Following on from last night’s ‘Prime Time’, Mick Wallace released a statement today which included the following:
I confirm that I am in the process of making a complaint on the matter to the Standards in Public Office Commission under Section 4 of the Standards in Public Office Act 2001.
I will also be requesting that the Data Protection Commissioner investigate any possible breach of the Data Protection legislation, the basis for the Minister’s allegation, the circumstances surrounding the seeking and providing of any personal data to the Minister in preparation for the Prime Time debate, and the identity and role of all persons involved.
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter subsequently released a statement which did not address Deputy Wallace’s accusation that the Minister’s actions constituted an abuse of power.
From whom did Minister Shatter receive his evidence of Mick Wallace’s alleged penalty points infringement?
Earlier: Shatter Proof
Previously: How Did He Know?
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