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#Troika

# troika - Saturday 22 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now Water Protests

Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now

Good compromises exist when neither side gets all that they wanted, but something of what they needed.

# troika - Friday 21 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Troika have come and gone (again) and they’re happy(ish) but won’t talk about water Boys Are Back

# troika - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Ireland can offload a big chunk of its bailout debts early, thanks to Sweden

The government could have another €400m in the coffers each year now it has struck a deal.

# troika - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The Irish civil service is a genuine success story – other countries should follow our model Civil Service

Opinion: The Irish civil service is a genuine success story – other countries should follow our model

So much irrationality is directed at our civil service, including the dangerous notion of privatisation of functions, that the hard work of many decent people is overlooked.

# troika - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

‘The IMF did not sufficiently tailor its advice to countries during the crisis’

An IMF internal review finds that some European authorities thought it was “inappropriate” for the IMF to be seated at the negotiating table.

# troika - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s when we’ll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released Third Secret Of Fatima

Here’s when we’ll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released

The ECB’s governing council will consider releasing the letter at its meeting next week

# troika - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Michael Noonan’s going on a European charm offensive worth hundreds of millions

The Minister is looking to seal a deal for early repayment of our IMF loans, which would bring down repayments considerably.

# troika - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The IMF says we can pay back our loans early – but what does that mean? Debt Burden

The IMF says we can pay back our loans early – but what does that mean?

Early repayment could save hundreds of millions every year – but could also be a political minefield.

# troika - Monday 23 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can’t be ruled out Getting Burnt This post contains videos

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can’t be ruled out

Patrick Honohan said he thought that “our fiscal crisis of the 1980s would have cured us of excesses of any type for 100 years”, but it didn’t.

# troika - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘We’re a normal country now’: Brendan Howlin said goodbye to the IMF’s man in Dublin today Seeya

‘We’re a normal country now’: Brendan Howlin said goodbye to the IMF’s man in Dublin today

“I met him to say goodbye to him, he’s leaving next week,” Brendan Howlin said today.

# troika - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Here’s why the OECD thinks we need to cut €2 billion in the budget

The head of the Irish desk says our credibility is on the line.

# troika - Monday 5 May, 2014

Portugal follows Ireland’s lead by going it alone as it leaves bailout

As the debt crisis deepened in 2010, it brought down Greece first, followed by Ireland and Portugal.

# troika - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security Job Security

Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security

The lack of proper jobs will ultimately cause our economy to stagnate – but employers can’t seem to resist the almost-endless supply of cheap labour.

# troika - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme IMF

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme

Meanwhile, IMF chief Christine Lagarde denied any wrongdoing as she was questioned for the third time by French prosecutors in a corruption case.

# troika - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat Troika

Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat

Today MEPs voted to endorse the findings of a report into the Troika – but ultimately there will be no sanctions. Ireland is not yet free from economic shackles, writes Nessa Childers MEP.

# troika - Saturday 8 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Music and austerity – how do we express the time we live in? Facing The Music

Column: Music and austerity – how do we express the time we live in?

Toner Quinn examines Ireland’s musical response the economic crash and bank guarantee – an “act of betrayal so shocking … the country throbbed with pain”.

# troika - Friday 7 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Bono: ‘The Irish people bailed the Irish people out’ EPP Congress This post contains videos

Bono: ‘The Irish people bailed the Irish people out’

The U2 frontman has been addressing delegates at the European People’s Party congress in Dublin.

# troika - Monday 27 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: Irish Water set-up is repeating the mistakes of the HSE Water Water Everywhere

Column: Irish Water set-up is repeating the mistakes of the HSE

No real savings can now be made for 12 years in Irish Water, while we create a duplicate of the existing arrangements and also set up an expensive new central agency to boot, writes Eamon Ryan.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Troika may be gone, but Ireland’s social problems remain People Of Ireland

Column: The Troika may be gone, but Ireland’s social problems remain

With the instability in the eurozone receding in recent months, we have seen the emergence of an important debate at European level: how to tackle the serious social impact of the recession, writes Dominic Hannigan TD.

# troika - Friday 17 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan to discuss Troika exit with head of eurozone bailout fund Bank Debt Deal

Michael Noonan to discuss Troika exit with head of eurozone bailout fund

Ireland’s push for a bank debt deal may also come up, but is not on the formal agenda for the meeting today.

