Maeve Dineen: Noonan must follow words with deeds and remain flexible
MICHAEL Noonan is playing a blinder as Minister for Finance.
His quiet, gravelly, almost menacing, voice is just what we need as the economy slowly begins to right itself. He exudes belief in the Irish story and the country's ability to recover from this recession. As he told IBEC's chief executive conference last week, he has seen four recessions in the course of his political career and a "few wobbles" to boot.
He knows that there is a strong need to change society. On numerous occasions he has told us that this recession is different to other recessions because we cannot simply try and return to the old days.