Wednesday, September 12 14:55:43
NAMA today confirmed that it is taking legal action against a former employee over the purchase of a property that was on the agency's books.
NAMA says that while investigating that transaction, it became aware that confidential data may have been taken from the agency, without authorisation.
Last week, it obtained orders from the High Court against former portfolio manager, Enda Farrell and his wife, Alice Kramer.
The orders directed them to deliver up all materials containing confidential information relating to NAMA.
Those proceedings were held in private but the order preventing them from being reported on was lifted this afternoon, at NAMA's request.
NAMA says that following the high court orders, it recovered data from the defendants' computers and other electronic storage devices and is currently analysing that data.