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Ireland Is ‘Pushed’ by Troika on Tax and Welfare, Post Reports

September 09, 2012

Ireland’s government is being “pushed” to make faster progress on a property tax and a reform of social welfare by the troika of the International Monetary Fund, the European Union and the European Central Bank, the Sunday Business Post reported, without citing anyone.

The IMF’s quarterly report on the country will be published tomorrow and will say that aspects of Ireland’s social welfare system are “unsustainable” while a property tax should be implemented quickly, the Dublin-based newspaper reported.

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