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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.

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# michael-noonan - Friday 16 May, 2014

Michael Noonan is planning a €375 million cash injection for SMEs

The fund will target an equity shortfall for small businesses.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The next Budget will be in 152 days The Countdown Begins

The next Budget will be in 152 days

“The Budget is the Budget,” Michael Noonan confirmed in that unique way of his today.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noonan’s first-time buyers plan slammed as ‘pre-election gimmick’ Not Helping

Noonan’s first-time buyers plan slammed as ‘pre-election gimmick’

It’s planned a portion of mortgages for first-time buyers will be guaranteed by the State as part of the Government’s Construction 2020 scheme.

From TheJournal.ie No, our new plan won’t fuel a housing bubble – Michael Noonan Construction 2020

No, our new plan won’t fuel a housing bubble – Michael Noonan

As part of a new scheme, the Government’s planning to guarantee a portion of mortgages for first-time buyers, in the hope of encouraging banks to give out more loans.

# michael-noonan - Monday 12 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Trump: I’m bringing hundreds of jobs — and yes, I’ll be a friend of the snail Trump In Ireland

Trump: I’m bringing hundreds of jobs — and yes, I’ll be a friend of the snail

The outspoken billionaire arrived in Co Clare this morning to check out the luxury golf resort he snapped up for a song.

Watch: What economic advice does Donald Trump have for Michael Noonan?

The business heavyweights met at Shannon earlier. But what does ‘The Donald’ think of the Government’s efforts to mount an economic recovery?

# michael-noonan - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Noonan should know better than to listen to banks – ISME

ISME chief’s comments come after the Minister said SME debt is far down his list.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

The most senior official in Michael Noonan’s department has resigned

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said that it was with “great regret” that he accepted Moran’s resignation as secretary general of the Department of Finance this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Profile: Who is John Moran? Gone

Profile: Who is John Moran?

A look back at the former Secretary-General’s life and times since joining Finance in 2012.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Regulator knew about Setanta Insurance concerns since last November Liquidated

Regulator knew about Setanta Insurance concerns since last November

An estimated 75,000 customers are believed to have been left without insurance after the company entered liquidation.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 1 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Thursday Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: Income tax burden will be eased next year, Gilmore: ‘It’s too soon to speculate’ Election 2014

Noonan: Income tax burden will be eased next year, Gilmore: ‘It’s too soon to speculate’

The government has also committed to lowering the local property tax “where circumstances allow”.

# michael-noonan - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits

With the EU forcing us into a ‘devaluation for slow learners’, isn’t it time we look closer at what exactly the euro has done for us?

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Expiry of Viagra patent was huge blow to economy — Noonan Poor Performance

Expiry of Viagra patent was huge blow to economy — Noonan

Meanwhile, the Minister’s repeated his pledge to widen the income tax bands once the State can afford it.

Government told to stick to €2 billion austerity plans

Draft stability programme update published with cuts and savings target intact.

# michael-noonan - Monday 14 April, 2014

Good news: €80 million investment and 180 new jobs for Limerick

Both Richard Bruton and Michael Noonan announced the new positions this afternoon.

# michael-noonan - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: This is why Michael Noonan wants house prices to rise

There’s a hole in the balance sheets, dear Liza.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The government has sold thousands of mortgage owners ‘down the river’ – Donnelly Arrears

The government has sold thousands of mortgage owners ‘down the river’ – Donnelly

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly accused the government of failing to take the welfare of “tens of thousands of men, women and children” into account when selling mortgage loans to US hedge funds.

Bubble? What bubble? Here’s why Noonan isn’t worried by rising property prices Pop

Bubble? What bubble? Here’s why Noonan isn’t worried by rising property prices

The finance minister noted that prices are still 47 per cent lower than their 2007 peak.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Capital punishment, fining criminals and how to stop wasting water Oireachtas Agenda

Capital punishment, fining criminals and how to stop wasting water

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# michael-noonan - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Ryanair promises 200 jobs as it opens new Dublin campus and launches new website

The airline say the jobs will be in the areas of technology, software and marketing.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Government’s tax take is up €415 million on this time last year The Books

The Government’s tax take is up €415 million on this time last year

The Exchequer deficit for the first three months is at €2.3 billion, compared to €3.7 billion this time last year. Michael Noonan says it’s a ‘solid start’.

