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  • Dail | Broadsheet.ie
    last hour Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald raised the case of Mary Boyle in the Dáil Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil he passed on certain information about the case to gardaí Mary Lou McDonald Ann the twin sister of Mary Boyle a six year old girl who disappeared close to her grandparents home in Donegal in 1977 Ann firmly believes that there was both political interference and a garda cover up in Mary s case Taoiseach would you be willing to meet with Mary s sister Ann to listen to her concerns regarding the Garda handling of the case Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett That s not really a matter for the Order of Business now but if the Taoiseach wishes There are things that are allowed in the Order of Business and things that are not Enda Kenny The Garda Bill is before the committee tomorrow I m aware of the case of Mary Boyle It s many years ago now I ve had some contact about this quite a number of years ago which I brought to the attention of the gardaí and I can t say whether they the allegation was followed up or not but I brought it to the attention of the gardaí It s quite a number of years ago deputy I don t have any objection to meeting when I get a chance with Mary s sister I d be happy to do that But clearly the operational matters for the gardaí on a day to day basis are a matter for the Commissioner of the gardaí The new independent policing authority will bring new powers and new opportunities here as indeed does the changes brought about to GSOC being chaired by a High Court judge All these are important and actually represent the most fundamental changes to the structure of the Garda Síochána since the foundation of the State So the answer to your question is yes When I get an opportunity send me the contact numbers for Mary s sister I d be happy to talk to her Meanwhile staying in tonight Here s my team mate KatieGHannon telling me just now about a report she has for tonight s RTE PrimeTime rtept pic twitter com sxBPZtNffa Miriam O Callaghan MiriamOCal October 6 2015 Previously Mary Boyle And Political Interference Prime Time RTÉ Posted in Misc and tagged Dail Enda Kenny mary boyle at 6 03 pm on October 6 2015 by Bodger 13 Replies No More Mom Jeans Bodger at 2 17 pm September 29 2015 24 Replies 24 This morning Outside Leinster House Kildare Street Dublin Previously Notes On A Scandal Via Stop TTIP Posted in Misc and tagged No more asylum seekers Dail at 2 17 pm on September 29 2015 by Bodger 24 Replies Who Took The Bribe In A Bag Bodger at 11 59 am July 16 2015 Yesterday Independent TD Mick Wallace told the Dáil that he knew of a NAMA portfolio manager who sought a bribe of two installments of 15 000 cash in a bag from one of its debtors to allow the debtor exit NAMA This morning Mr Wallace spoke with Gavin Jennings on RTÉ s Morning Ireland During the interview Mr Jennings read a letter that Brendan McDonagh the CEO of NAMA had written to the Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan in light of Mr Wallace s claims The letter said It s my understanding that under Section 19 of the Criminal Justice Act 2011 any party with evidence of criminal wrongdoing is legally obliged to bring such evidence to the attention of An Garda Siochana In the event that the deputy Wallace is aware of such evidence and has not brought it to the attention of An Garda Siochana it s my understanding that this is a breach of Section 19 Mr Wallace told Mr Jennings that he found it interesting that NAMA would like to shoot the messenger He also said he would be willing to speak to the gardaí and name names Meanwhile Here is what Mr Wallace said in the Dáil yesterday Mick Wallace Yesterday the Taoiseach said the Comptroller and Auditor General and the Committee of Public Accounts are the agencies in this jurisdiction for dealing with issues concerning the National Asset Management Agency NAMA We both know neither of them have the potential to fully hold NAMA to account The legislation regarding the Comptroller and Auditor General does not allow for ongoing intrusive oversight and monitoring and lacks asset management oversight functions There are many concerns around the workings of NAMA Cerberus expects to make a large fortune from the purchase of Project Eagle The 7 million that ended up in an Isle of Man bank account will begin to look like small change The big loser though is the Irish taxpayer in the South NAMA says the sale of Project Eagle was lawful but was the purchase lawful I would have thought that a Fine Gael Government would have a bit more concern about slush moneys for fixers I doubt the Taoiseach has heard the last of Project Eagle Does the Taoiseach know how many barristers judges solicitors top four accountancy firm partners and bankers are in syndicates which have been set up by Goodbody Stockbrokers Anglo Private Bank of Ireland Private AIB Private Davy Warren and Quinlan which have transferred to NAMA but which NAMA has not enforced despite personal guarantees being attached NAMA is responsible for some people being tossed out of their homes but it looks like some of the great and good of Irish society are blessed with NAMA s goodwill What role did a former Secretary General of the Department of Finance John Moran play in NAMA s handling of the Coroin group s portfolio This gentleman remarked at one stage that the number of home repossessions in Ireland was unnaturally low It would appear he was unnaturally interested in playing a significant role in the outcome of the Coroin group s portfolio All is not well I know of a construction company Taoiseach which wanted to exit out of NAMA so it asked the manager of its portfolio if it could happen and he said Yes but it will cost you 15 000 in cash and I want it in a bag An Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett Sorry Deputy If you have these sorts of charges can I suggest you give them to An Garda Síochána because they cannot be substantiated here Eric J Byrne The Deputy should go before the Committee of Public Accounts with this information He is grandstanding here Wallace A few weeks later they delivered the money A few weeks later he demanded the same again They duly obliged and all was sorted a small window into the workings of NAMA Is the Taoiseach still happy with the workings of this secret society Enda Kenny The Deputy has made a number of comments and allegations here regarding people working in different sectors including members of the Judiciary He made comments in respect of a former Secretary General of the Department of Finance as well as comments generally in respect of NAMA Let me repeat again for him The process of accountability and transparency in this jurisdiction in respect of NAMA is the Committee of Public Accounts in the Oireachtas chaired by a Member of this House Personnel from the Comptroller and Auditor General s office work with NAMA and have access to all the papers and documents relevant to any of these transactions I would suggest that as a public representative the Deputy has a facility where questions can follow his allegations He should go to Deputy John McGuinness s committee the Committee of Public Accounts a committee of long standing integrity in this House The Deputy can make his claims ask his questions The Chairman of the committee with his members is entitled to call in personnel in respect of the issues the Deputy raised The Deputy has made some serious claims here I do not have the detailed responses to them The Committee of Public Accounts is the authorised independent entity in the Oireachtas for accountability and transparency in respect of NAMA I suggest to Deputy Wallace that in the interest of public accountability and transparency he goes to the committee presents his findings and facts if facts they are and allow the Chairman and his committee to do their work in the interests of their political responsibility here Wallace I can only come to the conclusion that the Taoiseach does not seem awfully interested in getting to the truth There is a stark contrast between how Northern Ireland is dealing with this and how the Government is dealing with it Creed The committee is in the North Wallace Can the Taoiseach tell me why did Mr Frank Daly tell the Committee of Public Accounts that he did not know about the alleged 7 million in the Isle of Man bank account until I mentioned it I know for a fact that NAMA Barrett I am sorry but this is Leaders Questions Wallace knew this last January What did it do about it Did it tell the Minister for Finance or did it bury it with the rest of it Mr Coulter has denied the involvement of a politician Well he would would he not I decided to contact my sources this morning and ask them to what degree of certainty they could stand over the involvement of a particular politician Their reply was Is 100 enough The Taoiseach has serious problems Does he want answers to them Do not bother asking me Taoiseach to go to the Garda Barrett Sorry but this is no way to be dealing with such a serious issue The Deputy cannot use the Chamber as a Star Chamber where no evidence is presented The Deputy is affecting people s reputations here He has not presented any solid facts Transcript via Oireachtas ie Listen to Mr Wallace s interview on Morning Ireland here Posted