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Michael Noonan

Michael Noonan

Michael Noonan is the Minister for Finance and a Fine Gael TD for the Limerick City constituency. Noonan was first elected to the Dail in 1981 and held a number of Ministerial positions under the leadership of both Garret FitzGerald and John Bruton, these included Minister for health and Minister for Justice. He also served as leader of Fine Gael from February 2001 until June 2002.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let’s talk about how much we should cut Counting The Days This post contains a poll

There are just 66 days until the next Budget so let’s talk about how much we should cut

€2 billion, €1 billion or should we aim for a neutral budget. Let’s start the debate…

From TheJournal.ie Fears as 10,000 mortgages now in the hands of ‘vulture funds’ Vulture Funds

Fears as 10,000 mortgages now in the hands of ‘vulture funds’

The selling off of IBRC assets leaves home owners vulnerable to a rise in interest rates.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Tax revenue is €550 million ahead of target – which means we’ll (probably) get an easier budget Tax Take

# michael-noonan - Saturday 2 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Aaron McKenna: Why are we still rewarding failure and sparing punishment in the public sector? Public Sector

Aaron McKenna: Why are we still rewarding failure and sparing punishment in the public sector?

The public sector employs hundreds of thousands of people, yet it rarely if ever actually dismisses anyone. It’s bizarre.

IBRC involved in over A THOUSAND legal cases

The Irish Banking Resolution Corporation is trying to reduce legal fees, says Michael Noonan, despite all the legal spats.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie There’s enough land zoned for housing to build 500,000 new homes Housing Crisis

There’s enough land zoned for housing to build 500,000 new homes

The Government says that “proper management of all State land is critical”.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Massive state intervention in house building? Welcome back to 2007

In the normal course of things, Nama would be wound down and consigned to the history books…

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie “Less cutbacks, less tax increases” needed for Budget 2015 — Noonan Good News

“Less cutbacks, less tax increases” needed for Budget 2015 — Noonan

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin say we’ll need less of an adjustment than initially thought… But it’s too soon to say how much less.

From TheJournal.ie Sorry Michael: Spending watchdog still thinks Noonan should cut €2bn in the budget MacGill

Sorry Michael: Spending watchdog still thinks Noonan should cut €2bn in the budget

Economic figures warned Michael Noonan that the hard slog is not over at the MacGill Summer School tonight.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Appalling’ state of sub-prime mortgages in firing line Sub-prime Numbers

‘Appalling’ state of sub-prime mortgages in firing line

One in four home repossessions since 2012 relates to sub-prime properties, new figures show

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘If I was Minister for Finance I would meet Donald Trump – but not on his terms’ MacGill

‘If I was Minister for Finance I would meet Donald Trump – but not on his terms’

Michael Noonan’s rendezvous with ‘The Donald’ in May was criticised at MacGill this afternoon.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 19 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Nama has clawed back €800 million from debtors putting assets ‘beyond its reach’ Asset Hunt

Nama has clawed back €800 million from debtors putting assets ‘beyond its reach’

Fianna Fail’s Michael McGrath said the news raises “fundamental questions” about debtor co-operation.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pathway to ‘Dublin’s Canary Wharf’: Nama’s €3 billion property play New Departure

Pathway to ‘Dublin’s Canary Wharf’: Nama’s €3 billion property play

Developers who had lands transferred to the State’s bad bank could end up developing sites in the Docklands.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie So just how young is the country’s youngest junior minister?… The Edge has hats that are older Simon Harris

So just how young is the country’s youngest junior minister?… The Edge has hats that are older

At 27, Simon Harris is now our most senior junior minister. Makes you wonder what you’ve been doing with your life, doesn’t it?

# michael-noonan - Friday 11 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: the Cabinet reshuffle Prime Numbers

In numbers: the Cabinet reshuffle

What’s the average age of a Cabinet member? And how many are from Dublin?

# michael-noonan - Monday 7 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan expects there will be a new Cabinet by Wednesday Pleased To Meet You

Michael Noonan expects there will be a new Cabinet by Wednesday

The Finance Minister was speaking as the Taoiseach and new Tánaiste meet for five hours to discuss what policies will be pursued by government.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 3 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: Dara Calleary “is like an arsonist blaming the fire brigade” Dáil

Noonan: Dara Calleary “is like an arsonist blaming the fire brigade”

The Finance Minister was accused of failing to deliver a deal on bank recapitalisation.

From TheJournal.ie What are the main issues surrounding fertility in Ireland? Oireachtas Agenda

What are the main issues surrounding fertility in Ireland?

