Friday 24 November 2017

Shane Coleman: Moment of truth arrives to see if Noonan and Howlin are up to job

BRENDAN Howlin and Michael Noonan have together dominated the Government these past two years, but the two former teachers are facing their biggest tests yet.

For Noonan, the coming months will go a long way towards determining how his tenure as Finance Minister is viewed.

He has probably done as well as he possibly could in trying to persuade the ECB & Co about the merits of renegotiating Ireland's bank debt. Anybody who believes that it is simply a matter of banging the table and hanging tough is being naive.

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