Shane Ross: Heavy gang tackles property tax
Michael Noonan is a decent skin. He shuffles slowly around Leinster House with a generous word for everyone. He reminds many of the Dail's inmates of their favourite uncle. While critics ask what on earth a 69-year-old schoolteacher is doing in Ireland's financial hot seat, no one has ever suggested that this avuncular minister has let power go to his head. He is level-headed and personally popular.