The Health Committee will meet with representatives from the National Infertility Support and Information Group, but what else is happening in Leinster House today?

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie We’re worth €4 billion and we want action on water charges & respite payments — Carers Call To Action

We’re worth €4 billion and we want action on water charges & respite payments — Carers

Carers provide services worth the equivalent of one third of the annual cost of the HSE, they say. Here’s what they want to happen in this October’s Budget…

# michael-noonan - Monday 23 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can’t be ruled out Getting Burnt This post contains videos

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can’t be ruled out

Patrick Honohan said he thought that “our fiscal crisis of the 1980s would have cured us of excesses of any type for 100 years”, but it didn’t.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Michael Noonan will do ‘whatever it takes’ to reach deficit targets

The Minister for Finance ruled out a €2 billion adjustment in Budget 2015

Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt

Giving tax cuts in the upcoming budget would be popular, but it’s not the right thing to do.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly every FOI request about the liquidation of Anglo has been refused Ibrc

Nearly every FOI request about the liquidation of Anglo has been refused

Eleven out of 12 Freedom of Information requests to the Department of Finance about the liquidation of IBRC have been refused. The other was withdrawn.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

The IMF is back in town, and it’s not mad on the Government’s mortgage strategy

The first bailout review has urged caution on the strategy, which was announced in the run-in to elections last month.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How much tax would a 60c cigarette price hike bring in? (Hint: Not as much as you think) State Coughers

How much tax would a 60c cigarette price hike bring in? (Hint: Not as much as you think)

Michael Noonan’s been advised that the shock-and-awe tactic might have some other effects on smokers’ behaviour.

What the IFAC? Five questions about the guys who want a tougher budget this year

This morning IFAC called on Government to stick to the €2 billion adjustment – but who are they, and why are they so eager to keep costs down?

# michael-noonan - Monday 16 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: Fianna Fáil pulled a stroke over the banking inquiry “and fair dues to them” The Strokes

Noonan: Fianna Fáil pulled a stroke over the banking inquiry “and fair dues to them”

Micheál Martin said the claims are “unfounded” and the government needs to “stop digging”.

# michael-noonan - Friday 13 June, 2014

Would the Government’s proposed tax cut actually help people?

A new research paper claims that the only beneficiaries would be those who earn a lot already.

From TheJournal.ie Self-employed contractors are underpaying millions in tax Careful Now

Self-employed contractors are underpaying millions in tax

Audits carried out in the last year showed that the Revenue was underpaid to the tune of €9.3 million.

# michael-noonan - Sunday 8 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Government gets €765,000 a year from slot machines Jackpot

Government gets €765,000 a year from slot machines

Not from gambling themselves, we should add.

# michael-noonan - Friday 6 June, 2014

Standard and Poor’s has restored Ireland’s A rating

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has welcomed today’s development.

From TheJournal.ie Have your say: TDs and Senators want to know what you want in Budget 2015 Get Your Calculators Out

Have your say: TDs and Senators want to know what you want in Budget 2015

The Oireachtas Finance Committee is inviting written submission on Budget 2015.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Want to be a banker? You’re in luck Job Fairy

Want to be a banker? You’re in luck

There are over 100 jobs up for grabs at the Central Bank.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Like a fella kicking his wife’: Clare Daly slams Aer Lingus for removing perks from workers Bully Boy Tactics

‘Like a fella kicking his wife’: Clare Daly slams Aer Lingus for removing perks from workers

The independent TD said the airline’s decision to remove perks from cabin crew who went on strike last week was “outrageous”.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Jesus, there’s a lump there’ – Michael Noonan recalls the moment he discovered he had cancer Skin Cancer

‘Jesus, there’s a lump there’ – Michael Noonan recalls the moment he discovered he had cancer

The finance minister said he found a lump on his shoulder in February.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: Some people will get their medical cards back Medical Cards

Noonan: Some people will get their medical cards back

There was a “long discussion on medical cards at Cabinet yesterday”.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan seized the initiative in disclosing cancer fight, now he’ll just want to get on with it Analysis

Michael Noonan seized the initiative in disclosing cancer fight, now he’ll just want to get on with it

The Minister for Finance hopes to continue in his role despite his health scare.

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From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are the nine stories you need to know today.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan received treatment for skin cancer after finding lump Cancer

Michael Noonan received treatment for skin cancer after finding lump

The Minister for Finance said he received five weeks radiotherapy and then had a sarcoma removed.

From TheJournal.ie Does Michael Noonan believe that there is a property bubble? Bubble Bubble
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