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Thursday 30 March 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Mick Wallace

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# Leaders' Questions
WATCH: A stray set of Dáil headphones caused a lot of hassle for Mick Wallace
The Deputy struggled to understand the Taoiseach’s Irish, who refused to speak in English.
# Allegations
'I did what I thought was right at Shannon Airport,' says Mick Wallace
Clare Daly and Mick Wallace were giving evidence in court today.
# Shannonwatch
'Irish citizens seen as a hostile party by Islamic resistance groups', court told
The evidence was given during a case involving TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly.
# Nice Try
"Can I have my rope ladder back?," Mick Wallace asks judge in Shannon case
Mick Wallace and Clare Daly are in court over their alleged illegal entrance into Shannon Airport last year.
# Shannon
Mick Wallace will be representing himself in court today
Wallace and fellow independent TD Clare Daly are contesting charges that they entered a restricted zone in Shannon Airport last summer.
# Political Animals
QUIZ: Which rugby player is Michael Noonan most like? Test your knowledge of the week...
In which the finance minister sported a black eye and James Reilly was threatened with being sued…
# Shave or Dye
WATCH: Mick Wallace has dyed his hair pink
The Wexford TD took the bold step for Today FM’s Shave or Dye.
# Dáil over
Here's why all of the opposition TDs walked out of the Dáil today...
Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin and others held a press conference outside Leinster House after a dramatic walkout.
# By the beard of Mick
Have you seen Mick Wallace's epic beard?
The independent TD has some unbelievable facial hair tekkers.
# shattered
Alan Shatter loses appeal against Mick Wallace data breach decision
The former minister was found to have broken the law when he made comments on RTÉ’s Prime Time about Wallace benefiting from garda discretion.
# get the red carpet
Look out for the giant spliff: The not-so-serious 2014 political awards
They all take themselves way too seriously in Leinster House. So here’s a bit of light relief from the year that was…
# QH-8073
Charlie Flanagan apologises and says this US military plane DID land in Shannon
But does an explanation of “administrative error” raise more questions than it answers?
# war machine
Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to contest Shannon charges
The two were arrested back in July after attempting to inspect two US military aircraft.
# Shannon Airport
Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to appear in court
The TDs were arrested in July after trying to search a US military aircraft.
# not impressed
Mick Wallace: Nóirín O'Sullivan is an insider who sat on Martin Callinan's shoulder
The Dáil has been discussing the appointment of O’Sullivan as the new Garda Commissioner.
# thursday
We’ll Leave It There So: O'Neill defends Keane, Dave Foley to make Ireland debut and all today’s sport
Also, Mick Wallace wears an Italy jersey in the Dáil and Tommy Bowe signs a new contract.
# Forza Italia
Mick Wallace is wearing an Italy soccer jersey in the Dáil this morning
The Wexford TD has donned the Azzurri’s colours for questions to the Defence Minister.
Opinion: Parliamentary privileges extended to TDs and Senators should be reconsidered
Parliamentary privilege allows TDs to make ‘unfounded, unsubstantiated or malicious allegations against any member of the public’, writes John Jacob of the AGSI.
Forget McNulty, Fergus O'Dowd is the new person causing Enda Kenny problems
Micheál Martin complimented the Taoiseach’s use of the English language, sort of…
# Syria
Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions
Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.
# miss y
"Let's not repeat the mistake of 1983"... Varadkar calls for calm in abortion debate
The Health Minister has rejected calls for a referendum to be held next year.
# State of the Nation
State of the Nation: Everyone is really excited about the Dáil being back... right?
Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…
# Fashion
Here are 5 TDs who could do with a new stylist
There’s been some fashion disasters in the Dáil in recent years…
Here's what happened when Mick Wallace and Ming complained about Alan Shatter
SIPO received complaints about the former justice minister from the two outspoken politicians.
# Shannonwatch
PHOTOS: Mick Wallace and Clare Daly are arrested at Shannon Airport
See what went down in Shannon this afternoon.
# Protest
Mick Wallace and Clare Daly released after being arrested at Shannon Airport
The pair were attempting to inspect two US military aircraft.
# Not happy
16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they're being treated 'very unfairly'
Members of the Dáil’s Technical Group claim that the national broadcaster is unfairly excluding them from a Prime Time panel. RTÉ argues that independents are not a political party and represent themselves.
# On the defence
Leo Varadkar: Mick Wallace broke a much more serious law than Alan Shatter
The Transport Minister has defended his Cabinet colleague after the Data Protection Commissioner found that he broke the law by revealing information about Wallace on live television.
# prime time remarks
Mick Wallace is seeking legal advice on Shatter's data protection breach
He stressed that if he takes any legal action, it would not be at the taxpayer’s expense.
# Penalty Points
Taoiseach and Tánaiste have confidence in Shatter despite Data Commissioner finding
Shatter can appeal the decision, but has not commented on the finding.
# Penalty Points
Shatter: Prime Time remarks were "a mistake"
Alan Shatter says that he may appeal the Data Protection Commissioner’s findings.
# Penalty Points
'Shatter feels that he is above the law and should resign' - Wallace
Mick Wallace was named by Alan Shatter as having been cautioned by gardaí for using his phone while driving – an act that has been ruled as having broke the law.
# Complaint
Alan Shatter 'disturbed by leaking of inaccurate information' in data protection case
The Sunday Independent reported today that the Data Protection Commissioner will find that the Minister broke the law.
# Mick Wallace
349 US planes with war munitions allowed to land at Shannon. Zero were refused
However, thirteen overflights were refused due to the nature of their cargo.
Column: Why has it taken so long for the DPC to investigate Shatter's Prime Time comment?
It was almost a year ago that a complaint was made about the Minister for Justice telling Prime Time about Mick Wallace being cautioned by a garda over using his mobile phone while driving, writes William Campbell.
Tonight's Alan Shatter 'no confidence' debate
Follow events from the Dáil this evening…
# Pulse
Garda Síochána "does not engage in ethnic profiling"
Minister Alan Shatter said that all persons are subject to the same PULSE recording procedures.
# Banned
Have a neck tattoo? Did you know you're barred from joining the Defence Forces?
Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said there are no plans to review the rule.