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#Michael Noonan

# michael-noonan - Yesterday’s News


# michael-noonan - Yesterday’s News

Parents fear son will miss hospital appointments as they can't afford to replace van

Margaret Butler and Michael Power have called for more financial support to be given to carers.

Ruth Coppinger: 'The TDs who decided women's destinies in 1983 abortion debate still hold office'

Ruth Coppinger said her party will take the pay increase due to TDs, but it will go towards campaigns supports.


# michael-noonan - Thursday 20 October, 2016

Michael Noonan has announced another 40 new jobs for Limerick

Last month, the Minister for Finance allocated half a billion euro to Limerick, the State’s fourth-largest city.

# michael-noonan - Monday 17 October, 2016

Giving parents a tax credit for childcare would have cost nearly €600m

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said providing tax credits for paid child care would fail an equity test.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 13 October, 2016

Ministers aren't going to get a €12,000 pay hike after all

The Department of Public Expenditure has confirmed to that Minister Paschal Donohoe will ask Cabinet to waive the pay restoration.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Noonan defends first-time buyers plan as critics warn it will create 'bidding war'

Cutting VAT on new homes would have been a better approach, one economist has said.

Michael Noonan tips Paschal Donohoe to become Fine Gael leader

The Finance Minister said his Cabinet colleague “has all the qualities” to lead the party.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?

"Not Brexit-proof" - there's a deal of good news for the self-employed today, but is it enough?

However the earned income tax credit still lags behind the €1,650 automatic deduction available to PAYE workers.

Good news for tourism businesses - their 9% VAT rate is safe

The rate came under scrutiny earlier this year but businesses say it has been instrumental to the sector’s recovery.

Budget 2017: Here are the main points you need to know

A €1.3 billion package of tax cuts and public spending was announced this afternoon.

As it happened: Budget 2017 tried to give a little bit to everyone (but not everyone is happy) Liveblog This post contains a poll

As it happened: Budget 2017 tried to give a little bit to everyone (but not everyone is happy)

Here’s everything to know about Budget 2017.

# michael-noonan - Monday 10 October, 2016

Find out how Budget 2017 will affect you with’s calculator

How much more (or less) will you be taking home?

Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you optimistic about the Budget?

After much speculation, tomorrow is D-Day.

# michael-noonan - Sunday 9 October, 2016

Who is Ireland's 'squeezed middle' and why is Budget 2017 all about pleasing them?

Budget 2017 will be announced on Tuesday.

Majority of people believe Ireland should bring in a sugar tax

54% of people in Ireland want to see the tax introduced.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 6 October, 2016

"You're a wily old fox at talking down the clock" - Noonan answers questions over Nama Project Eagle sale

Noonan’s appearance before PAC is rare for a sitting minister, though not unheard of.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

'Accounting firms are telling vulture funds how to get around tax loophole closure'

Stephen Donnelly has submitted a detailed proposal on how he thinks Ireland can shut down vulture fund tax avoidance.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Poll: Should relatives get more inheritance tax relief? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should relatives get more inheritance tax relief?

Finance Minister Michael Noonan is said to be planning a break for children, but not other relatives.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 29 September, 2016

Nama says it acted in the "interest of the Irish taxpayers" at all times during Project Eagle sale

Nama chairman Frank Daly is appearing before the PAC this afternoon.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

PAC to invite Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness to appear over Project Eagle sale

Finance Minister Michael Noonan agreed last night to appear before the committee.

FactCheck: Has no government minister ever gone before the Public Accounts Committee?

Will Michael Noonan be the first sitting minister to go to the PAC? Or is Leo Varadkar wrong?

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 20 September, 2016

# michael-noonan - Sunday 18 September, 2016

Board member says if Nama was more transparent it wouldn't make as much money

Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald wants Michael Noonan to appear before the Public Accounts Committee.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 15 September, 2016

There will be a Commission of Investigation into Nama over Project Eagle

Fianna Fáil want an inquiry to look into the Government’s strategy for Nama to “accelerate the sales process”.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

No surprises on the way in this year's Budget - but there will be a reduction in USC

Michael Noonan said the detail of the USC reduction is yet to be decided.

# michael-noonan - Monday 12 September, 2016

'Nothing illegal, nothing improper, no irregularities': Noonan defends Nama over Project Eagle

There are growing calls for a public inquiry in the controversial 2014 sale, to US investment company Cerberus Capital Management.

# michael-noonan - Sunday 11 September, 2016

The Government will publish its report into Nama's controversial multi-billion Project Eagle sale this week

Public Accounts Committee vice-chairman Alan Kelly said he has been approached privately by a Nama executive prior to Nama’s appearance before the PAC.

Fine Gael TD criticises John Halligan's 'extraordinary' comments about colleagues

An ongoing row about cardiac care services in Waterford could have serious consequences for the Government.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling

The Taoiseach said it’s not true Apple was provided with more favourable treatment than others companies in terms of taxes.

Other countries can take a slice of Apple's €13bn Irish tax bill and it's confusing the government

The European Commission found that the tech giant received illegal state aid from Ireland.

# michael-noonan - Sunday 4 September, 2016

FactCheck: Is Apple really the "largest taxpayer in Ireland"?

The company’s CEO Tim Cook made the claim this week, and Michael Noonan repeated it. We checked it out.

We Need To Talk About Apple: Two top Irish economists go head-to-head over the €13 billion

UCD Professor Moore McDowell says we have nothing to lose in appealing, while TCD Professor Brian Lucey says Ireland should let Apple fight its own battles.

# michael-noonan - Friday 2 September, 2016

Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime Apple Tax This post contains videos

Noonan claims Apple ruling an "attack" on Ireland's corporate tax regime

The Dáil will be recalled next to vote on the Government’s decision to appeal the Apple ruling.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

EC: Ireland could spend Apple tax money on anything it wants

The European Commision says Ireland would indeed have options.

Poll: Should we take the Apple money? Taxes This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we take the Apple money?

The tech giant could be forced to pay up to €19 billion in back taxes when interest is taken into account as a result of the decision.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Other EU countries could claim a portion of Ireland's €13 billion in back taxes from Apple

Vestager said other EU countries can try to prove some of Apple’s profits funnelled through Ireland were based on sales in their territories.

# 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”.

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