Friday September 25, 2020

The troika's long goodbye

While the troika's influence has waned with the drawing-down of most of its loan, we still face continued monitoring of our financial affairs for many years, writes Cliff Taylor.

13th July, 2013
Michael Noonan: Ireland has enough leeway to meet its budget targets this year, even if growth does not pick up as expected.

It's back. The troika has returned for its penultimate visit. And the stark reality is that, with most of the money in the bailout programme already paid over to Ireland, its leverage has decreased a good bit.

The silent threat - if you don't do what you are told, you won't get any more money - does not hold much weight when dealing with a country which has already received the vast bulk of the...

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