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Nama: Jamie Bryson to appear at Dail probe

By Rebecca Black

Loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson has accepted an invitation to give evidence to a powerful Irish government committee about the explosive claims he has made over Northern Ireland's biggest ever property deal.

The north Down man, who was the face of loyalist protests demanding that the Union flag be flown all year round at Belfast City Hall, said he is happy to talk to politicians in Dublin about his claims concerning the sale of Nama's NI portfolio.

Mr Bryson sensationally claimed First Minister Peter Robinson and four businessmen were set to receive a "success" fee payment following the sale. This claim has been rejected by those named.

Mr Robinson described Mr Bryson's evidence session at Stormont's Finance Committee as a "pantomime".

Since giving his evidence of the Finance Committee last week, both Mr Bryson and Committee chairman Daithi McKay have been invited to give evidence to the Irish Public Accounts Committee.

Mr Bryson said he would give the committee an overview of "how the Irish taxpayer has footed the bill for a lot of this".

He added that he was "happy" to accept the invitation from Dublin and he would provide more information on the "corruption behind the Nama deal".

Mr Bryson has not produced any evidence to back up his claims so far and has refused to name any of the sources behind his allegations.

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