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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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Troika to make their last review visit to Dublin today
Ireland is due to exit the EU/IMF bailout programme this December.
Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes
Taoiseach Kenny wrote a letter to 26 EU heads about their 2012 “commitment” to give Ireland special treatment – but they don’t care for wimpish reminders.
Taoiseach expects decision on post-bailout credit facility before December exit
Enda Kenny was speaking at the end of the two-day European summit in Brussels today.
When Michael met Mario: Noonan in Frankfurt for bailout exit talks with ECB chief
Michael Noonan meets Mario Draghi for discussions on how Ireland will exit its international bailout programme on 15 December.
Howlin: 'I wish this government hadn't come in when our economy was broken'
Meanwhile, the Tánaiste has said that the Budget cuts announced last week stand.
Budget deficit for 2012 still inside Troika target despite revisions
Initial estimates for April were revised, after it became clear that revenue from mobile phone licences should be filed under this year’s figures.
Column: Our crisis was caused by too little democracy – not by too much
One TD has launched constitutional challenge seeking to reassert the right to vote on state spending – here’s why, Vincent P Martin writes.
‘You know something, there’s a change happening’: Kenny confirms bailout exit in December
Enda Kenny was speaking at the Fine Gael national conference in Limerick tonight where he also outlined plans to extend the franchise for Seanad elections.
Stephen Donnelly: The Troika targets can be met with no additional budget measures
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.
Rabbitte: I believe adjustment will be lower than €3.1 billion
It’s expected the figure for Budget 2014 will be finalised at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
Troika told that Ireland will speed up repossession processes
The latest MOU between the Irish government and the Troika shows that steps have been taken to ensure that when repossession is merited, the procedures will be “timely and accurate”.
Column: Fire up the misinformation machine – the cowards have returned from their holidays
Our politicians have returned to the Dáil, so get ready to be told the sky is green and the hills are blue, writes Aaron McKenna.
They're back: Here are 8 questions we're asking ahead of the new Dáil term
The Seanad is also back but will it be abolished? We look at that and seven other questions ahead of the return of TDs and Senators this week.
IMF want Ireland to 'continue track record' of budget cuts
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”.
Austerity 'resembles sub-Saharan policies' of 1980s
A report from Oxfam on the impact of austerity in Europe makes for sobering reading.
'Austerity hawks' want to use Ireland as 'economic experiment' - Gilmore
Táinaiste Eamon Gilmore said in an interview with the Financial Times said that the Government will not let others ‘drive the speedometer’ on Irish austerity.
Column: 'It is essential that we push ahead with the €3.1bn budget cut'
Fine Gael TD Pat Deering believes that current social welfare spending is unsustainable and has urged the government to pursue a €3.1 billion budget cut in order to remove the “shackles of the Troika”.
Bord Gáis seeking 7 per cent price hike from October
The move would add almost nine euro per month to the average household winter gas bill.
Plan for sale of Bord Gáis Energy published by Government
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.
Good news on the jobs front: Irish Water to create 1,600 jobs
The company has been tasked overseeing the metering of homes ahead of the introduction of water charges late next year.
No water charge prices until at least the end of the year
The first water charge bills will be due in January 2015 but a decision on pricing won’t be taken before a report from the Commission for Energy Regulation.
NTMA sells T-Bills as Troika completes penultimate review
The €500 million sale of three-month Treasury Bills achieved an interest rate of 0.2%, the same as last month.
Column: Austerity isn't working – so what alternatives exist for October's Budget?
Despite the growing number of voices criticising austerity as a method to meet deficit targets, the government has indicated there is more to come. This situation can’t continue, writes Rory Hearne.
Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about Youth Defence, property developers and Edward Snowden…
Troika in town for review... just one more to go
The trio of the IMF, ECB and the European Commission return as Ireland’s bond yields continue steady fall.
Anglo tapes 'have not damaged our EU reputation'
The Anglo Tapes have been reported throughout Europe with Angela Merkel’s tough words pleasing German voters.
The IMF wants Budget 2014 to ignore the promissory note deal
The Washington-based fund says we’ve completed our tenth quarterly review under the bailout, with a mixed outlook.
RTÉ’s equivalent in Greece is shut down to cut public spending
ERT will cease operations for three months, and is likely to reopen with only a fraction of its current workforce of 2,800.
Aaron McKenna: Money, Money, Must Be Funny In A Eurocrat's World
Bailed-out Ireland is to contribute an additional €90 million to the European Union to help plug a shortfall in its 2013 budget. Ludicrous? Yes – but it’s hardly a blip on the radar of incongruity that is the EU’s funny money parade, writes Aaron McKenna.
EU will inspect Ireland’s finances for decades after bailout, under new rules
The ‘two-pack’ also means the Budget will have to be submitted to Brussels for its approval every October from now on.
Troika want banks monitored after 'disappointingly slow start' on arrears
The conclusion of the Troika’s tenth review mission to Ireland will result in an estimated €2.4 billion being released.
Column: Are we proud that Ireland is the poster child of austerity?
Austerity has not worked in Ireland or across the eurozone, writes Joan Collins, who points out that even the architects of our bailout admit it was the wrong path.
Snake oil, champagne-licking Troika: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Peter Mathews takes himself hostage and the Womb Repossession Bill takes centre stage.
The Evening Fix… now with added Jedward wanting your number
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…
Talks on public sector pay likely to top agenda on latest Troika mission
Officials from the EU, IMF and ECB arrive in Dublin today to conduct their tenth review of Ireland’s bailout programme.
The Evening Fix… now with added dogs comforting people
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…
Troika wants Ireland to outline spending cuts for three years
The European Commission approves the latest €1.6 billion loan – but wants Dublin to say WHERE it will continue to cut back.