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North-South co-operation essential to get to the truth on Project Eagle - Gerry Adams TD

14 March, 2017 - by Gerry Adams

Following the publication today of the report from the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee on its examination of NAMA's sale of the Project Eagle portfolio, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said;

"Sinn Féin has always asserted that maximum co-operation between the governments and statutory agencies, both north and south, will be essential in uncovering the truth surrounding NAMA's sale of Project Eagle.

"Today's report from the Public Accounts Committee further underscores the need for a Commission of Investigation to be established by the Oireachtas.

"The report questions the appropriateness of Michael Noonan's actions as Minister for Finance in regards to his meeting with senior Cerberus representatives the day before the closing date for the sale of Project Eagle.

"Equally, the conduct of senior DUP Ministers raises serious concerns, particularly since they refused to attend the meetings of the Public Accounts Committee on the matter,

"Citizens deserve to know the truth. They must have full confidence in any investigation that takes places.

"To ensure that this happens, the cross-border dimension to the debacle must inform the terms of reference and the scope of any investigation."

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