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#Michael Noonan

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

'The last thing the government wants to see is Greece get a better deal than they could'
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

'The last thing the government wants to see is Greece get a better deal than they could'

Jun 23rd 2015, 12:08 PM 20,546 Views 101 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# michael-noonan - Monday 22 June, 2015

Enda Kenny says he believes a deal is possible for Greece
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Enda Kenny says he believes a deal is possible for Greece

Jun 22nd 2015, 10:45 PM 31,240 Views 115 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan earlier said he wasn’t optimistic a deal could be reached today.

A whopping €90m-worth of drugs was destroyed in Ireland last year
# Huge Cocaine Seizure
# Huge Cocaine Seizure

A whopping €90m-worth of drugs was destroyed in Ireland last year

Jun 22nd 2015, 6:01 AM 8,717 Views 25 Comments

The figure represents a five-fold increase on 2013.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Greek minister: Irish people's feelings of mild superiority are unhelpful
# Back Us Up
# Back Us Up

Greek minister: Irish people's feelings of mild superiority are unhelpful

Jun 20th 2015, 7:52 PM 57,035 Views 219 Comments

Yanis Varoufakis asked Irish people to try to understand the “Greek drama” and to look more closely at the workings of European institutions.

# michael-noonan - Friday 19 June, 2015

Ireland is now really thinking about what happens if Greece leaves the eurozone
# Plan B
# Plan B

Ireland is now really thinking about what happens if Greece leaves the eurozone

Jun 19th 2015, 2:25 PM 30,354 Views 157 Comments

The government has confirmed talks with the Central Bank and the NTMA about the implications of Greece exiting the eurozone.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 11 June, 2015

What is the secretive Bilderberg Conference - and why has Michael O'Leary been invited?
# Lizard People
# Lizard People

What is the secretive Bilderberg Conference - and why has Michael O'Leary been invited?

Jun 11th 2015, 6:08 AM 15,361 Views 84 Comments

Gathering of the lizard people, secretive world government meeting, an ‘informal networking opportunity’ – or a mixture of all three?

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

After several rows, Sinn Féin votes against IBRC inquiry - but it's still happening
# Dáil Wars
# Dáil Wars

After several rows, Sinn Féin votes against IBRC inquiry - but it's still happening

Jun 10th 2015, 10:53 PM 24,000 Views 71 Comments

Michael Noonan said he’s “confident” he has addressed the opposition’s concerns.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Talk of an INM move for TV3 dismissed as "highly unlikely" by the company
# Media Space
# Media Space

Talk of an INM move for TV3 dismissed as "highly unlikely" by the company

Jun 9th 2015, 12:55 PM 11,387 Views 48 Comments

The cabinet is to debate media merger guidelines today.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Alan Dukes was 'furious' with Michael Noonan for mentioning 'criminality'
# Impression
# Impression

Alan Dukes was 'furious' with Michael Noonan for mentioning 'criminality'

Jun 6th 2015, 2:44 PM 18,043 Views 159 Comments

Alan Dukes said the Siteserv sale was put before the Central Bank and no issues were found.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 4 June, 2015

The government has been painting a too-rosy budget picture
# Money Worries
# Money Worries

The government has been painting a too-rosy budget picture

Jun 4th 2015, 10:28 AM 19,143 Views 79 Comments

Its fiscal advisory council has warned something will have to give.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

IBRC inquiry: Department of Finance reveals details of filing error
# SiteServ
# SiteServ

IBRC inquiry: Department of Finance reveals details of filing error

Jun 3rd 2015, 10:50 PM 39,213 Views 148 Comments

Catherine Murphy found out via Twitter, but she’s very happy nonetheless.

# michael-noonan - Friday 29 May, 2015

The Bank of Ireland is moving in the right direction on mortgages
# The Right Direction
# The Right Direction

The Bank of Ireland is moving in the right direction on mortgages

May 29th 2015, 7:52 PM 12,209 Views 56 Comments

The bank has made cuts to its fixed-rate mortgages.

AIB's new boss has a long year ahead of him
# Banking At Bernie's
# Banking At Bernie's

AIB's new boss has a long year ahead of him

May 29th 2015, 3:21 PM 15,799 Views 45 Comments

The state-owned bank has announced its replacement CEO.

