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Michael Noonan

Michael Noonan

Michael Noonan is the Minister for Finance and a Fine Gael TD for the Limerick City constituency. Noonan was first elected to the Dail in 1981 and held a number of Ministerial positions under the leadership of both Garret FitzGerald and John Bruton, these included Minister for health and Minister for Justice. He also served as leader of Fine Gael from February 2001 until June 2002.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

“Less cutbacks, less tax increases” needed for Budget 2015 — Noonan

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin say we’ll need less of an adjustment than initially thought… But it’s too soon to say how much less.

Sorry Michael: Spending watchdog still thinks Noonan should cut €2bn in the budget

Economic figures warned Michael Noonan that the hard slog is not over at the MacGill Summer School tonight.

‘Appalling’ state of sub-prime mortgages in firing line

One in four home repossessions since 2012 relates to sub-prime properties, new figures show

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# michael-noonan - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

‘If I was Minister for Finance I would meet Donald Trump – but not on his terms’

Michael Noonan’s rendezvous with ‘The Donald’ in May was criticised at MacGill this afternoon.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Nama has clawed back €800 million from debtors putting assets ‘beyond its reach’

Fianna Fail’s Michael McGrath said the news raises “fundamental questions” about debtor co-operation.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Pathway to ‘Dublin’s Canary Wharf’: Nama’s €3 billion property play

Developers who had lands transferred to the State’s bad bank could end up developing sites in the Docklands.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

So just how young is the country’s youngest junior minister?… The Edge has hats that are older

At 27, Simon Harris is now our most senior junior minister. Makes you wonder what you’ve been doing with your life, doesn’t it?

# michael-noonan - Friday 11 July, 2014

In numbers: the Cabinet reshuffle

What’s the average age of a Cabinet member? And how many are from Dublin?

# michael-noonan - Monday 7 July, 2014

Michael Noonan expects there will be a new Cabinet by Wednesday

The Finance Minister was speaking as the Taoiseach and new Tánaiste meet for five hours to discuss what policies will be pursued by government.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Noonan: Dara Calleary “is like an arsonist blaming the fire brigade”

The Finance Minister was accused of failing to deliver a deal on bank recapitalisation.

What are the main issues surrounding fertility in Ireland?

The Health Committee will meet with representatives from the National Infertility Support and Information Group, but what else is happening in Leinster House today?

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

We’re worth €4 billion and we want action on water charges & respite payments — Carers

Carers provide services worth the equivalent of one third of the annual cost of the HSE, they say. Here’s what they want to happen in this October’s Budget…

# michael-noonan - Monday 23 June, 2014

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can’t be ruled out Getting Burnt This post contains videos

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can’t be ruled out

Patrick Honohan said he thought that “our fiscal crisis of the 1980s would have cured us of excesses of any type for 100 years”, but it didn’t.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From Business ETC Michael Noonan will do ‘whatever it takes’ to reach deficit targets Budget 2015

Michael Noonan will do ‘whatever it takes’ to reach deficit targets

The Minister for Finance ruled out a €2 billion adjustment in Budget 2015

From Business ETC Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt Austerity

Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt

Giving tax cuts in the upcoming budget would be popular, but it’s not the right thing to do.

Nearly every FOI request about the liquidation of Anglo has been refused

Eleven out of 12 Freedom of Information requests to the Department of Finance about the liquidation of IBRC have been refused. The other was withdrawn.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From Business ETC The IMF is back in town, and it’s not mad on the Government’s mortgage strategy Card Marked

The IMF is back in town, and it’s not mad on the Government’s mortgage strategy

The first bailout review has urged caution on the strategy, which was announced in the run-in to elections last month.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

How much tax would a 60c cigarette price hike bring in? (Hint: Not as much as you think)

Michael Noonan’s been advised that the shock-and-awe tactic might have some other effects on smokers’ behaviour.

From Business ETC What the IFAC? Five questions about the guys who want a tougher budget this year Analysis

What the IFAC? Five questions about the guys who want a tougher budget this year

This morning IFAC called on Government to stick to the €2 billion adjustment – but who are they, and why are they so eager to keep costs down?

# michael-noonan - Monday 16 June, 2014

Noonan: Fianna Fáil pulled a stroke over the banking inquiry “and fair dues to them”

Micheál Martin said the claims are “unfounded” and the government needs to “stop digging”.

# michael-noonan - Friday 13 June, 2014

From Business ETC Would the Government’s proposed tax cut actually help people? Taxing Times

Would the Government’s proposed tax cut actually help people?

A new research paper claims that the only beneficiaries would be those who earn a lot already.

Self-employed contractors are underpaying millions in tax

Audits carried out in the last year showed that the Revenue was underpaid to the tune of €9.3 million.

# michael-noonan - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Government gets €765,000 a year from slot machines

Not from gambling themselves, we should add.

# michael-noonan - Friday 6 June, 2014

From Business ETC Standard and Poor’s has restored Ireland’s A rating We're Back

Standard and Poor’s has restored Ireland’s A rating

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has welcomed today’s development.

Have your say: TDs and Senators want to know what you want in Budget 2015

The Oireachtas Finance Committee is inviting written submission on Budget 2015.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Want to be a banker? You’re in luck

There are over 100 jobs up for grabs at the Central Bank.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

‘Like a fella kicking his wife’: Clare Daly slams Aer Lingus for removing perks from workers

The independent TD said the airline’s decision to remove perks from cabin crew who went on strike last week was “outrageous”.

‘Jesus, there’s a lump there’ – Michael Noonan recalls the moment he discovered he had cancer

The finance minister said he found a lump on his shoulder in February.

Noonan: Some people will get their medical cards back

There was a “long discussion on medical cards at Cabinet yesterday”.

Michael Noonan seized the initiative in disclosing cancer fight, now he’ll just want to get on with it

The Minister for Finance hopes to continue in his role despite his health scare.

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# michael-noonan - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Michael Noonan received treatment for skin cancer after finding lump

The Minister for Finance said he received five weeks radiotherapy and then had a sarcoma removed.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

This minister is heading to the secretive Bilderberg summit – but in a ‘private capacity’

The annual meeting of political leaders and experts from the world of finance and academia is taking place in Copenhagen this year.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

“Taking medical cards from sick children is not acceptable” – Michael Noonan

The Finance Minister said seven per cent of people lost their cards after a review.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition TBT

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition

From befriending Tom Cruise to stealing each other’s outfits, our politicians have done it all.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Enda Kenny: I’m not here to be loved nor liked

Enda Kenny said that the programme for government will not be renegotiated and confirmed a reshuffle is in the offing.

# michael-noonan - Monday 19 May, 2014

From Business ETC Noonan: online tool will unlock €2 billion in funding for small business Cash Hunt

Noonan: online tool will unlock €2 billion in funding for small business

The launch follows criticism of the Government’s approach to SME grants and funding.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 17 May, 2014

The infamous snail, those freezing musicians … that hair: On Trump Patrol in Co Clare

The most cringe inducing Irish-American moment since Jedward met Barack? Whatever you made of it, here’s what went on in the lead-up to The Donald’s bizarre red carpet welcome…

From Business ETC Is the Irish commercial property feeding frenzy a good idea? Tucking In

Is the Irish commercial property feeding frenzy a good idea?

Investors are hungry for Irish assets, and they’re not short of cash. But are we underselling ourselves?

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