Government says Troika and Ireland are good friends

Government says Troika and Ireland are good friends

The government has said the Troika have become good friends of Ireland.

The EU and IMF are packing their bags this afternoon after completing the final review under Ireland's bailout programme.

A decision on whether to seek a new package of precautionary loans will not be made until the middle of next month.

But public expenditure minister Brendan Howlin said the visiting inspectors have become unlikely allies.


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