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#Luke Ming Flanagan

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

TD: We didn't demonise those who had points cancelled by naming them in Dáil
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

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

Jun 1st 2013, 8:15 AM 6,568 Views 33 Comments

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
# Ming V Shatter
# Ming V Shatter

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

May 30th 2013, 7:40 PM 14,904 Views 61 Comments

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
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

'Dysfunctional and flawed': TDs slam penalty points investigation

May 30th 2013, 2:12 PM 6,541 Views 38 Comments

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
# Mick Wallace
# Mick Wallace

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

May 30th 2013, 1:18 PM 19,451 Views 107 Comments

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
# Turf War
# Turf War

Turf cutters 'annoyed' by wording in compensation agreement

May 28th 2013, 3:52 PM 5,520 Views 65 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

May 15th 2013, 4:53 PM 8,550 Views 4 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Shatter versus Ming: Justice Minister takes aim at 'self-serving' TD
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

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

May 15th 2013, 4:22 PM 10,669 Views 72 Comments

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'
# Turf War
# Turf War

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan tells Minister Deenihan to 'put up or shut up'

May 10th 2013, 3:13 PM 19,470 Views 156 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals

May 5th 2013, 8:00 AM 16,382 Views 206 Comments

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
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

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

Apr 13th 2013, 7:45 AM 15,717 Views 120 Comments

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.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Thursday 4 April, 2013

The Dredge:Meet the real star of the Tom Cruise red carpet... the heater
# World Of Celebs
From The Daily Edge
# World Of Celebs

The Dredge:Meet the real star of the Tom Cruise red carpet... the heater

Apr 4th 2013, 8:12 AM 3,992 Views 1 Comment

Now, who’s going to follow US around with a heater? That, and all your celeb dirt here.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Ming points controversy 'damages reputation of independents' - Joan Collins
# Dáil Technical Group
# Dáil Technical Group

Ming points controversy 'damages reputation of independents' - Joan Collins

Mar 16th 2013, 8:15 AM 7,771 Views 69 Comments

Joan Collins was one of four TDs, including Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, who highlighted the issue of penalty points being quashed. She said revelations about ‘Ming’ will impact on the reputation of independent deputies.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Thursday 14 March, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Mar 14th 2013, 8:48 AM 6,956 Views 7 Comments

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Junior minister says Ming's behaviour is 'despicable and hypocritical'
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Junior minister says Ming's behaviour is 'despicable and hypocritical'

Mar 14th 2013, 6:45 AM 16,877 Views 171 Comments

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan told TheJournal.ie of her own penalty points, and why she has no “sympathy whatsoever” for Deputy Flanagan.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Roscommon county manager will take ‘all necessary steps’ to protect name after Ming's Dáil comments
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Roscommon county manager will take ‘all necessary steps’ to protect name after Ming's Dáil comments

Mar 13th 2013, 1:49 PM 14,783 Views 110 Comments

Frank Dawson says he assumes he is the official Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan had referred to, and rejects the TD’s claims.

Column: 'Ming' case demonstrates a profound misunderstanding of parliamentary privilege
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Ming' case demonstrates a profound misunderstanding of parliamentary privilege

Mar 13th 2013, 1:00 PM 95 Views 47 Comments

The that fact a garda believes TDs are exempt from penalty points, and a TD evidently agreed, shows a basic misunderstanding of the purpose of parliamentary privilege, writes Eoin O’Malley.

Wallace: Ming should have accepted quashed penalty points
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Wallace: Ming should have accepted quashed penalty points

Mar 13th 2013, 8:42 AM 9,201 Views 104 Comments

The Wexford TD says, however, that Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s actions don’t change the ‘bigger issue’ of systematic termination.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Ming: I want my penalty points back
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Ming: I want my penalty points back

Mar 12th 2013, 7:21 PM 31,482 Views 232 Comments

The Dáil deputy described what led up to him not receiving penalty points or a fine though he was caught by gardaí driving while on a mobile phone on two occasions.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Mar 12th 2013, 8:45 AM 10,288 Views 10 Comments

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

Oireachtas agenda: Criminal records, job creation and childhood poverty
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Criminal records, job creation and childhood poverty

Mar 12th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,485 Views 38 Comments

All of that, and the Seanad gets to reform the Dáil… here’s what’s happening today in Leinster House.

Flanagan to address Dáil amid claims he denied penalty points were wiped
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Flanagan to address Dáil amid claims he denied penalty points were wiped

Mar 12th 2013, 6:45 AM 8,803 Views 91 Comments

The independent TD was asked if he had penalty points wiped from his licence last December but denied he had. He intends to address the Dáil this evening.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Sunday 10 March, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added overly attached puppy
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added overly attached puppy

Mar 10th 2013, 7:50 PM 13,551 Views 0 Comments

Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan to 'tell all' about wiping of penalty points from his licence
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan to 'tell all' about wiping of penalty points from his licence

Mar 10th 2013, 12:36 PM 24,948 Views 162 Comments

Flanagan said gardaí contacted him offering to remove the points from his record.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Thursday 7 February, 2013

Supreme Court adjourns promissory note appeal as TDs seek to join case
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

Supreme Court adjourns promissory note appeal as TDs seek to join case

Feb 7th 2013, 1:33 PM 6,775 Views 44 Comments

David Hall says his case concerns issues wider than that of the €3.06 billion payment due in March that now appears unlikely following the liquidation of IBRC overnight.