# michael-noonan - Friday 22 May, 2015

Michael Noonan warns banks: Cut your interest rates or else...
# The Boss
# The Boss

Michael Noonan warns banks: Cut your interest rates or else...

May 22nd 2015, 12:25 PM 15,254 Views 72 Comments

“Happy customers make for profitable banks,” the finance minister said today.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don't drop mortgage rates?
# Michael Says So
# Michael Says So

Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don't drop mortgage rates?

May 19th 2015, 5:55 PM 18,940 Views 79 Comments

The Finance Minister has been meeting with lenders.

# michael-noonan - Monday 18 May, 2015

Revenue giving names and addresses to Irish Water
# Here You Go
# Here You Go

Revenue giving names and addresses to Irish Water

May 18th 2015, 6:10 AM 32,287 Views 100 Comments

Exchanges took place last August and in January and February.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 14 May, 2015

'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'
# Siteserv Review
# Siteserv Review

'I'm horrified Irish taxpayers are being asked to write a blank cheque'

May 14th 2015, 10:30 PM 42,003 Views 103 Comments

“Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god.”

This week’s vital property news: Tough times for tenants but a construction on the up
# Shovel Ready
# Shovel Ready

This week’s vital property news: Tough times for tenants but a construction on the up

May 14th 2015, 6:35 PM 3,656 Views 0 Comments

Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Big plan to help mortgage holders 'won't have the banks quaking in their boots'
# Veto
# Veto

Big plan to help mortgage holders 'won't have the banks quaking in their boots'

May 13th 2015, 5:48 PM 13,907 Views 91 Comments

The government has announced a raft of new measures to help people struggling to pay their mortgages.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 9 May, 2015

Brendan Howlin: There are "really weird people" who attack others online
# Comedy Duo
# Comedy Duo

Brendan Howlin: There are "really weird people" who attack others online

May 9th 2015, 9:30 AM 11,832 Views 88 Comments

The minister also tells us how he feels about being compared to one half of Morecambe and Wise.

Here's everything you need to know about business this week
# The Briefcase
# The Briefcase

Here's everything you need to know about business this week

May 9th 2015, 7:45 AM 7,332 Views 3 Comments

Everyone was talking about allergic non-workers, Ireland’s most-hated company and a Greek tragedy.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 7 May, 2015

Brendan Howlin thinks left-wing parties "thrive in chaos"
# Professional Agitators
# Professional Agitators

Brendan Howlin thinks left-wing parties "thrive in chaos"

May 7th 2015, 11:59 PM 14,052 Views 153 Comments

…and if those rumours of an €800 windfall for public servants are true.

If the banks continue to 'gouge' mortgage-holders, maybe it's time to gouge them back...
# Pack Of Bankers
# Pack Of Bankers

If the banks continue to 'gouge' mortgage-holders, maybe it's time to gouge them back...

May 7th 2015, 6:49 PM 18,844 Views 41 Comments

AIB aside, Ireland’s main banks have refused to drop their rates despite record numbers of mortgages being in trouble.

Michael Noonan is copping a lot of flak for saying some people are 'allergic to work'
# Jobphobia
# Jobphobia

Michael Noonan is copping a lot of flak for saying some people are 'allergic to work'

May 7th 2015, 6:20 PM 41,550 Views 305 Comments

Brendan Howlin, for one, doesn’t agree.

Today's top stories in 7 seconds
# Lunch Fix
# Lunch Fix

Today's top stories in 7 seconds

May 7th 2015, 1:00 PM 8,878 Views 2 Comments

Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Murphy calls on KPMG to remove itself from Siteserv probe
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

Murphy calls on KPMG to remove itself from Siteserv probe

May 6th 2015, 9:32 PM 18,569 Views 98 Comments

A Fianna Fáil motion calling for an independent commission to be established has been defeated by the government.

# michael-noonan - Sunday 3 May, 2015

5 charts that show why the "lost decade" is a long way from over
# Analysis
# Analysis

5 charts that show why the "lost decade" is a long way from over

May 3rd 2015, 10:00 PM 57,509 Views 66 Comments

There’s a good reason why a lot of people still aren’t feeling it.

