Ex-Nama official facing trial for leaking information

Paul Pugh (56) charged with intentionally disclosing confidential information by email

A former Nama employee is facing trial accused of leaking confidential information.

Paul Pugh (56), who has an address at Clontarf Road in Dublin is charged with disclosing confidential information contrary to Section 7 of the 2009 National Asset Management Agency Act.

He appeared before Judge Michael Walsh at Dublin District Court.

Detective Garrett Lynch of the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation gave evidence of arresting Mr Pugh by appointment at Pearse Street Garda station on Wednesday.


Judge Michael Walsh remanded Mr Pugh on bail in his own bond of €1,000 to appear again before the district court on July 27th when it is expected the State will serve him with the book of evidence.

The DPP has directed trial on indictment. Under the terms of his bail, Mr Pugh must sign on every Monday at Clontarf Garda Station between 9am and 9pm.

His charge states that on or about June 6th in 2012, at a location within the State, he intentionally disclosed by email to a named individual at Connaught and Whitehall Capital UK Ltd confidential information relating to McCabe Builders (UK) Ltd, and he was not authorised or obliged to do so.

The offence is contrary to section 7(1) and 6 and section 202(2) of the Nama Act.