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# Troika

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The Troika's press conference on the latest bailout review
The European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund discussed Ireland’s bailout progress.
# Bailout
5 things we learned at today's bailout press conference
There were five things worth noting from today’s press conference with Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan. Here they are.
# Emigration
Noonan: Young emigrants 'not driven away by unemployment'
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.”
Noonan and Howlin discuss the latest Troika review
We liveblogged events from Government HQ as the ministers hosted a press briefing on the latest EU-IMF review of Ireland.
# Bailout
Troika to deliver report on Ireland's bailout programme
It comes amid growing talk that Ireland will need a second bailout. One economist did not rule out such a possibility this morning.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the State sell its stake in Aer Lingus?
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
Cheap money, essential reforms, and a route away from gombeenism? A second bailout would have immense benefits for Ireland, argues NAMAwinelake.
# Bailout
Burton insists: 'Nobody is talking about a second bailout'
Joan Burton said she hoped the Troika could comeback to Ireland on their holidays after the bailout programme is completed.
# Troika
Sinn Féin granted meeting with Troika
But the IMF’s Ajai Chopra will not be joining in.
# outspoken
Brian Hayes tells Irish people: Stop being victims and fight back
“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.
# Hungary
Hungary asks EU to explain legal threats over new constitution
While it continues preliminary talks on an EU-IMF bailout, the EU has also threatened legal action over Hungary’s new laws.
# Second bailout
Talk of a second bailout is 'ludicrous' - Noonan
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.
# Bailout
Brussels says discussion of second Irish bailout is 'not helpful'
Ireland’s first bailout is performing well, says a spokesman for Olli Rehn – so it’s “not particularly useful” to discuss a second one.
# Second bailout
Ireland 'should be praying for a second bailout', DCU economist warns
Tony Foley said only borrowing more billions from the EFSF would save Ireland from paying punitive interest rates on financial markets.
# Troika
Troika team back in town for latest bailout review
The EU/IMF officials are expected to focus on unemployment, negative growth, and eurozone recession fears.
# Household charge
Higgins urges public to boycott 'unjust' €100 Household Charge
Socialist Clare Daly and independent Thomas Pringle both say they will neither register for, nor pay, the new household charge.
# Budget 2012
Two senators nominated by Enda Kenny critical of Budget 2012
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?
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.
# Budget 2012
GALLERY: A day of Budget protests at Leinster House
Various lobby and protest groups held demonstrations in Dublin today, to coincide with the Budget announcements. Here’s a sample.
# Bailout
Discussions for potential bailout happened months before announcement
IMF’s Ajai Chopra tells Prime Time special programme tonight that discussions started in summer 2010.
# Protest
Sinn Féin bailout protest clashes with gardaí
One garda suffered minor injuries in the protest against the bailout in Dublin city centre this afternoon.
# One Year On
The bailout in quotes: from denial to deal
A year after the government announced it was negotiating a bailout deal, takes a look back over the comments and quotes of the bailout.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Catch up on the day’s main stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Greece
Troika in Greece to settle details on bailout loans
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.
# budget leaks
Budget leaks: State asset sell-off may not yield money for job creation
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
Budget leaks: Government to inject €250 million into credit unions
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.
# Budget 2012
Berlin documents were compiled six weeks BEFORE Budget Day
The documents sent to Germany’s parliamentary committees were compiled by Brussels while Ireland was busy with its election.
# Budget 2012
Confusion over how Budget documents ended up in Germany
It is understood the documents were disclosed to a German finance committee after being passed to it by the EU-IMF troika.
IMF's European Department chief Antonio Borges quits
The chief of the IMF’s European department – and one of its biggest voices complimenting Ireland’s progress – steps down.
# Greece
Greek government faces crunch confidence vote
Papandreou’s party holds a slight two-seat majority in the Greek parliament: can he survive today’s confidence motion?
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday
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
Troika: Irish programme is succeeding but challenges ahead
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.
# Troika
Govt says third review of Irish rescue programme was “successful”
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
Troika to announce latest report today
Representatives from the Troika are expected to announce that Ireland has been meeting targets set out in the bailout plan.
# Date for your Diary
Taoiseach confirms December 6 as Budget Day