Originally Posted by bmaxi
Certainly Wallace has questions to answer but in his defence you'd have to say while his actions were reckless and he should be made to pay for them, they were not underhand and illegal.
Of course we're not forgetting this, right:
Independent TD Mick Wallace has been fined €7,000 for failing to pay pension contributions for his workers into their pension fund.
Mr Wallace pleaded guilty to five charges of deducting pension contributions and failing to pay them in the Construction Workers Pension Scheme between January and May 2008.
He was fined €1,000 for each of the first four charges and €3,000 for the final count.
Judge James Paul McDonnell said the courts take a very serious view of such offences.
Outside court, Mr Wallace said it was a very serious matter but all the money had now been paid over.
At least he admitted he was wrong.
As for Paul Kehoe. Of course he wouldn't have had to register the property in 2010- he only bought the apartment in June. Registrations are made in January. If the property was vacant in January 2011, when he would have been registering his interests, surely he wouldn't have had to declare it? The article states that it was rented in the summer of that year. The rules as quoted in the article state that disclosure must be made for all or part of the previous year- so he should have declared an interest in January of this year.