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Luke Ming Flanagan

# 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

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”.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Bog action group criticised for ‘appalling persecution’ of endangered bird

TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said An Taisce needs to “stop burning bloody bridges” but said his association did not condone the group’s action.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Saturday 31 August, 2013

‘Mick has a serious credibility problem’: TDs split on who does Leaders’ Questions

Seamus Healy and Stephen Donnelly will represent the Technical Group at Leaders’ Question in the next Dáil term but Luke Ming Flanagan and Mick Wallace are not happy about this.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Friday 23 August, 2013

Want to work for these TDs? Technical Group seeks assistant for ‘tricky job’

A “tricky job” with “crazy hours” is how the position of parliamentary coordinator with the Dáíl Technical Group is being described.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Friday 21 June, 2013

TD slams ‘chaotic’ plan to move MORE patients into struggling psychiatric unit

Denis Naughten has demanded an immediate audit of staffing levels, saying it’s clear the current levels are inadequate.

HSE to meet with interest groups over ‘mayhem’ at Roscommon Hospital unit

Concerns have been raised about safety at the psychiatric care unit at the hospital following the recent death of a mother-of-two and a number of assaults on staff and patients.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Saturday 15 June, 2013

Poll: Should we legalise cannabis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we legalise cannabis?

Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan is working on a bill that would allow people to both buy it and grow it themselves. Would you support this?

Luke Ming Flanagan: I’m still smoking cannabis… but not in Ireland

The independent TD is bringing forward a bill to legalise the drug later this year and will speak at the seventh annual Legalise Cannabis Ireland protest in Dublin later today.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Saturday 1 June, 2013

TD: We didn’t demonise those who had points cancelled by naming them in Dáil

Joan Collins has defended her naming of high-profile individuals who allegedly had penalty points cancelled in the Dáil chamber last December.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Thursday 30 May, 2013

Ming: Shatter released info about me, but I’m not saying what that info is

Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan would not discuss the substance of a complaint he has made to the Data Protection Commissioner about the Justice Minister Alan Shatter.

‘Dysfunctional and flawed’: TDs slam penalty points investigation

Mick Wallace, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, Clare Daly and Joan Collins have criticised the reports into the practice of cancelling penalty points which largely cleared gardaí.

Watch: Mick Wallace says he was the victim of an unlawful arrest

The independent TD was quizzed about a recently reported incident concerning his alleged arrest in September 2000 for directing traffic near a construction site he was working on.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Turf cutters ‘annoyed’ by wording in compensation agreement

Those opting for a relocation bog are now worried that the government will force a financial option on them instead of finding a new place for them to cut turf.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Shatter versus Ming: Justice Minister takes aim at ‘self-serving’ TD

The Minister for Justice says Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan cancelled a meeting with Gardaí who were investigating the cancellation of his penalty points.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Friday 10 May, 2013

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan tells Minister Deenihan to ‘put up or shut up’

Flanagan hit out at the minister following the appearance of two men in court yesterday charged in relation to alleged illegal turf cutting.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Sunday 5 May, 2013

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals

Responding to queries from TheJournal.ie this week, seven independent TDs confirmed their support for the bill with five still undecided.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Saturday 13 April, 2013

Revealed: The 7 TDs who say they won’t pay the property tax

In response to queries from TheJournal.ie this week, most TDs who have opposed the tax have said they will comply with it but at least seven said they will not pay even though it puts their Dáil seat at risk.

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