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#EU/IMF

# euimf - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

5 key issues facing the banking inquiry before it even starts

The government is pressing ahead with an inquiry but it will be a while before it starts properly and there are a number of outstanding issues before it does.

# euimf - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Cabinet meets this morning to consider economic strategy for the next seven years

Ministers will sign-off on the government’s medium-term economic strategy which is expected to be published next week.

# euimf - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

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Poll: Do you feel more positive about Ireland's economic situation?

With the Bank Guarantee set to end next month, is Ireland’s economy finally stabilising?

# euimf - Thursday 14 February, 2013

Europe-wide report says austerity is not working

The report – the first in-depth examination of the impact of current austerity policies within Europe – has called for a ‘fair solution’.

# euimf - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Ireland to close its embassy in the Vatican

Embasies in Iran and East Timor will also close ‘to implement savings’.

# euimf - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

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In pictures: Greek citizens protest austerity measures in Athens

Thousands took to the streets in Athens and other cities, protesting against further austerity measures.

# euimf - Thursday 15 September, 2011

GPs welcome scrapping of restrictions on treating medical card holders

The health minister has confirmed that Cabinet has approved the drafting of legislation to do away with the barrier between some GPs and medical card patients.

# euimf - Tuesday 6 September, 2011

New bailout deal will reduce debt quicker than expected - ESRI

Ireland could return to normal lending markets by 2014 according to the economic think tank.

# euimf - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Retirements could leave stations without permanent garda: report

The Garda Síochána could be left with significant personnel shortages if all gardaí eligible for retirement by next February decide to step down from their posts, according to an internal document seen by RTÉ.

Government should cut €4 billion in December budget, says ESRI

Forecasts for the growth of the Irish economy were also lowered in the ESRI’s latest report.

# euimf - Thursday 21 July, 2011

Eurozone leaders set for key summit as France and Germany agree common position

But neither country will tell us what that position is ahead of the summit in Brussels this afternoon.

# euimf - Sunday 17 July, 2011

Shane Ross linked to formation of new political party: report

A new centre-right political party involving the independent TD could be formed next year according to a report today.

# euimf - Wednesday 13 July, 2011

European Commission slams "incomprehensible" Moody's downgrade

Jose Manuel Barroso’s spokesman says the Commission can’t understand why Moody’s is taking such a dim view.

Department of Finance 'disappointed' by Ireland's junk status

Moody’s decision to downgrade appears to indicate we’ll need a second bailout.

# euimf - Friday 17 June, 2011

Van Rompuy on interest rate reduction: "We need a deal"

The president of the European Council was speaking on his first visit to Ireland.

# euimf - Friday 10 June, 2011

Former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has died

The former Minister for Finance died in the early hours of this morning.

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The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: New ministers from north and south of the border meet for the first time today; more protests on the way in Syria, and the unthinkable…a Father Ted rip off.

# euimf - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Varadkar says the Sunday Times "hyped up" his bailout comments

The transport minister says he has not been “confined to barracks” over the issue, and that the government’s position on the bailout is very clear.

# euimf - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock

Water meter installation to begin in Irish homes early next year

It’s not clear if the first of those to have water meters fitted will escape the “interim household utility charge”, which the environment minister denies is simply another name for a flat rate water charge.

# euimf - Monday 30 May, 2011

Take 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

# euimf - Sunday 29 May, 2011

Minister suggests Ireland could need a second bailout

Leo Varadkar says its unlikely that Ireland could return to the markets next year and appears not to rule out the need for a second bailout.

# euimf - Sunday 8 May, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know at 9am: Appeal for missing person; Northern assembly filled; violence in Egypt; a one per cent cut on Ireland’s bailout; Queen’s visit concerns; and the French president intervenes in his country’s racial quota row.

# euimf - Sunday 10 April, 2011

Ireland's corporation tax rate could be at risk from German demands

The German finance minister believes Ireland must make concessions if they are to get an interest reduction on their bailout package.

# euimf - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Former IMF director says Ireland will need another bailout in 2013

Donal Donovan told a conference in London that it was unlikely Ireland could go back to the markets in 2013 when the current bailout deal runs out.

# euimf - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Kenny: No date for reversal of minimum wage cut

The Taoiseach has said that an exact date for a reversal of the minimum wage cut could not be set.

# euimf - Friday 11 March, 2011

Kenny and Sarkozy exchange 'strong words' over corporate tax rate

The new Irish leader and his French counterpart are understood to have clashed at the EU summit in Brussels.

# euimf - Friday 4 March, 2011

Interest rate on part IMF bailout for Ireland set to fall

The slight alternations in the interest rate are a result of existing agreements and are not a result of any change in policy.

# euimf - Tuesday 1 March, 2011

Central Bank to get new powers to cover costs of future banking failures

New legislation imposed as a condition of the EU/IMF bailout will see the Central Bank gain sweeping new powers in order to protect the state from future exposure to troubled banks.