in Misc and tagged Dail Mick Wallace Nama at 11 59 am on July 16 2015 by Bodger Meanwhile Outside The Dáil Bodger at 11 36 am July 7 2015 More barriers than normal being erected around dail ahead of watercharges protest later with Molesworth S https t co 8T96MZOYIF Newstalk 106 108fm NewstalkFM July 7 2015 Everybody stay cool Posted in Misc and tagged barriers Dail Water protest at 11 36 am on July 7 2015 by Bodger Chucking Cones Bodger at 4 26 pm July 2 2015 Flying traffic cones last night outside Leinster House Further to the melee outside the Dáil last night And following reports that a female garda was knocked unconscious Labour Senator Mary Moran and Anti Austerity Alliance Councillor Michael O Brien spoke to Seán O Rourke on RTÉ Radio One this morning On the matter of the female garda this is what both contributors said Senator Mary Moran I must say the the scenes last night were nothing short of horrific Sean as I was leaving Leinster House A female garda standing close to my car last night it was unbelievable traffic cones came across the car and hit the girl who was standing in a protective cordon and she dropped like a ton of bricks on to the ground Now that was absolutely horrific she was knocked unconscious To me what was absolutely worse after that was the fact that people seemed to think that this was funny and came up and started videoing it and laughing around it I mean that girl was seriously to see somebody crumble You know standing one minute and lying unconscious in the next minute was absolutely unacceptable I think last night Anti Austerity Alliance Councillor Michael O Brien I didn t see the garda collapsing I did see a cone travel over the garda lines and land on the car That much I did see I did see the garda in question being led in to an ambulance some half an hour after the incident and I don t stand over the throwing of objects whatsoever Listen back in full here from 1 37min Moran and from 7min O Brien Earlier About Last Night Mary Moran Sam Boal Photocall Ireland Meanwhile Wayne F writes This photo is from last nights water protest outside the Daíl Garda deploying Baton Penis with sex face and hip thrust Posted in Misc and tagged Dail female garda Mary Moran Michael O Brien Water protest at 4 26 pm on July 2 2015 by Bodger REDACTED s 1 25 Interest Rate Bodger at 3 47 pm May 28 2015 How little Catherine Murphy Independent TD for Kildare North dropped a series of revelations in the Dáil today concerning alleged preferential treatment given to Denis O Brien by IBRC formerly Anglo Irish Bank The claims emerged as Ms Murphy introduced a bill to permit the Comptroller and Auditor General to investigate the sale of Siteserv to Mr O Brien and other IBRC transactions Grab a tay This bill extends the functions and powers or seeks to extend the functions and powers of the C AG Comptroller and Auditor General to cover IBRC It was the Taoiseach that first suggested that the C AG review the Siteserv sale s process and it was then pointed out to him that IBRC does not come within his remit With this Bill I m attempting to address that problem by broadening the remit of the C AG The reason I m anticipating the need to involve the C AG if not a full Commission of Investigation which may well be a better option is because I believe the Government have got this badly wrong not least because most of the key players in the Siteserv saga have links with KPMG and its eventual purchaser and vice versa is a web of connections and conflicts that requires outside eyes to unravel I have no doubt that the special liquidator Kieran Wallace is more than capable of doing such a review but his direct involvement in the sale process and his relationship with the eventual purchaser of Siteserv and his current actions in the High Court in supporting Mr O Brien versus RTE place him in a position where there is at the very least a perceived conflict of interest if not an actual conflict of interest The review is not confined to Siteserv but it is the transaction that prompted a review I would worry about the transactions that have been excluded from the review given that what we now know that in the final months before prom night the relationship between the department and IBRC had completely broken down If deals were being done without the knowledge or input of the minister then we need to know what they were We are now aware for example that the former CEO of IBRC made verbal agreements with Denis O Brien to allow him to extend the terms of his already expired loans We also know that t he verbal agreement was never escalated to the credit committee for approval I m led to believe and I would welcome the minister clarifying the rates applicable at this time that the extension also attracted some extremely favourable interest terms I understand that Mr O Brien was enjoying a rate of around 1 25 when IBRC and arguably when IBRC could and arguably should have been charging 7 5 We are talking about outstanding sums here that are upwards of 500million The interest rate applied is not an insignificant issue for the public interest We also know that Denis O Brien felt confident enough in his dealings with IBRC that he could write to Kieran Wallace as the special liquidator and demand that the same favourable terms extended to him by way of a verbal agreement could be continued We now have Kieran Wallace who s been appointed by the Government to conduct a review into the IBRC review actually joining with IBRC and Denis O Brien in the High Court and seeking to injunct the information I ve outlined from coming into the public domain surely that alone represents a conflict In FOI documents released to me the minister his officials and the Central Bank and even the Troika acknowledge that IBRC the former Anglo Irish Bank is no ordinary bank and there s a significant public interest because the bank had been fully nationalised and was in wind down mode They all accept that this is the people s money that we re dealing with and that there can be no dispute regarding the public interest in this The same FOI materials detail incidences where the minister can specifically intervene and issue an ministerial order that material matters have significant interest Included in these material matters are incidences that are outside the ordinary course of business I would argue that what I ve outlined out here regarding verbal deals extensions etc are outside the normal course of business and I would ask the minister to exercise his right to intervene in the current proceedings and defend the public interest I ve a motion on the order papers signed by the majority of the Opposition 45 members have signed it and more are welcome to calling for a debate into the proposed review When I tried to raise it on the order of business I was silenced and I was told to take it up with my Whip I am the Whip of the Technical Group and I did raise it at the weekly Whip s meeting The Government Chief Whip told me that they would not be altering the KPMG review the Government would not be giving time to debate this issue and suggested that we use Private Members time It s not just an Opposition issue minister This is an issue for all in this house It

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  • Enda Kenny | Broadsheet.ie
    2015 Previously Mary Boyle And Political Interference Prime Time RTÉ Posted in Misc and tagged Dail Enda Kenny mary boyle at 6 03 pm on October 6 2015 by Bodger 13 Replies Going To The Country Bodger at 4 35 pm October 5 2015 5 Replies 5 Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the turning of the sod of a new biomass power station in Killala Co Mayo this morning Fiach Kelly in the Irish Times reports Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said his decision on when to call the general election will be made in the best interests of the country but declined to say when the contest will be held Mr Kenny was asked four times by RTÉ News this morning if he will call the election before Christmas and declined on each occasion to say whether it will take place this year or next Kenny declines to say if election will be this year or next Irish Times Alternatively Justine McCarthy in yesterday s Sunday Times wrote It doesn t matter a damn to the majority of people in this country whether polling day is in November or February Calendar watching is a banal distraction when the chill of déjà vu runs down your spine as you watch your country hurtle back down the road to perdition Speculation about the election date is Paddy Power style journalism On Tuesday of next week this government will deliver the fifth and final budget of its team It will be the surest test of Fine Gael s and Labour s commitment to fairness The omens are not good FIGHT This budget will show who the government really cares about Sunday Times Pic TCBB Posted in Misc and tagged Enda Kenny General Election Justine McCarthy at 4 35 pm on October 5 2015 by Bodger 5 Replies Getting Stuck In Bodger at 3 10 pm October 1 2015 16 Replies 16 Irish PM Enda Kenny gets stuck in a lift while touring a food plant in the Republic of Ireland http t co PQl9TusDpq pic twitter com W9cymTvhdM BBC News NI BBCNewsNI October 1 2015 Was it for lift Strident Tim writes P off BBC How about doing something on your own prime minister getting his bits stuck between the mouth of a dead pig Or Osborne and his Redacted with