# troika - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ECB ‘held a gun’ to Government’s head over bailout Troika

ECB ‘held a gun’ to Government’s head over bailout

Labour MEP Emer Costello has been strongly critical of the troika for putting the banks and bondholders ahead of citizens.

# troika - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Report on repossessions wants changes, but no legislative reform Repossession

Report on repossessions wants changes, but no legislative reform

An expert group on repossessions found that case management standards of different lenders varies greatly, “with some operating at sub-optimal level”.

# troika - Friday 10 January, 2014

Fundamental social rights were violated by Troika programmes says EU committee

A public hearing in Brussels yesterday heard from MEPs who stated that the social consequences of Troika policies can’t be ignored.

# troika - Thursday 19 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief Burning Bondholders

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief

Speaking to the IMF, Ajai Chopra went on to say that eurozone partners had stopped Ireland from imposing haircuts on senior creditors.

# troika - Sunday 15 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: This “Ireland as a success story” rhetoric is based on empty spin Opinion

Column: This “Ireland as a success story” rhetoric is based on empty spin

The Troika itself isn’t going anywhere. They will continue to dictate austerity for years to come, writes Paul Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Troika Translator: What they said and what they meant Bailout Exit

Troika Translator: What they said and what they meant

We got used to their visits, but what did they really think of us?

# troika - Friday 13 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: In a post troika world, we must move our economy away from the failed model of the past Opinion

Column: In a post troika world, we must move our economy away from the failed model of the past

As we wave goodbye to the troika it’s time we set a new objective for our future, writes Derek Nolan

From TheJournal.ie ‘The Irish people are the real heroes’ – Noonan Bailout Exit

‘The Irish people are the real heroes’ – Noonan

As Ireland exits the bailout, the Ministers Finance and Public Expenditure paid tribute to the Irish people, saying they had “used their voice in the polling booth”.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers have some good news, and they’ll be telling us about it all day Brace Yourself

Ministers have some good news, and they’ll be telling us about it all day

There’ll be a sustained eight-hour media assault by Cabinet members and State agency bosses today, as the Government marks the end of the bailout.

# troika - Sunday 1 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: We are still going to be heavily overseen by the Troika Bailout Exit

Joan Burton: We are still going to be heavily overseen by the Troika

The Minister for Social Protection has told TheJournal.ie it will not be “return to boom time instantly” when the EU/IMF programme ends later this month.

# troika - Friday 22 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Tough decisions ahead regardless of Troika involvement – Minister Bailout Exit

Tough decisions ahead regardless of Troika involvement – Minister

Junior Minister Paschal Donohoe says that since we have now chosen to leave the bailout without a precautionary credit line, we must now keep borrowing rates low:

# troika - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘This is the right decision for Ireland’: Taoiseach confirms bailout exit without credit line Bailout Exit

‘This is the right decision for Ireland’: Taoiseach confirms bailout exit without credit line

Enda Kenny has told the Dáil that Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit facility when it exits the bailout programme on 15 December.

From TheJournal.ie “The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme” – Noonan Bailout Exit

“The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme” – Noonan

The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.

From TheJournal.ie FF: Bailout exit is ‘absolutely’ good news but we need a lifejacket for choppy waters Bailout Exit

FF: Bailout exit is ‘absolutely’ good news but we need a lifejacket for choppy waters

“We believe the country does need to have a lifejacket as we enter what could be potentially quite choppy waters over the next six or nine months,” Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson said today.

From TheJournal.ie WATCH: Taoiseach confirms Ireland will exit bailout without credit line Bailout Exit

WATCH: Taoiseach confirms Ireland will exit bailout without credit line

“This is the right decision for Ireland, and now is the right time to take this decision.”

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT take back-up credit line Bailout Exit

Taoiseach to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT take back-up credit line

Enda Kenny is expected to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT avail of a precautionary credit line when it exits the bailout next month.

# troika - Sunday 10 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: Govt won’t admit it but we’ve been battered by new taxes Column

Damien Kiberd: Govt won’t admit it but we’ve been battered by new taxes

From the Universal Social Charge to the Local Property Tax, the Government has implemented a labyrinth of new taxes, both overt and covert.

# troika - Friday 8 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Troika report card: ‘Steadfast implementation’ but watch for health and mortgages Bailout Exit

Troika report card: ‘Steadfast implementation’ but watch for health and mortgages

Budget figures remain on track but “spending control must be maintained, in particular in the healthcare sector” say the EU, ECB and IMF.

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