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#Luke Ming Flanagan

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

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know
# News Wrap
# News Wrap

Lunchtime Fix: 5 things you need to know

May 20th 2014, 12:43 PM 6,801 Views 2 Comments

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
# Euroming
# Euroming

'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

May 20th 2014, 6:45 AM 14,646 Views 91 Comments

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
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

May 19th 2014, 8:06 AM 28,764 Views 93 Comments

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
# Election Porn
# Election Porn

Prime Time is holding three European election debates - but not everyone's happy about it

May 18th 2014, 6:30 PM 29,735 Views 120 Comments

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
# Justice4all
# Justice4all

Forum needed to deal with "overwhelming" amount of Garda malpractice complaints

May 17th 2014, 3:23 PM 8,555 Views 38 Comments

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'
# Not Happy
# Not Happy

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

May 13th 2014, 1:38 PM 17,785 Views 119 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Thursday

May 8th 2014, 4:53 PM 8,463 Views 0 Comments

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark'
# Labour Pains
# Labour Pains

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

May 8th 2014, 2:44 PM 42,072 Views 214 Comments

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
# Luke Ming Flanagan

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

Apr 30th 2014, 5:47 PM 29,281 Views 124 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 29th 2014, 9:55 AM 40,534 Views 54 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Apr 1st 2014, 11:59 PM 16,758 Views 4 Comments

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

Ming asked Shatter for an aircraft carrier
# Pretty Please
# Pretty Please

Ming asked Shatter for an aircraft carrier

Apr 1st 2014, 8:01 PM 41,175 Views 83 Comments

He said no.

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

'I rely on guys with vans and ladders': Marian Harkin on running as an Independent
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

Mar 23rd 2014, 10:30 AM 8,952 Views 31 Comments

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
# It's Happening
# It's Happening

It's official: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan is running for Europe

Mar 21st 2014, 8:09 AM 14,979 Views 146 Comments

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
# Emergency Department
# Emergency Department

Fine Gael TD says Roscommon Hospital is safer - opposition TDs say situation's worse

Mar 18th 2014, 6:11 PM 9,441 Views 43 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Mar 11th 2014, 8:38 AM 8,988 Views 9 Comments

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
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

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

Mar 11th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,250 Views 47 Comments

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
# Dáil
# Dáil

WATCH: 'This place is a joke, we play games in here' - Mick Wallace slams Shatter

Feb 26th 2014, 12:09 PM 19,038 Views 144 Comments

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

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

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

Look at Luke Ming Flanagan's new Twitter pic

Feb 21st 2014, 7:25 AM 5,612 Views 1 Comment

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
# Galway
# Galway

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

Feb 14th 2014, 10:34 AM 10,677 Views 24 Comments

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
# Legal
# Legal

Luke Ming Flanagan contacts solicitors over RTÉ 2FM show

Feb 11th 2014, 5:04 PM 49,178 Views 0 Comments

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"
# Turf
# Turf

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

Jan 16th 2014, 8:39 AM 6,404 Views 93 Comments

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)
# Ming's Challenge
# Ming's Challenge

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

Dec 19th 2013, 12:12 PM 57,795 Views 384 Comments

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
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

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

Nov 26th 2013, 12:55 PM 13,767 Views 80 Comments

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
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Dáil rejects Luke 'Ming' Flanagan's cannabis regulation motion

Nov 6th 2013, 9:33 PM 33,175 Views 296 Comments

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
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Fine Gael TD open to Portuguese model of cannabis decriminalisation

Nov 5th 2013, 5:33 PM 10,310 Views 34 Comments

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
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Dáil to debate legalising cannabis for three hours next week

Nov 2nd 2013, 12:00 PM 28,523 Views 234 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

Guideline-setting GP supports cannabis decriminalisation

Oct 27th 2013, 6:45 PM 21,080 Views 143 Comments

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
# Cannabis Regulation Bill
# Cannabis Regulation Bill

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

Oct 26th 2013, 8:30 AM 11,896 Views 134 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday

Oct 24th 2013, 11:10 PM 11,978 Views 5 Comments

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
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

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

Oct 24th 2013, 12:00 PM 35,833 Views 279 Comments

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?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should cannabis be legalised in Ireland?

Oct 24th 2013, 9:59 AM 42,213 Views 307 Comments

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
# Turf
# Turf

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

Sep 28th 2013, 8:05 AM 5,415 Views 79 Comments

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
# Endangered
# Endangered

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

Sep 5th 2013, 7:45 AM 12,000 Views 188 Comments

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
# Technical Group
# Technical Group

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

Aug 31st 2013, 8:15 AM 11,896 Views 55 Comments

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'
# Dáil Technical Group
# Dáil Technical Group

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

Aug 23rd 2013, 5:32 PM 11,469 Views 55 Comments

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
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

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

Jun 21st 2013, 7:05 PM 3,611 Views 6 Comments

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
# Psychiatric Care
# Psychiatric Care

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

Jun 21st 2013, 8:14 AM 4,319 Views 17 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should we legalise cannabis?

Jun 15th 2013, 9:53 AM 90,130 Views 418 Comments

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
# Protest
# Protest

Luke Ming Flanagan: I'm still smoking cannabis... but not in Ireland

Jun 15th 2013, 7:15 AM 21,407 Views 105 Comments

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.