Saturday 20 January 2018

Wallace taking us all for a bunch of wallies

Mick Wallace, the
Wexford TD, is in the
spotlight over his
under-payment of VAT.
Mick Wallace, the Wexford TD, is in the spotlight over his under-payment of VAT.

• Can someone please tell me the difference between these two cases?



Paul Begley avoided paying customs' duty on more than 1,000 tonnes of garlic from China by having them labelled as apples. The fraud allowed Begley to avoid €1.4m in tax.

He has been trying to repay the sum since Dublin Port customs officers discovered the deception in 2007, but still owes €700,000.

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