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# troika - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Meeting Troika targets in 2012 is “not credible”, says social justice body
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Meeting Troika targets in 2012 is “not credible”, says social justice body

Oct 18th 2011, 7:15 AM 562 Views 16 Comments

Social Justice Ireland says two-thirds of Ireland’s budget cuts should come from tax increases, though not from income tax.

# troika - Monday 17 October, 2011

Bailout is “dispossessing poor and vulnerable people” of their money
# Social Justice Ireland
# Social Justice Ireland

Bailout is “dispossessing poor and vulnerable people” of their money

Oct 17th 2011, 2:34 PM 862 Views 6 Comments

Social Justice Ireland met with the Troika today and spoke to them about changes needed to protect the poor and vulnerable in Ireland.

# troika - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Troika wanted Ireland to commit to €5bn sale of assets - Howlin
# State Assets
# State Assets

Troika wanted Ireland to commit to €5bn sale of assets - Howlin

Oct 11th 2011, 3:25 PM 695 Views 15 Comments

Brendan Howlin tells the Dáil that overseas lenders wanted a far larger commitment to the sale of state assets than Ireland did.

Greece secures €8bn bailout loans - with a slap on the wrist
# Greece
# Greece

Greece secures €8bn bailout loans - with a slap on the wrist

Oct 11th 2011, 1:51 PM 413 Views 1 Comment

The Troika concludes a review mission to Athens – likely to approve new loans, but with damning words about economic reform.

Troika in Ireland for bailout review
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Troika in Ireland for bailout review

Oct 11th 2011, 7:48 AM 1,344 Views 12 Comments

Representatives from the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund are in Ireland today for a review of the country’s bailout plan.

# troika - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Enda Kenny: We will be the first to wave goodbye to the IMF
# Goodbye
# Goodbye

Enda Kenny: We will be the first to wave goodbye to the IMF

Oct 8th 2011, 10:50 AM 1,026 Views 30 Comments

Ireland will beat Portugal and Greece in a race back to the markets, according to the Taoiseach.

# troika - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Greece's €8bn lifeline put on hold - but ministers still rule out default
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Greece's €8bn lifeline put on hold - but ministers still rule out default

Oct 4th 2011, 7:50 AM 312 Views 10 Comments

Eurozone finance ministers have decided to delay a decision on Greece’s next €8bn loan package until later in the month.

# troika - Monday 3 October, 2011

Ministers scramble to Luxembourg as Greece admits it will miss bailout targets
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Ministers scramble to Luxembourg as Greece admits it will miss bailout targets

Oct 3rd 2011, 8:00 AM 450 Views 11 Comments

The shrinking Greek economy means the austerity drive will not be enough to ensure that the government deficit is within targets.

# troika - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

Greek government secures €2bn property tax ahead of EU-IMF showdown
# Greece
# Greece

Greek government secures €2bn property tax ahead of EU-IMF showdown

Sep 28th 2011, 8:14 AM 258 Views 5 Comments

The Troika are in town today, the day after massive protests greeted the passage of a new property tax through parliament.

# troika - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Greek government announces new austerity measures
# Austerity
# Austerity

Greek government announces new austerity measures

Sep 21st 2011, 10:09 PM 440 Views 23 Comments

Cuts in pension and a reduction in the number of civil servants are among the new measures agreed upon to try and persuade international creditors that the Greek Government is serious about fiscal reform.

# troika - Sunday 18 September, 2011

100,000 public sector jobs on the line in Greece as Troika lists demands
# Greece
# Greece

100,000 public sector jobs on the line in Greece as Troika lists demands

Sep 18th 2011, 1:12 PM 711 Views 7 Comments

An email sent by the Secretary General for Fiscal Policy reveals massive new spending cuts being demanded by the Troika.

# troika - Thursday 8 September, 2011

IMF lowers expectations for Irish growth – but it’s not our fault
# IMF
# IMF

IMF lowers expectations for Irish growth – but it’s not our fault

Sep 8th 2011, 10:38 AM 650 Views 1 Comment

The International Monetary Fund says a slump in the overall Eurozone, and in the UK and US, means we can’t export what we’d like.

We’ll need EU-IMF permission to freeze income tax rates – Kenny
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

We’ll need EU-IMF permission to freeze income tax rates – Kenny

Sep 8th 2011, 9:16 AM 1,175 Views 22 Comments

The Taoiseach warns that Ireland has committed to raise income taxes – and only an amended bailout deal can get us out of it.

