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Luke Ming Flanagan

# luke-ming-flanagan - Saturday 19 July, 2014

Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September Review This post contains videos

Another year over: What exactly has happened in the Dáil since September

We take a look back on some of the major events that defined the 2013/14 session in Leinster House.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Monday 16 June, 2014

Ming and Hayes may be off to Brussels, but they’re going without pay for two months

Luke Ming Flanagan and Brian Hayes automatically vacated their Dáil seats last month and won’t officially become MEPs into July.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Brian Hayes: I’ll work with Ming, I look forward to working with him

The newly-elected Fine Gael MEP is at opposite end of the political spectrum to the new MEP for Midlands North-West.

‘The government treats people like gobshites’ – John Wilson

The former garda welcomed Eamon Gilmore’s resignation as Labour leader, describing him as “arrogant”.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Monday 26 May, 2014

Dogfights, protests and predictions of a recount: Everything happening in Midlands North West

The first count in the constituency is due this afternoon.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Sunday 25 May, 2014

‘We’ve been waiting for 100 years for someone to come and save us’ – Ming calls for political change

Flanagan is expected to secure one of four European seats in the 15-county Midlands North West constituency.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition TBT

Throwback Thursday: Politics edition

From befriending Tom Cruise to stealing each other’s outfits, our politicians have done it all.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

‘I’m done dealing with the monkey, I want to deal with the organ grinder’ – Ming on his European bid, being a mosquito and drugs

He’s a thorn in the side of the government, so why does Ming Flanagan want to go to Brussels?

# luke-ming-flanagan - Monday 19 May, 2014

7 things we learned from last night’s Midlands North-West Prime Time debate

They came, they shouted, they argued and then they all went home.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Prime Time is holding three European election debates – but not everyone’s happy about it

Almost 200 complaints have already been made – before anyone’s even opened their mouth or read out any tweets.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Saturday 17 May, 2014

Forum needed to deal with “overwhelming” amount of Garda malpractice complaints

The Justice4All group met today in Navan to call for the setting up of the forum.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

16 TDs want a meeting with RTÉ because they’re being treated ‘very unfairly’

Members of the Dáil’s Technical Group claim that the national broadcaster is unfairly excluding them from a Prime Time panel. RTÉ argues that independents are not a political party and represent themselves.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Thursday 8 May, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Labour Senator’s attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw ‘sexist remark’

An image, posted by Lorraine Higgins’s social media accounts, branded Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan a “turkey”.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Ming: I was followed by an unmarked Garda car… and so was John Wilson

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said he and John Wilson were under surveillance by an unmarked Garda car when they visited GSOC offices this morning to make the organisation aware of new allegations of corruption within the force.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Someone’s had a little fun with a Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan poster in Roscommon Poster Wars

Someone’s had a little fun with a Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan poster in Roscommon

Somewhere in Ballaghaderreen, someone is probably feeling very pleased with themselves right now.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the Shatter ‘no confidence’ debate, revelations about taped prisoner phonecalls… and the Trinity students’ ‘drug guide’.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Sunday 23 March, 2014

‘I rely on guys with vans and ladders’: Marian Harkin on running as an Independent Election 2014 This post contains videos

‘I rely on guys with vans and ladders’: Marian Harkin on running as an Independent

The two-time MEP said Ireland “can’t keep relying on” foreign direct investment and must do more to support SMEs and farmers.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Friday 21 March, 2014

It’s official: Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is running for Europe

There had been much speculation in recent days that the Roscommon-South Leitrim TD would throw his hat into the ring.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer – opposition TDs say situation’s worse

Consultants at the hospital said this week that the hospital is providing a safer service since the closure of the Emergency Department.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning, need the news as you start your day? It’s all here.

‘Ming’ Flanagan will tell us if he is running for Europe after St Patrick’s Day

The independent TD is not playing down rumours that he will run for the European Parliament in Midlands North-West.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

WATCH: ‘This place is a joke, we play games in here’ – Mick Wallace slams Shatter

The independent TD launched a scathing attack on the Minister in the Dáil today.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Friday 21 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Look at Luke Ming Flanagan’s new Twitter pic Shatter Resistant

Look at Luke Ming Flanagan’s new Twitter pic

Has he got a problem with our rulers?

# luke-ming-flanagan - Friday 14 February, 2014

‘Roof leak at psychiatric unit results in patients sleeping in wet beds,’ says TD

This morning, TDs Denis Naughton and Colm Keaveney and Senator Michael Mullins were refused access to the unit. The HSE says repairs were carried out yesterday on the unit.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Luke Ming Flanagan contacts solicitors over RTÉ 2FM show

The TD said that an ‘appalling’ accusation was made on air this morning.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Thursday 16 January, 2014

New strategy on bogs “treats science as something to be bargained away”

An Taisce has accused the government of “putting electoral considerations ahead of the needs of Ireland’s young generations”.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Watch: Ming Flanagan challenges Minister to drink glass of ‘glorified piss’ (water)

The independent TD could be in trouble with Dáil authorities after an outburst in the chamber this morning.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Dáil rejects Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s cannabis regulation motion

TDs have been debating the issue of cannabis legalisation for the last two days.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Fine Gael TD open to Portuguese model of cannabis decriminalisation

Though the TD’s views are not exactly in line with the party’s position, he will be voting with the government tomorrow after a debate on cannabis legalisation.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Saturday 2 November, 2013

Dáil to debate legalising cannabis for three hours next week

A private members’ motion by independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan is likely to provoke some interesting debate in the Dáil next Tuesday and Wednesday.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Guideline-setting GP supports cannabis decriminalisation

Dr Cathal Ó Súilleabháin says decriminalisation would combat crime, make the drug safer and allow for research.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Saturday 26 October, 2013

FG TD slams Technical Group for facilitating debate on Ming’s Cannabis Bill

But one independent TD said we should not be afraid of “mature debate” on a bill that proposes the legalise and regulate the sale of cannabis in Ireland.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyone’s talking about an inquiry into the Roma child cases, cheap alcohol and re-opening the Madeleine McCann case.

6 things we learned from Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s Cannabis Regulation Bill

If this bill was made law, driving after using the drug would be legal and advertising cannabis products would also be allowed.

Poll: Should cannabis be legalised in Ireland?

Luke Ming Flanagan is launching a bill to legalise cannabis today. What do you think: good idea or bad idea?

# luke-ming-flanagan - Saturday 28 September, 2013

Over €46,000 spent on surveillance of bogs for illegal turf cutting this year

TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan suggested that if planes are going to be flying over the bogs so frequently, “maybe they could bring our turf home for us”.

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