Fully independent commission into NAMA sale needed - McKay
North and south, Sinn Féin has been the only political party that has fought to uncover the dodgy goings on within NAMA and its portfolio.
We proposed the setting up of the NAMA Inquiry in the north and along with my party colleagues Mairtin O Mulleior and Michaela Boyle we helped uncover over 2000 pages of evidence that we ensured was put in the public domain. Gerry Adams, Mary Lou McDonald and our Dáil team have ensured that the heat has been kept on Michael Noonan and NAMA to keep them accountable to the taxpayer.
That work has not been completed. In the next Assembly SF will propose that the work of the Inquiry continues and that those involved in corruption, dodgy deals and political interference are held to account.
Michael Noonan clearly knew that the sale of the Project Eagle portfolio was compromised but did nothing to stop the sale.
Many businesses within the Project Eagle portfolio who were not within a golden circle of developers and former government advisors have been screwed over as a result of the behaviour of Michael Noonan and NAMA.
Noonan still has questions to answer.
Former DUP Ministers also have questions to answer.
We have seen the secret recording of Mr Frank Cushnahan.
We have seen DUP Ministers robustly defend the integrity of Mr Cushnahan after they held meetings with him about Project Eagle.
And folks, we didn't come up the Lagan or the Liffey in a bubble!
Sinn Féin want to see a fully independent Commission of Investigation to examine the sale of Project Eagle and it must report to the new Dáil.
We have been the only party to seriously challenge financial and political corruption in both Dublin and Belfast and we will continue to expose the bankers, the politicians and the developers who abuse the assets of the Irish taxpayer to line their own pockets.