditors.

# troika - Sunday 15 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 15th 2013, 7:30 PM 70 Views 118 Comments

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

Troika Translator: What they said and what they meant
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Troika Translator: What they said and what they meant

Dec 15th 2013, 8:00 AM 10,109 Views 11 Comments

We got used to their visits, but what did they really think of us?

# troika - Friday 13 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 13th 2013, 6:00 PM 7 Views 43 Comments

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

'The Irish people are the real heroes' - Noonan
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

'The Irish people are the real heroes' - Noonan

Dec 13th 2013, 11:38 AM 8,485 Views 183 Comments

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”.

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.

# troika - 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.

# troika - Friday 22 November, 2013

Tough decisions ahead regardless of Troika involvement - Minister
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Tough decisions ahead regardless of Troika involvement - Minister

Nov 22nd 2013, 6:45 AM 3,217 Views 16 Comments

Junior Minister Paschal Donohoe says that since we have now chosen to leave the bailout without a precautionary credit line, we must now keep borrowing rates low:

# troika - Thursday 14 November, 2013

‘This is the right decision for Ireland’: Taoiseach confirms bailout exit without credit line
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

‘This is the right decision for Ireland’: Taoiseach confirms bailout exit without credit line

Nov 14th 2013, 9:15 PM 10,201 Views 58 Comments

Enda Kenny has told the Dáil that Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit facility when it exits the bailout programme on 15 December.

"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”.

FF: Bailout exit is 'absolutely' good news but we need a lifejacket for choppy waters
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

FF: Bailout exit is 'absolutely' good news but we need a lifejacket for choppy waters

Nov 14th 2013, 3:19 PM 4,602 Views 108 Comments

“We believe the country does need to have a lifejacket as we enter what could be potentially quite choppy waters over the next six or nine months,” Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson said today.

WATCH: Taoiseach confirms Ireland will exit bailout without credit line
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

WATCH: Taoiseach confirms Ireland will exit bailout without credit line

Nov 14th 2013, 12:40 PM 5,559 Views 71 Comments

“This is the right decision for Ireland, and now is the right time to take this decision.”

Taoiseach to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT take back-up credit line
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Taoiseach to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT take back-up credit line

Nov 14th 2013, 11:19 AM 3,955 Views 41 Comments

Enda Kenny is expected to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT avail of a precautionary credit line when it exits the bailout next month.

# troika - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Govt won't admit it but we've been battered by new taxes
# Column
# Column

Damien Kiberd: Govt won't admit it but we've been battered by new taxes

Nov 10th 2013, 8:30 AM 12 Views 106 Comments

From the Universal Social Charge to the Local Property Tax, the Government has implemented a labyrinth of new taxes, both overt and covert.

# troika - 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.

# troika - Thursday 7 November, 2013

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.

# troika - 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.

Backbench TDs to meet the Troika for the first time today
# Troika
# Troika

Backbench TDs to meet the Troika for the first time today

Oct 31st 2013, 6:10 AM 3,303 Views 17 Comments

In a break with previous protocol, Troika officials will meet with non-cabinet TDs.

# troika - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Oct 29th 2013, 11:00 PM 14,667 Views 7 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the final Troika review, another Labour resignation and the testimony of US intelligence officials.

Labour councillor resigns over leadership abandonment of 'red line issues'
# Labour Party
# Labour Party

Labour councillor resigns over leadership abandonment of 'red line issues'

Oct 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 8,350 Views 58 Comments

O’Grady said the people who are paying the price now are traditionally the ones the party fights to protect.