Friday 24 November 2017

Mick Wallace may have a white beard, but he's no Santa Claus

Far from being victims of the financial crash, property developers like the Wexford TD helped make it happen, writes Eilis O'Hanlon

Mick Wallace
Mick Wallace

Mick Wallace is living proof that the rich are not just different because they have more money. They still live by different rules even after they lose it.

Last week the Independents4Change deputy for Wexford was finally adjudicated bankrupt at the High Court with accumulated debts "in excess of €30m", built up during his time as a property developer in the south east.

Once upon a time, that would have finished his career as a TD. No more. Two years ago the law was changed, meaning bankrupts have no fear of being kicked out of the Dail, except by the will of the electorate, and rightly so.

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