Former IMF head of mission to Ireland Ashoka Mody: believes Ireland could have pressed harder

As Ireland exits the EU-International Monetary Fund bailout, the Government continues to argue strongly in favour of its multilateral approach to the (...)

Former IMF mission chief for Ireland Ashoka Mody, says he believes bondholders should have been burnt, be they lenders to the Irish banks or the State.

Freezing temperatures and heavy snow in late November- early December 2010 meant the International Monetary Fund’s mission chief for Ireland, Ashoka M(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan: “I don’t see reducing income tax as a return to auction politics. I think auction politics have given us the boom-and- bust cycle and have destroyed so many lives in this country we should never go back there.”

Income tax may be cut in the next budget for “certain groups”, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. As the bailout draws to a close th(...)

The former head of the IMF mission to Ireland has again warned that further austerity may cripple the Irish economy for years to come. Professor Ashok(...)

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore rejected the view of the former IMF mission chief to Ireland that ESM assistance for the cost of the bailout was ‘impossible’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The International Monetary Fund has distanced itself from comments made by its former chief of mission to Ireland Ashoka Mody.Mr Mody had said austeri(...)

Former IMF chief of mission to Ireland Ashoka Mody said a policy of austerity was ‘potentially self-defeating’.

A former senior IMF official has warned that austerity must end for the economy to grow while a Labour Party paper has said more welfare cuts “may not(...)

Demonstrators  against austerity in Paris at the weekend. They also called for the establishment of a  “sixth republic” with a new constitution for France. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

The last couple of weeks have seen an intensification of the so-called austerity debate. President Michael D Higgins, in widely publicised inte(...)

The IMF pointed out that Ashoka Mody had retired from the IMF “and his views do not represent the fund’s position”.

The International Monetary Fund has distanced itself from comments by the fund’s former mission chief to Ireland, Ashoka Mody, who said complet(...)

Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem: An imminent deal to postpone Ireland’s bailout repayments will be enough to secure a smooth exit from the EU-IMF programme later this year

An imminent deal to postpone Ireland’s bailout repayments will be enough to secure a smooth exit from the EU-IMF programme later this year, accordi(...)

"Ivor Bailout" a Halloween zombie protester, outside the Central Bank last year  Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

Complete reliance on austerity was not “a reasonable” way to go, Ashoka Mody, the IMF's former mission chief to Ireland, has said. “Choice one (...)