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Sinn Féin caught in Project Eagle trap

Northern finance minister Mairtín Ó Muilleoir finds himself fighting for his political survival

28th August, 2016
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Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Northern finance minister for Sinn Féin Picture: PA

Even for close followers of the ongoing controversy over the sale of Nama’s Northern Irish loan book, the events of the last few weeks have been bizarre.

Leaked documents show that a key witness in a Stormont probe into the Project Eagle deal was coached by the Sinn Féin MLA leading the investigation. Daithí McKay, the former finance committee chief, has been forced from the party, and now pressure is building on one...

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