International Monetary Fund. An international organisation of 187 member states. Its aims are to stabilise exchange rates and assisting economic development through the liberalising of econnomic policies.
# imf - Thursday 19 December, 2013
Everybody’s talking about goings-on at St Vincent’s Hospital, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, and the IMF on the bondholders…
Speaking to the IMF, Ajai Chopra went on to say that eurozone partners had stopped Ireland from imposing haircuts on senior creditors.
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# imf - Sunday 15 December, 2013
The Troika itself isn’t going anywhere. They will continue to dictate austerity for years to come, writes Paul Murphy.
# imf - Friday 13 December, 2013
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.
The IMF, ECB and European Commission will still be carrying out six-monthly ‘visits’.
There’ll be a sustained eight-hour media assault by Cabinet members and State agency bosses today, as the Government marks the end of the bailout.
# imf - Sunday 1 December, 2013
The Minister for Social Protection has told TheJournal.ie it will not be “return to boom time instantly” when the EU/IMF programme ends later this month.
# imf - Friday 22 November, 2013
A report published by the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council today has warned that the changes in Budget 2014 have removed our “margin of safety”.
# imf - Thursday 21 November, 2013
The Eurogroup President made the comments to a Greek newspaper ahead of the country’s draft budget announcement today.
# imf - Friday 15 November, 2013
The Tánaiste was speaking in London earlier today.
Michael Noonan’s stressing it’s a ‘bilateral’ agreement and “not a European strategy”.
The president of the Eurogroup said there would be be ongoing twice-yearly checks, but stressed there would be “no measures, just surveillance”.
# imf - Thursday 14 November, 2013
The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.
When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…
# imf - Wednesday 13 November, 2013
Our shared currency system is not just preventing our ability to recover but is at the root of inevitable further looming crises, writes Mike Hall.
# imf - Friday 8 November, 2013
Budget figures remain on track but “spending control must be maintained, in particular in the healthcare sector” say the EU, ECB and IMF.
# imf - Thursday 7 November, 2013
“Today is historic in the sense that we’ve come through a very difficult period,” Enda Kenny said today.
Ireland remains on track to exit the bailout following the final review, but the IMF says it has no immediate plans to withdraw its officials from Dublin.
After 12 reviews and at least a few “discordant words,” Noonan and Howlin bid farewell to the troika
The Finance Minister described it as a “red letter day” while Howlin said that after years of intensive discussion, the bailout officials had steadily become “friends of Ireland”.
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Ireland will become the first EU country to exit the bailout process on 15 December.
# imf - Sunday 3 November, 2013
The IMF have suggested that this kind of safety net is needed, although the Irish government is hesitant.
# imf - Thursday 31 October, 2013
Pearse Doherty said that officials from the Troika told Sinn Féin that the chances of retrospective bank recapitalisation are “very slim”.
“They are quite satisfied that their job is done here in Ireland,” one Fine Gael backbencher said after a meeting with the Troika this morning.
# imf - Tuesday 29 October, 2013
Ireland is due to exit the EU/IMF bailout programme this December.
# imf - Monday 14 October, 2013
The US has until Thursday to raise its debt ceiling or face defaulting for the first time in its history.
# imf - Saturday 12 October, 2013
But just because we don’t have to become more efficient, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some adjustments that we should make, writes the independent TD.
# imf - Tuesday 8 October, 2013
Hint: Not enough to buy Gareth Bale.
# imf - Sunday 6 October, 2013
It’s expected the figure for Budget 2014 will be finalised at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
# imf - Wednesday 2 October, 2013
Does protesting work? And could anything be achieved from protesting against another austerity Budget in October? Rory Hearne examines the influence of mass popular protest and mobilisation.
# imf - Friday 27 September, 2013
The crisis-hit nation has now received half of the package it was pencilled to get from the ESM.
# imf - Thursday 26 September, 2013
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# imf - Wednesday 25 September, 2013
The IMF said that growth in the economy is encouraging, but unemployment and non-performing bank loans are worrying signs.
# imf - Friday 13 September, 2013
The IMF’s Gerry Rice wants Ireland to keep pace with cuts but did not rule out a reduction to deal with the “drag on growth”.
# imf - Thursday 12 September, 2013
In a report today, the body said that out debt-to-GDP ratio is set to peak this year and decline thereafter.
# imf - Friday 6 September, 2013
The Labour Party wants to see just €2 billion in cuts in the next budget but economists have said we must stick to the plan. What do you think?
# imf - Friday 9 August, 2013
*The events of 2013 in Ireland, according to resident satirist TheMire.net in this special extract from spoof news site chronicling the fall of the Celtic Tiger.
# imf - Monday 29 July, 2013
It’s expected around a billion euro will be raised by the sale, with around half of the funds raised going to pay down bailout debt.
# imf - Friday 26 July, 2013
Prosecutors called for the charges to be dropped but investigating magistrates have decided he should face trial.
# imf - Thursday 25 July, 2013
“Clearly no one wants to reduce child benefit, but there will be cuts and there will be adjustments,” Junior Finance Minister Brian Hayes has said of the social welfare budget this evening.