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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Troika

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Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer
It was an exercise in macho posturing, writes Mary Murphy – but there are ways for the Government to boost our confidence in them.
Eurozone leaders reach a deal on Greek debt
The agreement came after 13 hours of talks in Brussels.
Aaron McKenna: As usual, Ireland only acts when we’re shamed into it
The death of Savita Halappanavar shows once again that we delay proper action until an international outcry forces our hand.
Column: 4 myths about austerity… busted
Ahead of an anti-austerity march, Michael O’Reilly argues that Budget decisions are being driven by false premises.
Greek parliament begins debate on latest €13.5bn austerity package
Parliament will spend the entire week debating the 2013 Budget, which will introduce another €13.5 billion in budget cuts.
Poll: Should free travel for pensioners be means-tested?
Reports today suggest the Government is considering bringing in an income threshrold for pensioners to receive their free travel. Good idea? Bad idea?
Cyprus close to deal on becoming fourth bailed-out Eurozone country
The finance minister of Cyprus says the last few difference on a Troika bailout are “bridgeable”.
Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president
The national president of Ireland’s largest voluntary, charitable organisation tells about the increase in demand for services and the rebirth of Ireland’s community spirit. Listen to the full interview…
IMF tells Europe: 'Deliver on your promises or Ireland is at risk'
The head of the IMF’s mission to Ireland says selling a share in the banks to the ESM is a good idea for everybody.
Noonan and Howlin on the Troika's eighth review of the bailout
Are the Troika still happy with Ireland’s progress? Let’s find out…
Troika completes eighth review of Ireland
Ministers Noonan and Howlin to read out Ireland’s latest report card at noon today. Any guesses at what grade we’ll get?
Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’t
The release of further documents this week help to shed further light on Ireland’s bailout. But what don’t we know?
In full: Brian Lenihan tells the ECB why Ireland needs a bailout
“There comes a point at which negative sentiment starts to feed on itself … we are clearly at that point.”
Released: Brian Lenihan’s letter where Ireland asks for a bailout
The Department of Finance has released the letter of November 21, 2010 where Brian Lenihan says: ‘We need help.’
SIPTU president: Congress should not meet again with Troika
He will put a motion before the Executive Council of Congress today calling for an end to any further meetings with the Troika.
Junior partners in Greek government set to veto latest Troika demands
Left-leaning partners in the coalition are rejecting Troika demands to make it easier to sack workers.
EU issues €3 billion bond to fund Irish and Portuguese bailouts
€1 billion of the funds – which were sold at an interest rate of 2.621 per cent – will be sent to Ireland.
Noonan insists: No, the Troika DID demand that we repay the bank bondholders
After Stephen Donnelly reports the Troika shifted blame from themselves, Michael Noonan says: it’s Trichet’s fault.
Budget 2013: Noonan pledges no increase in income tax rates, bands
Michael Noonan says the commitments in the programme for government – not to raise rates or bands – still apply.
Home help workers to march to the Dáil today
Hundreds of home help care workers and supporters to march to Dáil Eireann today.
Party delegations meet the Troika today
Delegations from Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are meeting the Troika this morning.
Gilmore rules out seeking extension to Troika's deficit deadline
Eamon Gilmore says the public wants an end to austerity – and not to have it dragged out for longer.
The Evening Fix... now with added German 'ah here'
Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today. And yes, this picture does show cows, racing.
94 per cent of workers better off employed than on the dole, says ERSI
The report contradicts a working paper from the summer that said two-fifths of families would be better off on the dole.
Brussels approves latest €1bn loan under Ireland's bailout programme
The European Commission confirms water charges will be in quicker than expected – and calls for tweaks to benefits for the jobless.
EU leaders may discuss improved Irish bailout - but only after bank deal is finalised
Once discussions on the promissory note issue has been concluded, Ireland could get a more lenient deal – but it may be some time.
Property tax will only apply for half of 2013 - Hayes
The junior finance minister tells Newstalk that people “shouldn’t overreact” to the IMF’s suggestions on a 0.5% tax.
IMF: We want property tax of 0.5 per cent. Noonan: Nope, not happening.
OH, IT’S ON (well, kind of. It’s all very civil).
IMF turns up heat on demands for Irish bank debt deal
The latest IMF quarterly review says having the ESM take a direct stake in Irish banks is the best way back to the markets.
New HSE chief: Cutbacks will 'absolutely' mean bed closures
Tony O’Brien also says the €130 million in cuts is absolutely vital if the HSE is to ensure it doesn’t run out of money.
HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed'
Health service says cuts have to be made before the end of this year if it is to meet budget targets set down by the government and Troika.
HSE announces €130 million in cost-saving measures to meet Troika targets
The agency conceded that it is inevitable that the measures will have some impact on frontline service delivery.
Leaked EU report: Water charges to kick in from January 2014
Irish homes will pay water charges from 1 January 2014, Brussels says – far earlier than Phil Hogan had previously said.
Leaked Brussels report seeks Dole cuts to long-term unemployed
The European Commission says it’s disappointed that a draft document – raising the heat on Dublin – has been leaked.
The Evening Fix: Sunday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
We asked for copies of the ECB’s letters to Brian Lenihan. Here’s what happened
With the letters back in the news today, we thought we’d publish the response to a request we made in April 2011.