FINANCE Minister Máirtín Ó'Muilleoir has been urged to clarify if he knew about his party colleague's coaching of Jamie Bryson ahead of the prominent loyalist's appearance before a Stormont committee on Nama last year.
SINN Féin's political opponents were last night unanimous in their scepticism over the claim that the party's leadership was unaware that former Stormont finance committee chairman Daithí McKay coached loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson.
WHEN the Independent TD, Mick Wallace, rose in the Dáil to make his explosive allegations regarding the sale of the Nama portfolio to Cerberus some 13 months ago, it was widely believed that at least one politician’s career could be a casualty of the developing scandal.
JAMIE Bryson has threatened legal action to trace the source of leaked 'private' messages between him and Sinn Féin figures in the run-up to giving evidence to the Stormont finance committee last September.
THE former chair of Stormont's Finance committee, Daithí McKay arranged a Sinn Féin back channel to loyalist Jamie Bryson to 'coach' him ahead of his appearance in front of a committee investigating the Nama property scandal. The correspondence has been described as "political dynamite".
FORMER Nama adviser Frank Cushnahan was arrested by fraud squad chiefs on Tuesday in connection with a record £1.2 billion property deal. The high-profile businessman was one of two men detained in Co Down by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as part of major investigation into the sale of assets and property owned by the National Assets Management Agency (Nama) to US firm Cerberus.