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 17 May, 2014
Investors are hungry for Irish assets, and they’re not short of cash. But are we underselling ourselves?
# michael-noonan - Friday 16 May, 2014
The Finance Minister has sought to downplay suggestions that thousands of taxpayers face a hike in USC next year.
The fund will target an equity shortfall for small businesses.
# michael-noonan - Thursday 15 May, 2014
“The Budget is the Budget,” Michael Noonan confirmed in that unique way of his today.
# michael-noonan - Wednesday 14 May, 2014
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.
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
The outspoken billionaire arrived in Co Clare this morning to check out the luxury golf resort he snapped up for a song.
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
ISME chief’s comments come after the Minister said SME debt is far down his list.
# michael-noonan - Wednesday 7 May, 2014
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.
A look back at the former Secretary-General’s life and times since joining Finance in 2012.
# michael-noonan - Tuesday 6 May, 2014
An estimated 75,000 customers are believed to have been left without insurance after the company entered liquidation.
# michael-noonan - Thursday 1 May, 2014
The government has also committed to lowering the local property tax “where circumstances allow”.
# michael-noonan - Sunday 20 April, 2014
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
Meanwhile, the Minister’s repeated his pledge to widen the income tax bands once the State can afford it.
Draft stability programme update published with cuts and savings target intact.
# michael-noonan - Monday 14 April, 2014
Both Richard Bruton and Michael Noonan announced the new positions this afternoon.
# michael-noonan - Sunday 13 April, 2014
There’s a hole in the balance sheets, dear Liza.
# michael-noonan - Wednesday 9 April, 2014
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.
The finance minister noted that prices are still 47 per cent lower than their 2007 peak.
It’s the middle of the week now and here’s everything you need to know before 9am.
# michael-noonan - Tuesday 8 April, 2014
What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…
# michael-noonan - Thursday 3 April, 2014
The airline say the jobs will be in the areas of technology, software and marketing.
# michael-noonan - Wednesday 2 April, 2014
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
Noonan says the illegal tobacco trade is a high priority.
# michael-noonan - Thursday 27 March, 2014
The last Justice Minister before Shatter said he was ‘not aware’ the garda recordings were taking place.
# michael-noonan - Wednesday 12 March, 2014
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
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
The Finance Minister has said that the Central Bank has “primary responsibility” regarding SME loans.
# michael-noonan - Tuesday 4 March, 2014
VAT receipts are up 7.1 per cent to €2.1 billion.
# michael-noonan - Sunday 2 March, 2014
The Finance Minister wants to get credit flowing to Irish people.
# michael-noonan - Saturday 1 March, 2014
The biggest party in the State gathered in south Dublin this weekend, and here’s what we found out…
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.
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
Arthur Cox alone has received €12.2 million of these fees since 2011.
# michael-noonan - Friday 21 February, 2014
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
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
The Minister for Finance said that extremism is something that is a threat to every democracy in Europe.
# michael-noonan - Saturday 15 February, 2014
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.