# troika - Today’s News
They’ve jumped the fence, baby, and are coming to visit us.
# 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”.
# troika - Friday 10 January, 2014
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
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
The Troika itself isn’t going anywhere. They will continue to dictate austerity for years to come, writes Paul Murphy.
We got used to their visits, but what did they really think of us?
# troika - Friday 13 December, 2013
As we wave goodbye to the troika it’s time we set a new objective for our future, writes Derek Nolan
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”.
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
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
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
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.
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”.
“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.
“This is the right decision for Ireland, and now is the right time to take this decision.”
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 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
Budget figures remain on track but “spending control must be maintained, in particular in the healthcare sector” say the EU, ECB and IMF.
# troika - Thursday 7 November, 2013
Ireland remains on track to exit the bailout following the final review, but the IMF says it has no immediate plans to withdraw its officials from Dublin.
After 12 reviews and at least a few “discordant words,” Noonan and Howlin bid farewell to the troika
The Finance Minister described it as a “red letter day” while Howlin said that after years of intensive discussion, the bailout officials had steadily become “friends of Ireland”.
Ireland will become the first EU country to exit the bailout process on 15 December.
# troika - Thursday 31 October, 2013
Pearse Doherty said that officials from the Troika told Sinn Féin that the chances of retrospective bank recapitalisation are “very slim”.
“They are quite satisfied that their job is done here in Ireland,” one Fine Gael backbencher said after a meeting with the Troika this morning.
In a break with previous protocol, Troika officials will meet with non-cabinet TDs.