the hose pipe and redacted all night with Redacted on crystal meth FIGHT Posted in Misc and tagged Enda Kenny lift at 3 10 pm on October 1 2015 by Bodger 16 Replies Unreadable Bodger at 11 18 am September 22 2015 13 Replies 13 From top Labour TD Michael McNamara and Fianna Fáil TD Eamon Ó Cúiv on Tonight With Vincent Browne last night This afternoon a Fianna Fáil motion of no confidence in Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be discussed in the Dáil before a vote takes place tomorrow It follows the publication of the Fennelly Report which looked at the stepping down of former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan Last night on Tonight With Vincent Browne Mr Kenny raised the matter and asked Labour TD Michael McNamara who just recently rejoined the parliamentary Labour Party what he thought of it Mr McNamara said First of all I haven t had the opportunity to read the report because of its timing and I ve been doing other things for the past two weeks frankly On the basis of what you ve Vincent Browne have told me I mean equally I m reminded of how fond you are of Enda Kenny I mean I d like to read the report before I comment I came here tonight to discuss rural issues In addition Mr Browne asked Fianna Fáil s Éamon Ó Cuív about the report He also hasn t read it saying I didn t read the report but I ve listened carefully to reports and discussions on the report Meanwhile The reason for the motion is that Fianna Fáil want to get ahead of their erstwhile colleagues Sinn Féin so if the Opposition want to play games then that s fine the Government will respond But our serious intent here is securing the recovery for all our people We know now the economy is rising in confidence and the opportunity presents itself for Government to make further decisions to help that Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the Dái l gates of government buildings this morning after he was asked about the motion of no confidence Taoiseach says Opposition playing games as Dáil returns RTÉ Previously Fennelly Report The Digested Read Watch Vincent Browne back in full here Posted in Misc and tagged Enda Kenny Fennelly Report VinB at 11 18 am on September 22 2015 by Bodger 13 Replies We Are Never Going Back To Boom And Bust Bodger at 11 53 am September 18 2015 16 Replies 16 Taoiseach Enda Kenny at IBEC s President s Dinner in the RDS last night Oh yes We re IBEC baby There can be no doubt that we re in a new phase in Ireland Even in the room tonight there s a deeper optimism Across business people are starting to breathe again the belief is coming back For all of you for Ireland the future was uncertain But as a nation we did what we re good at We faced up to the challenges head on Painful as it was we knew what we had to do to bring Ireland back from the brink This Government together with the people implemented a recovery plan to bring us to where we are today Together we restored our international reputation Together we supported the changes to help create 125 000 extra jobs since 2012 Together we made Ireland Europe s fastest growing economy Today we are witnessing the fruits of that recovery The long term goal of reducing the deficit to under 3 of GDP will be achieved this year Given the very strong increases in growth it s likely we ll see our debt to GDP ratio fall below 100 per cent by the end of this year Our recovering economy is fuelling a surge in tax revenue In fact after the first eight months of 2015 tax revenues are almost 10 higher on the same period last year This is an important time in our recovery Some people will look at these figures and shudder thinking Oh god here we go back to the political burlesque of Showtime The bravado of If I have it I ll spend it Except they can relax that s not going to happen With this government we are never going back to boom and bust We are never going back to auction politics that actually sold off nothing except public trust and faith in politicians Later It is clear to everyone that there are many paths to choose from in the coming years Despite what some might lead you to believe stability economic growth and job creation don t just happen by chance Choices have consequences The upcoming General Election will ask the people of Ireland which choice they want to make the path they will choose Our approach will be crystal clear We will prioritise measures that help create more jobs and make work pay Given the ordeal the Irish people have endured during the downturn they deserve to know what exactly the disparate groupings hoping for Government are proposing for the next 5 years It s not good enough to tell people what you re against You need to tell people what you re for and how you intend to get there I am confident that when the people examine the options before them that they will choose stability progress and securing the recovery over ones that have ruined the economy or those that would ruin it But in the next Government we need to be more radical and do a lot more to provide large sections of Irish society the opportunity to access the world of work We cannot repeat the mistakes of the past where the long term unemployed miss out on the chance to support themselves and their families in a recovering economy The past few years have been difficult for our country The emerging recovery has been hard won thanks to you The opportunity is there now to secure it The Government that I lead has a plan to do just that There will be no going back to boom and bust bad business as usual We must go on and improve and finish what we started To create jobs for our people to create a strong economy that can support our vital public services and to come out of this dark period even stronger than ever Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking last night at IBEC s President s Dinner in the RDS Dublin Any excuse Transcript Via Merrion Street Posted in Misc and tagged Enda Kenny IBEC s President s Dinner 2015 at 11 53 am on September 18 2015 by Bodger 16 Replies A Handshake Not A Handout Bodger at 3 14 pm September 17 2015 16 Replies 16 This morning Merrion Street Dublin Taoiseach Enda Kenny and United Left Alliance TD Joan Collins with activists Donal Toolan left and Michelle Gaynor among a number of campaigners engaged in a multi day protest outside government buildings against cuts to disability services in recent budgets Sam Boal RollingNews ie Posted in Misc and tagged disabilities Enda Kenny at 3 14 pm on September 17 2015 by Bodger 16 Replies Indy Lovely Admin at 4 00 pm September 14 2015 24 Replies 24 By Mick Flavin Context Kenny To Be Sidelined For Election Campaign Independent ie Posted in Misc and tagged Enda Kenny Indiana Jones Mick Flavin Raiders Of The Lost Ark at 4 00 pm on September 14 2015 by Admin 24 Replies What s He Really Think In Bodger at 2 49 pm September 11 2015 26 Replies 26 Enda Kenny at Dunraven Arms Hotel Adare Co Limerick last night It may be the last time he does one of these Taoiseach Enda Kenny appeared in odd form on RTÉ Radio 1 s Morning Ireland earlier live from the Fine Gael parliamentary party gathering in Adare Co Limerick Host Cathal Mac Coille questioned Mr Kenny on the north the economy Irish Water and the Fennelly Report Includes strange Child Care Child Care malfunction Cathal MacCoille Welcome back to Fine Gael s pre election gathering in Adare in County Limerick where I ve just been joined by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny Good morning Enda Kenny Morning Cathal MacCoille If these institutions were to collapse how serious would that be in your view Kenny Well if they were to collapse obviously it could be a very long time before you get back to a situation where you would have what you might call normal running of an executive and assembly Obviously in an election situation the people make their decision and they elect who they think best or why they favour in terms of the parties that they represent and so on But I think this can be avoided but it needs a realistic appraisal by people who have had very harsh things to say about each other where there are clear differences of opinion strong differences of opinion but you have to look at the bigger picture and the bigger picture are the people of Northern Ireland and their futures MacCoille Is this going to end up almost inevitably as previous crises have with the Taoiseach and the Prime Minister having to get involved in Belfast or London or somewhere Kenny Well I spoke to Prime Minister Cameron when we agreed to invite the parties back to talks to settle their differences arising originally from the welfare reform situation which was accepted by Sinn Fein and then rejected by them and then the other difficulties insofar as a comment made by the PSNI chief constable the PSNI was concerned insofar insofar as I m concerned as Taoiseach and I m sure so far I m sure so far as the British Prime Minister is concerned we will continue to work with the parties every way we can to see that they have the opportunity to get this show back on the road I must make it clear beyond the limits of where they are that there s going to be no more money produced by the British government MacCoille But might the two of you get involved directly Kenny To be honest with you Cathal if this came down to a situation where the continuation of the executive and assembly and normal functioning of