Ming: At least Greece are asking for debt measures

Ming: At least Greece are asking for debt measures

The Irish Government should look to its Greek counterpart for some lessons in hard negotiation skills, Luke 'Ming' Flanagan said today.

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Noonan talks tough as he demands ECB attends banking inquiry

Noonan talks tough as he demands ECB attends banking inquiry

The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has called on the ECB to "man up" and take questions at the Oireachtas banking inquiry.

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Draghi: Ireland's bailout decision 'not that stupid'

Draghi: Ireland's bailout decision 'not that stupid'

The head of the European Central Bank has denied that the bank forced Ireland into accepting a bailout.

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FF: Trichet letters show Government was left with no choice

FF: Trichet letters show Government was left with no choice

Fianna Fáil has said that the ECB were wrong to force Ireland into a bailout.

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Letter reveals ECB funding 'threat'

Letter reveals ECB funding 'threat'

A top-level threat to cut emergency European funding to Ireland days before the humiliating international bailout will shock people, Public Expenditure Minister Brendan Howlin has said.

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Noonan secures support for new borrowing plan

Noonan secures support for new borrowing plan

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has this afternoon secured the support of all Eurozone Finance Ministers for a deal that would see Ireland borrowing at lower interest rates to pay off more than €18bn.

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Noonan tour aims to win support for bailout plan

Noonan tour aims to win support for bailout plan

Michael Noonan begins a two-day tour of Europe today in an attempt to win support for a plan to replace Ireland's Troika loans.

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Noonan: I have 'no problem' publishing bailout letter

Noonan: I have 'no problem' publishing bailout letter

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that the letter which allegedly forced Ireland into a bailout could be released to the Oireachtas banking inquiry.

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Noonan honoured by German-Irish Chamber of Commerce after bailout exit

Noonan honoured by German-Irish Chamber of Commerce after bailout exit

Finance Minister Michael Noonan was honoured today by the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce with an award for achieving the bailout exit.

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Ireland begins bailout exit today

Ireland begins bailout exit today

Ireland will today begin the process of exiting the bailout.

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Gilmore: More EU checks on economy does not infringe sovereignty

Gilmore: More EU checks on economy does not infringe sovereignty

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said that Europe's monitoring of Ireland's economy - despite our bailout exit - does not infringe on our sovereignty.

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Taoiseach: Bailout decision is the right one for Ireland

Taoiseach: Bailout decision is the right one for Ireland

The decision not to seek a special overdraft facility was finalised at an emergency cabinet meeting today ahead of Finance Minister Michael Noonan flying out to a summit in Brussels.

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Taoiseach confirms: No precautionary credit line after bailout exit

Taoiseach confirms: No precautionary credit line after bailout exit

Ireland is to make a clean break from its three-year international bailout programme next month without seeking precautionary funding, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has confirmed.

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Taoiseach expected to confirm bailout  exit without stopgap credit line

Taoiseach expected to confirm bailout exit without stopgap credit line

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is briefing Cabinet ministers on Ireland’s exit from the bailout today.

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Noonan: Government has taken back reins of Irish economy

Noonan: Government has taken back reins of Irish economy

The Government has claimed it is in a strong position to re-enter the international money markets as it exits its bailout.

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Ireland needs bailout backstop, says top Government advisor

Ireland needs bailout backstop, says top Government advisor

The head of the Government's economic advisory body has recommended that Ireland take a precautionary credit line from the EU on exiting the bailout.

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Troika 'optimistic' about Ireland's future

Troika 'optimistic' about Ireland's future

The Troika has told Government backbenchers it is optimistic about Ireland’s post-bailout future.

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FF: Precautionary credit line 'the prudent thing to do'

FF: Precautionary credit line 'the prudent thing to do'

The Opposition is today advising the Government to have a precautionary credit line in place when Ireland's bailout deal comes to an end.

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Noonan: Ireland may not need credit line to exit bailout

Noonan: Ireland may not need credit line to exit bailout

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that Ireland may exit the bailout programme without a backup credit line.

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IMF gives Ireland mixed review in latest report card

IMF gives Ireland mixed review in latest report card

The IMF has completed its latest review of Ireland's bailout programme and approved a €770m pay-out.

