The Irish Government should look to its Greek counterpart for some lessons in hard negotiation skills, Luke 'Ming' Flanagan said today.
The Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has called on the ECB to "man up" and take questions at the Oireachtas banking inquiry.
The head of the European Central Bank has denied that the bank forced Ireland into accepting a bailout.
Fianna Fáil has said that the ECB were wrong to force Ireland into a bailout.
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.
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.
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.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that the letter which allegedly forced Ireland into a bailout could be released to the Oireachtas banking inquiry.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan was honoured today by the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce with an award for achieving the bailout exit.
Ireland will today begin the process of exiting the bailout.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said that Europe's monitoring of Ireland's economy - despite our bailout exit - does not infringe on our sovereignty.
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.
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.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan is briefing Cabinet ministers on Ireland’s exit from the bailout today.
The Government has claimed it is in a strong position to re-enter the international money markets as it exits its bailout.
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.
The Troika has told Government backbenchers it is optimistic about Ireland’s post-bailout future.
The Opposition is today advising the Government to have a precautionary credit line in place when Ireland's bailout deal comes to an end.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that Ireland may exit the bailout programme without a backup credit line.
The IMF has completed its latest review of Ireland's bailout programme and approved a €770m pay-out.
The International Monetary Fund said Ireland should stick to the terms of the bailout agreement and cut €3.1bn from the Budget in October.
The National Treasury Management Agency says Ireland now has the ability to fund itself on the bond markets.
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.
A mass protest calling on Europe to ease Ireland’s debt burden will be family-friendly, organisers have insisted.
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.
A deal to extend the maturity of Ireland’s bailout loans will not save the taxpayer any money, it has been claimed today.
Eurozone Finance Ministers are to consider whether to extend the repayment schedule of part of Ireland's bailout loans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ireland will not need a second bailout, Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schauble has declared.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said today that Ireland is a special case in terms of its banking debt.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan will today meet with his German counterpart today.
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is traveling to Berlin today to meet with the German Foreign Minister.
The real test for Ireland's economic recovery will be getting out of the bailout, Finance Minister Michael Noonan has warned.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan said today that Ireland is "taking the first steps" on exiting the bailout programme.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny insisted today that getting a deal on Ireland's bank debt right, is more important that making it happen quickly.
Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan said today that he is onfident that Ireland will get a deal on its bank debt.
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.
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.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that he is confident Ireland will again pass the latest review of our bailout by the Troika.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said today that the latest review of Ireland's bailout by the Troika is just part of the normal process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has stated that the rate of the new property tax should be twice what the Government is currently suggesting.
Children's Minister Frances Fitzgerald has today insisted that the Government has made no decision yet on next year's Budget.
Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald has said the Irish economy is over the worst of the crisis.
The government has announced it's to make cuts of up to €3.5bn in December's budget.
The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) has launched the first sale of long-term Irish Government bonds in nearly two years.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has today said that he is hopeful that a deal on Ireland's banking debt will be agreed soon.
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.
The Government is to begin the sale of State assets next year, It was confirmed today.
The Troika will conclude its latest report on how Ireland is performing under the terms of its bailout deal today.
The European Commission has dismissed a report suggesting the Troika is considering giving Ireland a better bailout deal.
The Government said today that it has received no proposals from the Troika to further restructure Ireland's bailout deal.
The Government has today been advised not to use the proceeds from the sale of state assets to try and stimulate the Irish economy.
The International Monetary Fund has stated that a deal on Ireland's promissory notes is needed to help Ireland regain market access.