Fianna Fáil Whip Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD has called on the Committee on Members’ Interests to investigate and take a view on the recent revelations about Deputy Mick Wallace and his Revenue Commissioners settlement.


Deputy Ó Fearghaíl commented, “Being elected to Dáil Éireann is a great privilege and honour.  It also carries with it certain responsibilities.  We have onerous personal responsibilities as public representatives, but we also have a collective responsibility to ensure that we behave in a way that encourages public confidence in the Oireachtas.


“In this spirit, I believe it is important that the Oireachtas Committee on Members’ Interests move quickly to confirm that it will be calling Deputy Mick Wallace to give evidence on the recent revelations about his business affairs and that it will make a statement on the issue.


“It is important that every member of the Oireachtas, regardless of their prominence or party affiliation, be held to the same standard of probity and accountability.”