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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Michael Noonan

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# Explainer
What is the 'fiscal space' and why does it matter?
It’s a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot from the political parties in the coming months.
# Talking tax
Fine Gael's promise to scrap the USC is not all it seems
The party has been accused of backtracking on an election pledge before we’ve even voted.
# off the table
Joan Burton says questions about bank debt deal are now redundant
That historic 29 June 2012 ‘game changer’ is now a distant memory, it would seem.
# Health Insurance
This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?
A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.
# damage
People whose homes have been flooded can defer property tax this year
Michael Noonan said homeowners can revalue their property if its been damaged by floods.
# Caught on mic
Noonan and Howlin banter about 'social democrat' Leo and 'much improved' health service
The two finance ministers were in top form today.
# New Year New Noonan
Michael Noonan confirms he had pneumonia over Christmas
The Finance Minister has revealed more details about his Christmas health scare.
# cheers for that
Getting paid today? Michael Noonan has sorted it so you won't pay extra USC
Happy New Year!
# Surgery
Michael Noonan spent Christmas in hospital due to fluid on his chest
The Finance Minister says he is “well on the mend”.
# Mickey v Vinny
'I don't like the fella': Michael Noonan definitely won't go on Vincent Browne
The Finance Minister has had his say on the TV3 presenter.
# pony up
AIB is going to start paying billions back to the Irish State
Michael Noonan said this lays the ground work for recovering the full value of the taxpayer’s €20.8 billion investment in the bank.
# funeral embargo
Galway city is so short on cash that it's not possible to be buried on a Sunday
Senator Fidelma Healy Eames has been banging the funding drum this morning.
# warning
Micheal Noonan doesn't know if Enda was told army might need to guard ATMs
The Finance Minister confirmed there were discussions about security at the height of the financial crisis.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
An arrest on an Aer Lingus flight, talks on the rail strike and a €60,000 payment to the parents of a Roma child… all in the news fix.
# Cabinet friends
No rift: Noonan and Kelly say they get on grand
The two ministers insist there is no rift between them over proposals for rent certainty.
# budget 2016
Budget 2016 - here are all the main points
Anything that affects you, you’ll find it here.
BUDGET 2016: Here's how it all went down
Cuts to the much-hated USC, extra government spending and a couple of surprises – we keep you across it all.
# the heartland
Here's how families will be affected by the Budget
Child Benefit is up by a fiver and the Respite Care Grant has been restored.
# budget 2016
IN FULL: Michael Noonan's Budget speech
“No more booms and bust.”
# Your Say
Poll: Are you concerned about tomorrow's Budget?
Tax cuts and spending increases worth €3 billion will reportedly be unveiled – twice what was previously expected.
# the remnants
A 'startling' €1.5 billion held in Irish banks can't be touched - because of this man
And almost €3 million is linked to Al Qaeda, Syria and Iran.
# Cash Money
Here's how much a cut in the USC stands to benefit you
The Budget is less than a fortnight away but how would a planned tax cut affect you?
# On the up
It looks like the Irish economy is now taking off like a rocket
Just as Michael Noonan said it could three years ago.
# Forever and ever
Michael Noonan never wants to stop being Minister for Finance
The Fine Gael TD says he’d like to continue in his current post if the government is re-elected
# The leaks so far
Your USC is being cut, but what else do we know about Budget 2016?
With a month to go, the Budget leaks have begun in earnest.
# Happy Noonan
The hated USC is in line for a significant cut next month
The Finance Minister signalled that universal social charge will be prioritised in the Budget.
# dread letter days
'Ultimatums are not the way to do business': Key IMF figure criticises Trichet letters
Ajai Chopra claimed the ECB “went beyond its mandate” in letters sent by Jean-Claude Trichet to Brian Lenihan.
# hello sunshine
There are few clouds on the horizon for the Irish economy right now
Growth has been ‘exceptionally strong’ so far this year, but jobs and wages haven’t caught up.
# project arrow
Nama says Mick Wallace doesn't understand its job, work or market
The Wexford TD has said that the deal may not be securing the best deal for Irish taxpayers.
# Bad Move
Michael Noonan thinks the Greek referendum was an absolute disaster
The finance minister was speaking ahead of more talks in Brussels today.
# parting shot
Yanis Varoufakis has a swipe at Ireland in his latest interview
While not mentioning us by name, the former Greek finance minister hits out at the stance of other indebted countries in the bailout talks.
# top-ups
Cowen and Bertie under pressure to refuse 'disgusting' pension boosts
Several former cabinet ministers are in line for pension increases under the new public sector pay deal.
# Hated tax
Your USC will be cut by at least 1% in the Budget
Michael Noonan made the pledge in an interview with Newstalk this morning
# Tick tock
Hold onto your hats: there's to be ANOTHER European summit this coming Sunday to discuss Greece
But according to European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, Greece has until 8.30am on Friday at the latest to submit its final proposals.
# Explainer
What does Greece's No vote mean for Ireland?
The next 48 hours will be crucial.
# Finally
Did Noonan's warning work? More banks cut mortgage rates
Good news for some mortgage holders – depending on which bank they’re with.
# Payback
Alexis Tspiras throws feta cheese and Greek yoghurt at Michael Noonan outside Leinster House*
*It wasn’t really them.
# No deal
"I wouldn't like it if the Greeks started telling me what to do"
Irish Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has expressed disappointment at a lack of resolution in the Greek situation.
# home thruths
The courts have backed the banks on high mortgage rates
Lenders have been accused of “changing the goal posts against the consumer” on variable mortgages.
# Thanks but no thanks
Greece doesn't want a piece of the troika's latest offer
Its Prime Minister claims creditors are being harder on his country than they were Ireland.