# bailout-republic - Monday 22 April, 2013
The European Commission approves the latest €1.6 billion loan – but wants Dublin to say WHERE it will continue to cut back.
# bailout-republic - Saturday 20 November, 2010
Insiders tell the foreign press that the bailout being considered for the banks is €50bn, with more for the state if needed.
# bailout-republic - Friday 19 November, 2010
Enda Kenny will try to handcuff the government into keeping the 12.5% rate amid stiff opposition in Europe.
# bailout-republic - Thursday 18 November, 2010
The Minister for Finance all but admits that a bailout is needed, saying the banking sector urgently needs funding.
Who was right in Saipan? Which is better, Daddy or chips? And as for how they get the figs into the fig rolls…
An International Monetary Fund spokeswoman reveals that several “banking experts” are on the way for crisis talks.
The finance minister comes clean and says he would like talks with the IMF to result in cash being made available.
Ireland “is one of our largest export markets”, says the UK prime minister – “We have got an interest.”
The eyes of the world are on Ireland – and their judgement is that we now “expect” billions and billions in help.
Ajai Chopra was photographed passing three beggars on his way to the Central Bank.
Government members have been spinning themselves silly to deny a bailout – TheJournal.ie does a spot of creative translation to cut through the jargon.
The Central Bank Governor becomes the first Irish official to admit we need aid – and lots of it.
# bailout-republic - Wednesday 17 November, 2010
Germany’s Der Spiegel takes a tough tack as the world reactions to the news of IMF talks in Dublin.
An aggressive Taoiseach tells the Six One news that the talks in Dublin tomorrow are to examine all options.
As finance ministers meet, Olli Rehn says there’s liquidity crisis in the banks – contradicting Brian Lenihan.
# bailout-republic - Tuesday 16 November, 2010
Europe’s economic commissioner says it’s Ireland’s banks, and not the government, that have funding problems.
The Taoiseach tells the Dáil, though, that Ireland is in meetings to see how it can help tackle Europe’s debt crisis.
Ireland is speaking to the EU and the IMF about seeking money for itself and its banks, says a diplomat.
The Europe minister denies telling ITV News that he believes a bailout will be sought tomorrow to assist the Irish banking sector.
The world’s press is sure of it: everywhere the government turns, it’s told to accept an international handout.
# bailout-republic - Monday 15 November, 2010
The Taoiseach denies reports that Ireland is applying for extra funds from either Europe or the IMF.
Business Insider reckons Ireland might have found a way to get ECB funding for its banks – and that’s why we’re not issuing bonds.
Markets source tells TheJournal.ie that Government is in “intense negotiations” with ECB while FG finance spokesman Noonan says “things will come to a head in the next 24 hours”.
The country’s finance minister admits Portugal may ask for assistance – and implies that it could be Ireland’s fault.
For the first time in a week, the cost of Irish borrowing falls under the 8% barrier, while insuring against default also cheapens.
Not only that, but all our fears will vanish when the government announces its budget plans, says Fernandez Ordonez.
# bailout-republic - Sunday 14 November, 2010
Angela Merkel has reportedly set her sights on Ireland…
The minister has insisted that Ireland had not entered talks over a possible EU bailout.
# bailout-republic - Saturday 13 November, 2010
Despite assurances from the Irish government, some believe the country will be heading cap-in-hand to the EU as early as next month.
# bailout-republic - Friday 12 November, 2010
France and Germany issue statement from G20 summit in South Korea amid fears that Irish debt default concerns will spread to other countries.
# bailout-republic - Thursday 11 November, 2010
The Minister for Finance acknowledges international concern about the risk of an Irish default.
# bailout-republic - Wednesday 10 November, 2010
The Central Bank governor says Ireland’s tactics have been perfect – and that the IMF, if needed, would change nothing.
Speculation swirls among traders about a possible IMF bailout for Ireland, sending our bond yields even higher.