government under devolution given and accepted and voted for by the people then of course I would go to every limit to see that that would happen MacCoille Just one final question the IRA which is at the heart of the row in your view does the IRA exist in some shape or form and if so what Kenny Well the evidence available and pronounced by the Minister for Justice in the jurisdiction down here the 26 counties is that it doesn t Clearly there are Chinese walls if you d like to use that phrase in terms of Northern Ireland The cell operation the Army Council I had a row with Martin McGuinness many years ago about this and I believe him when he says it was stood down it doesn t mean these persons doesn t meet the question here is and I can t comment on the PSNI and the information or evidence that they have or might not have in respect of the McGuigan murder or other murders but you can t have a situation of fear along the border where people are afraid to open their mouths about anything MacCoille But are you saying in this state you accept that the IRA doesn t exist in any form for example the shadow form Michael McDowell suggested Kenny I think that Michael McDowell when he was in government and the the situation was was agreed at that time was that there wasn t a requirement then to abolish it completely in case it was replaced with something else I would think that the cell formation of the so called IRA is no longer functioning in that manner it doesn t mean that the persons who are members of cells don t meet in terms of criminal activities particularly in Northern Ireland MacCoille The general approach to the election which you signaled again in your speech to the party last night presenting the voters with a choice between stability in the continuation of this government or Fine Gael in government and chaos but beyond that what s your general pitch to the voters for choosing you again Kenny Well I d say the first thing is that we ve come on a particularly difficult journey here over the past 4 and a half years and I d be the first to say from moving round the country to to every county I know Cathal that there are many people who face real challenges every day and I understand that and they come to my office and they write to me and they talk to me and there s a story behind every door So in order to deal with all those many challenges you have to have an engine that s capable of delivering proper services for them and that s why when we set out in the beginning the mandate given to us by the people was to fix the public finances and put the country back to work so essentially the more people you have working the less taxes they pay and the better social services you have MacCoille But what about the next mandate Is it essentially saying us or chaos Kenny It s government or chaos I listened to the leader of the Sinn Fein party this morning talking about about the opportunity that he s presenting He did say and he s confirmed that they want to standardise tax relief so for instance on pensions a garda married to a teacher both on 40 000 would be paying nearly 2000 in extra taxes under that kind of regime now what this government what Fine Gael and Labour have set out was to reduce the tax burden and that s paying dividends with growth figures of 7 yesterday very strong and quite extraordinary in a European context but as Michael Noonan pointed out the Government is going to be very careful going to be very prudent very responsible with this people say to me I tell you now you re a politician I don t want anybody to blow the recovery that I see happening before my eyes MacCoille Yes but all of the TDs and senators you speak to here raised this in one shape or other I m sure you ve heard from them surely after growth figures as good as yesterday exchequer returns as good there has to be room surely for a little more in tax cuts or USC Kenny Extra monies whatever they are can be put into a buffer situation reduce your debt and so on We ve already set out in the Spring statement the parameters of the forthcoming budget MacCoille 1 5 billion as Michael Noonan set out Is that it No more Kenny Between 1 2 and 1 5 and we re staying within that That means Cathal that we want to continue to make the recovery for everybody It is fragile we don t know what s going to happen in terms of China we don t know what s going to happen in terms of the Middle East but what we do want is to create more jobs reduce that burden that s why for instance Richard Bruton has gone round with the action plan for jobs in different regions MacCoille

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  • Mick Wallace | Broadsheet.ie
    to someone like Cerberus who are being investigated for criminal activity in two countries Taoiseach you couldn t make this up It s absolute nonsense Now listen I realise these are serious players and actually only recently I was summoned to a meeting by a public figure and a message was passed on to me from a leading member of Cerberus Ireland that I was going to get sorted Now why would they have to say that if I m telling the truth Why would they Can you understand that Taoiseach Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett Sorry this is Leaders Questions Wallace Are you actually going to seriously allow the questions that are swirling around Nama as I ve said before Taoiseach the workings of Nama have left too much to be desired and there s a lot rotten about it And Taoiseach is it going to be on your legacy that you ignored all this Is it going to be a part of your history that you choose to ignore what s going on in Nama Barrett Thank you Kenny That s another allegation that you make and it will not be a part of our history Nama is responsible to the Houses of the Oireachtas here of which you are a member You come in here week after week with very strong statements and allegations I can t say whether what you say is true or not or whether you can back that up I m glad you ve gone to the police force I m glad you ve gone to the crime investigations unit but you yourself maybe don t want these questions raised or have somebody raise them for you at the body to whom Nama is responsible and through whom they re responsible to this House here It s not good enough for you Deputy Wallace to come in here And if you re the centre of attention for receiving these kinds of allegations I hope that when they re made to you that you demand that proof be given because you have full privilege in here and Wallace Inaudible Kenny and I m sure I m quite sure Deputy Wallace that you want to use that with responsibility If there s an issue here the questions have been asked and the questions that have been answered by Nama mean that there s nothing wrong on the seller side If there s anything wrong it seems to be on the purchaser s side So I d suggest to you you write out your list of questions these can be raised You want to find out the truth about these issues well then we need to use the facility available to public representation in the public interest to ask these questions I d like that you d furnish to the Public Accounts Committee the basis of the evidence given to you that will make the allegations you make stand up Previously The Eagle Has Landed Project Eagle And The 3 5billion Haircut Who Took The Bribe In A Bag Posted in Misc and tagged Mick Wallace Nama at 6 41 pm on September 29 2015 by Bodger 82 Replies Where Eagles Dare Bodger at 12 59 pm August 28 2015 Independent TD Mick Wallace Readers may recall a Bloomberg report from earlier this week about how a shortlist of three bidders for the largest loan portfolio every put up for sale by Nama called Project Arrow includes Cerberus Capital Management LP Last year Cerberus bought Nama s Northern Ireland loan portfolio called Project Eagle In the Dáil last month Independent TD Mick Wallace claimed the Project Eagle sale involved over 850 properties with a par value of 4 5billion for less than 1 5billion The Project Eagle sale was the subject of a Public Accounts Committee meeting last month and is the subject of a criminal inquiry by the PSNI following further claims made by Mr Wallace in the Dáil Mr Wallace claimed 7 million sterling ended up in an Isle of Man bank account which was reportedly earmarked for a Northern Ireland politician or political party Further to this Sarah Bardon in the Irish Times reports An independent investigation into the sale of a multibillion euro National Asset Management Agency portfolio named Project Arrow has been called for by Independent Wexford TD Mick Wallace Mr Wallace also said he had received a number of new allegations about the workings of Nama and intends to make some of those public when the Dáil resumes in September A Nama spokesman said any allegation of wrongdoing should be sent to gardaí to be investigated Nama can make no comment on the allegations Mr Wallace plans to make using Dáil privilege as it has no information on what they are until he chooses to make them said the spokesman Previously Dough And Arrow Laura Hutton Rollingnews ie Posted in Misc and tagged Mick Wallace Nama Project Arrow at 12 59 pm on August 28 2015 by Bodger Who Took The Bribe In A Bag Bodger at 11 59 am July 16 2015 Yesterday Independent TD Mick Wallace told the Dáil that he knew of a NAMA portfolio manager who sought a bribe of two installments of 15 000 cash in a bag from