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# troika - Thursday 19 January, 2012

5 things we learned at today's bailout press conference
# Bailout
# Bailout

5 things we learned at today's bailout press conference

Jan 19th 2012, 1:54 PM 6,651 Views 24 Comments

There were five things worth noting from today’s press conference with Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan. Here they are.

Noonan: Young emigrants 'not driven away by unemployment'
# Emigration
# Emigration

Noonan: Young emigrants 'not driven away by unemployment'

Jan 19th 2012, 1:15 PM 16,356 Views 312 Comments

The Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that emigration in most young people’s cases is being driven by “a desire to see another part of the world and live there.”

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin discuss the latest Troika review
Live Jan 19th 2012, 11:56 AM

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin discuss the latest Troika review

Troika to deliver report on Ireland's bailout programme
# Bailout
# Bailout

Troika to deliver report on Ireland's bailout programme

Jan 19th 2012, 7:50 AM 2,138 Views 14 Comments

It comes amid growing talk that Ireland will need a second bailout. One economist did not rule out such a possibility this morning.

# troika - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

Poll: Should the State sell its stake in Aer Lingus?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the State sell its stake in Aer Lingus?

Jan 17th 2012, 9:34 AM 3,699 Views 56 Comments

There has been much talk of sales of State assets as part of the IMF/EU bailout deal but is Aer Lingus one we should hold on to?

Column: 10 reasons why Ireland should be praying for a second bailout
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 10 reasons why Ireland should be praying for a second bailout

Jan 17th 2012, 7:30 AM 23 Views 52 Comments

Cheap money, essential reforms, and a route away from gombeenism? A second bailout would have immense benefits for Ireland, argues NAMAwinelake.

# troika - Monday 16 January, 2012

Burton insists: 'Nobody is talking about a second bailout'
# Bailout
# Bailout

Burton insists: 'Nobody is talking about a second bailout'

Jan 16th 2012, 8:58 AM 1,856 Views 33 Comments

Joan Burton said she hoped the Troika could comeback to Ireland on their holidays after the bailout programme is completed.

Sinn Féin granted meeting with Troika
# Troika
# Troika

Sinn Féin granted meeting with Troika

Jan 16th 2012, 7:15 AM 2,738 Views 44 Comments

But the IMF’s Ajai Chopra will not be joining in.

# troika - Friday 13 January, 2012

Brian Hayes tells Irish people: Stop being victims and fight back
# Outspoken
# Outspoken

Brian Hayes tells Irish people: Stop being victims and fight back

Jan 13th 2012, 8:54 PM 11,553 Views 213 Comments

“We live in a tough, competitive world – nobody owes us a living,” Junior Minister Brian Hayes said in a strongly-worded speech delivered this evening.

# troika - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Hungary asks EU to explain legal threats over new constitution
# Hungary
# Hungary

Hungary asks EU to explain legal threats over new constitution

Jan 12th 2012, 3:58 PM 2,509 Views 1 Comment

While it continues preliminary talks on an EU-IMF bailout, the EU has also threatened legal action over Hungary’s new laws.

# troika - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

Talk of a second bailout is 'ludicrous' - Noonan
# Second Bailout
# Second Bailout

Talk of a second bailout is 'ludicrous' - Noonan

Jan 11th 2012, 2:22 PM 1,837 Views 29 Comments

The Minister for Finance was responding to the suggestion from a Citigroup economist who said that Ireland should have a second bailout deal on standby.

# troika - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Brussels says discussion of second Irish bailout is 'not helpful'
# Bailout
# Bailout

Brussels says discussion of second Irish bailout is 'not helpful'

Jan 10th 2012, 7:26 PM 2,724 Views 20 Comments

Ireland’s first bailout is performing well, says a spokesman for Olli Rehn – so it’s “not particularly useful” to discuss a second one.

Ireland 'should be praying for a second bailout', DCU economist warns
# Second Bailout
# Second Bailout

Ireland 'should be praying for a second bailout', DCU economist warns

Jan 10th 2012, 8:10 AM 4,360 Views 42 Comments

Tony Foley said only borrowing more billions from the EFSF would save Ireland from paying punitive interest rates on financial markets.

Troika team back in town for latest bailout review
# Troika
# Troika

Troika team back in town for latest bailout review

Jan 10th 2012, 7:32 AM 1,666 Views 18 Comments

The EU/IMF officials are expected to focus on unemployment, negative growth, and eurozone recession fears.

# troika - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

Higgins urges public to boycott 'unjust' €100 Household Charge
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

Higgins urges public to boycott 'unjust' €100 Household Charge

Dec 14th 2011, 11:08 AM 5,992 Views 168 Comments

Socialist Clare Daly and independent Thomas Pringle both say they will neither register for, nor pay, the new household charge.

# troika - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Two senators nominated by Enda Kenny critical of Budget 2012
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Two senators nominated by Enda Kenny critical of Budget 2012

Dec 8th 2011, 5:37 PM 2,883 Views 8 Comments

Katherine Zappone has questioned ‘external pressure’ on the Government’s choice of cuts while Jillian van Turnhout says it was not a child-friendly document.

Column: The right choices - was this an Irish Budget?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The right choices - was this an Irish Budget?

Dec 8th 2011, 5:37 PM 14 Views 25 Comments

Independent Senator Katherine Zappone argues that the Government succumbed to external pressure to put the requirements of the troika over greater collective recovery and sustainability.

