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# imf - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie €2.1 billion: That’s how much extra the government could have to play with now Money Fight

€2.1 billion: That’s how much extra the government could have to play with now

Figure for early debt repayment was €1.5b last week, but what’s €600m between friends?

# imf - Saturday 13 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Mission Accomplished: Michael Noonan confirms the deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion The Dealmaker

Mission Accomplished: Michael Noonan confirms the deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion

The Minister for Finance is having a pretty good Saturday.

# imf - Friday 12 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan has struck a deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion This Charming Man

Michael Noonan has struck a deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion

The Finance Minister has been in Milan urging EU colleagues to support his push for early repayment of IMF loans.

# imf - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From Business ETC Budget cuts could be “significantly less” says Noonan, but don’t leap for joy just yet Budget 2015

Budget cuts could be “significantly less” says Noonan, but don’t leap for joy just yet

The minster says cuts will have to be made, even if they are less than previously thought.

From Business ETC Michael Noonan’s going on a European charm offensive worth hundreds of millions This Charming Man

Michael Noonan’s going on a European charm offensive worth hundreds of millions

The Minister is looking to seal a deal for early repayment of our IMF loans, which would bring down repayments considerably.

# imf - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

From Business ETC IMF chief Christine Lagarde charged in €400 million fraud case Investigation

IMF chief Christine Lagarde charged in €400 million fraud case

Lagarde said that she will not resign her position and intends to return to work immediately.

# imf - Friday 15 August, 2014

From Business ETC The Briefcase: O’Flynn-v-Blackstone, ghost hotels and South African Sparring partners Inbox Me

# imf - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The IMF says we can pay back our loans early – but what does that mean? Debt Burden

The IMF says we can pay back our loans early – but what does that mean?

Early repayment could save hundreds of millions every year – but could also be a political minefield.

# imf - Friday 25 July, 2014

From Business ETC IMF cuts 2014 global growth forecast Snip Snip

IMF cuts 2014 global growth forecast

Russia was likely to see its economy brought to the brink of recession but the IMF has now slashed the country’s growth forecast.

# imf - Monday 7 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie IMF: Politicians should take advantage of ‘favourable’ financial market conditions Forecast

IMF: Politicians should take advantage of ‘favourable’ financial market conditions

The International Monetary Fund is to give its official global economic forecasts in two weeks.

# imf - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From Business ETC Ireland second to Bermuda as ‘conduit’ for taxable income of US multinationals – IMF staff paper Tax Havens

Ireland second to Bermuda as ‘conduit’ for taxable income of US multinationals – IMF staff paper

Corporate tax avoidance is bad for the global economy, paper reports.

# imf - Saturday 21 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Alex White says it’s time to tell the IMF that ‘enough is enough’ Leadership Battle

Alex White says it’s time to tell the IMF that ‘enough is enough’

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

From Business ETC The briefcase: this was the week in business Inbox Me This post contains a poll

The briefcase: this was the week in business

Opening shots in the budget war, cuddly Ryanair, and everything in between…

# imf - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From Business ETC Michael Noonan will do ‘whatever it takes’ to reach deficit targets Budget 2015

Michael Noonan will do ‘whatever it takes’ to reach deficit targets

The Minister for Finance ruled out a €2 billion adjustment in Budget 2015

From TheJournal.ie The IMF is getting behind Joan Burton as the next Labour leader Support

The IMF is getting behind Joan Burton as the next Labour leader

The IMF describes Joan Burton as the leading candidate for the Labour leadership. No mention of Alex White, though.

# imf - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From Business ETC The IMF is back in town, and it’s not mad on the Government’s mortgage strategy Card Marked

The IMF is back in town, and it’s not mad on the Government’s mortgage strategy

The first bailout review has urged caution on the strategy, which was announced in the run-in to elections last month.

From TheJournal.ie ‘We’re a normal country now’: Brendan Howlin said goodbye to the IMF’s man in Dublin today Seeya

‘We’re a normal country now’: Brendan Howlin said goodbye to the IMF’s man in Dublin today

“I met him to say goodbye to him, he’s leaving next week,” Brendan Howlin said today.

# imf - Monday 5 May, 2014

From Business ETC Portugal follows Ireland’s lead by going it alone as it leaves bailout Trendsetters

Portugal follows Ireland’s lead by going it alone as it leaves bailout

As the debt crisis deepened in 2010, it brought down Greece first, followed by Ireland and Portugal.

