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Wilson using NCA as a diversion - McKay

19 October, 2015

Sinn Féin Chair of the Assembly Finance committee, Daithí McKay has accused former Finance Minister and DUP MP Sammy Wilson of using the NCA investigation of NAMA as a diversion from his reticence to appear before the Assembly inquiry.

Mr McKay said:

"Clearly the inquiry has been a success as evidenced by the amount of important material uncovered that wasn't previously in the public domain.

“Perhaps the fact the inquiry has brought meetings to light between DUP ministers and bidders for NAMA’s northern portfolio, including a meeting with Frank Cushnahan when he was still on NAMA’s northern advisory committee, is disconcerting for Mr Wilson.

"However, the public is entitled to know about the process which led to the sale of Project Eagle.

“I am determined that the committee will play its part in shedding light on the disposal of NAMA’s northern portfolio.

“It remains my hope that former finance ministers Wilson and Hamilton will agree to appear sooner rather than later in front of the committee.” 

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