Statement by Michael Noonan, T.D., Minister for Finance

18.05.17

Statement by Michael Noonan, T.D., Minister for Finance

18 May 2017

Following the Taoiseach’s announcement yesterday, I want to state that I do not wish to be considered for Cabinet by his successor, whoever that may be.

I have been honoured to serve as Minister for Finance since March 2011 and have introduced 6 annual budgets and one supplementary budget.

I believe now is a good time for a new Finance Minister to take up office.  Ireland is the fastest growing economy in Europe, the budget is almost balanced and we are on the cusp of full employment. 

I will continue to carry out my duties as Minister for Finance until a successor is appointed. 

I will not be seeking re-election to Dáil Éireann at the next General Election.  It has been a privilege to represent the people of Limerick since I was first elected in 1981 and I look forward to continuing to do so until an election is called.

ENDS

 

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