NAMA; We need to know who got the money and what for – Anderson

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has called on for co-operation with the Finance Committee inquiry in the North and to the Public Accounts Committee in Dublin in regards to NAMA.

Speaking in the European Parliament, Ms Anderson said,

“It is very clear that there are serious questions to answer over the largest ever property sale in the north of Ireland. The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) was setup by the Irish government to absorb toxic loans.

“It recently sold its portfolio in the north for a record £1.3 billion to US investment Giant – Cerberus.

“There are allegations over millions paid for ‘Fixers’ Fees, Political Access and Sensitive Commercial Information.

“There is a paper trail showing that Joint First Minister Martin McGuinness wasn’t kept in the loop. We need to know who got the money and what for.

“The two former Stormont finance ministers, plus any other minister or politicians and Senior Civil Servants including NAMA officials involved, should make themselves and all documentation available to the Finance Committee inquiry in the North and to the Public Accounts Committee in Dublin.

“Sinn Féin will expose the dirty underhand practices and support investigations into alleged misuse of public funds.”

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