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IMF

IMF

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 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

‘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”.

# imf - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme” – Noonan Bailout Exit

“The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme” – Noonan

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”.

From TheJournal.ie 5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone Bailout Exit

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone

When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…

# imf - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From Business ETC Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed. Column

Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.

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

From TheJournal.ie Troika report card: ‘Steadfast implementation’ but watch for health and mortgages Bailout Exit

Troika report card: ‘Steadfast implementation’ but watch for health and mortgages

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

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take Five

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach: Credit for bailout exit goes to the people Well Done Everyone

Taoiseach: Credit for bailout exit goes to the people

“Today is historic in the sense that we’ve come through a very difficult period,” Enda Kenny said today.

From Business ETC The reviews are over but we may not leave for “a number of years” — IMF Mission Chief Bailout Exit

The reviews are over but we may not leave for “a number of years” — IMF Mission Chief

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.

From TheJournal.ie After 12 reviews and at least a few “discordant words,” Noonan and Howlin bid farewell to the troika The Final Countdown

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”.

From TheJournal.ie That’s all folks: Troika wrap up their final visit to Ireland today So Long

That’s all folks: Troika wrap up their final visit to Ireland today

Ireland will become the first EU country to exit the bailout process on 15 December.

# imf - Sunday 3 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland accept a post-bailout credit line, just in case? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland accept a post-bailout credit line, just in case?

The IMF have suggested that this kind of safety net is needed, although the Irish government is hesitant.

# imf - Thursday 31 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: ‘We gave it to them hard and heavy’ Troika Talks

Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: ‘We gave it to them hard and heavy’

Pearse Doherty said that officials from the Troika told Sinn Féin that the chances of retrospective bank recapitalisation are “very slim”.

From TheJournal.ie Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back… as long as they’re on their holidays Bailout Exit

Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back… as long as they’re on their holidays

“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

From TheJournal.ie Troika to make their last review visit to Dublin today Credit Line

Troika to make their last review visit to Dublin today

Ireland is due to exit the EU/IMF bailout programme this December.

# imf - Monday 14 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie IMF boss warns US default could trigger worldwide recession Shutdown

IMF boss warns US default could trigger worldwide recession

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

From TheJournal.ie Stephen Donnelly: The Troika targets can be met with no additional budget measures Budget 2014

Stephen Donnelly: The Troika targets can be met with no additional budget measures

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

From TheJournal.ie How much has Ireland paid Britain in interest on bailout loans? Bailout

How much has Ireland paid Britain in interest on bailout loans?

Hint: Not enough to buy Gareth Bale.

# imf - Sunday 6 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Rabbitte: I believe adjustment will be lower than €3.1 billion Budget 2014

Rabbitte: I believe adjustment will be lower than €3.1 billion

It’s expected the figure for Budget 2014 will be finalised at a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

# imf - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Column: Do protests have any real impact? Opinion

Column: Do protests have any real impact?

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.

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