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

Shatter: 'Difficult not to throw up' listening to Ming on Gardaí
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

Shatter: 'Difficult not to throw up' listening to Ming on Gardaí

Feb 6th 2013, 4:32 PM 35,150 Views 126 Comments

The justice minister did little to hide his annoyance in the Dáil today when asked about the penalty points inquiry.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Lowry amends declarations of interest after Dáil committee's ruling
# Ethics
# Ethics

Lowry amends declarations of interest after Dáil committee's ruling

Jan 19th 2013, 11:05 AM 5,039 Views 37 Comments

The Tipperary North TD has amended declarations dating back to 2009 to include his ownership of a refrigeration company.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Top readers' comments of the week
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Dec 22nd 2012, 11:00 AM 5,237 Views 7 Comments

Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?

# luke-ming-flanagan - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

Committee finds Lowry breached ethics laws in not declaring shareholding in companies
# Lowry
# Lowry

Committee finds Lowry breached ethics laws in not declaring shareholding in companies

Dec 19th 2012, 7:41 PM 5,582 Views 65 Comments

However the committee said the breach was unintentional and that Lowry acted it “in good faith”.

Caption Competition: What is Luke Ming Flanagan up to?
# Caption Comp
# Caption Comp

Caption Competition: What is Luke Ming Flanagan up to?

Dec 19th 2012, 6:07 PM 24,042 Views 130 Comments

He’s actually posing with ‘The Girl Against Fluoride’ on Grafton Street today, but what is he saying?

# luke-ming-flanagan - Thursday 6 December, 2012

The Evening Fix...now with added dogs who can drive
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added dogs who can drive

Dec 6th 2012, 7:53 PM 5,720 Views 2 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Dáil suspended as Ming decries Ceann Comhairle comments on dress code
# Dress Code
# Dress Code

Dáil suspended as Ming decries Ceann Comhairle comments on dress code

Dec 6th 2012, 1:22 PM 25,548 Views 206 Comments

Luke Flanagan took issue with Seán Barrett’s newspaper interviews in which he asks for sharper dress in the Dáil.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

ULA TDs name judge whose penalty points were allegedly terminated
# Penalty Points
# Penalty Points

ULA TDs name judge whose penalty points were allegedly terminated

Dec 4th 2012, 3:31 PM 16,844 Views 0 Comments

A garda and a sergeant have reportedly blown the whistle on the practice of penalty points on drivers’ licences being terminated inappropriately for some high-profile figures.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Bruton denies conflict of interest over manufacturer allegations
# Competition
# Competition

Bruton denies conflict of interest over manufacturer allegations

Oct 23rd 2012, 7:15 AM 6,299 Views 20 Comments

The Minister has denied any conflict of interest regarding his shareholding in CRH Plc and the decision not to investigate allegations of anti-competitive practices.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Pictures: Ballyhea bondholder bailout protesters reach Dublin
# Ballyhea
# Ballyhea

Pictures: Ballyhea bondholder bailout protesters reach Dublin

Sep 18th 2012, 10:03 PM 10,371 Views 85 Comments

The ‘Ballyhea says No!’ protest group reached the capital today, demonstrating against payments to bondholders.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Independent TD calls for Ceann Comhairle protocol to be cleared up
# Dáil
# Dáil

Independent TD calls for Ceann Comhairle protocol to be cleared up

Aug 9th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,559 Views 23 Comments

Following a spat with the Ceann Comhairle, John Halligan said he will not be apologising and has requested his own apology for accusations he verbally abused Seán Barrett.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Aug 7th 2012, 8:35 AM 6,528 Views 4 Comments

Good morning… here’s nine stories to catch up on.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Monday 6 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Aug 6th 2012, 9:02 AM 10,175 Views 16 Comments

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Friday 20 July, 2012

Pics: Luke Ming Flanagan wears his Oscar the Grouch t-shirt in the Dáil
# Sesame Street
From The Daily Edge
# Sesame Street

Pics: Luke Ming Flanagan wears his Oscar the Grouch t-shirt in the Dáil

Jul 20th 2012, 10:44 AM 16,358 Views 146 Comments

Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street…

# luke-ming-flanagan - Thursday 21 June, 2012

150 Galway turf-cutters in overnight stand-off with Gardaí
# Turf Cutting
# Turf Cutting

150 Galway turf-cutters in overnight stand-off with Gardaí

Jun 21st 2012, 9:29 AM 5,819 Views 64 Comments

The turf-cutters demonstrated at the protected Clonmoylan Bog as Gardaí tried to remove their equipment.

# luke-ming-flanagan - Friday 15 June, 2012

'Sometimes I'd like to come to work in my tracksuit' - TD calls for Dáil dress code
# Dress Code
# Dress Code

'Sometimes I'd like to come to work in my tracksuit' - TD calls for Dáil dress code

Jun 15th 2012, 6:35 PM 7,766 Views 122 Comments

Mayo Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin says she’s not alone in thinking that the way some deputies dress is inappropriate.