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# troika - Friday 1 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie What would you ask the Troika? Here’s your chance Your Questions

What would you ask the Troika? Here’s your chance

Deputy Stephen Donnelly is meeting the troika today – and wants our commenters’ input.

# troika - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Seanad to begin debating legislation behind water charges Water Charges

Seanad to begin debating legislation behind water charges

The Water Services Bill will begin its path through the Oireachtas in the Seanad chamber this afternoon.

# troika - Sunday 13 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Read in full: The leaked European Commission document into Ireland’s economy Euroleaks

Read in full: The leaked European Commission document into Ireland’s economy

The full draft document reveals the Irish government’s fears about a mass boycott of water charges, criticism over the costs of legal services in Ireland, and Troika suggestions to cut public sector pay.

# troika - Saturday 12 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge This is the week’s news… skewed Not The News

This is the week’s news… skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: Tinfoil hats to protect against interweb; abortion floodgates ‘like Guinness at The Gathering’; James Reilly a mystery to the Troika.

From TheJournal.ie Commission: Legal services are still too expensive in Ireland Euroleaks

Commission: Legal services are still too expensive in Ireland

Ireland’s bailout partners also want a more efficient judicial system.

From TheJournal.ie Irish banks are still very fragile – and the Troika is concerned Euroleaks

Irish banks are still very fragile – and the Troika is concerned

The Troika also warned that Irish banks still aren’t lending enough to small businesses either.

From TheJournal.ie Plans to cut another 9,500 public jobs are ‘too costly’, says Troika Euroleaks

Plans to cut another 9,500 public jobs are ‘too costly’, says Troika

A leaked European Commission report raises questions over Brendan Howlin’s plans to further downsize the public sector.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government ‘fears boycott of new water charges’ Euroleaks

Irish government ‘fears boycott of new water charges’

A leaked Troika document also reveals that the installation of water meters could be years behind the official schedule.

# troika - Friday 11 January, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix…now with added Disneyland and Mila Kunis Need To Know

The Evening Fix…now with added Disneyland and Mila Kunis

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Commission calls for legal rules requiring Councils to break even Euroleaks

Commission calls for legal rules requiring Councils to break even Exclusive

Right now councils only have an informal requirement to balance their books – something the Troika wants addressed.

From TheJournal.ie Half of proceeds from State assets sale must pay down debt – Troika Euroleaks

Half of proceeds from State assets sale must pay down debt – Troika Exclusive

The government is keen to use all of the money from the sale of State assets in “one shape or another” to fund job creation initiatives but the Troika appears more focussed on reducing the debt.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Friday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Troika thought the Government was optimistic with Budget 2013 Euroleaks

Troika thought the Government was optimistic with Budget 2013 Exclusive

The Troika and the Government had significantly different predictions for how much Ireland is going to grow over the next two years.

From TheJournal.ie New insolvency regime may not help troubled mortgage holders – Troika Euroleaks

New insolvency regime may not help troubled mortgage holders – Troika Exclusive

The Troika has raised concerns about the effectiveness of the new personal insolvency law that is aimed at helping the country’s many distressed mortgage holders.

From TheJournal.ie Troika wants less pay, more hours for public sector workers Euroleaks

Troika wants less pay, more hours for public sector workers Exclusive

A draft Troika report, obtained by TheJournal.ie, reveals suggestions that the Croke Park Agreement may not go far enough.

From TheJournal.ie Government to hire private companies to find work for long-term unemployed Euroleaks

Government to hire private companies to find work for long-term unemployed Exclusive

Leaked bailout documents reveal new Department of Social Protection plans to get longstanding jobseekers back to work.

From TheJournal.ie Troika recommends cuts to specialist doctors’ salaries Euroleaks

Troika recommends cuts to specialist doctors’ salaries Exclusive

In a leaked document, the Troika suggests a number of radical measures to address the health service overspend including hiring specialists from abroad, cutting doctors’ pay and making savings on the cost of drugs.

# troika - Friday 4 January, 2013

Ireland set to beat EU’s deficit target for 2012, says Hayes

The EU wanted the general government deficit to be under 8.6 per cent of GDP, but it could be under even 8 per cent.

