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Sunday 26 March 2017

Recruits face rigorous vetting process

Laura Noonan

Laura Noonan

THE rewards are certainly high in NAMA, but only for those who are willing to go through rigorous background checks and hand over intimate details of their personal finances.

While most companies settle for medicals, NAMA commissions garda checks on all new recruits as "standard procedure", a spokesman confirmed yesterday.

Candidates must be "of a good character" and must never have been "convicted of any offence likely to render him or her unfit or unsuitable" to perform their duties.

Would-be staff must also have never been restricted from acting as a director under the Companies Act. And crucially, staff must have "no material conflict of interest, whether actual or potential".

People who are NAMA borrowers or who have "direct family members" engaged with NAMA are prohibited from joining.

Those who make it through the hoops are also required to submit a statement of their "interests, assets and liabilities" to NAMA.

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