Statement by Brendan Howlin on Michael Noonan

Issued 18 May 2017

Brendan Howlin TD, Leader of the Labour Party has said:

“I note the announcement this morning by Minister of Finance Michael Noonan of his intention to stand down at next election, and not to seek appointment to the next cabinet.

“Having worked closely with Michael over five difficult years, I have learned to admire his political skills and respect his manifest competence.

“I wish Michael well for the future.”