Completing its tenth review of Ireland’s bailout programme, which also saw it release the final €950m of its loans, the IMF said there needed to be resolution on the 25% of loans that are currently non-performing.
“Two and a half years into their program, the Irish authorities maintain steadfast policy implementation. Improved market sentiment and the recently approved extension of EFSF/EFSM loan maturities have been reflected in a decline of bond yields,” said Deputy Managing Director of the IMF David Lipton.
“Yet economic recovery is not well established and risks to debt sustainability remain. Strong policy implementation and timely delivery on European pledges to enhance program sustainability remain key.”