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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 - Friday 17 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Government makes case for retroactive recapitalisation to European committee Bailout

Government makes case for retroactive recapitalisation to European committee

A member of the European Parliament Committee who are in Dublin today to discuss the bank bailout said while Ireland has a case to make, so does every other country.

No more junk? Moody’s set to issue its verdict on Ireland’s bailout exit

Moody’s has been the most negative ratings agency when it comes to the State’s financial outlook.

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan to discuss Troika exit with head of eurozone bailout fund Bank Debt Deal

Michael Noonan to discuss Troika exit with head of eurozone bailout fund

Ireland’s push for a bank debt deal may also come up, but is not on the formal agenda for the meeting today.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 16 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: Lists of high-profile Anglo borrowers are ‘to avoid preferential treatment’ Ibrc

Noonan: Lists of high-profile Anglo borrowers are ‘to avoid preferential treatment’

Lists of politically exposed persons (PEPs) or high-profile persons (HPPs) were compiled before the bank, now known as Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, was liquidated nearly a year ago.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 11 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie High Court, Mars, and Niall Horan: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

High Court, Mars, and Niall Horan: The week in numbers

Plus: Where did Michael Noonan rank out of Europe’s Finance Ministers in a Financial Times list?

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Noonan named as Europe’s Finance Minister of the Year by ‘The Banker’

The Financial Times’ magazine said that Noonan was awarded the accolade because of his “extraordinary progress” since taking the job in 2011.

# michael-noonan - Monday 6 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 40 million cigarettes were seized last year Up In Smoke

Over 40 million cigarettes were seized last year

That figure represents a drop of over 50 million on 2012.

# michael-noonan - Sunday 29 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘The Bart Simpson defence’: Surprising pop culture references in the Dáil and Seanad Down With The Kids

‘The Bart Simpson defence’: Surprising pop culture references in the Dáil and Seanad

Everything from Miley Cyrus to Downton Abbey has been raised in the Dáil and Seanad chambers down the years…

# michael-noonan - Saturday 28 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie ‘Noli timere’, don’t be afraid: The year in 25 quotes Review 2013 This post contains images

‘Noli timere’, don’t be afraid: The year in 25 quotes

From Rob Ford to Enda Kenny by way of two Popes, who said what in 2013.

From TheJournal.ie Changes to prison accommodation rules raised concerns about homosexuality 1983

Changes to prison accommodation rules raised concerns about homosexuality

There were “obvious objections to having two prisoners in one cell – the most common objection being that it facilitates homosexuality”.

# michael-noonan - Friday 27 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Phone tapping: Papers reveal garda commissioner’s belief that he had no choice but to retire State Papers

Phone tapping: Papers reveal garda commissioner’s belief that he had no choice but to retire

The Fine Gael-led government’s insistence in 1983 that two senior garda officers were not forced to retire over the phone tapping scandal is at odds with State papers released this month.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie These are the photos that made us smile in 2013 Snap Happy

These are the photos that made us smile in 2013

God knows we all needed a little cheering up occasionally in the past 12 months. Fortunately, there were sometimes camels on the beach…

# michael-noonan - Saturday 21 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 92 NAMA staff earned over €100k last year, four earned over €200k Pay Scales

92 NAMA staff earned over €100k last year, four earned over €200k

When both NTMA and NAMA staff figures are combined, 15 staff members earned over €200,000 in 2012.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Taxpayers will no longer pick up all of the tab for failed banks

The EU banking union framework has been agreed, meaning banks will bail themselves out.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 14 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s talking about Gerry Adams at Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Commander Chris Hadfield in Dublin, and the weather…

From TheJournal.ie ‘We are now the masters of our own destiny’ – cabinet ministers react to the bailout exit Bailout Exit

‘We are now the masters of our own destiny’ – cabinet ministers react to the bailout exit

There was an air of bullish enthusiasm around Government Buildings yesterday, with the themes of recovery and independence on every ministers lips.

# michael-noonan - Friday 13 December, 2013

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie What will life be like on Monday? The same, but families may benefit Bailout Exit

What will life be like on Monday? The same, but families may benefit

Brendan Howlin added that working families may feel the benefit of the bailout exit.

From TheJournal.ie ‘The Irish people are the real heroes’ – Noonan Bailout Exit

‘The Irish people are the real heroes’ – Noonan

As Ireland exits the bailout, the Ministers Finance and Public Expenditure paid tribute to the Irish people, saying they had “used their voice in the polling booth”.

