Mick Wallace is an Independent TD for the Wexford constituency. In the 2011 general election he topped the poll with 13,329 votes.
A native of Wellingtonbridge, he is a keen football supporter and has managed the Wexford under 18 county teams for twenty years and the 16s for thirteen. In 2006 he founded his own club, Wexford Youths FC, and gained entry to the League of Ireland.
Mick graduated from UCD with a degree in English, History and Philosophy. He obtained a teaching degree in 1983 but went into the construction industry shortly afterwards and eventually progressed to the civil engineering end of the game, concentrating mostly on work in Dublin for the City Council. At a later stage, the company progressed to carrying out their own development work and well-known projects include the Italian Quarter on Ormond Quay, Behan Square at Croke Park, the Communist Party development on Essex Street, Inchicore and Dominic Street Residential projects and a nine-storey office block for Amnesty International on Fleet Street in Temple Bar.
Wallace Construction also built the football complex at Ferrycarrig in Wexford at a cost of €6 million which is now home to the Wexford Youths FC. The Youths project is very much a community/social one with the primary emphasis on the underage structure and the young people involved. Mick’s most cherished achievement is probably the five All-Ireland under 18 titles won with county and club. The company has also extended into the food and wine industry with a number of Italian wine bar restaurants, importing food and wine from Italy and growing some of their own wine in Piemonte, all trading under the name of Wallace Calcio Ltd.