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.


Budget 2015

When the Government took office in March 2011 we set out a plan to regain control of Ireland’s fiscal and economic policies, to grow the economy and to get people back to work.

End of Quarter 3 Exchequer Returns Evidence of Improving Economic Conditions

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin today published the Exchequer Statement up to the end of Q3 2014.

Statement by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D. on Q2 2014 GDP figures

The CSO figures for Q2 2014 released today (18 September 2014) show that the Irish Economy grew by 7.7% in GDP terms and by 9% in GNP terms year on year.

Minister for Finance holds meeting with EU Commissioner Jyrki Katainen

The Minister for Finance Mr Michael Noonan T.D. today (08th September) met with the Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro, Mr Jyrki Katainen.

Statement from Minister for Finance

The Exchequer figures to the end of August and in particular the strong performance of income and consumption taxes are further evidence that the recovery is strengthening as the year progresses.