The Transport Minister says politicians can’t be above the law

Leo Varadkar’s comments come after Wexford Independent TD Mick Wallace revealed he’s agreed a 2.1 million euro settlement with Revenue for his construction firm’s under-payment of VAT.

Minister Varadkar says making a false tax return is a serious offence – which would result in a very quick prosecution in other countries.


He’s refusing to be drawn on Deputy Wallace’s position – but the Minister says the incident further tarnishes the image of politicians.