Thursday 30 March 2017

Noonan's plan is the best way out of this shambles

Noonan's vision may not be perfect, but Lenihan's plan is delusional, and Labour's is misguided, writes Daniel McConnell

Michael Noonan is a man reborn, and his four-year plan is the most credible on offer from any political party. He should be Ireland's next Minister for Finance.

Noonan's rebirth has coincided with the sharp decline of the current finance minister Brian Lenihan, who, in the wake of the bailout debacle, the ongoing banking crisis and the fact that Fianna Fail will be booted out of office, is now yesterday's man.

Lenihan's refusal to force Brian Cowen out of office last September was a missed opportunity, and Micheal Martin is the man most likely to lead Fianna Fail after the election.

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