Michael Noonan TDMinister for Finance

Michael Noonan TD was appointed Minister for Finance on March 9, 2011. He was first elected to the Dail in 1981 and has held a number of senior cabinet positions. He represents the constituency of Limerick City.

Michael was leader of Fine Gael between February 2001 and May 2002.

He was Minister for Justice between 1982 and1986. He held two different ministerial posts between 1986 and 1987, that of Minister for Industry, Commerce and Trade and Minister for Energy respectively.

He was Minister for Health between 1994 and 1997, and has also served as Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee.

Michael was a member of Limerick County Council from 1974-81 and 1991-94, and a member of the Mid-Western Health Board from 1991-94.

Michael has five adult children with his late wife Florence. He enjoys reading and swimming. He is a frequent visitor to Thomond Park for rugby matches and was a keen sportsman in his college days. Hurling was his preferred game and he played Dublin Championship and Dublin Senior League.


Minister Noonan welcomes increase of 31,600 in the number of people employed

“Today’s figures point to a continuing recovery in the labour market with solid employment growth of 31,600 jobs compared to the same period last year and a further reduction in unemployment.

Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D. welcomes return to profitability by Bank of Ireland in the first half of 2014

The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D. today (1 August 2014) welcomes the return to profitability by Bank of Ireland in the first half of 2014. Commenting on the Bank of Ireland – 2014 Half Year Results

Over €500million in new credit to be made available to Irish SMEs through Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland

Over €500million in additional credit will be made available to Irish SMEs through the establishment of the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI), the Government announced today.