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# finance-minister - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Noonan: People need to stop mucking around in Garda business

The Finance Minister has been expressing concerns about “contamination of evidence” while answering questions about the Anglo Tapes controversy today.

# finance-minister - Saturday 22 June, 2013

EU finance ministers fail to agree on who should pay for bank bailouts

The 27 EU ministers will meet again Wednesday to try and finalise a decision.

# finance-minister - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Noonan announces end of the Bank Guarantee

The Minister said that this marks a significant step in the normalisation of the Irish banking system.

# finance-minister - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Noonan: Europe now owes Ireland after 'taking one for the team'

“As Ronald Reagan used to say, ‘We took one for the team.’ And I think the team owes us now.”

# finance-minister - Monday 28 January, 2013

Doherty asks Noonan to have "frank and open debate" on promissory notes

The Sinn Féin finance spokesperson said that he wants Minister Noonan to ‘come clean’ on the issue and appear before the committee as soon as possible.

# finance-minister - Friday 14 December, 2012

Noonan says pyrite homes will be exempt from property tax

Noonan said the government is aware of the “very real cost and difficulties” faced by people whose homes are affected.

# finance-minister - Monday 10 December, 2012

Poll: Should the Budget be moved to a different month? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Budget be moved to a different month?

Just five days after Budget 2013, there have already been calls to move next year’s Budget to a different month. What do you think – good idea? Bad idea?

# finance-minister - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Fine Gael TD calls for clarification on property tax for pyrite homes

Meanwhile, as he approaches his second Christmas in temporary accommodation, Priory Hall resident Liam Boland said he would refuse to pay.

# finance-minister - Wednesday 5 December, 2012

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# finance-minister - Thursday 22 November, 2012

How many Irish tax exiles have paid the 'rich tax' this year?

The tax was introduced in 2010 to target wealthy Irish exiles who earn more than €1 million a year and also have assets of over €5 million in Ireland.

# finance-minister - Sunday 7 October, 2012

Here's how much money the government would raise if income tax went up

Fine Gael and Labour have repeatedly said that income tax won’t be increased in the Budget – but they’ve still crunched the numbers on just how much it could raise.

# finance-minister - Wednesday 26 September, 2012

Germany, Finland and the Netherlands deliver blow to Ireland's hopes for bank debt deal

The country’s three finance ministers issued a statement last night stating that the EU rescue fund would only deal with future problems.

# finance-minister - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Noonan confident about bank debt deal

The Finance Minister said the ECB seem to be “more eager” to move forward.

# finance-minister - Monday 10 September, 2012

IMF: We want property tax of 0.5 per cent. Noonan: Nope, not happening.

OH, IT’S ON (well, kind of. It’s all very civil).

# finance-minister - Friday 7 September, 2012

Michael Noonan set to meet with EU finance ministers

The Finance Minister is expected to discuss plans to ease austerity on bailout countries in meetings in Paris, Berlin and Rome next week.

# finance-minister - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Column: The Dept of Finance is either unable - or unwilling - to fix childcare

The Department of Finance is refusing to run the numbers on making childcare tax deductible. It’s not good enough, writes Stephen Donnelly.

# finance-minister - Saturday 14 July, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: Reilly for Finance Minister? Too warm a welcome for RTÉ’s new MD of news?

# finance-minister - Sunday 20 May, 2012

"I'm trying to stop contagion" - Noonan on 'feta cheese' remark

The finance minister says his comment about buying feta cheese was meant to illustrate Ireland’s economic distance from Greece.

# finance-minister - Friday 30 March, 2012

EU finance ministers meet to decide on size of bailout fund

The 17 eurozone finance ministers will meet in Copehagen for two days of discussions concerning the size of the bailout fund available to countries.

# finance-minister - Friday 20 January, 2012

Noonan on emigration comments: 'I am being quoted out of context'

The Finance Minister’s comments that emigration was in some cases “a lifestyle choice” have been heavily criticised by opposition parties.