# imf - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ukraine rescued by IMF bailout Cash Strapped

Ukraine rescued by IMF bailout

The fund of up to €13 billion will avert bankruptcy amid Ukraine’s escalating standoff with Russia.

# imf - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme IMF

Greece could get more cash after Troika agree next step in bailout programme

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Music and austerity – how do we express the time we live in? Facing The Music

Column: Music and austerity – how do we express the time we live in?

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

From TheJournal.ie ‘From Ballyhea to Brussels’: Anti-bailout campaigner launches MEP bid In It To Win It This post contains videos

‘From Ballyhea to Brussels’: Anti-bailout campaigner launches MEP bid

Diarmuid O’Flynn is calling for a debt write down for Ireland and the abolition of the euro.

# imf - Sunday 23 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie New Ukraine leader warns that the country’s economy is in a “catastrophic” state IMF

New Ukraine leader warns that the country’s economy is in a “catastrophic” state

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Troika may be gone, but Ireland’s social problems remain People Of Ireland

Column: The Troika may be gone, but Ireland’s social problems remain

With the instability in the eurozone receding in recent months, we have seen the emergence of an important debate at European level: how to tackle the serious social impact of the recession, writes Dominic Hannigan TD.

# imf - Thursday 23 January, 2014

From Business ETC Welcome to the club: Spain exits its bailout… with 26% unemployment Spain

Welcome to the club: Spain exits its bailout… with 26% unemployment

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

From TheJournal.ie IMF and UN staff among dead in Kabul restaurant attack Suicide Bombing

IMF and UN staff among dead in Kabul restaurant attack

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

From Business ETC Central Bank governor: The bailout programme did what it said on the tin Central Bank

Central Bank governor: The bailout programme did what it said on the tin

Honohan said, now that we have exited the programme, “the rest is up to us”.

# imf - Friday 27 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The 30-year-old documents that unintentionally planned for Ireland’s IMF bailout Back To The Future This post contains images

The 30-year-old documents that unintentionally planned for Ireland’s IMF bailout

“The increase…would also increase the amount of IMF credit potentially available to Ireland should circumstances ever arise…”

# imf - Thursday 19 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everybody’s talking about goings-on at St Vincent’s Hospital, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, and the IMF on the bondholders…

From TheJournal.ie Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief Burning Bondholders

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: This “Ireland as a success story” rhetoric is based on empty spin Opinion

Column: This “Ireland as a success story” rhetoric is based on empty spin

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

From TheJournal.ie That’s all, folks: IMF praise Ireland, but lay out important challenges Bailout Exit

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.

From TheJournal.ie The quarterly reviews may be over, but the Troika aren’t leaving just yet Bailout Exit

The quarterly reviews may be over, but the Troika aren’t leaving just yet

The IMF, ECB and European Commission will still be carrying out six-monthly ‘visits’.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers have some good news, and they’ll be telling us about it all day Brace Yourself

Ministers have some good news, and they’ll be telling us about it all day

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

From TheJournal.ie Joan Burton: We are still going to be heavily overseen by the Troika Bailout Exit

Joan Burton: We are still going to be heavily overseen by the Troika

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

From Business ETC Decision on credit line will make it ‘more difficult’ to access future supports Credit Line

Decision on credit line will make it ‘more difficult’ to access future supports

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

From TheJournal.ie Dijsselbloem: EU ministers are ‘losing patience’ with Greece Budget 2014

Dijsselbloem: EU ministers are ‘losing patience’ with Greece

The Eurogroup President made the comments to a Greek newspaper ahead of the country’s draft budget announcement today.

# imf - Friday 15 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore insists: Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons Bailout Exit

Gilmore insists: Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons

The Tánaiste was speaking in London earlier today.

From Business ETC Officials to work out Kenny-Merkel deal on loans for ‘real Irish economy’ The Exit

Officials to work out Kenny-Merkel deal on loans for ‘real Irish economy’

Michael Noonan’s stressing it’s a ‘bilateral’ agreement and “not a European strategy”.

From TheJournal.ie “Keeping a close watch”: Troika will conduct six-monthly monitoring visits to Ireland The Exit

“Keeping a close watch”: Troika will conduct six-monthly monitoring visits to Ireland

The president of the Eurogroup said there would be be ongoing twice-yearly checks, but stressed there would be “no measures, just surveillance”.

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