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#Troika

# troika - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer

Dec 12th 2012, 7:00 AM 30 Views 62 Comments

It was an exercise in macho posturing, writes Mary Murphy – but there are ways for the Government to boost our confidence in them.

# troika - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Eurozone leaders reach a deal on Greek debt
# Finally
# Finally

Eurozone leaders reach a deal on Greek debt

Nov 27th 2012, 7:25 AM 3,535 Views 26 Comments

The agreement came after 13 hours of talks in Brussels.

# troika - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Aaron McKenna: As usual, Ireland only acts when we’re shamed into it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: As usual, Ireland only acts when we’re shamed into it

Nov 24th 2012, 8:15 AM 55 Views 54 Comments

The death of Savita Halappanavar shows once again that we delay proper action until an international outcry forces our hand.

# troika - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

Column: 4 myths about austerity… busted
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 4 myths about austerity… busted

Nov 20th 2012, 7:00 AM 29 Views 75 Comments

Ahead of an anti-austerity march, Michael O’Reilly argues that Budget decisions are being driven by false premises.

# troika - Monday 5 November, 2012

Greek parliament begins debate on latest €13.5bn austerity package
# Greece
# Greece

Greek parliament begins debate on latest €13.5bn austerity package

Nov 5th 2012, 11:14 AM 3,357 Views 19 Comments

Parliament will spend the entire week debating the 2013 Budget, which will introduce another €13.5 billion in budget cuts.

# troika - Sunday 4 November, 2012

Poll: Should free travel for pensioners be means-tested?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should free travel for pensioners be means-tested?

Nov 4th 2012, 1:31 PM 11,920 Views 89 Comments

Reports today suggest the Government is considering bringing in an income threshrold for pensioners to receive their free travel. Good idea? Bad idea?

# troika - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Cyprus close to deal on becoming fourth bailed-out Eurozone country
# Cyprus
# Cyprus

Cyprus close to deal on becoming fourth bailed-out Eurozone country

Oct 28th 2012, 3:02 PM 3,954 Views 13 Comments

The finance minister of Cyprus says the last few difference on a Troika bailout are “bridgeable”.

# troika - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president
# St Vincent De Paul
# St Vincent De Paul

Interview: Stories like the 'corn flakes family' are true - SVP president

Oct 27th 2012, 8:00 AM 6,725 Views 28 Comments

The national president of Ireland’s largest voluntary, charitable organisation tells TheJournal.ie about the increase in demand for services and the rebirth of Ireland’s community spirit. Listen to the full interview…

# troika - Thursday 25 October, 2012

IMF tells Europe: 'Deliver on your promises or Ireland is at risk'
# IMF
# IMF

IMF tells Europe: 'Deliver on your promises or Ireland is at risk'

Oct 25th 2012, 2:30 PM 13,387 Views 41 Comments

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.

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin on the Troika's eighth review of the bailout
Live Oct 25th 2012, 12:01 PM

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin on the Troika's eighth review of the bailout

Troika completes eighth review of Ireland
# Bailout
# Bailout

Troika completes eighth review of Ireland

Oct 25th 2012, 8:59 AM 6,192 Views 38 Comments

Ministers Noonan and Howlin to read out Ireland’s latest report card at noon today. Any guesses at what grade we’ll get?

# troika - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’t
# Bailout
# Bailout

Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’t

Oct 24th 2012, 5:29 PM 14,145 Views 24 Comments

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
# Bailout
# Bailout

In full: Brian Lenihan tells the ECB why Ireland needs a bailout

Oct 24th 2012, 4:16 PM 13,379 Views 30 Comments

“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
# Bailout
# Bailout

Released: Brian Lenihan’s letter where Ireland asks for a bailout

Oct 24th 2012, 2:25 PM 18,757 Views 95 Comments

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
# Troika
# Troika

SIPTU president: Congress should not meet again with Troika

Oct 24th 2012, 10:49 AM 4,299 Views 31 Comments

He will put a motion before the Executive Council of Congress today calling for an end to any further meetings with the Troika.

# troika - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Junior partners in Greek government set to veto latest Troika demands
# Greece
# Greece

Junior partners in Greek government set to veto latest Troika demands

Oct 23rd 2012, 9:05 PM 4,682 Views 37 Comments

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
# Bailout
# Bailout

EU issues €3 billion bond to fund Irish and Portuguese bailouts

Oct 23rd 2012, 6:15 PM 4,907 Views 23 Comments

€1 billion of the funds – which were sold at an interest rate of 2.621 per cent – will be sent to Ireland.

# troika - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Noonan insists: No, the Troika DID demand that we repay the bank bondholders
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

Noonan insists: No, the Troika DID demand that we repay the bank bondholders

Oct 21st 2012, 7:04 PM 9,767 Views 65 Comments

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
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Budget 2013: Noonan pledges no increase in income tax rates, bands

Oct 21st 2012, 7:45 AM 9,483 Views 53 Comments

Michael Noonan says the commitments in the programme for government – not to raise rates or bands – still apply.

