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Noonan's fighting spirit may be just what Fine Gael needs

Published 29/07/2010 | 05:00

RICHARD Bruton was known to be a fan of 'Sex and the City'. But Michael Noonan, his replacement as Fine Gael finance spokesman, watches 'Wallander'. That's a series about a grumpy, humourless detective investigating murders in Sweden.

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So their television viewing habits are very different. But there is an emerging view that Noonan, with his streetfighting style, may be able to turn a minus into a positive for Fine Gael.

The minus is clearly the loss of Bruton from the party's most important portfolio after his disastrous heave against Enda Kenny.

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