Noonan is wheeled out to back up Kenny in political row over IBRC
Finance Minister Michael Noonan's impromptu appearance on television last night was a clear effort to defuse a potentially damaging political row for Government.
Both Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin believe that Messrs Kenny and Noonan can be made to look bad as they pick over the details of a reported loss to the taxpayer of €105m. Opposition party leaders Micheál Martin and Gerry Adams moved with alacrity on Tuesday to capitalise on work done by Kildare North Independent TD Catherine Murphy.
Yesterday was day two of their onslaught. And Martin and Adams pushed for an independent inquiry into the sale by IBRC of the Siteserv company to businessman Denis O'Brien's Millington for €45m.