Taoiseach to make live TV address to nation on Sunday

Taoiseach to make live TV address to nation on Sunday

The Taoiseach is to make a live TV address this Sunday.

Enda Kenny will speak to the nation at 9:30pm on Sunday night to mark Ireland's exit from the EU-IMF bailout.

It's the second time the Taoiseach will have made a live TV address, and follows a speech before the budget two years ago.

Sunday marks the official expiry of Ireland's three-year funding deal with the IMF - ending the Troika's involvement with Ireland.

The separate three-year deal with the European Commission and European Central Bank lapsed last Sunday.

The Taoiseach says he'll thank the Irish people for their work in getting the country out of the Troika bailout.

"We've a long way to go, but the credit here is due to people who have put up with these difficulties and challenges."


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