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 for Finance welcomes CSO data confirming that Ireland had the fastest-growing economy in the EU in 2014

The CSO figures for 2014 show that the Irish economy grew by 4.8% in GDP terms and by 5.2% in GNP terms in 2014.

Minister for Finance to lay revised regulations on macro prudential mortgage lending before the Houses of the Oireachtas

The Governor of the Central Bank Mr Patrick Honohan today consulted with the Minister for Finance Michael Noonan T.D. in relation to the Central Bank macro prudential proposals on residential mortgage lending.

Economy on target to meet Budget forecast of 4.7% GDP Growth in 2014

Today’s figures from the CSO show that the Irish economy has grown by 0.1% in Q3 and 3.5% over the year.

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.