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IMF: Ireland should press ahead with €3.1bn Budget cuts

IMF: Ireland should press ahead with €3.1bn Budget cuts

The International Monetary Fund said Ireland should stick to the terms of the bailout agreement and cut €3.1bn from the Budget in October.

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NTMA: Ireland ready for full return to bond markets

NTMA: Ireland ready for full return to bond markets

The National Treasury Management Agency says Ireland now has the ability to fund itself on the bond markets.

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IMF talks aim to provide Ireland with precautionary facilities

IMF talks aim to provide Ireland with precautionary facilities

Talks have begun to provide precautionary facilities should Ireland fail to exit the bailout plan later this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said today.

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Union promises 'family-friendly' protest

Union promises 'family-friendly' protest

A mass protest calling on Europe to ease Ireland’s debt burden will be family-friendly, organisers have insisted.

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Taoiseach tells Davos conference: Ireland needs EU leaders to honour debt commitments

Taoiseach tells Davos conference: Ireland needs EU leaders to honour debt commitments

Ireland cannot exit the bailout programme this year if EU leaders do not honour their commitments on the Anglo promissory notes and separating sovereign debt from bank debt, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today.

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Doherty: Bailout deal would not save 'a single red cent' for taxpayer

Doherty: Bailout deal would not save 'a single red cent' for taxpayer

A deal to extend the maturity of Ireland’s bailout loans will not save the taxpayer any money, it has been claimed today.

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Eurozone Ministers to consider new bailout repayment plan

Eurozone Ministers to consider new bailout repayment plan

Eurozone Finance Ministers are to consider whether to extend the repayment schedule of part of Ireland's bailout loans.

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IMF: Ireland should avoid more Budget adjustment if growth slows

IMF: Ireland should avoid more Budget adjustment if growth slows

The IMF has also urged the Government not to bring in any additional Budget adjustments in the next 12 months if growth figures are lower than expected.

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Mitchell: Deal already done on Anglo promissory notes

Mitchell: Deal already done on Anglo promissory notes

Irish MEP Gay Mitchell said today that he believes agreement has already been reached behind the scenes in Europe to push out Ireland's payment of the Anglo promissory notes.

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Unions to hold 'major demonstrations' next February

Unions to hold 'major demonstrations' next February

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has endorsed a proposal to hold a series of "major demonstrations" next February, to demand a restructuring of Ireland’s debt.

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FF: German Minister's comments 'will provide little comfort to Irish families'

FF: German Minister's comments 'will provide little comfort to Irish families'

Opposition parties have today criticised the lack any firm commitments said at the meeting between Ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble.

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Schauble: Ireland will not need another bailout

Schauble: Ireland will not need another bailout

Ireland will not need a second bailout, Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schauble has declared.

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German Finance Minister points to 'misunderstanding' on bailout deal

German Finance Minister points to 'misunderstanding' on bailout deal

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said today that Ireland is a special case in terms of its banking debt.

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Noonan set to meet German Finance Minister today

Noonan set to meet German Finance Minister today

Finance Minister Michael Noonan will today meet with his German counterpart today.

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Tánaiste to meet German Foreign Minister today

Tánaiste to meet German Foreign Minister today

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is traveling to Berlin today to meet with the German Foreign Minister.

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Noonan targets 'real test' of full return to markets

Noonan targets 'real test' of full return to markets

The real test for Ireland's economic recovery will be getting out of the bailout, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has warned.

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Noonan: Ireland to discuss leaving bailout programme in January

Noonan: Ireland to discuss leaving bailout programme in January

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said today that Ireland is "taking the first steps" on exiting the bailout programme.

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Taoiseach: We need time to get debt deal right

Taoiseach: We need time to get debt deal right

Taoiseach Enda Kenny insisted today that getting a deal on Ireland's bank debt right, is more important that making it happen quickly.

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Noonan hopeful ahead of 'tough' negotiations on debt deal

Noonan hopeful ahead of 'tough' negotiations on debt deal

Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan said today that he is onfident that Ireland will get a deal on its bank debt.