one of its debtors to allow the debtor exit NAMA This morning Mr Wallace spoke with Gavin Jennings on RTÉ s Morning Ireland During the interview Mr Jennings read a letter that Brendan McDonagh the CEO of NAMA had written to the Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan in light of Mr Wallace s claims The letter said It s my understanding that under Section 19 of the Criminal Justice Act 2011 any party with evidence of criminal wrongdoing is legally obliged to bring such evidence to the attention of An Garda Siochana In the event that the deputy Wallace is aware of such evidence and has not brought it to the attention of An Garda Siochana it s my understanding that this is a breach of Section 19 Mr Wallace told Mr Jennings that he found it interesting that NAMA would like to shoot the messenger He also said he would be willing to speak to the gardaí and name names Meanwhile Here is what Mr Wallace said in the Dáil yesterday Mick Wallace Yesterday the Taoiseach said the Comptroller and Auditor General and the Committee of Public Accounts are the agencies in this jurisdiction for dealing with issues concerning the National Asset Management Agency NAMA We both know neither of them have the potential to fully hold NAMA to account The legislation regarding the Comptroller and Auditor General does not allow for ongoing intrusive oversight and monitoring and lacks asset management oversight functions There are many concerns around the workings of NAMA Cerberus expects to make a large fortune from the purchase of Project Eagle The 7 million that ended up in an Isle of Man bank account will begin to look like small change The big loser though is the Irish taxpayer in the South NAMA says the sale of Project Eagle was lawful but was the purchase lawful I would have thought that a Fine Gael Government would have a bit more concern about slush moneys for fixers I doubt the Taoiseach has heard the last of Project Eagle Does the Taoiseach know how many barristers judges solicitors top four accountancy firm partners and bankers are in syndicates which have been set up by Goodbody Stockbrokers Anglo Private Bank of Ireland Private AIB Private Davy Warren and Quinlan which have transferred to NAMA but which NAMA has not enforced despite personal guarantees being attached NAMA is responsible for some people being tossed out of their homes but it looks like some of the great and good of Irish society are blessed with NAMA s goodwill What role did a former Secretary General of the Department of Finance John Moran play in NAMA s handling of the Coroin group s portfolio This gentleman remarked at one stage that the number of home repossessions in Ireland was unnaturally low It would appear he was unnaturally interested in playing a significant role in the outcome of the Coroin group s portfolio All is not well I know of a construction company Taoiseach which wanted to exit out of NAMA so it asked the manager of its portfolio if it could happen and he said Yes but it will cost you 15 000 in cash and I want it in a bag An Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett Sorry Deputy If you have these sorts of charges can I suggest you give them to An Garda Síochána because they cannot be substantiated here Eric J Byrne The Deputy should go before the Committee of Public Accounts with this information He is grandstanding here Wallace A few weeks later they delivered the money A few weeks later he demanded the same again They duly obliged and all was sorted a small window into the workings of NAMA Is the Taoiseach still happy with the workings of this secret society Enda Kenny The Deputy has made a number of comments and allegations here regarding people working in different sectors including members of the Judiciary He made comments in respect of a former Secretary General of the Department of Finance as well as comments generally in respect of NAMA Let me repeat again for him The process of accountability and transparency in this jurisdiction in respect of NAMA is the Committee of Public Accounts in the Oireachtas chaired by a Member of this House Personnel from the Comptroller and Auditor General s office work with NAMA and have access to all the papers and documents relevant to any of these transactions I would suggest that as a public representative the Deputy has a facility where questions can follow his allegations He should go to Deputy John McGuinness s committee the Committee of Public Accounts a committee of long standing integrity in this House The Deputy can make his claims ask his questions The Chairman of the committee with his members is entitled to call in personnel in respect of the issues the Deputy raised The Deputy has made some serious claims here I do not have the detailed responses to them The Committee of Public Accounts is the authorised independent entity in the Oireachtas for accountability and transparency in respect of NAMA I suggest to Deputy Wallace that in the interest of public accountability and transparency he goes to the committee presents his findings and facts if facts they are and allow the Chairman and his committee to do their work in the interests of their political responsibility here Wallace I can only come to the conclusion that the Taoiseach does not seem awfully interested in getting to the truth There is a stark contrast between how Northern Ireland is dealing with this and how the Government is dealing with it Creed The committee is in the North Wallace Can the Taoiseach tell me why did Mr Frank Daly tell the Committee of Public Accounts that he did not know about the alleged 7 million in the Isle of Man bank account until I mentioned it I know for a fact that NAMA Barrett I am sorry but this is Leaders Questions Wallace knew this last January What did it do about it Did it tell the Minister for Finance or did it bury it with the rest of it Mr Coulter has denied the involvement of a politician Well he would would he not I decided to contact my sources this morning and ask them to what degree of certainty they could stand over the involvement of a particular politician Their reply was Is 100 enough The Taoiseach has serious problems Does he want answers to them Do not bother asking me Taoiseach to go to the Garda Barrett Sorry but this is no way to be dealing with such a serious issue The Deputy cannot use the Chamber as a Star Chamber where no evidence is presented The Deputy is affecting people s reputations here He has not presented any solid facts Transcript via Oireachtas ie Listen to Mr Wallace s interview on Morning Ireland here Posted in Misc and tagged Dail Mick Wallace Nama at 11 59 am on July 16 2015 by Bodger Project Eagle And The 3 5 Billion Haircut Bodger at 4 38 pm July 2 2015 Independent TD Mick Wallace in Dáil this morning Independent TD Mick Wallace raised concerns about Nama during Leader s Questions in the Dáil earlier today The Northern Ireland loan portfolio Project Eagle involving over 850 properties with a par value of 4 5billion was sold to US private equity firm Cerberus Capital for less than 1 5billion a surprise winner of the tender Tánaiste in June 2012 following consultation with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Mr Sammy Wilson MLA Nama reappointed Mr Frank Cushnahan and Mr Brian Rowntree to the Nama Northern Ireland Advisory Committee A few weeks later a report by a Northern Ireland auditor s office seriously questioned the stewardship of the Northern Ireland housing executive which led to the resignation of Brian Rowntree and Frank Cushnahan The report found breaches of a housing executive s guidelines in the sale of at least 27 land deals executive board given wrong or no information relating to key property deals favoured property speculators were allowed to buy land well under market value Interest from other parties were not declared or considered and at times no reasons offered for some off market sales Tanaiste these two individuals stayed in Nama one of them up until the summer of 2014 Later Mr Wallace spoke again before his microphone was turned off by the Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett Wallace The legal firm acting for Cerebus Capital who actually purchased the Northern Ireland loan portfolio for 1 5billion was Tughans of Belfast Now it s been reported that during a routine audit of Tughans Sean Barrett Sorry this is not an inquisition This is Leader s Questions Would you put a question You re out of your time Wallace It s reported Tánaiste Barrett You can t use the chamber to make cases against people who are not here to defend themselves and you know the regulations as well as I do and you ve been reminded often enough Now please stick to the Standing Orders or else I ll have to cut you off As your question Wallace Ok Ceann Comhairle we re talking about billions of taxpayers money Barrett This is not there are other places to make these charges but not in the House here where people are not here to defend themselves I don t know anything about these people but there s a rule and I have to apply the rules now please adhere to them Wallace I m not telling anything that s Barrett I m just asking you to adhere by the rules of the House If you wish the rules to change bring them to the Committee of Procedure and Privileges Now would you please put your question to the Tánaiste Wallace Tanaiste do you have any concerns that a routine audit