FIANNA FÁIL TD Ned O’Keeffe has called for a cabinet reshuffle – and the appointment of a new Minister for Finance. Speaking on RTE Radio 1′s Drivetime programme, O’Keeffe added that NAMA would “not work”. RTÉ also reports that at this afternoon’s meeting of the Fianna Fáil parliamentary party, O’Keeffe likened the government’s NAMA strategy to that of a “third world” and said the taxpayer had bought a “pig in a poke”.
# banama-republic - Yesterday’s News
They might not help your budget – but your home will look amazing.
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# banama-republic - Thursday 15 December, 2011
The agency has advertised looking for staff to help “verify the accuracy” of financial statements submitted by its debtors.
# banama-republic - Wednesday 16 November, 2011
The State’s ‘bad bank’ increases profits, making €118m in three months, generating over €800m in cash in the three months.
# banama-republic - Wednesday 26 October, 2011
# banama-republic - Monday 3 October, 2011
The State’s ‘bad bank’ says it wants to get its hands on the pension pots of indebted developers – some of them worth millions.
# banama-republic - Friday 9 September, 2011
# banama-republic - Thursday 28 July, 2011
# banama-republic - Saturday 16 July, 2011
The national bad bank says it’s funding ‘urgent construction’ in ghost estates linked to the loans it holds.
Nine things to know this morning, including a row between Church and State, the wrong type of Roscommon U-turn, and a bad day for Lady Gaga…
# banama-republic - Tuesday 14 June, 2011
# banama-republic - Thursday 9 June, 2011
Finance minister Michael Noonan says the NAMA website will list the properties under the control of debtors’ receivers.
# banama-republic - Wednesday 20 April, 2011
Agency appoints statutory receiver after former billionaire fails to agree how to pay down his debts.
# banama-republic - Tuesday 12 April, 2011
McKillen can be consulted for input before his loans are acquired, the Supreme Court rules, rejecting his other complaints.
# banama-republic - Wednesday 23 March, 2011
NAMA’s chairman Frank Daly dismisses criticisms that NAMA’s hotel ownership was forcing down the market prices.
# banama-republic - Thursday 23 December, 2010
Nine things you need to know this morning: European airports pushing to cut passenger backlog; AIB could be nationalised today; UN to investigate treatment of Bradley Manning; and a Ryanair pilot has reported seeing something in the air over Norway…
# banama-republic - Tuesday 21 December, 2010
Last night’s Prime Time Investigates showed how developers who owe billions to NAMA are continuing to enjoy extravagant lifestyles involving helicopters, luxury cars – and expensive shopping trips. Do you trust the agency to protect the interests of taxpayers?
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Met Eireann says we should prepare for a white Christmas, while AA warns of 5 hour commutes; the Sun finds heroin in RTE and a cure for the common cough.
# banama-republic - Monday 20 December, 2010
# banama-republic - Thursday 9 December, 2010
Gaelic games are thriving abroad as young men and women depart Ireland in search of work.
# banama-republic - Wednesday 1 December, 2010
American blogger Elliott says there are real parallels between Ireland’s economic ‘situation’ and goings-on at Old Trafford. And it has nothing to do with the whole Wayne Rooney-Ivor Callely thing.
# banama-republic - Friday 12 November, 2010
The state’s bad bank will pay little over two-fifths of the book value to buy the totality of Ireland’s impaired loans.
# banama-republic - Monday 8 November, 2010
Nine things you need to know by 9am: the storm that turned out to be a damp squib; 12 injured and two people die in Galway crash; iPhone alarm glitch is still not fixed as Americans wake up late for work.
# banama-republic - Friday 5 November, 2010
The Commercial Court will decide on Monday whether there are grounds for Paddy McKillen to appeal his NAMA challenge.
# banama-republic - Tuesday 2 November, 2010
Brian Lenihan says NAMA is ‘functioning well’ as it reports a modest profit for the second quarter.
# banama-republic - Thursday 28 October, 2010
The Anglo chairman and former FG leader tells a conference Ireland needs a second NAMA.
# banama-republic - Tuesday 26 October, 2010
Indebted developers could be earning even more – but have to shoulder big budget cuts.
# banama-republic - Sunday 24 October, 2010
NAMA agrees deals with the country’s most indebted developers to fund their new businesses – and pay enviable salaries.
# banama-republic - Wednesday 13 October, 2010
Threshold urges government to take stake in bad mortgages while allowing tenants to retain a stake and stay in their home.
# banama-republic - Tuesday 12 October, 2010
Ireland can “absolutely” dodge the need to go cap-in-hand to Europe – but pensions and welfare could be hit.
# banama-republic - Friday 8 October, 2010
‘NAMAland’ uses your iPhone or Android’s camera and GPS to show you if nearby property is publicly owned.
# banama-republic - Wednesday 6 October, 2010
The Commercial Court hears that Mike Aynsley objects to the transfer of Paddy McKillen’s loans to NAMA.
# banama-republic - Monday 4 October, 2010
The troubled businessman owes the nationalised bank €2.8bn – and the government demands a taxpayer return.
# banama-republic - Thursday 30 September, 2010
After consulting with NAMA and Brussels, the government decides only to take loans valued over €20m – up from €5m.
# banama-republic - Wednesday 29 September, 2010
The state’s bad bank warns of “financial pain” for developers whose land will have to be sold off as mere farmland.
# banama-republic - Friday 10 September, 2010
But insists its business plan is on track.
# banama-republic - Wednesday 8 September, 2010
Social media users react to the government’s latest proposal for Anglo.
Brian Lenihan’s full public statement on the future of the nationalised Irish bank.
Vincent Keaney’s YouTube video causes a storm after he films himself liberally dancing on the grave of the former Taoiseach.