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

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

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FINANCE MINISTER MICHAEL Noonan spent Christmas in hospital after undergoing surgery for fluid on his chest.

It is understood that Noonan (72) underwent surgery at a Dublin hospital recently and is now recovering.

In a statement released this evening, Noonan said:

“Two weeks before Christmas I attended my doctor and was diagnosed with an infection involving fluid in the chest area.

“I subsequently underwent some medical procedures and I am now well on the mend.

“I will be attending cabinet on January 5 and I look forward to contesting the upcoming general election.”

The finance minister has previously undergone a heart bypass operation, and received treatment for cancer in 2014. He underwent treatment for an eye condition earlier this year.

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