# troika - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Home help workers to march to the Dáil today
# Protest
# Protest

Home help workers to march to the Dáil today

Oct 17th 2012, 9:57 AM 1,901 Views 14 Comments

Hundreds of home help care workers and supporters to march to Dáil Eireann today.

Party delegations meet the Troika today
# Sinn Féin
# Sinn Féin

Party delegations meet the Troika today

Oct 17th 2012, 8:09 AM 4,355 Views 89 Comments

Delegations from Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are meeting the Troika this morning.

# troika - Monday 15 October, 2012

# troika - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Gilmore rules out seeking extension to Troika's deficit deadline
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Gilmore rules out seeking extension to Troika's deficit deadline

Oct 14th 2012, 7:43 PM 5,201 Views 53 Comments

Eamon Gilmore says the public wants an end to austerity – and not to have it dragged out for longer.

# troika - Saturday 13 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added German 'ah here'
# Evening Fix
# Evening Fix

The Evening Fix... now with added German 'ah here'

Oct 13th 2012, 7:55 PM 13,564 Views 1 Comment

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today. And yes, this picture does show cows, racing.

# troika - Thursday 27 September, 2012

94 per cent of workers better off employed than on the dole, says ERSI
# Irish Jobs
# Irish Jobs

94 per cent of workers better off employed than on the dole, says ERSI

Sep 27th 2012, 8:30 AM 5,447 Views 60 Comments

The report contradicts a working paper from the summer that said two-fifths of families would be better off on the dole.

# troika - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Brussels approves latest €1bn loan under Ireland's bailout programme
# Bailout
# Bailout

Brussels approves latest €1bn loan under Ireland's bailout programme

Sep 18th 2012, 12:14 PM 3,756 Views 41 Comments

The European Commission confirms water charges will be in quicker than expected – and calls for tweaks to benefits for the jobless.

# troika - Friday 14 September, 2012

EU leaders may discuss improved Irish bailout - but only after bank deal is finalised
# Bailout
# Bailout

EU leaders may discuss improved Irish bailout - but only after bank deal is finalised

Sep 14th 2012, 2:42 PM 3,854 Views 17 Comments

Once discussions on the promissory note issue has been concluded, Ireland could get a more lenient deal – but it may be some time.

# troika - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Property tax will only apply for half of 2013 - Hayes
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Property tax will only apply for half of 2013 - Hayes

Sep 11th 2012, 9:07 AM 7,793 Views 70 Comments

The junior finance minister tells Newstalk that people “shouldn’t overreact” to the IMF’s suggestions on a 0.5% tax.

# troika - Monday 10 September, 2012

IMF: We want property tax of 0.5 per cent. Noonan: Nope, not happening.
# Tensions
# Tensions

IMF: We want property tax of 0.5 per cent. Noonan: Nope, not happening.

Sep 10th 2012, 6:01 PM 14,420 Views 155 Comments

OH, IT’S ON (well, kind of. It’s all very civil).

IMF turns up heat on demands for Irish bank debt deal
# IMF
# IMF

IMF turns up heat on demands for Irish bank debt deal

Sep 10th 2012, 4:00 PM 8,686 Views 56 Comments

The latest IMF quarterly review says having the ESM take a direct stake in Irish banks is the best way back to the markets.

# troika - Sunday 2 September, 2012

New HSE chief: Cutbacks will 'absolutely' mean bed closures
# HSE
# HSE

New HSE chief: Cutbacks will 'absolutely' mean bed closures

Sep 2nd 2012, 5:03 PM 5,563 Views 65 Comments

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.

# troika - Thursday 30 August, 2012

HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed'
# Health Cuts
# Health Cuts

HSE's €130m spending cut 'will be vigorously opposed'

Aug 30th 2012, 9:31 PM 5,931 Views 35 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

HSE announces €130 million in cost-saving measures to meet Troika targets

Aug 30th 2012, 5:49 PM 7,335 Views 64 Comments

The agency conceded that it is inevitable that the measures will have some impact on frontline service delivery.

# troika - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Leaked EU report: Water charges to kick in from January 2014
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Leaked EU report: Water charges to kick in from January 2014

Aug 29th 2012, 3:07 PM 12,633 Views 153 Comments

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
# Bailout
# Bailout

Leaked Brussels report seeks Dole cuts to long-term unemployed

Aug 29th 2012, 2:22 PM 13,463 Views 177 Comments

The European Commission says it’s disappointed that a draft document – raising the heat on Dublin – has been leaked.

# troika - Sunday 26 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Aug 26th 2012, 7:56 PM 14,783 Views 4 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

We asked for copies of the ECB’s letters to Brian Lenihan. Here’s what happened
# Bailout
# Bailout

We asked for copies of the ECB’s letters to Brian Lenihan. Here’s what happened

Aug 26th 2012, 2:07 PM 18,642 Views 53 Comments

With the letters back in the news today, we thought we’d publish the response to a request we made in April 2011.

Poll: Should ECB letters sent before the bailout be released?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should ECB letters sent before the bailout be released?

Aug 26th 2012, 1:32 PM 5,400 Views 52 Comments

Michael Noonan has been asked to publish letters which allegedly bullied Ireland into its bailout. Should he?