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FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?
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FactCheck: Did the German parliament approve the Irish budget in 2011?

May 16th 2019, 9:00 PM 22,231 Views 57 Comments

Irexit Party leader and European election candidate Hermann Kelly claimed that the German Bundestag approved the Irish Budget in 2011 before the Dáil.

Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland
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# Report Card

Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland

Dec 2nd 2016, 9:50 PM 15,481 Views 44 Comments

The European Commission and ECB say “recent price and rent increases have drawn attention to persistent housing supply bottlenecks”.

'We've a new Troika in town': Joan doesn't think much of the new party
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'We've a new Troika in town': Joan doesn't think much of the new party

Jul 16th 2015, 8:05 PM 17,897 Views 91 Comments

The Tánaiste has been reacting to the launch of the Social Democrats yesterday.

'Alexis, let me give you a piece of advice... ': Enda reveals what he told the Greek prime minister
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'Alexis, let me give you a piece of advice... ': Enda reveals what he told the Greek prime minister

Jul 16th 2015, 11:11 AM 25,386 Views 161 Comments

The Taoiseach has been defending the government’s stance on Greece.

The Greek people have said no – so what's next?
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The Greek people have said no – so what's next?

Jul 6th 2015, 5:32 PM 128 Views 166 Comments

Yesterday’s result will have inspired millions across Europe that the forces of the 1% can be taken on.

Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw
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Greece has offered Europe an opportunity to redress a fundamental flaw

Jul 6th 2015, 1:00 PM 74 Views 99 Comments

It is in all our interests to bind up the economic and political wounds of the past seven years.

Poll: Should Greece accept the terms of a new bailout?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should Greece accept the terms of a new bailout?

Jul 5th 2015, 9:31 AM 22,955 Views 229 Comments

Nai or oxi?

'What the Troika is doing with Greece has a name – terrorism'
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'What the Troika is doing with Greece has a name – terrorism'

Jul 4th 2015, 7:50 PM 37,785 Views 204 Comments

“Why did they force us to close the banks? To instill fear in people. And spreading fear is called terrorism.”

It’s time to let Greece – and the euro – go
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It’s time to let Greece – and the euro – go

Jul 4th 2015, 8:00 AM 105 Views 78 Comments

The Greek problem will never be solved within the eurozone. It’s time to let them leave the euro, default on their loans, and try to rebuild from there with the drachma.

What's the issue with Greece's pension system?
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What's the issue with Greece's pension system?

Jul 2nd 2015, 6:00 PM 1,185 Views 101 Comments

The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?

Greece will accept the troika's bailout terms... but says it hasn't capitulated
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# Little Help

Greece will accept the troika's bailout terms... but says it hasn't capitulated

Jul 1st 2015, 12:25 PM 42,270 Views 199 Comments

Germany is still demanding the country go through with its planned referendum.

The Troika's negotiations with Greece shows why Ireland must do the right thing
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The Troika's negotiations with Greece shows why Ireland must do the right thing

Jun 30th 2015, 6:15 PM 152 Views 82 Comments

Heavily indebted countries should have a transparent, independent mechanism to turn to when facing the possibility of not being able to repay debts.

People are queuing for ATMs in Greece - but they can only get €60
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# Greece Frightening

People are queuing for ATMs in Greece - but they can only get €60

Jun 29th 2015, 7:47 AM 24,771 Views 162 Comments

Pensioners are also queuing outside closed banks.

Will this man tell us why taxpayers had to repay bondholders?
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# State Of The Nation

Will this man tell us why taxpayers had to repay bondholders?

Apr 30th 2015, 12:00 PM 10,441 Views 67 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

The government says it saved over €10bn by complaining to the Troika
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# We All Partied

The government says it saved over €10bn by complaining to the Troika

Apr 7th 2015, 3:00 PM 14,538 Views 95 Comments

Some people still think we could have got a better deal, however.

Greece proves left wing parties don't have a chance of delivering in power
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Greece proves left wing parties don't have a chance of delivering in power

Feb 28th 2015, 8:00 AM 180 Views 210 Comments

They’re good at protesting and making noise, but they have no workable policies.

Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all
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# Greece Lightnin'

Greece really, really wants to stay in the Eurozone after all

Feb 26th 2015, 7:10 PM 15,850 Views 68 Comments

Syriza’s aggressive stance continues to soften in the wake of its loans being extended by the ECB

Greece should take Ireland's 'middle road' on debt - not the 'nuclear option'
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# Noonanomics

Greece should take Ireland's 'middle road' on debt - not the 'nuclear option'

Feb 25th 2015, 3:20 PM 14,639 Views 84 Comments

The Finance Minister was interviewed on Bloomberg about the future of the eurozone and other things…

'Greece has a major humanitarian crisis.... Ireland is in a very different situation'
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# Just Not The Same

'Greece has a major humanitarian crisis.... Ireland is in a very different situation'

Feb 16th 2015, 4:55 PM 12,523 Views 57 Comments

Meanwhile, Michael Noonan says an extension of Greece’s bailout would be the subject of a Dáil vote.

It's crunch time for Greece's anti-austerity plans. And Germany is the biggest hurdle
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# No Pressure

It's crunch time for Greece's anti-austerity plans. And Germany is the biggest hurdle

Feb 11th 2015, 4:51 PM 13,267 Views 75 Comments

The new Greek government is trying to kick free of its bailout terms.

Greece is facing three massive tests for its debt plans today
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Greece is facing three massive tests for its debt plans today

Feb 4th 2015, 11:13 AM 12,303 Views 81 Comments

It’s going to be a big day for the country’s new leaders.

