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Don't expect Michael Noonan to smile about his tax cuts

A smile from the Finance Minister wouldn’t go amiss.

UNSURPRISINGLY, FINE GAEL is lauding the modest tax cuts introduced by the coalition in last October’s budget.

People who are getting paid this week or next can expect to see a small boost to their pay packets and Fine Gael has produced the video below in which Finance Minister Michael Noonan explains some of the changes.

Unfortunately while there’s lots of practical details and advice from the wise old man of Irish politics there is very little smiling.

In fact, there’s really none at all:

Source: Fine Gael/YouTube

Ah come on now, Michael. Tax cuts are surely something to smile about?

Budget Day 2015 Source: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

What about Christine Lagarde? Surely her glamour and sophistication could put a smile on your face:

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan pict Source: Photocall Ireland

That’s better:

Michael Noonan Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Read: Fine Gael dishes out a deep burn to Gerry Adams

Update: Fine Gael high-flyer apologises for Page 3 “feminazis” comment

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Hugh O'Connell

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