of the solicitors firm that looked after that particular deal where 4 5billion of assets were sold for 1 5billion with a massive loss for the Irish taxpayer a routine audit actually showed up where 7million in Sterling ended up in an Isle of Man Barrett Deputy Wallace Wallace It was reportedly earmarked for a Northern Ireland politician or party Barrett Would Deputy Wallace give all those details to An Garda Síochána That is what it is there for Microphone turned off Readers may wish to recall how a few weeks ago Independent TD Mick Wallace raised concerns about Nama in the Dáil On June 16 Mr Wallace told the Dáil When NAMA was set up the plan was that it would not flood the market with stressed assets This was a special purpose vehicle that would await some form of recovery before maximising the assets in the interests of the taxpayer That is not what has happened For some strange reason NAMA has been in a hurry to fire sale assets for less than their real value despite the fact it is a rising market I will give two examples An office block on Mount Street was sold off market in 2012 by NAMA to US fund Northwood for 27 million In 2014 Northwood sold it for 42 million Most of the money was financed by NAMA in the first place This is in a country where small and medium sized businesses cannot get a cent out of financial institutions NAMA sold the Forum building in the IFSC in 2012 to US private equity firm Atlas Capital for 28 million Less than two years later it was sold for 37 8 million a 35 profit If the Taoiseach thinks this is good business I think otherwise Posted in Misc and tagged Mick Wallace Nama Project Eagle at 4 38 pm on July 2 2015 by Bodger What s Going On In Athlone Bodger at 11 16 am January 29 2015 Yesterday during Leaders Questions Independent TD Mick Wallace asked Taoiseach Enda Kenny about certain matters relating to the gardaí On two occasions Mr Wallace asked Mr Kenny when he was made aware of Garda malpractice in Athlone and what he did about it when he became aware of it Mr Kenny said he wasn t sure what Mr Wallace was talking about Mick Wallace Much talk of police reform has not materialised The Guerin report was published in May 2014 nine months ago but only now is a commission of investigation being established Its terms are too narrow and it will go through the Houses without debate Will it even be completed before the next election Will the Fennelly commission be

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  • Project Eagle | Broadsheet.ie
    Taoiseach in February 2014 An Ceann Comhairle Seán Barrett A question please Martin It seems that this letter complained about business practices leading up to the sale of Nama s loan book dubbed Project Eagle Can the Taoiseach confirm that such a letter was sent to him and his Department If so can he confirm the contents of that letter and will he make arrangements to publish that letter The Minister Deputy Noonan did not alert the Dáil at any stage about this entire saga until it was raised by a Deputy in the House It is important for the Taoiseach to indicate whether he received such a letter What happened in relation to any correspondence he received What is his current position in relation to the ongoing investigations into Project Eagle Enda Kenny This is a matter of very considerable concern Obviously questions about it have been raised and answered here previously I think the Deputy said that a letter was sent to the office of the Taoiseach in February 2014 Is that his information Martin That is what is being said Kenny Yes I do not know but I will have it checked immediately If such a letter was received I will see what happened in respect of it being replied to or where that was sent to I will have the letter published and I will come back to Deputy Martin as soon as possible As I stand here I cannot recall receiving a letter in February 2014 If the Deputy says it was sent to the office of the Taoiseach I am sure there is a record I will have it checked and I will respond to the Deputy as soon as I can Martin I would appreciate it if the Taoiseach would do that It appears that his office was asked to do so yesterday but it did not respond to the questions that were put to it regarding this correspondence Transcript via Oireachtas ie Hearing hears blogger claim of Robinson NAMA payment RTE Previously Project Eagle And The 3 5million Haircut Pic BBC Newsline Posted in Misc and tagged Jamie Bryson Nama Project Eagle at 1 56 pm on September 23 2015 by Bodger 23 Replies The Deal Itself Was Straightforward Bodger at 8 24 am July 15 2015 Lawyer Ian Coulter You ll recall how Ian Coulter was the former managing partner at Tughans Solicitors in Belfast which was involved in the sale of Project Eagle Nama s Northern Irish loan book until he resigned in January of this year Late last night he released a statement for the first time since Mick Wallace told the Dáil on July 2 that a routine audit of Tughans showed up where 7million in Sterling ended up in an Isle of Man It was reportedly earmarked for a Northern Ireland politician or party Last night Mr Coulter said The concept of a Northern Ireland Nama deal was developed and significant work leading up to this deal was done by other business people in Northern Ireland before any involvement of Cerberus or any bidder None of these other parties were from Tughans and none were politicans or relatives of politicians Through Tughans I was formally engaged to provide the required local counsel to Brown Rudnick This was a commercial arrangement with Brown Rudnick for which fees were discussed and agreed No politician nor any relative of any politician in Northern Ireland was ever to receive any monies in any way as part of this deal This was never discussed assumed nor expected The deal itself was a straightforward one between a buyer Cerberus and a seller Nama received what it has publicly confirmed is the full and disclosed value No monies from Nama went towards any fees paid to Tughans The money which has been called into question was part of the total legal and consultancy fees agreed as payable by Cerberus to Brown Rudnick Cerberus did not engage or pay Tughans directly Cerberus has acted completely professionally and properly at all times in relation to this matter The fees payable were paid into a Tughans company account supervised by the firm s Finance team In September 2014 a portion of the fees was retained by Tughans and I instructed Tughans finance director to transfer the remaining portion into an external account which was controlled only by me Not a penny of this money was touched The reason for the transfer is a complex commercially and legally sensitive issue and has been explained to my former partners at Tughans It will be explained to the appropriate authorities and those entitled to that information as part of my continuing co operation with any investigation The money which was transferred to an external account was not discovered or retrieved by the Law Society or Tughans during an audit as some reports have incorrectly stated In fact I transferred the money back to Tughans in early December 2014 and I brought this to their attention From late November until early January discussions took place to try to resolve the matter In January 2015 these discussions broke down and I decided to resign from Tughans Terms and conditions for my resignation were agreed between me and Tughans I have not received any personal financial benefit for my work on this transaction Neither I nor any third party has received any part of the 7 5 million fees Meanwhile also last night Lawyer denies NAMA money went to politician RTE Nama deal Ian Coulter says no politician or their relatives were due to receive money from sale BBC Previously Project Eagle And The 3 5billion Haircut What Did They Get The 5million For Pic BBC Posted in Misc and tagged Ian Coulter Nama Project Eagle Tughans at 8 24 am on July 15 2015 by Bodger Who s In Comptrol Bodger at 11 30 am July 9 2015 I don t have staff permanently in NAMA says C AG contradicting Enda Kenny and MIn Noonan who used that as reason not to have Inquiry NAMAwinelake namawinelake July 9 2015 Indeed During Leader s Questions on Tuesday led by Richard Bruton top Mr Bruton insisted several times in an exchange with Fianna Fáil leader M ícheál Martin that there is a member of the Comptroller and Auditor General office embedded in NAMA Micheál Martin I am sure the Minister Deputy Bruton will agree at this stage there has been enormous concern about the sale of NAMA s Northern Ireland loan book to Cerberus Capital Management This was raised in the Dáil last week by Deputy Mick Wallace who raised serious concerns and made serious allegations We know BBC Northern Ireland has carried out an extensive investigation in a programme yet to be aired but some of its people have already spoken about it Many statements have been publicly made by key stakeholders involved and various leading politicians have denied any involvement whatsoever I am minded of the remarks made by the Minister Deputy Michael Noonan to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Finance Public Expenditure and Reform in April 2014 He asked the agency to conduct a review with a view to accelerating the sale of its loan book and bundling properties together He stated I have asked NAMA if they have any suggestions on how we could work