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Opposition round on Taoiseach after Merkel bailout comments

Opposition round on Taoiseach after Merkel bailout comments

Ireland's need to cut a deal on its €64bn bank bailout was dealt a new blow today after German chancellor Angela Merkel refused to concede on legacy debt.

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European Commission: Spirit of statement on debt should be respected

European Commission: Spirit of statement on debt should be respected

The European Commission's Economic and Monetary Affairs spokesperson Simon O'Connor said that the Commission is fully behind the agreement made at the June summit.

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Noonan confident ahead of Troika report

Noonan confident ahead of Troika report

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that he is confident Ireland will again pass the latest review of our bailout by the Troika.

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Taoiseach: Troika meeting 'part of the normal process'

Taoiseach: Troika meeting 'part of the normal process'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today that the latest review of Ireland's bailout by the Troika is just part of the normal process.

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Schulz: EU should keep promises on Irish debt

Schulz: EU should keep promises on Irish debt

European Parliament President Martin Schulz has said that says he believes the EU should keep promises made to Ireland in June on our banking debt.

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Taoiseach: Decision of EU governments on bailout fund 'will be implemented'

Taoiseach: Decision of EU governments on bailout fund 'will be implemented'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is adamant a deal on Ireland's bank debt will be implemented despite an apparent u-turn by finance ministers of three of the most powerful European countries.

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Bruton: Ministers' statement on debt 'part of ups and downs of negotiations'

Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton has today described comments by the German, Finnish and Dutch finance ministers about the European Stability Mechanism as part of the "ups and downs" of negotiations.

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Irish bank debt deal in doubt

Irish bank debt deal in doubt

The prospect of a future deal to refinance billions of euro in Irish bank debt is in doubt this morning, after fresh concerns were raised by Germany, The Netherlands and Finland.

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IMF wants 'suitably high level' of property tax

IMF wants 'suitably high level' of property tax

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stated that the rate of the new property tax should be twice what the Government is currently suggesting.

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Minister: Government looking at 'future development' of free travel for pensioners

Minister: Government looking at 'future development' of free travel for pensioners

Children's Minister Frances Fitzgerald has today insisted that the Government has made no decision yet on next year's Budget.

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Minister confident of improved debt deal

Minister confident of improved debt deal

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has said the Irish economy is over the worst of the crisis.

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€3.5bn in cuts on the way in December's budget

€3.5bn in cuts on the way in December's budget

The government has announced it's to make cuts of up to €3.5bn in December's budget.

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NTMA launches first long-term Government bond sale since 2010

NTMA launches first long-term Government bond sale since 2010

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has launched the first sale of long-term Irish Government bonds in nearly two years.

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Taoiseach optimistic for 'early resolution' to debt negotiations

Taoiseach optimistic for 'early resolution' to debt negotiations

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has today said that he is hopeful that a deal on Ireland's banking debt will be agreed soon.

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IMF calls for cut in dole payments

IMF calls for cut in dole payments

Social welfare benefits are too high in Ireland and need to be revised to encourage people back to work, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.

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Government to sell State assets next year

Government to sell State assets next year

The Government is to begin the sale of State assets next year, It was confirmed today.

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Troika expected to approve Ireland finances today

Troika expected to approve Ireland finances today

The Troika will conclude its latest report on how Ireland is performing under the terms of its bailout deal today.

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Reports of better bailout deal 'simply not true'

Reports of better bailout deal 'simply not true'

The European Commission has dismissed a report suggesting the Troika is considering giving Ireland a better bailout deal.

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Government: No Troika proposals for change to bailout repayments

Government: No Troika proposals for change to bailout repayments

The Government said today that it has received no proposals from the Troika to further restructure Ireland's bailout deal.

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ESRI: State asset sale funds should pay debt, not stimulate economy

ESRI: State asset sale funds should pay debt, not stimulate economy

The Government has today been advised not to use the proceeds from the sale of state assets to try and stimulate the Irish economy.

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IMF: Ireland needs deal on promissory notes

IMF: Ireland needs deal on promissory notes

The International Monetary Fund has stated that a deal on Ireland's promissory notes is needed to help Ireland regain market access.

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