Monday 24 April 2017

We need to talk about Michael...

Finance Minister Michael Noonan. Photo: Fennell Photography
Finance Minister Michael Noonan. Photo: Fennell Photography

'Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out.' - Stephen Covey, American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker (1932-2012).

The cack-handed management of the response to the EU's €13bn tax ruling on Apple shows first things were not put first by Finance Minister Michael Noonan.

First things first would have been finding out what the ruling said and the magnitude of the fine.

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