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Clare submitted questions on NAMA and house repossessions to the Minister for Finance this week. Unfortunately they weren’t selected from the lottery for debate on the floor of the House, but you can read his written responses below.
QUESTION NO: 15
DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan)
by Deputy Clare Daly
for ORAL ANSWER on 23/06/2016
To ask the Minister for Finance if he has full confidence in the operation of the National Asset Management Agency, particularly following recent developments in relation to those involved with Project Eagle; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
NAMA’s continued progress is evident in the recently published 2015 Annual Report and Accounts. NAMA’s results highlight the continued achievements of NAMA and the positive impact NAMA is having on Ireland’s sustained recovery in carrying out its mandate both in terms of debt redemption, the delivery of the Dublin Docklands SDZ and the commercial funding of residential housing delivery.
Clare asks the Minister for Justice if she has examined the transcripts and documents submitted to the O’Higgins commission, which are held by her Department, in order to establish the facts around the efforts to impugn the motivation of Sergeant Maurice McCabe.
Clare questions the new Minister for Defence about when we’re likely to see the Report of the Working Group on Lariam – which we’ve been waiting for since 2013. She points out that things have changed radically since the last time she had to opportunity to question the Minister on this issue, with the British Department of Defence now recommending the drug be used as an absolute last resort, because of the severity and permanence of its side effects, and the Australian Defence Forces offering compensation to soldiers who have been affected by taking it. Despite this, the Irish Department of Defence’s policy is still to administer this drug as its first choice anti-malarial.