# troika - Wednesday 12 December, 2012
The agreement was made in a memorandum sent by Finance Minister Michael Noonan to the Troika.
The approval is seen as routine and may be the last extension, with the possibility of a withdrawal early next year.
Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Soundcheck Day… (Sorry…)
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
The agreement came after 13 hours of talks in Brussels.
# troika - Saturday 24 November, 2012
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
Ahead of an anti-austerity march, Michael O’Reilly argues that Budget decisions are being driven by false premises.
# troika - Monday 5 November, 2012
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
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
The finance minister of Cyprus says the last few difference on a Troika bailout are “bridgeable”.
# troika - Saturday 27 October, 2012
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
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.
Are the Troika still happy with Ireland’s progress? Let’s find out…
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
The release of further documents this week help to shed further light on Ireland’s bailout. But what don’t we know?
“There comes a point at which negative sentiment starts to feed on itself … we are clearly at that point.”
The Department of Finance has released the letter of November 21, 2010 where Brian Lenihan says: ‘We need help.’
He will put a motion before the Executive Council of Congress today calling for an end to any further meetings with the Troika.
# troika - Tuesday 23 October, 2012
Left-leaning partners in the coalition are rejecting Troika demands to make it easier to sack workers.
€1 billion of the funds – which were sold at an interest rate of 2.621 per cent – will be sent to Ireland.
# troika - Sunday 21 October, 2012
After Stephen Donnelly reports the Troika shifted blame from themselves, Michael Noonan says: it’s Trichet’s fault.
Michael Noonan says the commitments in the programme for government – not to raise rates or bands – still apply.
# troika - Wednesday 17 October, 2012
Hundreds of home help care workers and supporters to march to Dáil Eireann today.
Delegations from Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil are meeting the Troika this morning.
# troika - Monday 15 October, 2012
# troika - Sunday 14 October, 2012
Eamon Gilmore says the public wants an end to austerity – and not to have it dragged out for longer.
# troika - Saturday 13 October, 2012
Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today. And yes, this picture does show cows, racing.
# troika - Thursday 27 September, 2012
The report contradicts a working paper from the summer that said two-fifths of families would be better off on the dole.
# troika - Tuesday 18 September, 2012
The European Commission confirms water charges will be in quicker than expected – and calls for tweaks to benefits for the jobless.
# troika - Friday 14 September, 2012
Once discussions on the promissory note issue has been concluded, Ireland could get a more lenient deal – but it may be some time.
# troika - Tuesday 11 September, 2012
The junior finance minister tells Newstalk that people “shouldn’t overreact” to the IMF’s suggestions on a 0.5% tax.
# troika - Monday 10 September, 2012
OH, IT’S ON (well, kind of. It’s all very civil).
The latest IMF quarterly review says having the ESM take a direct stake in Irish banks is the best way back to the markets.
# troika - Sunday 2 September, 2012
Tony O’Brien also says the €130 million in cuts is absolutely vital if the HSE is to ensure it doesn’t run out of money.
# troika - Thursday 30 August, 2012
Health service says cuts have to be made before the end of this year if it is to meet budget targets set down by the government and Troika.
The agency conceded that it is inevitable that the measures will have some impact on frontline service delivery.
# troika - Wednesday 29 August, 2012
Irish homes will pay water charges from 1 January 2014, Brussels says – far earlier than Phil Hogan had previously said.
The European Commission says it’s disappointed that a draft document – raising the heat on Dublin – has been leaked.