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 - Today’s News
There’s something for everyone out West this summer.
# imf - Monday 7 July, 2014
The International Monetary Fund is to give its official global economic forecasts in two weeks.
# imf - Wednesday 25 June, 2014
Corporate tax avoidance is bad for the global economy, paper reports.
# imf - Saturday 21 June, 2014
White says if he is elected the next leader of the Labour party there will be no more “adjustment” of €2 billion or anything close to it.
# imf - Friday 20 June, 2014
Opening shots in the budget war, cuddly Ryanair, and everything in between…
# imf - Thursday 19 June, 2014
The Minister for Finance ruled out a €2 billion adjustment in Budget 2015
The IMF describes Joan Burton as the leading candidate for the Labour leadership. No mention of Alex White, though.
# imf - Wednesday 18 June, 2014
The first bailout review has urged caution on the strategy, which was announced in the run-in to elections last month.
“I met him to say goodbye to him, he’s leaving next week,” Brendan Howlin said today.
# imf - Monday 5 May, 2014
As the debt crisis deepened in 2010, it brought down Greece first, followed by Ireland and Portugal.
# imf - Thursday 27 March, 2014
The fund of up to €13 billion will avert bankruptcy amid Ukraine’s escalating standoff with Russia.
# imf - Wednesday 19 March, 2014
Meanwhile, IMF chief Christine Lagarde denied any wrongdoing as she was questioned for the third time by French prosecutors in a corruption case.
# imf - Saturday 8 March, 2014
Toner Quinn examines Ireland’s musical response the economic crash and bank guarantee – an “act of betrayal so shocking … the country throbbed with pain”.
# imf - Monday 3 March, 2014
Diarmuid O’Flynn is calling for a debt write down for Ireland and the abolition of the euro.
# imf - Sunday 23 February, 2014
The U.S., Europe and the U.K. said they would help with financial aid when a new cabinet is formed.
# imf - Monday 27 January, 2014
# imf - Thursday 23 January, 2014
The IMF has warned that the country faces five more years with high unemployment unless it enacts more reforms, including major wage cuts.
# imf - Saturday 18 January, 2014
A suicide bomber detonated his vest at the entrance to the Lebanese restaurant as two other militants opened fire on customers.
# imf - Friday 10 January, 2014
Honohan said, now that we have exited the programme, “the rest is up to us”.
# imf - Friday 27 December, 2013
“The increase…would also increase the amount of IMF credit potentially available to Ireland should circumstances ever arise…”
# 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.
# 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”.
Ireland will become the first EU country to exit the bailout process on 15 December.