The Fianna Fáil Leader Micheál Martin has said the Taoiseach’s office must know if it received a complaint letter from an unsuccessful bidder of NAMA’s £1.3bn property portfolio in Northern Ireland.
In response to questions from Deputy Martin in the Dáil yesterday, the Taoiseach claimed he knew nothing about the letter from the Fortress Group in February 2014 outlining grave concerns about the bidding process for Project Eagle. Upon Deputy Martin’s request, the Taoiseach undertook to have it checked immediately and publish the letter without delay.
Speaking this morning the Fianna Fáil Leader said, “It is unacceptable that we have still heard nothing from the Taoiseach since yesterday. I find it incredibly difficult to believe that the Taoiseach’s office has no idea whether or not they received this highly significant correspondence. I also find it inconceivable that the office has been unable to get to the bottom of the matter since yesterday when the Taoiseach made his promises to the Dáil.
“This is an exceptionally serious matter and it cannot be brushed under the carpet. I am calling on the Taoiseach to clear up this matter today and to immediately publish the letter that Fortress sent his office in February 2014.”