Mick Wallace claims FG backbencher has penalty points quashed

Mick Wallace claims FG backbencher has penalty points quashed

An Independent TD has claimed in the Dáil that a Fine Gael backbencher has effectively had penalty points quashed because three notices were not served.

Mick Wallace made the claims in the Dáil saying that he is concerned that nothing has changed under Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan and that allegations of malpractice are being ignored.

And he cited an example of an unnamed Fine Gael backbencher.

"I have details here of one of your Fine Gael backbenchers that has three fixed charges against him," Wallace told the Dáil, before being told by the Ceann Comhairle to hand in his information and stay on business.

"The summons weren't served! Will you not admit, Taoiseach, that bugger all has changed, that you have no appetite for change, [and] you like the fact that policing is still politicised in Ireland."

Wallace's allegations come on the same day that whistleblower Maurice McCabe, the garda who was at the centre of the penalty points system overhaul, was announced as acting head of the traffic unit.


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