The possibility of the domestic banks having to raise new capital following the ECB stress tests "cannot be precluded" even though AIB, Bank of Ireland and Permanent TSB all passed the Central Bank’s Balance Sheet Assessment (BSA) at the end of 2013, according to the IMF in its latest review of the Irish economy.
Thu, 19 Jun, 2014
The grandmother of a toddler with Down’s syndrome has been waiting a year for a response from the Taoiseach and three government ministers to correspondence about disability cuts referred to them on her behalf by the troika.
Mon, 02 Dec, 2013
Labour ministers Eamon Gilmore and Pat Rabbitte are “technically correct” that the agreement with the troika is to reach a 5.1% budget deficit target by 2014, but it will come down to a “game of poker” whether the Government will be allowed ease up on the €3.1bn in consolidation planned for October’s budget, according to UCD economics professor Karl Whelan.
Thu, 01 Aug, 2013
The IMF has urged that Irish banks receive direct recapitalisation from the European Stability Mechanism, which puts it on a collision course with the Eurogroup of finance ministers and the eurozone creditor nations.
Thu, 04 Apr, 2013