Thursday 23 February 2017

Noonan's bout of foot in mouth

The potential next Minister for Finance is playing a dangerous game with his extravagant rhetoric, writes John-Paul McCarthy

Published 12/12/2010 | 05:00

Fine Gael's political calculations continue to vex observers as the party prepares for the imminent General Election.

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Michael Noonan chose to frame his critique of Brian Lenihan's last budget in lurid nationalist rhetoric worthy of Gerry Adams in his Louth campaign.

He called the Government a "puppet government" during his Dail contribution, conjuring up the image of a cabinet full of Quislings and Petains.

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