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# eu-imf - Monday 23 June, 2014

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can't be ruled out
# Getting Burnt
# Getting Burnt

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can't be ruled out

Jun 23rd 2014, 1:26 PM 8,809 Views 63 Comments

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.

# eu-imf - Friday 13 December, 2013

That's all, folks: IMF praise Ireland, but lay out important challenges
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

That's all, folks: IMF praise Ireland, but lay out important challenges

Dec 13th 2013, 11:05 PM 13,188 Views 81 Comments

The International Monetary Fund’s final review of Ireland’s bailout programme comes with several warnings, although says the we are seeing signs of recovery.

# eu-imf - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Portugal's PM declares: 'I'm not resigning. I'm not abandoning the country'
# Bailout
# Bailout

Portugal's PM declares: 'I'm not resigning. I'm not abandoning the country'

Jul 2nd 2013, 9:22 PM 4,740 Views 23 Comments

Pedro Passos Coelho was responding to the resignation of his foreign minister tonight, a day after his finance minister quit.

# eu-imf - Monday 29 April, 2013

Greece forced to sack 15,500 public workers to keep EU funds
# Croke Park It Ain't
# Croke Park It Ain't

Greece forced to sack 15,500 public workers to keep EU funds

Apr 29th 2013, 8:43 AM 9,754 Views 100 Comments

MPs have signed off on laws which enforce the first mandatory public layoffs in Greece for over a century.

# eu-imf - Friday 12 April, 2013

Updated: EU finance ministers agree to delay repayment of Irish bailout loans
# Eurogroup
# Eurogroup

Updated: EU finance ministers agree to delay repayment of Irish bailout loans

Apr 12th 2013, 5:10 PM 11,959 Views 159 Comments

All 27 EU finance ministers have now given a green light to extending the maturity of Ireland’s bailout loans by seven years.

EU and Eurozone finance ministers begin two-day summit in Dublin
# Bailout
# Bailout

EU and Eurozone finance ministers begin two-day summit in Dublin

Apr 12th 2013, 7:32 AM 3,120 Views 25 Comments

Ministers will discuss extending the repayment dates of Ireland’s loans, and the aftermath of the Cyprus bailout catastrophe.

# eu-imf - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Troika recommends 'giving Ireland seven more years to repay loans'
# Bailout
# Bailout

Troika recommends 'giving Ireland seven more years to repay loans'

Apr 10th 2013, 11:07 AM 13,739 Views 156 Comments

Proposals seen by Reuters, to be put to ministers in Dublin this weekend, would see extra time given for Ireland and Portugal to repay.

# eu-imf - Monday 8 April, 2013

Gilmore: Water charges will not be introduced next January
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Gilmore: Water charges will not be introduced next January

Apr 8th 2013, 7:31 AM 8,846 Views 81 Comments

The Tánaiste says charges won’t be introduced before meters are installed, and that won’t be done in the next nine months.

# eu-imf - Friday 8 March, 2013

IMF open to extending repayment date on Ireland's €19bn bailout loans
# Christine Lagarde
# Christine Lagarde

IMF open to extending repayment date on Ireland's €19bn bailout loans

Mar 8th 2013, 11:22 AM 7,902 Views 132 Comments

Christine Lagarde says the IMF has an “open mind” about allowing Ireland to defer its repayments if it helps end the bailout.

# eu-imf - Friday 11 January, 2013

Troika recommends cuts to specialist doctors' salaries
# Euroleaks
# Euroleaks

Troika recommends cuts to specialist doctors' salaries

Jan 11th 2013, 11:25 AM 7,405 Views 27 Comments

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.

# eu-imf - Monday 5 November, 2012

Greek parliament begins debate on latest €13.5bn austerity package
# Greece
# Greece

Greek parliament begins debate on latest €13.5bn austerity package

Nov 5th 2012, 11:14 AM 3,363 Views 19 Comments

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

# eu-imf - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

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

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

Oct 24th 2012, 5:29 PM 14,147 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 24th 2012, 4:16 PM 13,384 Views 30 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 24th 2012, 2:25 PM 18,761 Views 95 Comments

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

# eu-imf - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Junior partners in Greek government set to veto latest Troika demands
# Greece
# Greece

Junior partners in Greek government set to veto latest Troika demands

Oct 23rd 2012, 9:05 PM 4,682 Views 37 Comments

Left-leaning partners in the coalition are rejecting Troika demands to make it easier to sack workers.

