Nicola Anderson: Noonan back on financial tightrope after Christmas bout of pneumonia
'Yeah, these are a pretty good set of figures," Michael Noonan concurred, almost grudgingly.
The Finance Minister looked a far sight better than he had before Christmas when he was last out and about, launching "something or other" at Baggot Street.
Journalists said he had looked far from well then. He appeared to be grey-faced and breathless.