Dáil suspended twice during Nama debate

Fine Gael and Labour are opposing the Bill put forward by the Government on the bank recovery plan, Nama.

Enda Kenny says members of Fianna Fáil and the Greens do not fully support the Bill.

The Dáil was suspended twice amid rowdy scenes within minutes of starting today’s debate.

Much of the furore was caused by Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Arthur Morgan, who refused repeated requests from Ceann Comhairle John O’Donoghue to leave the House.

Taoiseach Brian Cowen described interruptions as juvenile, while Sinn Féin called on the Government to resign.

Finance Minister Brian Lenihan is to announce this afternoon how much Nama will pay the banks to take control of toxic and risky loans.

Shares in the two main banks are down ahead of the announcement.

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