The following letter is going to Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD, from this office.
Our Ref; EMcG/ Your Ref; 13th August 2009
Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD
C/O Freedom of Information Section
Department of the Taoiseach
Upper Merrion St.
I hereby request disclosure, within the prescribed time of the information set out below. The request is made pursuant to: Directive 95/46/EEC; Regulation 1367/2006; Directive 2003/4 and The Freedom of Information Acts.
All reports (including draft or interim reports), correspondence, findings, conclusions, statements, memoranda, notes, records, report books or report forms or any other documentation arising out of or in connection with the consultations of the State with the European Union Commission relating to the establishment of the National Asset Management Agency (“NAMA”) and particularly, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, pertaining to the price or value whereunder the State may (or might) pay for assets taken, or to be taken, into NAMA.
I enclose a copy of a request to Brian Lenihan, Minister for Fianance, in the same terms. I do this to avoid duplication of effort by your respective Departments. Please liaise with him and let me have on foot of this request those documents not sent by him (in timely fashion or otherwise).
It might be an idea to spell Brian Cowen’s name correctly. Pedantic I know, but still!