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# troika - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

The government says it saved over €10bn by complaining to the Troika

Some people still think we could have got a better deal, however.

# troika - Saturday 28 February, 2015

Greece proves left wing parties don’t have a chance of delivering in power

They’re good at protesting and making noise, but they have no workable policies.

# troika - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all

Syriza’s aggressive stance continues to soften in the wake of its loans being extended by the ECB

# troika - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

From Business ETC Greece should take Ireland’s ‘middle road’ on debt – not the ‘nuclear option’ Noonanomics

Greece should take Ireland’s ‘middle road’ on debt – not the ‘nuclear option’

The Finance Minister was interviewed on Bloomberg about the future of the eurozone and other things…

# troika - Monday 16 February, 2015

‘Greece has a major humanitarian crisis…. Ireland is in a very different situation’

Meanwhile, Michael Noonan says an extension of Greece’s bailout would be the subject of a Dáil vote.

# troika - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

From Business ETC It’s crunch time for Greece’s anti-austerity plans. And Germany is the biggest hurdle No Pressure

It’s crunch time for Greece’s anti-austerity plans. And Germany is the biggest hurdle

The new Greek government is trying to kick free of its bailout terms.

# troika - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From Business ETC Greece is facing three massive tests for its debt plans today Crunch Time

Greece is facing three massive tests for its debt plans today

It’s going to be a big day for the country’s new leaders.

# troika - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

From Business ETC Greece has come up with a swap deal to escape its ‘debt slavery’ Let's Do A Deal

Greece has come up with a swap deal to escape its ‘debt slavery’

And it’s on the hunt for friends in Europe to back the plan.

# troika - Monday 2 February, 2015

From Business ETC The ECB is threatening Greece the same way it did Ireland before the bailout Emergency Cash

The ECB is threatening Greece the same way it did Ireland before the bailout

It’s threatening to end emergency funding if the Greeks don’t play ball.

# troika - Saturday 31 January, 2015

# troika - Friday 30 January, 2015

‘Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax’

“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

Opinion: Greece has turned the page – it’s up to all of us to write the next chapter

This election was vital – not just for Greeks, but for working class people throughout Europe.

# troika - Monday 19 January, 2015

From Business ETC Not burning bondholders was ‘significant flaw’ of troika bailout: Central Bank boss Hindsight

Not burning bondholders was ‘significant flaw’ of troika bailout: Central Bank boss

We did get stung a bit on the whole deal, Patrick Honohan says.

# troika - Saturday 27 December, 2014

This man warned that Ireland could end up needing a bailout… 30 years ago

State papers reveal how Alan Dukes warned his cabinet colleagues of the need to cut spending.

# troika - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Opinion: The Banking Inquiry will help put the final pieces of the jigsaw together

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

Opinion: There has been a shift in Ireland’s political climate… but why now?

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

Opinion: France flouts the eurozone rules Ireland was beaten down with EU

Opinion: France flouts the eurozone rules Ireland was beaten down with

The French prime minister has insisted that “France must be respected, it is a big country.”

# troika - Saturday 22 November, 2014

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

The Troika have come and gone (again) and they’re happy(ish) but won’t talk about water

They’re out of town now until next spring.

# troika - Thursday 20 November, 2014

From Business ETC Ireland can offload a big chunk of its bailout debts early, thanks to Sweden Payback Time

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

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

From Business ETC ‘The IMF did not sufficiently tailor its advice to countries during the crisis’ Report Card

‘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

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

From Business ETC Michael Noonan’s going on a European charm offensive worth hundreds of millions This Charming Man

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

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

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

‘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

From Business ETC Here’s why the OECD thinks we need to cut €2 billion in the budget Steady As She Grows

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

From Business ETC Portugal follows Ireland’s lead by going it alone as it leaves bailout Trendsetters

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

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

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

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

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

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.

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

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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

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.

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