Wednesday 17 January 2018

Noonan's flutter on McEntee

Finance Minister Michael Noonan dug deep into his wallet and fished out a crisp €50 note to prove he has faith in Helen McEntee winning the Meath East by-election.

The minister, pictured above with the Fine Gael candidate, placed the bet at Tom Flood's bookmakers in Ratoath at 4/7 odds that Helen would take her late father Shane's seat.

While canvassing, the minister had a Q&A session with local business and home owners to discuss the Government's new mortgage arrears strategy and the challenges currently facing small businesses. Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Irish Independent

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