# troika - Sunday 31 July, 2011

Government planning minority stake sale for state companies
# State Assets
# State Assets

Government planning minority stake sale for state companies

Jul 31st 2011, 12:17 PM 403 Views 6 Comments

Plan aims to raise €2 billion to support state infrastructure projects.

# troika - Saturday 30 July, 2011

Govt to slash public spending, lower tax bands in December budget
# Budget 2012
# Budget 2012

Govt to slash public spending, lower tax bands in December budget

Jul 30th 2011, 1:34 PM 871 Views 23 Comments

The Government has revealed some of the hard-hitting measures it will take in the December Budget and it makes tough reading for some.

# troika - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Troika: Ireland is meeting bailout targets
# Bailout
# Bailout

Troika: Ireland is meeting bailout targets

Jul 14th 2011, 2:40 PM 826 Views 5 Comments

Ajai Chopra of the IMF dismissed Moody’s downgrade of Ireland, saying it was “entirely possible” that the credit ratings agency was “overestimating risks”.

Ireland's bailout progress is "on track" - says the Government
# Bailout
# Bailout

Ireland's bailout progress is "on track" - says the Government

Jul 14th 2011, 1:04 PM 572 Views 9 Comments

The EC, ECB and IMF will give their verdict this lunchtime but for now, Ministers Howlin and Noonan claim that we hit all targets. “Further difficult choices” await us though in Budget 2012.

Troika to deliver verdict on Ireland's bailout progress
# Troika
# Troika

Troika to deliver verdict on Ireland's bailout progress

Jul 14th 2011, 8:24 AM 311 Views 5 Comments

It will be the third review delivered by Ajai Chopra and co.

# troika - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

# troika - Sunday 12 June, 2011

Final €5 billion left in National Pensions Reserve Fund to be used to boost employment
# Reserves
# Reserves

Final €5 billion left in National Pensions Reserve Fund to be used to boost employment

Jun 12th 2011, 11:45 AM 833 Views 24 Comments

The use of the funds is seen as making more sense rather then selling off semi-state assets at the wrong time according to a report in today’s Sunday Times.

# troika - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Greek ministers approve new austerity measures
# Greece
# Greece

Greek ministers approve new austerity measures

Jun 9th 2011, 8:34 PM 413 Views 12 Comments

Greece’s cabinet has approved a new round of painful austerity measures and a €50 billion privatisation drive – seen as essential in order for the country receive its next tranche of loans.

# troika - Thursday 26 May, 2011

IMF 'may delay Greek bailout loans' over political opposition to cutbacks
# Greek Economy
# Greek Economy

IMF 'may delay Greek bailout loans' over political opposition to cutbacks

May 26th 2011, 5:35 PM 343 Views 0 Comments

The Greek opposition have refused to sanction new austerity moves – and now the IMF is threatening to hold up on payments.

# troika - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Taoiseach firmly rules out plans to reschedule EU-IMF loans
# Bailout
# Bailout

Taoiseach firmly rules out plans to reschedule EU-IMF loans

May 25th 2011, 11:35 AM 573 Views 0 Comments

Enda Kenny says remarks by other ministers were misinterpreted, and Ireland is not looking to delay or default on its loans.

# troika - Monday 16 May, 2011

Noonan in Brussels for summit of EU finance ministers
# Summit
# Summit

Noonan in Brussels for summit of EU finance ministers

May 16th 2011, 7:39 AM 280 Views 0 Comments

The Minister for Finance heads to the Belgian capital today but is not expected to make any significant progress on the terms of Ireland’s bailout package as Greece, Strauss-Kahn and Portugal dominate the agenda.

# troika - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Portugal seals the deal on €78bn EU-IMF bailout
# Portugal
# Portugal

Portugal seals the deal on €78bn EU-IMF bailout

May 4th 2011, 7:26 AM 556 Views 0 Comments

Portugal’s caretaker government signs off on the Eurozone’s third bailout package – but is their deal better than ours?

# troika - Friday 15 April, 2011

Chopra and troika partners seek to allay fears over growth
Live Apr 15th 2011, 2:16 PM

Chopra and troika partners seek to allay fears over growth

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