# finance-minister - Saturday 17 December, 2011

One-third drop in tax take from alcohol sales in four years

The sale of spirits, beer and cider all dropped significantly between 2007 and 2010 – but we apparently still like our wine…

# finance-minister - Monday 12 December, 2011

Half of SMEs seeking loans from banks in past three months were turned down

Majority of those who answered ISME survey claim the Government is having no positive effect in making banks extend credit to SMEs.

# finance-minister - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

As it happened: Budget 2012 liveblog

Join us for live video and text commentary, as Michael Noonan tells us how he plans to raise €1.6bn in extra taxes next year.

Here’s Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech… as a word cloud

A pictorial representation of Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech, as delivered to Dáil Éireann this afternoon.

Budget Day (pt 2) – the main points from Michael Noonan's announcement

Here are the main points of the taxation measures announced by the Minister for Finance in the Dáil today.

In full: Michael Noonan's Budget speech to the Dáil

The full text, as prepared in advance, of Michael Noonan’s Budget 2012 speech to the Dáil delivered this afternoon.

# finance-minister - Monday 28 November, 2011

Discussions for potential bailout happened months before announcement

IMF’s Ajai Chopra tells Prime Time special programme tonight that discussions started in summer 2010.

# finance-minister - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Poll: How do you rate Michael Noonan as Finance Minister? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How do you rate Michael Noonan as Finance Minister?

The Financial Times has given Noonan a mid-table ranking in its annual poll of 19 european finance ministers – what grade would you give him?

It's official*: Michael Noonan is better than Brian Lenihan

*That’s according to the Financial Times’s annual ranking of EU finance ministers. But it’s not all good news for Noonan…

# finance-minister - Saturday 23 July, 2011

Noonan warns bailout rate change won’t ease budget cuts

The next budget will contain further cuts of around €4bn, despite the country saving millions on its bailout loan payments.

# finance-minister - Friday 24 June, 2011

Poll: Should we take Michael Noonan's advice and spend spend spend? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we take Michael Noonan's advice and spend spend spend?

The Finance Minister wants Irish people to loosen the pursestrings to get the economy moving. Will you be breaking out your savings (if you have some)?

# finance-minister - Sunday 19 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know as you start your Sunday…

# finance-minister - Thursday 16 June, 2011

EU Commission says it has received no Irish proposal on burning senior bondholders

A commission spokesperson says no plans have been put before it, even though the government says burning the bondholders has been in the pipeline for some time.

# finance-minister - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Brian Lenihan funeral hears of “great young man cut off in prime of life” Brian Lenihan This post contains images

Brian Lenihan funeral hears of “great young man cut off in prime of life”

Mourners in west Dublin hear of “cruel irony” that Lenihan became one of first home care patients of Blanchardstown hospice he helped get built.

# finance-minister - Monday 13 June, 2011

Hundreds gather at the removal of Brian Lenihan

President Mary McAleese was among those who joined the former Minister’s family for the removal in Dublin this evening.

# finance-minister - Friday 10 June, 2011

"One of life's really good guys" - Public figures use Twitter to pay tribute to Brian Lenihan RIP This post contains images

"One of life's really good guys" - Public figures use Twitter to pay tribute to Brian Lenihan

Tributes pour in for former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan, who has died at his home at the age of 52

# finance-minister - Tuesday 7 December, 2010

Lenihan delivers most austere Budget in Ireland's history

The main points of today’s Budget speech.

# finance-minister - Monday 6 December, 2010

Brian Lenihan voted worst finance minister in Europe

Lenihan failed to impress the Financial Times judges with his political and economic skills.

# finance-minister - Saturday 2 October, 2010

Dept of Finance denies Lenihan jeered in conference call Jeered?

Dept of Finance denies Lenihan jeered in conference call Exclusive

Department says Telegraph story is “pathetic and inaccurate”.