NO, our esteemed Finance Minister, Sammy Wilson, has not been refused entry to the Republic of Ireland as a result of his new haircut.
Instead Sammy wants to be involved in the Republic of Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) discussions. NAMA is tasked with managing the bad debt resulting from the collapse of the property market, including debts the Irish banks might seek to recover in Northern Ireland.
Sammy believes that the Executive should have a formal role in any discussions relating to debts affecting Northern Ireland properties.
NAMA’s response…err no thanks Sammy.
But they have talked, and that’s nice!