# troika - Today’s News
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# troika - 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.
# troika - Friday 22 November, 2013
Junior Minister Paschal Donohoe says that since we have now chosen to leave the bailout without a precautionary credit line, we must now keep borrowing rates low:
# troika - Thursday 14 November, 2013
Enda Kenny has told the Dáil that Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit facility when it exits the bailout programme on 15 December.
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”.
“We believe the country does need to have a lifejacket as we enter what could be potentially quite choppy waters over the next six or nine months,” Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson said today.
“This is the right decision for Ireland, and now is the right time to take this decision.”
These people are giving “original and best” a whole new meaning.
Enda Kenny is expected to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT avail of a precautionary credit line when it exits the bailout next month.
# troika - Sunday 10 November, 2013
From the Universal Social Charge to the Local Property Tax, the Government has implemented a labyrinth of new taxes, both overt and covert.
# troika - 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.
# troika - Thursday 7 November, 2013
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”.
Ireland will become the first EU country to exit the bailout process on 15 December.
# troika - 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.
In a break with previous protocol, Troika officials will meet with non-cabinet TDs.
# troika - Tuesday 29 October, 2013
Everyone’s talking about the final Troika review, another Labour resignation and the testimony of US intelligence officials.
O’Grady said the people who are paying the price now are traditionally the ones the party fights to protect.
Ireland is due to exit the EU/IMF bailout programme this December.
# troika - Sunday 27 October, 2013
Taoiseach Kenny wrote a letter to 26 EU heads about their 2012 “commitment” to give Ireland special treatment – but they don’t care for wimpish reminders.
# troika - Saturday 26 October, 2013
Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know this morning as you start your weekend…
# troika - Friday 25 October, 2013
Enda Kenny was speaking at the end of the two-day European summit in Brussels today.
# troika - Wednesday 23 October, 2013
Michael Noonan meets Mario Draghi for discussions on how Ireland will exit its international bailout programme on 15 December.
# troika - Tuesday 22 October, 2013
Meanwhile, the Tánaiste has said that the Budget cuts announced last week stand.
# troika - Monday 21 October, 2013
Initial estimates for April were revised, after it became clear that revenue from mobile phone licences should be filed under this year’s figures.
# troika - Monday 14 October, 2013
One TD has launched constitutional challenge seeking to reassert the right to vote on state spending – here’s why, Vincent P Martin writes.
# troika - Saturday 12 October, 2013
Enda Kenny was speaking at the Fine Gael national conference in Limerick tonight where he also outlined plans to extend the franchise for Seanad elections.
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.
# troika - Sunday 6 October, 2013
It’s expected the figure for Budget 2014 will be finalised at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.
# troika - Thursday 26 September, 2013
The latest MOU between the Irish government and the Troika shows that steps have been taken to ensure that when repossession is merited, the procedures will be “timely and accurate”.
# troika - Saturday 21 September, 2013
Our politicians have returned to the Dáil, so get ready to be told the sky is green and the hills are blue, writes Aaron McKenna.
# troika - Monday 16 September, 2013
The Seanad is also back but will it be abolished? We look at that and seven other questions ahead of the return of TDs and Senators this week.
# troika - 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”.
# troika - Thursday 12 September, 2013
A report from Oxfam on the impact of austerity in Europe makes for sobering reading.
# troika - Monday 9 September, 2013
Táinaiste Eamon Gilmore said in an interview with the Financial Times said that the Government will not let others ‘drive the speedometer’ on Irish austerity.
# troika - Sunday 1 September, 2013
Fine Gael TD Pat Deering believes that current social welfare spending is unsustainable and has urged the government to pursue a €3.1 billion budget cut in order to remove the “shackles of the Troika”.
# troika - Friday 9 August, 2013
The move would add almost nine euro per month to the average household winter gas bill.
# troika - 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.
# troika - Friday 26 July, 2013
The company has been tasked overseeing the metering of homes ahead of the introduction of water charges late next year.
# troika - Wednesday 24 July, 2013
The first water charge bills will be due in January 2015 but a decision on pricing won’t be taken before a report from the Commission for Energy Regulation.