Sunday, June 10, 2012
Final decision on Wallace will be taken by the people of County Wexford
A spokesperson for County Wexford Sinn Féin has said that local Independent TD Mick Wallace’s under declaration of VAT by €1.4 million was wrong. Wexford Sinn Féin Chairperson Oisin O’ Connell said that ultimately the final decision regarding Deputy Wallace’s position will be taken by the people of County Wexford.
Mr O’ Connell said;
“What Deputy Wallace did was wrong. He has acknowledged this himself. Sinn Féin believes this incident further undermines confidence in politics and the political system.”
“The opposition Whips in the Dáil - including Sinn Féin - have referred this matter to the Dáil Committee on Procedure and Privileges (CPP). The Ceann Comhairle has also referred the matter to the Oireachtas Committee on Members’ Interests. This is right and proper.”
“As the rules currently stand, the ultimate decision regarding Deputy Wallace’s position will be taken by the voters of Wexford.”