James Downey: Noonan knows the biggest hurdle of all is real reform
Let's be fair. Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin do have something with which to justify their beaming smiles. They have completed a successful bailout programme.
But how do we, or the EU-ECB-IMF troika, or Chancellor Angela Merkel, judge success?
And are the troika as satisfied as they seem?