ARCHIVE: The story of Michael Noonan has many twists and turns

ARCHIVE: The story of Michael Noonan has many twists and turns
Brendan Howlin (left) and Michael Noonan leave the Department of Finance in Dublin after discussions with IMF officials Pic: PA

Was there ever a political comeback quite like Michael Noonan’s?

This article first appeared in the Sunday Business Post on October 11, 2015

There are no second acts in American lives, F Scott Fitzgerald wrote. But this last phase of Michael Noonan’s career is not just a second act; it is an astonishing political and personal renaissance. At the end of the century’s first decade, Noonan’s career was over, and he trundled anonymously towards retirement.

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