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Shane Coleman: Moment of truth arrives to see if Noonan and Howlin are up to job

Published 18/01/2013 | 17:00

BRENDAN Howlin and Michael Noonan have together dominated the Government these past two years, but the two former teachers are facing their biggest tests yet.

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For Noonan, the coming months will go a long way towards determining how his tenure as Finance Minister is viewed.

He has probably done as well as he possibly could in trying to persuade the ECB & Co about the merits of renegotiating Ireland's bank debt. Anybody who believes that it is simply a matter of banging the table and hanging tough is being naive.

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