Noonan's positive words for abroad fall flat at home
Telling people that things are better now than last year flies in the face of all that they see around them, writes Willie O'Dea
WHATEVER else you might say about Michael Noonan, he knows how to catch the headline. He even knows how to stealthily take it away from his own Taoiseach, which is no mean feat.
He was at it again last Wednesday. Speaking at Bloomberg's Ireland Economic Summit, he was doing what he often does best: talking Ireland up. Not a bad thing, even if it does irk some in Sinn Fein and the ULA.