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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Mick Wallace

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# Penalty Points
"The arrogance of the Minister for Justice will be his downfall": Calls for Minister Shatter to quit
Several TDs have said that the Minister’s position is now untenable.
# Bye Bye
In 85 years, just seven TDs have resigned from the Dáil. Who and why?
Excluding those who have resigned their seat to take up another political position or ill-health, there have been just a handful of resignations from parliament over principle or controversy down the years. Who are they? And why have there been so few?
# Tweet Tweet
Are the French trying to poach BOD out of retirement? It's the sporting tweets of the week
As you’d expect it’s rugby heavy but there’s also room for Mick Wallace’s new motor.
# €80
Varadkar: No plans to change de-clamping fee - and it's not just there to make money
The Transport Minister added that it has been ‘highly effective’ in changing driver behaviour.
# Gardaí
Wallace: 'I've heard so many people cry now, it really is heartbreaking stuff'
Since this week’s publicity surrounding the gardaí, Mick Wallace said more people have come to him with information.
# Dáil
WATCH: 'This place is a joke, we play games in here' - Mick Wallace slams Shatter
The independent TD launched a scathing attack on the Minister in the Dáil today.
# Gardaí
Whistleblower was subjected to 'bullying and intimidation'
Mick Wallace TD has said an independent inquiry is needed into at least three issues concerning An Garda Síochána.
# Shatter-gate
Explainer: Why is Alan Shatter under pressure – and will he survive? explores the background to the current controversy surrounding the Justice Minister, the questions that remain and what’s likely to happen next.
# Calcio
Snapshot: Mick Wallace wore the latest Torino soccer jersey in the Dáil this morning
Maybe Enda will wear a Mayo shirt some day….
# Mattie McGrath
‘Liberals don’t like my thinking’: TD claims he was ousted over abortion views
Mattie McGrath has been removed from two Oireachtas committees by the Dáil Technical Group.
# margaretta d'arcy
"Nobody is above the rule of the law" - Shatter on Margaretta D'Arcy
A group of TDs tonight called for the release of the 79-year-old campaigner, but the Justice Minister says it is not up to him to interfere with the judiciary.
# Bondholders
‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow
The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.
# Friday sittings
'I binge drink myself, and I'm ashamed of that': TDs debate alcohol sponsorship of sport
Alcohol and fluoridation of the Irish drinking water supply were discussed by a small number of TDs in a new-look Friday sitting in the Dáil today.
# Calcio
Mick Wallace sets the record straight on wearing Torino top in the Dáil
A lover of Italian football, the Wexford TD regularly attends matches at the Stadio Olympico di Torino.
# piggyback
Green Thumb/Red Thumb: It’s the week in comments
Featuring a heart-warming Brian O’Driscoll tale, Emile Heskey and Mick Wallace’s love for Torino.
# Epic Dail
Snapshot: Mick Wallace wears Torino jersey in the Dáil
The Wexford TD is a well-known Italian football fan.
# Technical Group
'Mick has a serious credibility problem': TDs split on who does Leaders' Questions
Seamus Healy and Stephen Donnelly will represent the Technical Group at Leaders’ Question in the next Dáil term but Luke Ming Flanagan and Mick Wallace are not happy about this.
# Dáil Technical Group
Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for 'tricky job'
A “tricky job” with “crazy hours” is how the position of parliamentary coordinator with the Dáíl Technical Group is being described.
# Wikileaks
‘He’s very, very pale’: Mick Wallace and Clare Daly met Julian Assange yesterday
The independent TDs held a wide-ranging meeting with the Wikileaks founder at the Ecuadorean embassy in London yesterday.
# Abortion
Six pro-choice TDs will vote against the abortion bill tonight
The six TDs are seeking a referendum to repeal an article in the Constitution that places the life of the unborn and the life of the mother on equal footing.
# Dáil
Politics is a "blame game", says Burton
The Minister also told that she accepts her colleague Minister Alan Shatter’s explanation over the Wallace controversy.
# Yellowbellies
23 signs that you're a Wexford sports fan
The Model County in all its glory.
# Seanad Abolition
McDowell: There are no muppets in the Seanad, but there are clowns in the Dáil
Former Tánaiste Michael McDowell is arguing for the retention and the reform of the Seanad.
# Penalty Points
TD: We didn't demonise those who had points cancelled by naming them in Dáil
Joan Collins has defended her naming of high-profile individuals who allegedly had penalty points cancelled in the Dáil chamber last December.
# Penalty Points
'Dysfunctional and flawed': TDs slam penalty points investigation
Mick Wallace, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, Clare Daly and Joan Collins have criticised the reports into the practice of cancelling penalty points which largely cleared gardaí.
# Mick Wallace
Watch: Mick Wallace says he was the victim of an unlawful arrest
The independent TD was quizzed about a recently reported incident concerning his alleged arrest in September 2000 for directing traffic near a construction site he was working on.
# No Confidence
Shatter survives Dáil motion of no confidence with 88-45 win
A government counter-motion supporting Shatter was passed easily in the Dáil this evening.
# Said and done
Knitting on the Late Late Show and Shatter's apology: The week in quotes
“I was told there would be at least one nun sitting in the Late Late Show audience, knitting. And sure enough, there she was”.
# Not the News
Enda Kenny visits Greece and J Edgar Shatter fights dirty: The week's news skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Dáil beauty pageant causes tensions, Taoiseach and Greek PM hold shortest discussions ever, and laughter at SIPO…
# Your Say
Poll: Is Alan Shatter's position as minister untenable?
Fianna Fáil claims the Minister has shown “poor judgement” of late.
# Whistleblowers
Greater protections for whistleblowers after penalty points furore
Eamon Gilmore said that legislation is currently being drawn up which will be put before government shortly.
# confidential
Communications between Callinan and Shatter are 'of a confidential nature'
Yesterday evening the justice minister said it was the Garda Commmissioner who informed him that Mick Wallace benefited from garda discretion.
# Penalty Points
Commissioner told Shatter about Mick Wallace's encounter with Gardaí
Opposition TDs have demanded to know how an unrecorded incident came to be known by the country’s top Garda.
# Penalty Points
Shatter: I made comments 'to defend the integrity of An Garda Síochána'
Here’s the full text of Alan Shatter’s Dáil explanation.
# Leaders' Questions
Should Alan Shatter resign over points furore? 'No,' insists the Taoiseach
Enda Kenny offers a loyal defence of Alan Shatter, as opposition TDs continue to call for the justice minister’s head.
# shatter knows
Twitter tells us what Alan Shatter knows*
*kind of.
# Penalty Points
Shatter to face questions in Dáil over Wallace row
The minister will make a statement this evening and will then open himself up to questions from the opposition.
# wallace vs shatter
Wallace admits gardaí used discretion when caught on phone while driving
The Wexford TD called for an investigation into how the justice minister found out the information.