FURTHER CALLS FOR COMMISSION OF INVESTIGATION INTO SALE OF NAMA NORTHERN LOANS
There are further calls for the establishment of a Commission of Investigation to examine new allegations following the sale of NAMA’s northern loan book.
Last night, a BBC Spotlight programme alleged businessman, Frank Cushnahan, who has been at the centre of the 1 billion pounds sterling Nama deal controversy, claimed last year that he was due to be paid a ‘fixer fee’ in relation to the transaction.
The alleged statement is made on a covert recording made by the programme.
Mr Cushnahan, who had served on NAMA’s Northern Ireland Advisory Committee, has consistently denied that he was due to receive money.
The Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams is again demanding the establishment of a Commission of Investigation.
And, incoming Independent TD for Wexford Mick Wallace agrees;
“We have a proper independent commission of inquiry” he said.
“Now how you would even set this up, I mean I honestly believe given that Ireland is such a small place, business is so incestuous here, we need people from outside the country to actually run a proper independent commission of inquiry here.” he added.