Kenny keeps his counsel on Wallace07/06/2012 - 15:14:04
Taoiseach Enda Kenny has declined to comment on whether Mick Wallace should resign from his position as a TD.
The Wexford Independent deputy today revealed his construction firm has agreed a €2.1m settlement with Revenue for the underpayment of VAT.
The bill arose from the failure of M.J. Wallace Limited to make full tax returns on apartment sales over a 2-year period.
Mr Kenny said it is now a matter for the statutory authorities to ensure the outstanding fee is paid.
"I understand that a settlement has been arrived at here and it's up to the statutory authorities to follow that through," he said.
When asked if he thought Mr. Wallace should resign as a TD, Mr Kenny replied: "I'm not going to get into the business of (that)… elections to the Dáil are very clear and the rules are very clear.
"Obviously it's not for me to comment on any individual's case.
"A settlement was arrived at, there are statutory authorities now to follow that through."
Education Minister Ruairi Quinn also said Deputy Wallace's position is a matter for him alone.
"I'm sure he is thinking about it and I'm sure he has thought about it, but it's for him to decide," Minister Quinn said.
"He's a member of the Oireachtas, he was elected by the public and really, the next step is a step that he has to consider."
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