that and would it be possible to use it as a brake on the market By this he was asking what would be the consequences at the end of 2015 of taking the residual NAMA book and doing what IBRC did to its residual book in selling it off in a six month period One might now argue that one of the consequences was the kind of deal done with Project Eagle where the entire Northern Ireland property portfolio of NAMA was put into one bundle and sold at a loss of around 200 million to NAMA and a discount of approximately 72 We now know that essentially 7 million ended up in an Isle of Man bank account That is not contested We know the money was in an account controlled by a former managing partner of Belfast law firm Tughans which acted indirectly for Cerberus the US investment firm that bought the loan book We know Pimco another large US firm withdrew from a tender process for the same loan book citing concerns about an unsolicited approach from a number of individuals Ceann Comhairle A question please Martin It notified NAMA about the unsolicited attention and as part of its due diligence process pulled out because of concerns that it had NAMA has confirmed that Pimco s compliance staff discovered that its proposed fee arrangement with US law firm Brown Rudnick also included the payment of fees to Tughans and a former external member of NAMA s Northern Ireland advisory committee This is in the public domain and I am not naming any names Tughans has now stated that a former partner diverted the professional fees into an account without the knowledge of other partners Suffice it to say that this is very serious and profound stuff that goes to the very heart of whether a proper deal was done on behalf of the taxpayer I acknowledge that we have had many different commissions of investigation established but given the gravity of what has been alleged and what we already know publicly or NAMA has confirmed a commission of investigation is urgently required to investigate this entire episode involving the sale of the Northern Ireland loan book to the company concerned Has the Government made a decision to set up such a commission of investigation Richard Bruton I thank the Deputy for his question First it is important to say that NAMA has a very clear public mandate to deliver best value and in that role it is very actively overseen by the Oireachtas There is an embedded member of the Comptroller and Auditor General s office working with NAMA it conducts regular audits and representatives come to the Committee of Public Accounts on a quarterly basis with information I understand NAMA representatives will be before the Committee of Public Accounts this Thursday and there will be an opportunity for members of that important committee of the House to question those representatives on the way NAMA manages its affairs The issues raised and which are a cause of public concern regarding the destination of a fee are an entirely different matter It is important to understand the way in which NAMA dealt with this When it heard there was interest in the loan book NAMA insisted there would be a competitive process and one of the companies involved as the Deputy knows was Pimco It indicated that its compliance staff had uncovered a proposed fee arrangement and when this came to the attention of NAMA it decided that if Pimco did not withdraw from the sale NAMA could not permit it to remain in the sales process On foot of that Pimco withdrew from the sale NAMA also sought assurances I understand in respect of the successful bidder in this project that there was no such arrangement in place It received such assurances NAMA has discharged its business in a very thorough way The issues raised by the Deputy in respect of the decisions made by the NAMA board on whether to sell loans individually or in a bundle are a legitimate matter for questioning at the Committee of Public Accounts The representative of the Comptroller and Auditor General would have been across that decision at all stages and would have been involved with the auditing of the decision as it was made This information on how the business was conducted is available to the Comptroller and Auditor General and it would be available to the Committee of Public Accounts NAMA s representatives will be before the committee on Thursday Martin That is not a satisfactory answer in any shape or form This is not about a routine appearance before the Committee of Public Accounts and it is not the subject of a routine audit The timeline is very important The fee arrangement mentioned by the Minister necessitated the withdrawal of Pimco was brought to the attention of NAMA by Pimco by the way No auditor or anybody else discovered that Representatives of Pimco went to NAMA and indicated that its compliance personnel were very concerned about the unsolicited approaches the nature of those approaches and the fee arrangements Within a month NAMA sold the package to another major investment company Cerberus apparently with a similar fee arrangement process in place and with the diversion of up to 7 million into an Isle of Man bank account It is glaringly obvious that this demands a very serious independent and objective inquiry with compellability into the specifics of this issue Very serious allegations have been made about what transpired and there are many unanswered questions This is entirely unsatisfactory This concerns the largest property sale ever on the island of Ireland with 850 properties being bundled together and many intermediaries involved A person was allegedly operating in a discrete office within the Tughans building and people who served on the Northern Ireland advisory committee of NAMA were involved with this issue That is very serious and I do not buy the line that NAMA just accepted assurances with that being the end of the matter It is not the end of the matter Just as with previous occasions the Government has been slow to come to the mark on issues like this I put it to the Minister that the Government must review its response to the issue and establish a commission of investigation to get to the truth Bruton It is important to point out to the Deputy that the fee arrangement to which he refers did not involve NAMA in any way Martin I did not say it did Nobody is saying that Bruton These fee arrangements were on the side of the buyer and not the seller of the loans NAMA was not involved in any way and no payment was made by NAMA in any respect of these fees That was not the case Martin Do not look to answer questions that were not asked Bruton The issue of how NAMA conducted its business is very clear That has been overseen and supervised by the Committee of Public Accounts and the Comptroller and Auditor General has somebody embedded in NAMA NAMA s board is appointed by the Oireachtas to get best value and to have this level of Oireachtas oversight We have a unique level of Oireachtas oversight with respect to this body and the opportunities are there for Members to raise issues at the Committee of Public Accounts where they have the support of the Comptroller and Auditor General an expert in forensic accounting advice who is the auditor to NAMA and who will have gone through these issues Thursday s meeting offers an opportunity to deal with the NAMA involvement There are clearly other issues regarding fees paid on the other side of the trade and they are of public concern I understand the Northern Ireland Assembly is investigating those as is the Law Society with respect to the solicitor involved There are investigations of those matters under way Hmmm Anyone Transcript via Oireachtas ie Earlier What Did They Get The 5m For Posted in Misc and tagged C AG Nama Project Eagle Richard Bruton at 11 30 am on July 9 2015 by Bodger What Did They Get The 5million For Bodger at 11 15 am July 9 2015 From top Nama chairman Frank Daly Nama CEO and Independent TD Shane Ross in the Public Accounts Committee this morning Nama executives went before the Public Accounts Committee this morning in light of the Northern Ireland portfolio Project Eagle sale to Cerberus You ll recall how prior to Cerberus purchase global asset management firm Pimco has claimed it was approached on an unsolicited basis by third parties with a proposal relating to the potential purchase of the Northern Ireland portfolio from Nama During the proceedings Nama told the committee members that Pimco told it about a 15m fee arrangement with 5m earmarked for Frank Cushnahan a former member of Nama s Northern Ireland advisory committee From the proceedings Frank Daly I am very firm in my conviction that Mr Frank Cushnahan or Mr Brian Rowntree indeed did not glean any confidential information or any useful insider information from being a member of that committee Shane Ross What did they get 5million for Daly I m not going to speculate on that But you could ask I mean what were they paying him 5million for you d have to ask Pimco You would have to ask elsewhere about that Ross Kind of mind boggling though isn t it that they d go ask a guy to act for them and pay him an acquisition fee of 5million if it s just an ordinary Joe Soap off the street who didn t know anything about the portfolio He had an office as well Daly I don t disagree with your theory but all I can say to you is that from his work with Nama on the Northern Ireland advisory committee he did not gain any inside knowledge of the portfolio But remember right we re talking about Northern Ireland and we re talking about a relatively small business community where there is an awful lot of information out there about debtors developers properties who s in Nama who s not in Nama It didn t come from Nama But it is there Ross He had an office in Tughans didn t he Mr Cushnahan Daly Well he had as I understand it he had the use of an office in Tughans Ross Did that worry you Daly No it didn t If we knew then what we know now

