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    It appears all the previous is coming out now.The State Claims Agency paid out a sum in the region of IR£100,000 at the time after settling Mr Wallace's claim – without the knowledge of the arresting garda. It is claimed that the incident involving wrongful arrest occurred when Mr Wallace, was directing traffic on the corner of Thomas Street and Meath Street in Dublin, where his company was involved in construction work.

    A Garda arrived and initially suggested that he would call a uniformed unit from the local station to take control of the situation but Mr Wallace allegedly refused this. It was claimed that Mr Wallace continued to direct the traffic and ignored repeated requests from the garda to stop.The officer believed that Mr Wallace was making the traffic problem worse and that he potentially posed a safety risk to both himself and passing motorists.At that stage it was alleged that the officer then directed the developer to stop or else he would be arrested for a public-order offence. It was further claimed that a scuffle ensued when Mr Wallace resisted the garda's attempt to arrest him. What a tasty sum for a minor incident?

    Wallace got

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    Did the Garda ask him to shave off all his hair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny365 View Post
    It appears all the previous is coming out now.The State Claims Agency paid out a sum in the region of IR£100,000 at the time after settling Mr Wallace's claim – without the knowledge of the arresting garda. It is claimed that the incident involving wrongful arrest occurred when Mr Wallace, was directing traffic on the corner of Thomas Street and Meath Street in Dublin, where his company was involved in construction work.

    A Garda arrived and initially suggested that he would call a uniformed unit from the local station to take control of the situation but Mr Wallace allegedly refused this. It was claimed that Mr Wallace continued to direct the traffic and ignored repeated requests from the garda to stop.The officer believed that Mr Wallace was making the traffic problem worse and that he potentially posed a safety risk to both himself and passing motorists.At that stage it was alleged that the officer then directed the developer to stop or else he would be arrested for a public-order offence. It was further claimed that a scuffle ensued when Mr Wallace resisted the garda's attempt to arrest him. What a tasty sum for a minor incident?

    Wallace got
    Given Wallace's appearance, he'd stop the traffic a lot quicker than many an inept cop clocking up his overtime on the ludicrous 'Operation Freeflow' of Christmases past!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny365 View Post

    A Garda arrived and initially suggested that he would call a uniformed unit from the local station to take control of the situation but Mr Wallace allegedly refused this. It was claimed that Mr Wallace continued to direct the traffic and ignored repeated requests from the garda to stop.The officer believed that Mr Wallace was making the traffic problem worse and that he potentially posed a safety risk to both himself and passing motorists.At that stage it was alleged that the officer then directed the developer to stop or else he would be arrested for a public-order offence. It was further claimed that a scuffle ensued when Mr Wallace resisted the garda's attempt to arrest him. What a tasty sum for a minor incident?
    How are you going to lay the blame for this on Sinn Féin?

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    According to the link Wallace sued the State and Min for Justice for wrongful arrest and it was settled out of court (for the sum mentioned) on the recommendation of Senior Gardaí.

    Case closed. And thread.

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    Why is this man a member of our parliament?
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    I also think it's interesting (in a non-conspiracy theory sort of way) that in a week where we've had Shatter and Callinan acting like ******************************ing eejits we get front page stories about Laura: The Novel That No-One Remembers and now this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny365 View Post
    It appears all the previous is coming out now.The State Claims Agency paid out a sum in the region of IR£100,000 at the time after settling Mr Wallace's claim – without the knowledge of the arresting garda. It is claimed that the incident involving wrongful arrest occurred when Mr Wallace, was directing traffic on the corner of Thomas Street and Meath Street in Dublin, where his company was involved in construction work.

    A Garda arrived and initially suggested that he would call a uniformed unit from the local station to take control of the situation but Mr Wallace allegedly refused this. It was claimed that Mr Wallace continued to direct the traffic and ignored repeated requests from the garda to stop.The officer believed that Mr Wallace was making the traffic problem worse and that he potentially posed a safety risk to both himself and passing motorists.At that stage it was alleged that the officer then directed the developer to stop or else he would be arrested for a public-order offence. It was further claimed that a scuffle ensued when Mr Wallace resisted the garda's attempt to arrest him. What a tasty sum for a minor incident?

    Wallace got
    120k-this would have bought a good house in 2000!
    How am I surprised!
    Wallace just keeps coming to public attention in so many ways. Why do I think that we will be hearing more about this guy before the next election on stuff that he was involved in in the past.

    If he was arrested in a wrongful manner then a citizen is entitled to
    a) an apology
    b) a small token sum

    If a guard makes a wrongful arrest he should
    a) undergo re-training and be cautioned
    b) if persists a) again but with a range of increasing measures up to and including dismissal

    Doubtless our usual brethern will be along to explain that the €120 k figure would be less than a court case blah blah blah.
    Cost of lawyers balah blah.




    Or is it time that the Comptroller and Auditor general takes a look under the bonnet at the State claims Agency?
    Or perhaps the Criminal Assets bureau?

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    13 years ago. Who leaked this story?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sauntersplash View Post
    Why is this man a member of our parliament?
    Because he was duly elected by democratic ballot by the (sadly misguided) people of Wexford.

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