Tag: Finance Minister Michael Noonan TD

Beyond the neon runes

Beyond the neon runes

| April 20, 2017

The fat of the land It began on Tuesday morning. I awoke early, earlier than usual, and immediately knew something wasn’t right. I was sweating profusely, yet shivered as if cold. My stomach felt sick, my limbs ached and my head seemed ready to explode. This wasn’t good. Had I been drinking? Fallen off the […]

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Beyond the neon runes

Beyond the neon runes

| January 26, 2017

SWEETENING THE DEAL Back in the crisp, autumnal days of 2016, when I first began writing this column, I had but two resolutions. The first was; don’t moan too much. Don’t become another miserable doomsayer, grumbling and grousing, never a good word to say about anything. There’s enough of those types in our national media […]

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Tax breaks to breathe new life into Limerick city centre

Tax breaks to breathe new life into Limerick city centre

| October 30, 2015

IT is predicted that Living Cities, an innovative new scheme of property tax incentives designed to regenerate both historic buildings and other buildings in Limerick, will “bring families back into the city centre”. Launched this week, the initiative first announced by Finance Minister Michael Noonan in May 2015, includes participating cities Limerick, Dublin, Galway, Cork, Waterford […]

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Equality and jobs

Equality and jobs

| June 6, 2015

FINANCE Minister Michael Noonan linked job opportunities to the success of the recent Marriage Equality Referendum when he addressed the Limerick Constituency Fine Gael AGM in the Greenhills Hotel last week. He told delegates that as “a non-judgmental community, we would attract a lot of creative people to a city where different lifestyles are respected”. Minister […]

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Noonan’s ‘allergic to work’ comments raise a local storm

Noonan’s ‘allergic to work’ comments raise a local storm

| May 14, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie FINANCE Minister Michael Noonan’s comment last week that some people are “allergic to work” has been described as a “terrible attack on those looking for work”. Sinn Féin councillor Maurice Quinlivan has described Mr Noonan’s remark “as a shameful denigration of those who are unemployed and are looking for work”. The […]

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Boat building jobs initiative is launched in Limerick on wave of optimism

Boat building jobs initiative is launched in Limerick on wave of optimism

| April 16, 2015

by Alan Jacques alan@limerickpost.ie A NEW jobs and boat building initiative for unemployed young people has been launched on a wave of optimism in Limerick. Inaugurated last week by Finance Minister Michael Noonan, the project established by Scouting Ireland in conjunction with Limerick City Build, will involve a three year commitment by 48 trainees aged […]

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Home alone

Home alone

| March 6, 2015

FINANCE Minister Michael Noonan, who underwent eye surgery last month, will be left holding the purse strings on St Patrick’s Day as the Limerick Fine Gael TD’s ministerial colleagues take part in over 100 business events and 100 high-level political meetings in 27 countries. The Government’s St Patrick’s Day ‘Promote Ireland’ programme of international activity […]

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Noonan’s missed debt deal opportunity deemed ‘highly embarrassing’

Noonan’s missed debt deal opportunity deemed ‘highly embarrassing’

| February 18, 2015

SINN Fein councillor Maurice Quinlivan has cited this week’s statement from former IMF mission chief Ashoka Mody as evidence that Minister for Finance Michael Noonan missed a golden opportunity to do a deal on Ireland’s banking debt. Speaking on national radio this Monday, Mr Mody said Ireland should have gotten a superior deal in 2011. […]

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