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  • Inside Job | Broadsheet.ie
    7 2015 at 8 23 pm I was in a Ballymun flat once It was way back when they were brand new 19 something At the time they seemed like something out of the Space Age You got in a spotlessly clean lift to get to your door Your heating came up through the floor Everyone was very friendly It was The Future I ve always wanted to go back and see how things progressed but never found the time Too late now I suppose Reply Niallo October 7 2015 at 8 39 pm Google dystopia Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Notify me of followup comments via e mail Post navigation Animation The Obvious Child Search for Latest Comments The horny priest on Stark Niallo on Inside Job Faultline on I Woke Up This Morning Very Happy sǝɯǝɯ ʇɐ pɐq on You Are Involved In The Cover Up Clampers Outside on Danny Dante Episode 2

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  • ‘I Woke Up This Morning Very Happy’ | Broadsheet.ie
    2015 at 3 36 pm Well why don t you p1ss off like you threatened to a few posts back Do you have Stockholm syndrome or something Reply fluffybiscuits October 7 2015 at 3 50 pm Jonotti was the door stuck when you went to leave Are the other blueshirts not playing with you Reply Disasta October 7 2015 at 3 54 pm 1 Someone bolt the door when he s gone Reply Joe cool October 7 2015 at 4 57 pm Where did jonsnotti threaten to leave I missed that Dόn Pídgéόní October 7 2015 at 4 51 pm He loves us too much to leave Reply Mikeyfex October 7 2015 at 4 58 pm Why should anyone leave Reply rotide October 7 2015 at 5 08 pm it s not just DOBwatch there s a whole multitude of subjects from which to farm those all important page impressions Reply Walter Ego October 7 2015 at 7 24 pm Well someone has to DOBwatch Moriarty anyone Reply Randy Ewing October 7 2015 at 3 31 pm needs a green room or thinks he is entitled to one Reply fluffybiscuits October 7 2015 at 3 58 pm The sun always shines in Haiti Reply Charlie October 7 2015 at 6 22 pm Fluffygirl Sorry but you gotta be one of the most irritating and unfunniest individuals on the internet Don t you have a job or life to go to Reply serf October 7 2015 at 3 59 pm Interesting that Digicel cited recent volatility in equity markets as the reason fro postponing the IPO following their investor roadshow The main metric of such volatility is the Vix Index which just yesterday fell to its lowest level since August http www ft com intl cms s 0 3cbe2e14 6bac 11e5 8171 ba1968cf791a html axzz3nryjIrpu Reply Andy October 7 2015 at 4 48 pm S P Vix down from a high of 41 in August but UP 40 on June DGL announcement date CBOE Emerging Market VIX up 60 since DGL announcement date http www cboe com micro vixetf vxeem Cable Wireless share price down 13 since DGL announcement date S P High Yield Index down 4 45 YTD Reply TerryD October 7 2015 at 6 31 pm http www premierleague com en gb news news 2015 16 oct 071015 premier league awards caribbean rights to cable and wireless communications html Reply rotide October 7 2015 at 5 07 pm in fairness to him he answered pretty much exactly why they cancelled the IPO in very reasonable terms semms like a sound business decision He s quite good at making those you know Reply ahjayzis October 7 2015 at 5 22 pm Oh we know we ve all taken various hits for his business nous remember Reply New Person A October 7 2015 at 5 24 pm Needs more Irish water Reply rotide October 7 2015 at 5 29 pm This might come as a shock but he s not actually

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  • ‘You Are Involved In The Cover-Up’ | Broadsheet.ie
    ignoring serious questions and serious problems I am raising Why does the Taoiseach not wish to do something about it Barrett Will the Deputy put his supplementary question Thank you Wallace At this stage there is a strong belief that Cerberus was earmarked to get this project hail rain or snow that the whole thing was fixed up in order that it would get it NAMA is involved in that and the agency cannot distance itself The sales process is not much better then the purchase process Barrett Sorry please put your question thank you Mick Wallace Are you satisfied that there was no collaboration with Cerebeus by a Nama insider based in Dublin Because I m not And you if you want the answer don t bother your barney asking Nama for the answer because they re not going to give it to you no more than they re not giving answers to the PAC The PAC members themselves admitted last week that they do not have the authority or power to hold Nama to account A Commission of Inquiry is the only way that you are going to get the answers we need The Irish people have not been served well by Nama It stinks to high heaven and you are involved in the cover up because you refuse to do anything about it Later Enda Kenny You make the point that the Cerebus was earmarked for this project You make the point that this was all fixed up you make the point that somebody based here in Dublin was got at Now I think Deputy Wallace these are pretty serious allegations You make the point ah yes Taoiseach I m involved in some kind of cover up here and this is a situation that can only be resolved by a Commission of Investigation Now you ve been to the guards you ve been to other authorities I suggest to you now that you elaborate on the information you ve given here and the allegation that you make in front of the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee Meanwhile Certain RTE political correspondent said today for reasons only known to WallaceMick he s not going to PAC Mick s been abundantly clear NAMAwinelake namawinelake October 7 2015 Full transcript to follow Oireachtas ie Related posts What s Going On In Athlone Meanwhile In The Dáil Project Eagle And The 3 5 Billion Haircut Who Took The Bribe In A Bag Posted in Misc and tagged Dail Enda Kenny Mick Wallace Project Eagle at 2 05 pm on October 7 2015 by Bodger 13 Replies Post navigation Emission Impossible Leprechaun Flakes 13 thoughts on You Are Involved In The Cover Up Walter Ego October 7 2015 at 2 09 pm It s absolutely amazing that there are three separate international investigations about this and Enda refuses to even consider there is anything wrong Move along folks nothing to see here Reply Medium Sized C October 7 2015 at 2

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  • Room For A Donut? | Broadsheet.ie
    41 pm Yes it s best they re all in having lunch and not hear a call come over the radio Yes it s best they all not eat lunch and collapse from exhaustion on the job Yes it s best we take JP s word for this that the Guards were eating and not on a call Yes it s best we ignore the dog poo on the path which I think frames the picture nicely Reply george October 7 2015 at 4 39 pm Leaves not poo Reply human October 7 2015 at 3 42 pm Holy God thats the ugliest pavement I have ever seen Honestly whoever picked that style needs to be sacked Reply Slightly Bemused October 7 2015 at 3 57 pm It s a barcode to be scanned by the aliens when they come At least they will know where to get fresh doughnuts Reply Rugbyfan October 7 2015 at 3 44 pm the posts here are getting worse are you going to introduce a licence fee like RTE the content is as bad Reply fluffybiscuits October 7 2015 at 3 48 pm may I suggest boards ie for the discerning viewer or if you are in any way challenged thejournal ie Reply Earthworm Jim October 7 2015 at 4 52 pm I actually think internet posting is bad for people I used to spend way too much time on boards ie when I was on the scratch and saw a lot of poster s who started out as really funny and witty and hilarious turn into little else but serial moaners cribbing about this and that and how awful everything was I got a little like that myself so I quit You can see it here a little too Even the eternally happy Clampers is finding it hard to see the good in things these days Let s all take a break and concentrate on our jobs Reply rotide October 7 2015 at 5 25 pm You missed the glory days of boards ie It really was better in the old days pre 2005 Reply EarthwormJim October 7 2015 at 6 29 pm back when it was mostly fields Reply realPolithicks October 7 2015 at 3 50 pm It s a thundering disgrace Reply Bee October 7 2015 at 4 21 pm Sorry the point of this post is Reply Mikeyfex October 7 2015 at 4 26 pm It pisses off the people who hate everything anyway Reply Mikeyfex October 7 2015 at 4 27 pm The content of the photo that is the post itself is a mild irritation to some of the rest of us Reply Verbatim October 7 2015 at 4 25 pm I love seeing the Gardai being human it kinda leaves room for us Reply Prop Joe October 7 2015 at 4 29 pm Ugh that picture of Dundalk is what I imagine Morrissey sees when he closes his eyes Reply some old queen October 7 2015 at

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