# troika - Yesterday’s News
# troika - Thursday 16 July, 2015
The Taoiseach has been defending the government’s stance on Greece.
# troika - Monday 6 July, 2015
Yesterday’s result will have inspired millions across Europe that the forces of the 1% can be taken on.
It is in all our interests to bind up the economic and political wounds of the past seven years.
# troika - Sunday 5 July, 2015
# troika - Saturday 4 July, 2015
“Why did they force us to close the banks? To instill fear in people. And spreading fear is called terrorism.”
The Greek problem will never be solved within the eurozone. It’s time to let them leave the euro, default on their loans, and try to rebuild from there with the drachma.
# troika - Thursday 2 July, 2015
The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?
# troika - Wednesday 1 July, 2015
Germany is still demanding the country go through with its planned referendum.
# troika - Tuesday 30 June, 2015
Heavily indebted countries should have a transparent, independent mechanism to turn to when facing the possibility of not being able to repay debts.
# troika - Monday 29 June, 2015
Pensioners are also queuing outside closed banks.
# troika - Thursday 30 April, 2015
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# troika - Tuesday 7 April, 2015
Some people still think we could have got a better deal, however.
# 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
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.