Thursday 22 March 2018

Lise Hand: Noonan nails his poker face on as he's forced to defend Richie Rich's big salary

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

APART from stamina and an ability to count, do fractions, perform a bit of trigonometry and the like, another useful tool in the kit of a Finance Minister is a poker-face.

And Michael Noonan has a polished poker-face after more than a few late-night high-stakes sessions in Brussels with the hard-headed card-sharks of the EU.

But one suspects that he has to nail his poker-face into place every time the horror-show which is bankers' pay rears its gargoyle head – which the Opposition ensures it frequently does.

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