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#Michael Noonan

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 23 August, 2016

More than 2 million people are now working in Ireland, for the first time since 2009

There are 56,000 more people at work now than a year previously – a 2.9% rise, bringing total employment in the country to 2,014,900.

# michael-noonan - Friday 22 July, 2016

This is how drivers will be protected if a motor insurance company collapses

The liquidation of Setanta Insurance in 2014 left over 1,700 people out of pocket.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

We might have to give the EU an extra €280 million because of those inflated GDP figures

The massive 26% hike in GDP was decried by one financial journalist as a “work of Irish fiction”.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

These two Michaels are off to hobnob with Henry Kissinger at Bilderberg

The secretive annual gathering of political and business leaders takes place in Dresden from tomorrow.

Plans for a 'rainy day fund' have been given the thumbs-up - if it's done right

But the €2.5 billion proposed will be only a fraction of the money used in the last recession.

# michael-noonan - Friday 20 May, 2016

Your crash course in... Ireland's mortgage-rate problem

These are the key points you need to know about the latest attempts to force the banks into action.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Michael Noonan ‘presumes’ talks with Fianna Fáil will begin after Thursday

It’s the first time a senior Fine Gael minister has openly discussed negotiations with Fianna Fáil.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 3 March, 2016

Noonan predicts another election, as Fine Gael discusses its poll battering The Post Mortem This post contains videos

Noonan predicts another election, as Fine Gael discusses its poll battering

Meanwhile, Simon Coveney apologised to his Fine Gael colleagues at Leinster House today.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

Explainer: Why is everyone talking about Nama again?

The BBC Spotlight programme broadcast last night used secret recordings of businessman Frank Cushnahan.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Department of Health says Michael Noonan never sought to influence Grace decision

TheJournal.ie asked other former health ministers when they were made aware of the case.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 18 February, 2016

‘Gerry Adams Maths School’: Michael Noonan lashes Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin

The Finance Minister took aim at the opposition parties as Fine Gael struggles in the polls.

# michael-noonan - Sunday 7 February, 2016

‘Prove it, prove it!’: Noonan blames media and insists he didn’t get his maths wrong

The Finance Minister has been defending his party’s economic plans today.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 4 February, 2016

Does Fine Gael’s shiny new economic plan actually stack up?

Warning: There is a lot of fiscal space in this article.

# michael-noonan - Monday 1 February, 2016

What is the ‘fiscal space’ and why does it matter?

It’s a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot from the political parties in the coming months.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 14 January, 2016

Fine Gael’s promise to scrap the USC is not all it seems

The party has been accused of backtracking on an election pledge before we’ve even voted.

# michael-noonan - Monday 11 January, 2016

Joan Burton says questions about bank debt deal are now redundant

That historic 29 June 2012 ‘game changer’ is now a distant memory, it would seem.

This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?

A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

People whose homes have been flooded can defer property tax this year

Michael Noonan said homeowners can revalue their property if its been damaged by floods.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

Noonan and Howlin banter about ‘social democrat’ Leo and ‘much improved’ health service

The two finance ministers were in top form today.

Michael Noonan confirms he had pneumonia over Christmas

The Finance Minister has revealed more details about his Christmas health scare.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 31 December, 2015

# michael-noonan - Monday 28 December, 2015

Michael Noonan spent Christmas in hospital due to fluid on his chest

The Finance Minister says he is “well on the mend”.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

‘I don’t like the fella’: Michael Noonan definitely won’t go on Vincent Browne

The Finance Minister has had his say on the TV3 presenter.

# michael-noonan - Friday 6 November, 2015

From Business ETC AIB is going to start paying billions back to the Irish State Pony Up

AIB is going to start paying billions back to the Irish State

Michael Noonan said this lays the ground work for recovering the full value of the taxpayer’s €20.8 billion investment in the bank.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 5 November, 2015

Galway city is so short on cash that it’s not possible to be buried on a Sunday

Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has been banging the funding drum this morning.

# michael-noonan - Friday 23 October, 2015

Micheal Noonan doesn’t know if Enda was told army might need to guard ATMs

The Finance Minister confirmed there were discussions about security at the height of the financial crisis.

# michael-noonan - Monday 19 October, 2015

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

An arrest on an Aer Lingus flight, talks on the rail strike and a €60,000 payment to the parents of a Roma child… all in the news fix.

No rift: Noonan and Kelly say they get on grand

The two ministers insist there is no rift between them over proposals for rent certainty.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Budget 2016 – here are all the main points

Anything that affects you, you’ll find it here.

BUDGET 2016: Here’s how it all went down

Cuts to the much-hated USC, extra government spending and a couple of surprises – we keep you across it all.

Here’s how families will be affected by the Budget

Child Benefit is up by a fiver and the Respite Care Grant has been restored.

IN FULL: Michael Noonan’s Budget speech

“No more booms and bust.”

# michael-noonan - Monday 12 October, 2015

Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow’s Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow’s Budget?

Tax cuts and spending increases worth €3 billion will reportedly be unveiled – twice what was previously expected.

# michael-noonan - Sunday 4 October, 2015

A ‘startling’ €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can’t be touched – because of this man

And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Here’s how much a cut in the USC stands to benefit you

The Budget is less than a fortnight away but how would a planned tax cut affect you?

# michael-noonan - Friday 2 October, 2015

It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket

Just as Michael Noonan said it could three years ago.

# michael-noonan - Friday 18 September, 2015

Michael Noonan never wants to stop being Minister for Finance

The Fine Gael TD says he’d like to continue in his current post if the government is re-elected

# michael-noonan - Monday 14 September, 2015

Your USC is being cut, but what else do we know about Budget 2016?

With a month to go, the Budget leaks have begun in earnest.

# michael-noonan - Friday 11 September, 2015

The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month

The Finance Minister signalled that universal social charge will be prioritised in the Budget.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 10 September, 2015

‘Ultimatums are not the way to do business’: Key IMF figure criticises Trichet letters

Ajai Chopra claimed the ECB “went beyond its mandate” in letters sent by Jean-Claude Trichet to Brian Lenihan.

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