EU issues €3 billion bond to fund Irish and Portuguese bailouts
# Bailout
# Bailout

EU issues €3 billion bond to fund Irish and Portuguese bailouts

Oct 23rd 2012, 6:15 PM 4,907 Views 23 Comments

€1 billion of the funds – which were sold at an interest rate of 2.621 per cent – will be sent to Ireland.

# eu-imf - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Noonan insists: No, the Troika DID demand that we repay the bank bondholders
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

Noonan insists: No, the Troika DID demand that we repay the bank bondholders

Oct 21st 2012, 7:04 PM 9,767 Views 65 Comments

After Stephen Donnelly reports the Troika shifted blame from themselves, Michael Noonan says: it’s Trichet’s fault.

# eu-imf - Sunday 14 October, 2012

Gilmore rules out seeking extension to Troika's deficit deadline
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Gilmore rules out seeking extension to Troika's deficit deadline

Oct 14th 2012, 7:43 PM 5,201 Views 53 Comments

Eamon Gilmore says the public wants an end to austerity – and not to have it dragged out for longer.

# eu-imf - Saturday 1 September, 2012

No plans to release ECB letters despite newspaper report
# Bailout
# Bailout

No plans to release ECB letters despite newspaper report

Sep 1st 2012, 2:13 PM 3,842 Views 30 Comments

The Irish Times publishes details of letters the ECB sent to Brian Lenihan in the lead-up to Ireland seeking a bailout two years ago leading to more calls for the letters to published in full.

# eu-imf - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Leaked EU report: Water charges to kick in from January 2014
# Water Charges
# Water Charges

Leaked EU report: Water charges to kick in from January 2014

Aug 29th 2012, 3:07 PM 12,636 Views 153 Comments

Irish homes will pay water charges from 1 January 2014, Brussels says – far earlier than Phil Hogan had previously said.

Leaked Brussels report seeks Dole cuts to long-term unemployed
# Bailout
# Bailout

Leaked Brussels report seeks Dole cuts to long-term unemployed

Aug 29th 2012, 2:22 PM 13,465 Views 177 Comments

The European Commission says it’s disappointed that a draft document – raising the heat on Dublin – has been leaked.

# eu-imf - Sunday 26 August, 2012

We asked for copies of the ECB’s letters to Brian Lenihan. Here’s what happened
# Bailout
# Bailout

We asked for copies of the ECB’s letters to Brian Lenihan. Here’s what happened

Aug 26th 2012, 2:07 PM 18,645 Views 53 Comments

With the letters back in the news today, we thought we’d publish the response to a request we made in April 2011.

Poll: Should ECB letters sent before the bailout be released?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should ECB letters sent before the bailout be released?

Aug 26th 2012, 1:32 PM 5,400 Views 52 Comments

Michael Noonan has been asked to publish letters which allegedly bullied Ireland into its bailout. Should he?

Will Noonan publish the ECB letter that forced Ireland into a bailout?
# Bailout
# Bailout

Will Noonan publish the ECB letter that forced Ireland into a bailout?

Aug 26th 2012, 11:17 AM 6,559 Views 63 Comments

Fianna Fáil has called on Michael Noonan to publish Jean-Claude Trichet’s letter himself, after the minister said it should be released.

# eu-imf - Friday 24 August, 2012

8 things to know about Ireland's latest EU-IMF documents
# Bailout
# Bailout

8 things to know about Ireland's latest EU-IMF documents

Aug 24th 2012, 6:26 PM 8,757 Views 27 Comments

The Department of Finance has published the latest updates to Ireland’s memorandum of understanding this evening.

# eu-imf - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Greek leaders agree on €11.5 billion of new cuts
# Greece
# Greece

Greek leaders agree on €11.5 billion of new cuts

Aug 2nd 2012, 12:50 PM 2,295 Views 1 Comment

Antonis Samaras has convinced his junior coalition partners to drop their objections to further austerity measures.

