Ronan wanted low-key Nama meetings held in London

Johnny Ronan, co-owner of Treasury Holdings, asked Nama representatives to fly to London to meet him because he feared attracting adverse publicity in Dublin.

26th February, 2012
Ronan wanted low-key Nama meetings held in London
Johnny Ronan: concerned about receiving adverse publicity if Nama talks were held in Dublin. Photo: Laura Hutton/Photocall

Johnny Ronan, the flamboyant developer and co-owner of Treasury Holdings, asked representatives of the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) to fly to London to hold meetings with him because he was concerned about possible adverse publicity in Dublin.

However, the request from Ronan - whose jet-setting lifestyle filled gossip columns during the boom years - was not agreed by the state agency, which took over Treasury debts totalling €2 billion. The taxpayer will be left...

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