Sinn Féin calls on Noonan to explain sale of NAMA's Northern Ireland loanbook

A Stormont inquiry criticised him for not intervening in the process

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Sinn Féin has demanded Finance Minister Michael Noonan appear before the Dáil to explain why he did not stop the sale of NAMA's Northern Ireland loanbook.

Noonan is under pressure to offer an explanation after a Stormont inquiry criticised him for not intervening after it emerged the sale process was compromised.

It was first alleged in March 2014 that former NAMA advisor Frank Cushnan stood to earn a 'fixers fee' if the 'Project Eagle' loanbook was sold to an investment firm.

Mary Lou McDonald has repeated her call for a Commission of Investigation, but before that she wants Minister Noonan before the Dáil on March 22nd: