Saturday 17 March 2018

Noonan's fighting spirit may be just what Fine Gael needs

Michael Brennan

Michael Brennan

RICHARD Bruton was known to be a fan of 'Sex and the City'. But Michael Noonan, his replacement as Fine Gael finance spokesman, watches 'Wallander'. That's a series about a grumpy, humourless detective investigating murders in Sweden.

So their television viewing habits are very different. But there is an emerging view that Noonan, with his streetfighting style, may be able to turn a minus into a positive for Fine Gael.

The minus is clearly the loss of Bruton from the party's most important portfolio after his disastrous heave against Enda Kenny.

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