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Former head of asset recovery at Nama Ronnie Hanna (left), Nama’s chief executive  Brendan McDonagh (middle) and Nama chairman Frank Daly (right). Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Nama executive Ronnie Hanna played a key role in forcing US company Pimco out of the Project Eagle bidding race – after details of a £15 million “suc(...)

Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General could be set to become involved in landmark legal bids to stop the UK’s planned departure from the European Union.(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in conversation with Caitríona Ruane.  His departure will be on his own terms. Alan Betson/The Irish Times

How was it possible to frame Sinn Féin’s status in Irish politics after the general election? They were a little bit like the Government after the Ap(...)

A report by the Comptroller and Auditor General found the sale of Nama’s Northern Ireland property loan book probably resulted in a loss of more than €200 million to the taxpayer.

Opposition leaders are to seek a broad inquiry into the operations of Nama, extending beyond the sale of its Northern Ireland loans, though this is li(...)

Northern Ireland’s then minister of finance and personnel, Sammy Wilson, was critical of the agency  publicly “auctioning” the portfolio. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Political pressure led Nama to limit the information it gave potential buyers for Project Eagle, deterring some companies from bidding for the loans,(...)

Seamus McCarthy: “the decision to sell the loans at £1.3 billion involved a significant probable loss of value to the State”

Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) Séamus McCarthy’s report into Nama’s £1.3 billion sale of its Northern Ireland loans challenges the agency’(...)

The parties at Stormont have a “one of ours and one of yours” culture regarding public appointments – fair nepotism, if you like. Photograph: PA

Alan McQuillan, a former deputy chief constable of the PSNI, says the level of “cronyism” in Northern Ireland’s public life creates an environment “in(...)

Widow Joanne McGibbon (centre) with her daughters Michaela and Seana and at a vigil in the grounds of Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne for Michael McGibbon. who was shot dead in North Belfast earlier this year. “She made a heartfelt appeal for change in her community, so that paramilitary groups could no longer try to control people through fear, intimidation and murder.”

A year ago, two paramilitary-style murders in Belfast provoked a political crisis in Stormont. Two families had been bereaved. Trust in politics and i(...)

The Troubles generation was marked by an almost total collapse in the unionist sense of Irishness, which is usually explained as a reaction to republican violence. TREVOR MCBRIDE PICTURE©

The older I get, the more I realise how much of my British identity I owe to two unexpected sources: direct rule and television. This is a unique feat(...)

Ulster Unionist leader and leader of the opposition at Stormont Mike Nesbitt, had tabled Nama as his “matter of the day” but this was not been accepted for discussion. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA

The Ulster Unionist Party has accused Stormont of a “head in the sand ostrich approach” over its refusal to address recent allegations about the Natio(...)

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