# michael-noonan - Sunday 30 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has the third highest rate in the EU of non duty tobacco Cigarettes

Ireland has the third highest rate in the EU of non duty tobacco

Noonan says the illegal tobacco trade is a high priority.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 27 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Did former Justice ministers know about the garda recordings? We asked… Gardagate

Did former Justice ministers know about the garda recordings? We asked…

The last Justice Minister before Shatter said he was ‘not aware’ the garda recordings were taking place.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Feeling stressed? Banking tests on the horizon – but what do they mean? Explainer

Feeling stressed? Banking tests on the horizon – but what do they mean?

A major review of Irish and European banks is due in the Autumn, and could have serious political and financial consequences.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Who is Frank Flannery and why is everyone talking about him? Explainer

Who is Frank Flannery and why is everyone talking about him?

He is the man who helped Fine Gael become the largest party in the State but his involvement with the Rehab Group has caused controversy in recent weeks. Who is Frank Flannery? Let TheJournal.ie explain all.

# michael-noonan - Monday 10 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: The Central Bank and Morgan Kelly should ‘have a conversation’ Let's Talk

Noonan: The Central Bank and Morgan Kelly should ‘have a conversation’

The Finance Minister has said that the Central Bank has “primary responsibility” regarding SME loans.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Irish deficit now at €1.7 billion

VAT receipts are up 7.1 per cent to €2.1 billion.

# michael-noonan - Sunday 2 March, 2014

Michael Noonan is sending a signal out to Europe that Ireland can use another bank

The Finance Minister wants to get credit flowing to Irish people.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 8 things we learned at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis Fine Gael Ard Fheis

8 things we learned at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis

The biggest party in the State gathered in south Dublin this weekend, and here’s what we found out…

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan: I’ll consider tax cuts, Richard Bruton: I won’t consider wage hikes Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Michael Noonan: I’ll consider tax cuts, Richard Bruton: I won’t consider wage hikes

On day two of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis, the Minister for Finance has given the clearest indication yet that a tax cut is on the way.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael will debate legalising cannabis at its Ard Fheis today Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Fine Gael will debate legalising cannabis at its Ard Fheis today

Day two of the party’s annual gathering is getting under way at the RDS in Dublin today with Justice Minister Alan Shatter to speak at a session on transparency and accountability.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Here’s how the government spent more than €100m on banking sector advice

Arthur Cox alone has received €12.2 million of these fees since 2011.

# michael-noonan - Friday 21 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘Alan Shatter is somebody who does a very good job’: Cabinet support for embattled minister Shatter-gate

‘Alan Shatter is somebody who does a very good job’: Cabinet support for embattled minister

Meanwhile, Pat Rabbitte has said that the Shatter “may have been mistaken” when he told the Dáil last year that garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe had not cooperated.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 20 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noonan says ‘legal reasons’ prevent him intervening in IBRC mortgage sale Mortgages

Noonan says ‘legal reasons’ prevent him intervening in IBRC mortgage sale

Homeowners who had their loans with IBRC are said to be anxious, but the Finance Minister says he cannot get involved.

# michael-noonan - Monday 17 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Youth unemployment ‘puts the wind beneath the wings of every extremist in Europe’ Threat

Youth unemployment ‘puts the wind beneath the wings of every extremist in Europe’

The Minister for Finance said that extremism is something that is a threat to every democracy in Europe.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 15 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noonan confirms he said no to bonuses in face-to-face meeting with AIB bosses Incentivisation

Noonan confirms he said no to bonuses in face-to-face meeting with AIB bosses

The Finance Minister has confirmed he met with officials from the bank, but “personally reinforced” that there are currently no plans to re-introduce bonuses.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 12 February, 2014

# michael-noonan - Sunday 9 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Thousands support campaign to keep Will Leahy on 2fm Drivetime Bring Back Will

Thousands support campaign to keep Will Leahy on 2fm Drivetime

On Wednesday it was announced Leahy will be moved to weekends with Colm Hayes taking over his slot. His fans are having none of it.