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# eu-imf - 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.

# eu-imf - Friday 13 December, 2013

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

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'

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

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

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

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'

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

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 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 Exclusive

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

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

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

“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

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

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

€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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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?

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am, including: Enda heads Stateside (again), penalties for jobseekers turning down work, and good news on the jobs front for Dublin.

# eu-imf - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Taoiseach: Bailout funds are not dependent on fiscal compact

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

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

The European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund discussed Ireland’s bailout progress.

5 things we learned at today's bailout press conference

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 Troika This post contains videos

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

We liveblogged events from Government HQ as the ministers hosted a press briefing on the latest EU-IMF review of Ireland.

# eu-imf - Monday 9 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Monday

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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