Problem of visuals
• By far the real 'error of judgment' in all of this would be committed not by Mick Wallace but by the Revenue were it to accept his offer to pay off the €2.1m settlement on an instalment basis. It has to be made perfectly clear to Mr Wallace that this is totally unacceptable as it would mean that for about the next 80 years we would all have to continue putting up with seeing on our TV screens a TD who attends the Dail in an open-necked pink shirt, building-site jeans and straggly coiffure.
Surely this constitutes justifiable grounds for immediate debt forgiveness.
Rathfarnham, Dublin 16