# troika - Today’s News
# troika - Saturday 28 February, 2015
They’re good at protesting and making noise, but they have no workable policies.
# troika - Thursday 26 February, 2015
Syriza’s aggressive stance continues to soften in the wake of its loans being extended by the ECB
# troika - Wednesday 25 February, 2015
The Finance Minister was interviewed on Bloomberg about the future of the eurozone and other things…
# troika - Monday 16 February, 2015
Meanwhile, Michael Noonan says an extension of Greece’s bailout would be the subject of a Dáil vote.
# troika - Wednesday 11 February, 2015
The new Greek government is trying to kick free of its bailout terms.
# troika - Wednesday 4 February, 2015
It’s going to be a big day for the country’s new leaders.
# troika - Tuesday 3 February, 2015
And it’s on the hunt for friends in Europe to back the plan.
# troika - Monday 2 February, 2015
It’s threatening to end emergency funding if the Greeks don’t play ball.
# troika - Saturday 31 January, 2015
But Angela Merkel is against a deal.
# troika - Friday 30 January, 2015
“Writing off debt means someone else takes the hit, in this case we’re talking about taxpayers,” Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says.
# troika - Monday 26 January, 2015
This election was vital – not just for Greeks, but for working class people throughout Europe.
# troika - Monday 19 January, 2015
We did get stung a bit on the whole deal, Patrick Honohan says.
# troika - Saturday 27 December, 2014
State papers reveal how Alan Dukes warned his cabinet colleagues of the need to cut spending.
# troika - Wednesday 17 December, 2014
The banking inquiry’s first public hearings get under way today and questions remain about what happened six years ago.
# troika - Friday 5 December, 2014
Given the fact that we have been living through turbulent political times for the past six years, why are such profound shifts in political consciousness happening now?
# troika - Saturday 29 November, 2014
The French prime minister has insisted that “France must be respected, it is a big country.”
# troika - Saturday 22 November, 2014
Good compromises exist when neither side gets all that they wanted, but something of what they needed.
# troika - Friday 21 November, 2014
They’re out of town now until next spring.
# troika - Thursday 20 November, 2014
The government could have another €400m in the coffers each year now it has struck a deal.
# troika - Wednesday 5 November, 2014
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
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
The ECB’s governing council will consider releasing the letter at its meeting next week
# troika - Tuesday 2 September, 2014
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
Early repayment could save hundreds of millions every year – but could also be a political minefield.
# troika - Monday 23 June, 2014
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
“I met him to say goodbye to him, he’s leaving next week,” Brendan Howlin said today.
# troika - Wednesday 7 May, 2014
The head of the Irish desk says our credibility is on the line.
# troika - Monday 5 May, 2014
As the debt crisis deepened in 2010, it brought down Greece first, followed by Ireland and Portugal.
# troika - Tuesday 15 April, 2014
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
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
# troika - Saturday 8 March, 2014
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
The U2 frontman has been addressing delegates at the European People’s Party congress in Dublin.
# troika - Monday 27 January, 2014
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.
# troika - Friday 17 January, 2014
Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day.
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
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
An expert group on repossessions found that case management standards of different lenders varies greatly, “with some operating at sub-optimal level”.