Officials from the Troika are making their 12th and final visit to Dublin ahead of Ireland's exit from the EU/IMF bailout programme in December.

Ireland will become the first eurozone country to exit the EU/IMF programme.

Last night, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan had dinner with IMF chief Christine Lagarde in Washington.

He had already discussed Ireland's position with EU Economics Commissioner Olli Rehn and ECB officials in Frankfurt.