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#Troika

# troika - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Troika to make their last review visit to Dublin today

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

# troika - Sunday 27 October, 2013

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.

# troika - Saturday 26 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know this morning as you start your weekend…

# troika - Friday 25 October, 2013

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.

# troika - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

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.

# troika - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

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.

# troika - Monday 21 October, 2013

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.

# troika - Monday 14 October, 2013

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.

# troika - Saturday 12 October, 2013

‘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.

# troika - Sunday 6 October, 2013

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 - Thursday 26 September, 2013

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”.

# troika - Saturday 21 September, 2013

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.

# troika - Monday 16 September, 2013

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.

# troika - Friday 13 September, 2013

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”.

# troika - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Austerity 'resembles sub-Saharan policies' of 1980s

A report from Oxfam on the impact of austerity in Europe makes for sobering reading.

# troika - Monday 9 September, 2013

'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.

# troika - Sunday 1 September, 2013

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”.

# troika - Friday 9 August, 2013

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.

# troika - Monday 29 July, 2013

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.

# troika - Friday 26 July, 2013

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.

# troika - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

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.

# troika - Thursday 18 July, 2013

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.

# troika - Friday 12 July, 2013

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.

# troika - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

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.

# troika - Thursday 4 July, 2013

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.

# troika - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

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.

# troika - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

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.

# troika - Saturday 18 May, 2013

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.

# troika - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

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 - Thursday 9 May, 2013

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.

# troika - Saturday 4 May, 2013

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.

# troika - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Jedward wanting your number

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

# troika - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

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.

# troika - Monday 22 April, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added dogs comforting people

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today…

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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.

Deficit beats Troika target but debt-to-GDP ratio to be higher this year

The Department of Finance has revised its deficit target for 2013 in light of better than expected figures in the latest Maastricht returns.