# michael-noonan - Friday 1 May, 2015

This banker has quietly sacrificed €500,000 to the taxpayer
# The Guvnor
# The Guvnor

This banker has quietly sacrificed €500,000 to the taxpayer

May 1st 2015, 12:45 PM 28,881 Views 57 Comments

Most public servants took a pay cut in the recession – but the Central Bank’s governor went further still.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Here is what your mortgage would cost you in Europe
# How Much??
# How Much??

Here is what your mortgage would cost you in Europe

Apr 30th 2015, 3:38 PM 11,893 Views 4 Comments

As has been pointed out in recent weeks, we don’t exactly get the best deal over here.

Alex White: 'Sinn Féin operates on smears ... they can't be taken seriously'
# Conflict Of Interest
# Conflict Of Interest

Alex White: 'Sinn Féin operates on smears ... they can't be taken seriously'

Apr 30th 2015, 3:11 PM 16,832 Views 106 Comments

Labour and Sinn Féin clashed over the Siteserv review … again.

Apple could be forced to pay 10 years of back taxes to Ireland
# A Big Bite
# A Big Bite

Apple could be forced to pay 10 years of back taxes to Ireland

Apr 30th 2015, 10:46 AM 20,814 Views 103 Comments

And it’s worried that could take a big bite out of its bottom line.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Hoping for a mortgage rate cut from one of these banks? Sorry, not happening
# Wrong Answer
# Wrong Answer

Hoping for a mortgage rate cut from one of these banks? Sorry, not happening

Apr 29th 2015, 6:19 PM 19,970 Views 37 Comments

They’re not giving much away, this mob.

Howlin: I'm amazed people criticised the spring statement, it's full of 'real meat'
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Howlin: I'm amazed people criticised the spring statement, it's full of 'real meat'

Apr 29th 2015, 12:15 PM 10,596 Views 133 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Has Michael Noonan given up on a bank debt deal?
# Not Off The Table
# Not Off The Table

Has Michael Noonan given up on a bank debt deal?

Apr 28th 2015, 8:22 PM 12,289 Views 63 Comments

Not quite, but it looks like the government is pursuing other options.

Why Fine Gael and Labour kickstarted their re-election campaign 10 months early
# Analysis
# Analysis

Why Fine Gael and Labour kickstarted their re-election campaign 10 months early

Apr 28th 2015, 8:00 PM 8,286 Views 41 Comments

Analysis: The Spring Economic Statement was a PR exercise designed to be the opening salvo in a lengthy general election campaign.

As it happened: Everything you need to know about the spring statement
# Planning Ahead
# Planning Ahead

As it happened: Everything you need to know about the spring statement

Apr 28th 2015, 4:45 PM 25,375 Views 89 Comments

The government’s big announcement in the Dáil has been been criticised as a ‘PR exercise’. Here’s how it all unfolded.

A lot of people really weren't feeling the government's Spring Statement
# Spring Break
# Spring Break

A lot of people really weren't feeling the government's Spring Statement

Apr 28th 2015, 4:43 PM 10,605 Views 46 Comments

The coalition’s much-hyped economic statement was released this afternoon, to an outburst of (mostly) joyous cynicism.

Will Permanent TSB be able to pay back its bailout cash after all?
# IOU Lots Of Money
# IOU Lots Of Money

Will Permanent TSB be able to pay back its bailout cash after all?

Apr 28th 2015, 12:21 PM 13,658 Views 39 Comments

The bank certainly seems to think so. And Michael Noonan too.

Stick with this guy and your living standards will improve every year until 2020
# Michael's Pledge
# Michael's Pledge

Stick with this guy and your living standards will improve every year until 2020

Apr 28th 2015, 12:00 PM 14,514 Views 233 Comments

“We lost a decade during the recession and the lost decade is over now,” Michael Noonan said this morning.

Tax cuts and spending hikes: Are we back to the good times?
# State Of The Nation
# State Of The Nation

Tax cuts and spending hikes: Are we back to the good times?

Apr 28th 2015, 9:00 AM 13,352 Views 131 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…