Greece has come up with a swap deal to escape its 'debt slavery'
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# Let's Do A Deal

Greece has come up with a swap deal to escape its 'debt slavery'

Feb 3rd 2015, 3:07 PM 22,491 Views 132 Comments

And it’s on the hunt for friends in Europe to back the plan.

The ECB is threatening Greece the same way it did Ireland before the bailout
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# Emergency Cash

The ECB is threatening Greece the same way it did Ireland before the bailout

Feb 2nd 2015, 3:35 PM 17,316 Views 83 Comments

It’s threatening to end emergency funding if the Greeks don’t play ball.

Greece doesn't want to talk to the Troika - and is rejecting €7.2 billion in loans
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# No Thanks

Greece doesn't want to talk to the Troika - and is rejecting €7.2 billion in loans

Jan 31st 2015, 7:57 AM 17,973 Views 200 Comments

But Angela Merkel is against a deal.

'Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax'
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# Someone Has To Pay

'Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax'

Jan 30th 2015, 12:00 PM 19,791 Views 109 Comments

“Writing off debt means someone else takes the hit, in this case we’re talking about taxpayers,” Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says.

Opinion: Greece has turned the page – it's up to all of us to write the next chapter
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# Anti-austerity

Opinion: Greece has turned the page – it's up to all of us to write the next chapter

Jan 26th 2015, 6:55 PM 31 Views 122 Comments

This election was vital – not just for Greeks, but for working class people throughout Europe.

Not burning bondholders was 'significant flaw' of troika bailout: Central Bank boss
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# Hindsight

Not burning bondholders was 'significant flaw' of troika bailout: Central Bank boss

Jan 19th 2015, 4:18 PM 12,093 Views 65 Comments

We did get stung a bit on the whole deal, Patrick Honohan says.

This man warned that Ireland could end up needing a bailout... 30 years ago
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# Dukes Of Hazard

This man warned that Ireland could end up needing a bailout... 30 years ago

Dec 27th 2014, 2:16 PM 19,670 Views 37 Comments

State papers reveal how Alan Dukes warned his cabinet colleagues of the need to cut spending.

Opinion: The Banking Inquiry will help put the final pieces of the jigsaw together
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# Austerity

Opinion: The Banking Inquiry will help put the final pieces of the jigsaw together

Dec 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 32 Views 35 Comments

The banking inquiry’s first public hearings get under way today and questions remain about what happened six years ago.

Opinion: There has been a shift in Ireland’s political climate... but why now?
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# Vision For The Future

Opinion: There has been a shift in Ireland’s political climate... but why now?

Dec 5th 2014, 8:00 PM 935 Views 106 Comments

Given the fact that we have been living through turbulent political times for the past six years, why are such profound shifts in political consciousness happening now?

Opinion: France flouts the eurozone rules Ireland was beaten down with
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Opinion: France flouts the eurozone rules Ireland was beaten down with

Nov 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 41 Views 93 Comments

The French prime minister has insisted that “France must be respected, it is a big country.”

Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now
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# Water Protests

Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now

Nov 22nd 2014, 8:00 AM 44 Views 224 Comments

Good compromises exist when neither side gets all that they wanted, but something of what they needed.

The Troika have come and gone (again) and they're happy(ish) but won't talk about water
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# Boys Are Back

The Troika have come and gone (again) and they're happy(ish) but won't talk about water

Nov 21st 2014, 5:48 PM 20,727 Views 178 Comments

They’re out of town now until next spring.

Ireland can offload a big chunk of its bailout debts early, thanks to Sweden
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# Payback Time

Ireland can offload a big chunk of its bailout debts early, thanks to Sweden

Nov 20th 2014, 4:52 PM 25,572 Views 64 Comments

The government could have another €400m in the coffers each year now it has struck a deal.

Opinion: The Irish civil service is a genuine success story – other countries should follow our model
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Opinion: The Irish civil service is a genuine success story – other countries should follow our model

Nov 5th 2014, 8:20 AM 1,032 Views 74 Comments

So much irrationality is directed at our civil service, including the dangerous notion of privatisation of functions, that the hard work of many decent people is overlooked.

'The IMF did not sufficiently tailor its advice to countries during the crisis'
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'The IMF did not sufficiently tailor its advice to countries during the crisis'

Nov 4th 2014, 8:13 PM 9,872 Views 28 Comments

An IMF internal review finds that some European authorities thought it was “inappropriate” for the IMF to be seated at the negotiating table.

Here's when we'll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released
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# Third Secret Of Fatima

Here's when we'll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released

Oct 28th 2014, 3:15 PM 20,266 Views 59 Comments

The ECB’s governing council will consider releasing the letter at its meeting next week

Michael Noonan's going on a European charm offensive worth hundreds of millions
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# This Charming Man

Michael Noonan's going on a European charm offensive worth hundreds of millions

Sep 2nd 2014, 5:18 PM 10,442 Views 45 Comments

The Minister is looking to seal a deal for early repayment of our IMF loans, which would bring down repayments considerably.

The IMF says we can pay back our loans early - but what does that mean?
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# Debt Burden

The IMF says we can pay back our loans early - but what does that mean?

Aug 12th 2014, 10:48 AM 13,877 Views 54 Comments

Early repayment could save hundreds of millions every year – but could also be a political minefield.

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can't be ruled out
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# Getting Burnt

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can't be ruled out

Jun 23rd 2014, 1:26 PM 8,808 Views 63 Comments

Patrick Honohan said he thought that “our fiscal crisis of the 1980s would have cured us of excesses of any type for 100 years”, but it didn’t.

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