Maurice Gueret: Minister faces up to challenge of cancer news
Michael Noonan acted decisively to quell any speculation on his health
I have been musing on Ireland's unique place amongst the nations of Europe – our great little country that levies taxes like Sweden and delivers the public services of Albania in return.
Little did I know that the man who sets our tariffs, and whom we all hope will conduct a neat excision of tax rates next winter, would himself become the medical news story of the month.
In February last, the Finance Minister takes a shower and finds a lump in the vicinity of his right shoulder.