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NAMA remains a Secret Society.

Trying to get information from NAMA about transactions conducted in the name of the public interest and ostensibly with public money is proving to be a seriously unfruitful process, as demonstrated by the response to one of my freedom of information requests.

Minister Howlin’s Freedom of Information legislation - which he consistently hails as an example of international best practice – has been a disaster, with exorbitant fees (in the UK there are no fees as the government takes the position that the information subject to FOI literally is the property of the public), and a list of full and partial exemptions longer than my arm.

In particular, the partial inclusion of NAMA is nothing more than an insincere gesture towards the concept of transparency, the reality is that any information that would be of interest to the public was exempt from the scope of freedom of information, to quote Minister Howlin, in order to protect the public interest.

Mick.

namaleaks

THE TRUTH IS COMING....

Namaleaks is a project that seeks to uncover possible injustice and poor practice related to NAMA (National Asset Management Agency) and financial institutions in Ireland.

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