# troika - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

GALLERY: A day of Budget protests at Leinster House
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

GALLERY: A day of Budget protests at Leinster House

Dec 6th 2011, 9:53 PM 2,637 Views 26 Comments

Various lobby and protest groups held demonstrations in Dublin today, to coincide with the Budget announcements. Here’s a sample.

# troika - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

# troika - Monday 28 November, 2011

Discussions for potential bailout happened months before announcement
# Bailout
# Bailout

Discussions for potential bailout happened months before announcement

Nov 28th 2011, 2:00 PM 3,223 Views 33 Comments

IMF’s Ajai Chopra tells Prime Time special programme tonight that discussions started in summer 2010.

# troika - Monday 21 November, 2011

Sinn Féin bailout protest clashes with gardaí
# Protest
# Protest

Sinn Féin bailout protest clashes with gardaí

Nov 21st 2011, 5:32 PM 7,488 Views 119 Comments

One garda suffered minor injuries in the protest against the bailout in Dublin city centre this afternoon.

The bailout in quotes: from denial to deal
# One Year On
# One Year On

The bailout in quotes: from denial to deal

Nov 21st 2011, 8:20 AM 2,895 Views 20 Comments

A year after the government announced it was negotiating a bailout deal, TheJournal.ie takes a look back over the comments and quotes of the bailout.

# troika - Sunday 20 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Nov 20th 2011, 8:07 PM 5,361 Views 1 Comment

Catch up on the day’s main stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# troika - Saturday 19 November, 2011

Troika in Greece to settle details on bailout loans
# Greece
# Greece

Troika in Greece to settle details on bailout loans

Nov 19th 2011, 12:56 PM 1,385 Views 1 Comment

Yesterday, the Greek finance minister said the country would not need to implement any further austerity measures to reach its deficit target for the year.

# troika - Friday 18 November, 2011

Budget leaks: State asset sell-off may not yield money for job creation
# Budget Leaks
# Budget Leaks

Budget leaks: State asset sell-off may not yield money for job creation

Nov 18th 2011, 1:58 PM 2,323 Views 6 Comments

The government has said publicly it wants to use State asset sell-off revenue for job creation but confidential documents paint a different picture.

Budget leaks: Government to inject €250 million into credit unions
# Budget Leaks
# Budget Leaks

Budget leaks: Government to inject €250 million into credit unions

Nov 18th 2011, 1:58 PM 1,813 Views 10 Comments

The recapitalisation figure in the leaked budget documents is significantly less than the €1 billion previously suggested by Michael Noonan – but there will be more money available in 2012 if the credit unions need it.

Berlin documents were compiled six weeks BEFORE Budget Day
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Berlin documents were compiled six weeks BEFORE Budget Day

Nov 18th 2011, 8:24 AM 3,536 Views 45 Comments

The documents sent to Germany’s parliamentary committees were compiled by Brussels while Ireland was busy with its election.

Confusion over how Budget documents ended up in Germany
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Confusion over how Budget documents ended up in Germany

Nov 18th 2011, 7:13 AM 2,203 Views 37 Comments

It is understood the documents were disclosed to a German finance committee after being passed to it by the EU-IMF troika.

# troika - Thursday 17 November, 2011

IMF's European Department chief Antonio Borges quits
# IMF
# IMF

IMF's European Department chief Antonio Borges quits

Nov 17th 2011, 9:59 AM 825 Views 1 Comment

The chief of the IMF’s European department – and one of its biggest voices complimenting Ireland’s progress – steps down.

# troika - Friday 4 November, 2011

Greek government faces crunch confidence vote
# Greece
# Greece

Greek government faces crunch confidence vote

Nov 4th 2011, 8:42 AM 156 Views 0 Comments

Papandreou’s party holds a slight two-seat majority in the Greek parliament: can he survive today’s confidence motion?

# troika - Thursday 20 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Oct 20th 2011, 7:59 PM 1,793 Views 5 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: Muammar Gaddafi is dead; the Race for the Áras continues apace with less than a week to polling day, and how one Tullamore pub is celebrating the death of a despot…

Troika: Irish programme is succeeding but challenges ahead
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# Troika

Troika: Irish programme is succeeding but challenges ahead

Oct 20th 2011, 2:40 PM 770 Views 19 Comments

Following a 10-day assessment of Ireland’s rescue package, the European Central Bank, European Commission and International Monetary Fund remain upbeat on the economy’s future.

Govt says third review of Irish rescue programme was “successful”
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# Troika

Govt says third review of Irish rescue programme was “successful”

Oct 20th 2011, 12:27 PM 424 Views 11 Comments

Finance Minister has said that there will be a correction as close as possible to €3.6 billion in Budget 2012 and this was discussed with the Troika.

Troika to announce latest report today
# Troika
# Troika

Troika to announce latest report today

Oct 20th 2011, 7:49 AM 286 Views 5 Comments

Representatives from the Troika are expected to announce that Ireland has been meeting targets set out in the bailout plan.

# troika - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Taoiseach confirms December 6 as Budget Day
# Date For Your Diary
# Date For Your Diary

Taoiseach confirms December 6 as Budget Day

Oct 18th 2011, 5:22 PM 98 Views 8 Comments