Independent TD Mick Wallace has said that he is writing to the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Barret, seeking permission to make a personal address the Dáil on Tuesday.

In a statement, Deputy Wallace said his intention is to clarify his position in relation to his taxation issues and how he proposes to continue to serve his constituents.

Mr Wallace said that he will not be saying anything further until he makes his statement in the Dáil.

He also said that, contrary to reports, he has not travelled to the European soccer championships in Poland.

Two days ago, Mr Wallace admitted that his company under declared VAT and came to a €2.1m settlement with the Revenue Commissioners.

Mr Wallace has said that the €2.1m is unlikely to be paid.

Earlier today, independent TDs John Halligan and Seamus Healy called for Mr Wallace to resign.

Mr Healy said that there could not be one law for TDs and another for ordinary citizens.

Mr Halligan said it was unacceptable for a legislator to defraud the tax system.

Both TDs belong to the same Dáil technical group as Mr Wallace.