# troika - Sunday 23 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Poll shows majority want a new political party Politics

Poll shows majority want a new political party

The survey also paints a bleak picture about people’s belief in their own prospects for 2013.

# troika - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

IMF approves latest €890 million loan – and warns against mini-Budget

The Washington-based fund affirms its stance that additional budgets during the year should be avoided.

# troika - Monday 17 December, 2012

SMEs remain broadly dissatisfied with Government performance – survey

The latest ISME survey of its members shows a slight improvement in satisfaction, but still wide antipathy.

# troika - Thursday 13 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# troika - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Government agrees to close loophole preventing banks repossessing homes Repossession

Government agrees to close loophole preventing banks repossessing homes

The agreement was made in a memorandum sent by Finance Minister Michael Noonan to the Troika.

EU approves six-month extension of Ireland’s bank guarantee

The approval is seen as routine and may be the last extension, with the possibility of a withdrawal early next year.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Soundcheck Day… (Sorry…)

From TheJournal.ie Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer Opinion

Column: Here’s how the Budget could have been fairer

It was an exercise in macho posturing, writes Mary Murphy – but there are ways for the Government to boost our confidence in them.

# troika - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Eurozone leaders reach a deal on Greek debt

The agreement came after 13 hours of talks in Brussels.

# troika - Saturday 24 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: As usual, Ireland only acts when we’re shamed into it Opinion

Aaron McKenna: As usual, Ireland only acts when we’re shamed into it

The death of Savita Halappanavar shows once again that we delay proper action until an international outcry forces our hand.

# troika - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Column: 4 myths about austerity… busted Opinion

Column: 4 myths about austerity… busted

Ahead of an anti-austerity march, Michael O’Reilly argues that Budget decisions are being driven by false premises.

# troika - Monday 5 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Greek parliament begins debate on latest €13.5bn austerity package Greece

Greek parliament begins debate on latest €13.5bn austerity package

Parliament will spend the entire week debating the 2013 Budget, which will introduce another €13.5 billion in budget cuts.

# troika - Sunday 4 November, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should free travel for pensioners be means-tested? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should free travel for pensioners be means-tested?

Reports today suggest the Government is considering bringing in an income threshrold for pensioners to receive their free travel. Good idea? Bad idea?

# troika - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Cyprus close to deal on becoming fourth bailed-out Eurozone country

The finance minister of Cyprus says the last few difference on a Troika bailout are “bridgeable”.

# troika - Saturday 27 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Stories like the ‘corn flakes family’ are true – SVP president St Vincent De Paul

Interview: Stories like the ‘corn flakes family’ are true – SVP president

The national president of Ireland’s largest voluntary, charitable organisation tells TheJournal.ie about the increase in demand for services and the rebirth of Ireland’s community spirit. Listen to the full interview…

# troika - Thursday 25 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

IMF tells Europe: ‘Deliver on your promises or Ireland is at risk’ IMF

IMF tells Europe: ‘Deliver on your promises or Ireland is at risk’

The head of the IMF’s mission to Ireland says selling a share in the banks to the ESM is a good idea for everybody.

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Noonan and Howlin on the Troika’s eighth review of the bailout Bailout

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin on the Troika’s eighth review of the bailout

Are the Troika still happy with Ireland’s progress? Let’s find out…

Troika completes eighth review of Ireland

Ministers Noonan and Howlin to read out Ireland’s latest report card at noon today. Any guesses at what grade we’ll get?

# troika - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’t Bailout

Lenihan letters: What’s been released, and what hasn’t

The release of further documents this week help to shed further light on Ireland’s bailout. But what don’t we know?

From TheJournal.ie In full: Brian Lenihan tells the ECB why Ireland needs a bailout Bailout

In full: Brian Lenihan tells the ECB why Ireland needs a bailout

“There comes a point at which negative sentiment starts to feed on itself … we are clearly at that point.”

From TheJournal.ie Released: Brian Lenihan’s letter where Ireland asks for a bailout Bailout

Released: Brian Lenihan’s letter where Ireland asks for a bailout

The Department of Finance has released the letter of November 21, 2010 where Brian Lenihan says: ‘We need help.’