Kelly pushes Taoiseach for cross-border dimension to Project Eagle/NAMA inquiry

14 September 2016

Labour TD for Tipperary and Vice-Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Alan Kelly has today welcomed the decision of Government to publish the Report of the C&AG into Project Eagle and the decision in principal to investigate Project Eagle.

“It is imperative that the inquiry commences at the earliest possible juncture. Obviously the Public Accounts Committee will thoroughly analyse and probe the C&AG Report in detail commencing at our meeting next week but a full inquiry of investigation into Project Eagle and NAMA is now required.

“The Government needs to do everything possible to ensure that there is a cross-border dimension to any inquiry given the information that is now in the public domain. The Taoiseach needs to communicate strongly to both the First Minister and Deputy First Minister the necessity of such a cross-border dimension.

It is critically important that an inquiry is set up quickly to preserve documentation that already exists and in future to be able to compel witnesses.

“It is vital that the Government come to a decision quickly on what shape their inquiry will form as the issue of hundreds of millions of euro lost in the process of Project Eagle is of huge concern to our taxpayers.

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