# eu-imf - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Fine Gael HQ assures TDs: No decisions made about Budget 2013 yet
# Budget 2013
# Budget 2013

Fine Gael HQ assures TDs: No decisions made about Budget 2013 yet

Jun 26th 2012, 4:55 PM 2,737 Views 22 Comments

A message from party headquarters also says speculating about Budget measures benefits nobody (except the media).

# eu-imf - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Greece has money to pay bills until 20th July: report
# Greece
# Greece

Greece has money to pay bills until 20th July: report

Jun 13th 2012, 11:01 AM 2,330 Views 22 Comments

Greece has about €2 billion to pay salaries and pensions until 20th July, according to media reports.

# eu-imf - Monday 12 March, 2012

Troika deal could move tracker mortgages to IBRC - Noonan
# Banks
# Banks

Troika deal could move tracker mortgages to IBRC - Noonan

Mar 12th 2012, 8:05 AM 4,857 Views 34 Comments

The minister for finance tells RTÉ that loss-making mortgages could be taken off the books of AIB and Permanent TSB,

# eu-imf - Friday 2 March, 2012

IMF: Irish economy faces larger challenges than first expected
# Bailout
# Bailout

IMF: Irish economy faces larger challenges than first expected

Mar 2nd 2012, 4:00 PM 4,536 Views 48 Comments

The IMF’s latest quarterly report has similar concerns to that of the EU: that a dip in exports could mean tougher times ahead.

# eu-imf - Thursday 23 February, 2012

FF's Martin attacks "bare-faced lies" over sale of state assets
# State Assets
# State Assets

FF's Martin attacks "bare-faced lies" over sale of state assets

Feb 23rd 2012, 9:25 AM 2,128 Views 44 Comments

Micheál Martin says Labour ministers are “covering their tracks” by claiming Fianna Fáil agreed to the sale of state assets.

# eu-imf - Friday 17 February, 2012

93 per cent of homes haven’t paid household charge yet
# Household Charge
# Household Charge

93 per cent of homes haven’t paid household charge yet

Feb 17th 2012, 12:32 PM 8,357 Views 179 Comments

Figures provided by the Department of the Environment show that only one out of every 15 households has paid up so far.

# eu-imf - Thursday 16 February, 2012

Harsh words in Seanad over cut on EU-IMF interest
# Fiscal Compact
# Fiscal Compact

Harsh words in Seanad over cut on EU-IMF interest

Feb 16th 2012, 1:42 PM 2,270 Views 14 Comments

Lucinda Creighton says she would refuse to return to the Seanad if FF members “accuse me of being a liar”.

# eu-imf - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

# eu-imf - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Taoiseach: Bailout funds are not dependent on fiscal compact
# Fiscal Compact
# Fiscal Compact

Taoiseach: Bailout funds are not dependent on fiscal compact

Feb 5th 2012, 1:56 PM 2,574 Views 43 Comments

Enda Kenny says the EU-IMF bailout supersedes the new European deal, and that Ireland’s access to funding is safe.

# eu-imf - Thursday 19 January, 2012

IMF and ECB divided on whether Ireland should burn bondholders
# Troika
# Troika

IMF and ECB divided on whether Ireland should burn bondholders

Jan 19th 2012, 3:40 PM 5,750 Views 49 Comments

The IMF says burden-sharing is an option, but the ECB says it’s worried that doing so cause panic to “spill over” to Europe.

As it happened: The Troika's press conference on the latest bailout review
Live Jan 19th 2012, 2:00 PM

As it happened: The Troika's press conference on the latest bailout review

5 things we learned at today's bailout press conference
# Bailout
# Bailout

5 things we learned at today's bailout press conference

Jan 19th 2012, 1:54 PM 6,652 Views 24 Comments

There were five things worth noting from today’s press conference with Brendan Howlin and Michael Noonan. Here they are.

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin discuss the latest Troika review
Live Jan 19th 2012, 11:56 AM

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin discuss the latest Troika review

# eu-imf - Monday 9 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Jan 9th 2012, 8:04 PM 5,629 Views 2 Comments

In tonight’s fix: Calls to negotiate a second bailout, Gardaí investigate woman’s death in nursing home, and which celebrity chef has been a very naughty boy?

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