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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Troika

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# Your Say
Poll: Should ECB letters sent before the bailout be released?
Michael Noonan has been asked to publish letters which allegedly bullied Ireland into its bailout. Should he?
# Bailout
Will Noonan publish the ECB letter that forced Ireland into a bailout?
Fianna Fáil has called on Michael Noonan to publish Jean-Claude Trichet’s letter himself, after the minister said it should be released.
# Greece
France and Germany will wait for Troika report before decision on Greece
Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras wants an extension to Greece’s bailout but he’s going to have to wait for any decision.
# Budget 2013
Government called on to clarify Budget plans for income tax, social welfare
Michael McGrath TD says that the latest updates to Ireland’s bailout terms contradict pledges in the Programme for Government.
# Bailout
8 things to know about Ireland's latest EU-IMF documents
The Department of Finance has published the latest updates to Ireland’s memorandum of understanding this evening.
# Crunchzeit
European leaders begin week of crucial meetings on Greece's future
The week began today with a meeting of Greece and Germany’s foreign ministers, which ended with stern words from Germany.
# Greece
Barroso visits Athens as Troika starts new Greek debt talks
Team of international debt inspectors to discuss whether Greece keeps receiving financial aid – or if it faces default.
IMF representative in hot water over threat to Greek newspaper
A Greek newspaper which reported an increase in public servants was threatened by a senior IMF representative that it would have official information withheld in future.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news... skewed
BREAKING via The Mire wire: Reilly for Finance Minister? Too warm a welcome for RTÉ’s new MD of news?
# need to know
The Evening Fix: Thursday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Troika
Troika satisfied as Ireland continues to meet targets
Michael Noonan said he expects Ireland’s debt to peak at €117 or €118 billion next year.
# Troika
Troika to release new bailout review for Ireland
Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin will today reveal details of the latest report card from the IMF, EU and ECB.
# bank debt
Negotiations on bank debt deal 'best done in private' - Hayes
Finance Minister Michael Noonan will meet with his counterparts in Brussels next week to lay out Ireland’s case for reducing the burden of Ireland’s bank debt.
# Bailout
IMF releases €1.4bn of bailout money to Ireland, warns of slowing growth
So far so good according to the International Monetary Fund, one of our three bailout partners.
# Leaders' Questions
No date for when country will 're-engineer' bank debt - Taoiseach
Enda Kenny said his government remained committed to negotiations to reduce Ireland’s banking debt.
# qualifications
Around half of staff in Dept of Finance have no financial qualifications
Staff in the Department of Finance hold 422 qualifications between them – over half of which don’t relate to finance.
# State Assets
Half of proceeds from sale of State assets can be used for jobs - Howlin
The Public Expenditure and Reform Minister said that negotiations with the Troika had yielded such an agreement with the other half of the money being leveraged for further stimulus measures.
# Economy
VIDEO: 'Austerity has not failed in Ireland but the ECB must do more'
The chief analyst at Danske Bank, which owns National Irish Bank, tells that the European Central Bank must consider quantitative easing to encourage more growth in Ireland and the eurozone.
# Economy
Burton defends government's jobs record, says economy is in 'transition'
The Social Protection Minister claimed that the jobs initiative had boosted tourism numbers. Yesterday, the CSO said that there were fewer visits to Ireland in the first quarter of 2012.
# Referendum
Noonan: There's no backup fund if Ireland votes No
The Minister for Finance dismissed reports in a Sunday newspaper that Ireland would be able to get a new bailout from the IMF regardless of the result of the referendum.
# Bailout
Noonan almost halves Budget projection for economic growth in 2012
The latest Stability Programme Update – which wasn’t expected until Monday – cuts growth projections from 1.3pc to 0.7pc.
# Permanent TSB
PTSB to 'carve viable business' out of current bank
Bank welcomes Troika and government approval
# Troika
In full: The Troika's statement after the latest bailout review
The full text of a statement circulated by the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Howlin and Noonan on the Troika’s sixth review of the bailout
The Troika has completed the sixth review of Ireland’s bailout programme and the Minister for Finance and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform briefed the press earlier today.
# Bailout
In full: Ireland 'successfully concludes' latest EU-IMF review
The full text of a statement issued this lunchtime by Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin after the sixth Troika inspection.
# Bailout
Troika to deliver verdict on bailout as programme reaches halfway point
Officials from the EC, IMF and ECB are expected to give Ireland the thumbs up on its bailout.
# Debt Crisis
Ireland recorded a 13.1 per cent deficit last year
Without the whole banking debt, it could have been down to 9.4 per cent.
# Bailout
Rabbitte: Ireland deserves ECB recognition for taking a hit on banks
The Communications Minister said that Labour’s poor showing the polls was to be expected given the economic situation and the historic problems for junior coalition partners.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
# Troika
Troika turned down suggestion of meeting with Oireachtas committee - Noonan
Michael Noonan says he suggested that the Troika meet with an all-party committee, but that the inspectors rejected the idea.
# can't keep away
Photos: The troika are back in town
They just can’t stay away…
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
# Troika
Troika discouraged from opposition meetings by May referendum, says ECB
The Troika will not be meeting opposition parties during their latest visit to Ireland – despite doing so during previous reviews.