From TheJournal.ie The quarterly reviews may be over, but the Troika aren’t leaving just yet Bailout Exit

The quarterly reviews may be over, but the Troika aren’t leaving just yet

The IMF, ECB and European Commission will still be carrying out six-monthly ‘visits’.

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From TheJournal.ie Ministers have some good news, and they’ll be telling us about it all day Brace Yourself

Ministers have some good news, and they’ll be telling us about it all day

There’ll be a sustained eight-hour media assault by Cabinet members and State agency bosses today, as the Government marks the end of the bailout.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Brussels talks on Banking Union expected to last well into night Crunch Talks

Brussels talks on Banking Union expected to last well into night

European finance ministers are hoping to reach agreement on a new regulatory system aimed at preventing a repeat of the crises of the past.

# michael-noonan - Monday 9 December, 2013

‘We’re only barely getting off the ground’: Noonan dismisses boom suggestions

The Minister for Finance is in Brussels for a Eurogroup meeting, who said Ireland is “proof” that austerity packages ‘deliver results’.

# michael-noonan - Sunday 1 December, 2013

€1 million deducted from social welfare benefits to pay property tax

Over 15,000 people opted to have the tax taken from their payment.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Government criticised for poor turnout at ‘burn the bondholders’ debate Bondholders

Government criticised for poor turnout at ‘burn the bondholders’ debate

Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd was the highest profile Government representative present as they were asked to request a debt writedown by Independent TDs

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

‘They have a handle on it’: Noonan plays down fears over RSA Insurance RSA

‘They have a handle on it’: Noonan plays down fears over RSA Insurance

“The Central Bank are happy now that they have a full handle on it,” Michael Noonan has told the Dáil this morning.

# michael-noonan - Friday 15 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Gilmore insists: Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons Bailout Exit

Gilmore insists: Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons

The Tánaiste was speaking in London earlier today.

Officials to work out Kenny-Merkel deal on loans for ‘real Irish economy’

Michael Noonan’s stressing it’s a ‘bilateral’ agreement and “not a European strategy”.

From TheJournal.ie “Keeping a close watch”: Troika will conduct six-monthly monitoring visits to Ireland The Exit

“Keeping a close watch”: Troika will conduct six-monthly monitoring visits to Ireland

The president of the Eurogroup said there would be be ongoing twice-yearly checks, but stressed there would be “no measures, just surveillance”.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 14 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme” – Noonan Bailout Exit

“The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme” – Noonan

The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.

From TheJournal.ie 5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone Bailout Exit

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone

When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT take back-up credit line Bailout Exit

Taoiseach to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT take back-up credit line

Enda Kenny is expected to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT avail of a precautionary credit line when it exits the bailout next month.

Europe’s finance ministers discussing how best to deal with failing banks

Michael Noonan is joining his eurozone counterparts in Brussels later today.

# michael-noonan - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie “I’m reflecting” – Still no decision on post-bailout credit line says Noonan Ecofin

“I’m reflecting” – Still no decision on post-bailout credit line says Noonan

Minister Noonan addressed the Finance Committee on the agenda for the upcoming Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.

# michael-noonan - Saturday 9 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach’s ‘day in the life’ video part of government’s growing social media presence Viral Government

Taoiseach’s ‘day in the life’ video part of government’s growing social media presence

The government is increasingly delivering its message via new platforms with varying degrees of success.

# michael-noonan - Thursday 7 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie After 12 reviews and at least a few “discordant words,” Noonan and Howlin bid farewell to the troika The Final Countdown

After 12 reviews and at least a few “discordant words,” Noonan and Howlin bid farewell to the troika

The Finance Minister described it as a “red letter day” while Howlin said that after years of intensive discussion, the bailout officials had steadily become “friends of Ireland”.

# michael-noonan - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Noonan: Decision on post-bailout credit line ‘finely balanced’ Bailout Exit

Noonan: Decision on post-bailout credit line ‘finely balanced’

Minister Michael Noonan will travel to the Hague today to discuss Ireland’s bailout exit with Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem.

# michael-noonan - Monday 4 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Revenue promises more staff to deal with property tax issues after Noonan meeting Property Tax

Revenue promises more staff to deal with property tax issues after Noonan meeting

“If you go into the internet, like one of my friends did last night, and you want to pay in bulk, you can pay it all in bulk,” the Finance Minister told reporters earlier.

VAT receipts down for tenth month in a row

All four of the big tax heads were down last month though

# michael-noonan - Saturday 2 November, 2013

How France has helped Revenue recoup over €4m in tax settlements

Finance Minister Michael Noonan revealed the information in response to a parliamentary question from Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty last month.