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# ming - Wednesday 29 November, 2017

MEP McGuinness writes to harassment committee over Ming Flanagan's 'puppy' remarks

Flanagan says the remarks have been taken out of context.

# ming - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists

Flanagan didn’t hold back in his criticism.

# ming - Saturday 2 May, 2015

There's going to be a great big march for cannabis today in Dublin

Ciarán Maher of cannabis campaigners NORML Ireland wants to see ‘subtle’ state regulation of the drug.

# ming - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

# ming - Thursday 15 January, 2015

Will Luke 'Ming' Flanagan be part of the new Independent alliance?

The two men have been political allies for years — but is Ming on board with the Ross-Fitzmaurice plan?

# ming - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice

The man hoping to bring together a new political force in Irish politics dropped by, on his way to meet a potential future candidate…

# ming - Friday 2 January, 2015

Remember when Ming asked for an aircraft carrier? He's told us why

It was all about Ireland’s neutrality, you see.

# ming - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Ming is on a 'bad list' with a Nazi supporter ... and he's not impressed

The Irish politician features on a list dubbed the ‘most embarrassing MEPs’.

# ming - Monday 15 December, 2014

'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe

Ireland ranks last out of all Member States for attendance at plenary sessions.

# ming - Saturday 11 October, 2014

Ming dynasty: Fitzmaurice upsets Fianna Fáil to take Dáil seat

Ming-backed turf-cutter Michael Fitzmaurice picked up transfers from all over the field to pip the FF candidate to the post.

"There was cattle to be moved": The winner of the 'Ming' by-election explains his late arrival

The country’s newest TD was busy on the farm, but he’s now arrived to a rapturous reception at the Roscommon count centre.

# ming - Friday 10 October, 2014

24 candidates, but only one who isn't asking for votes ... Happy by-election day

Polls open in Roscommon-South Leitrim and Dublin South West … And will John McNulty take a seat in the Seanad? We’ll know by this afternoon.

# ming - Saturday 4 October, 2014

"I hope you won’t get into trouble...": Here are the winners and losers from the political week House Of Cards This post contains a poll

"I hope you won’t get into trouble...": Here are the winners and losers from the political week

The McNulty omnishambles just wouldn’t go away, Big Phil’s Big Grilling failed to materialise, and a Tory minister landed himself in hot water – over a poem.

# ming - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Back in time: Would you vote for THIS 'Ming'?

Now available in colour (and with hair).

# ming - Sunday 14 September, 2014

The Man Who Would Be Ming: Meet the turf-cutter tipped to take a Dáil seat next month

Michael Fitzmaurice, one of the leaders of the campaign against the turf-cutting ban, plans to take out a loan to cover the cost of running in the by-election.

# ming - Saturday 6 September, 2014

It looks like Luke 'Ming' Flanagan actually enjoyed his Ice Bucket Challenge

Or, as he described it, his ‘glorified piss bucket challenge’.

# ming - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Here's what happened when Mick Wallace and Ming complained about Alan Shatter

SIPO received complaints about the former justice minister from the two outspoken politicians.

# ming - Tuesday 5 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Tofu McNuggets are now a thing in McDonald's restaurants in Japan Ming

# ming - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Runners and riders: Here's who's vying to take Ming's old seat in the upcoming by-election

Turfcutter Michael Fitzmaurice is emerging as the Ming-backed candidate, while the main parties are also busy making preparations ahead of the contest…

# ming - Friday 20 June, 2014

Ever heard of Ervia? That's what Bord Gáis Eireann is now called

However, customers will still deal with either Irish Water or Gas Networks Ireland.

# ming - Friday 30 May, 2014

A Ming Dynasty? Here's who's in the running to take the MEP's vacant Dáil seat

The independent politician’s ascension to Europe automatically triggers a by-election in Roscommon-South Leitrim. Who will take his place?

# ming - 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.

# ming - Monday 26 May, 2014

Ming: No, I won't send a replacement to Brussels

But will he serve a full term? The independent TD’s leaving the door open for an early return to domestic politics.

# ming - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Smacking, shellacking and John The Baptist - Election 2014 in quotes

Politicians on both sides have been singing a surprisingly similar tune the last couple of days…

# ming - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

'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?

# ming - Friday 9 May, 2014

'Dissent is not disloyalty': Commissioner reacts to new whisteblower allegations

However, she was not willing to respond directly to allegations made by Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan.

# ming - Thursday 8 May, 2014

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”.

# ming - 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.

# ming - 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.

# ming - 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.

# ming - 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.

# ming - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

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.

# ming - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most popular and the most commented on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

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

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.

# ming - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

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

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.

# ming - Friday 15 June, 2012

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In pictures: Mummified human remains found in Ming Dynasty tomb

Archaeologists discovered the remains during an excavation in Nanchang city.

# ming - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

‘Ming’ Flanagan on €9k signpost donation: I’m keeping my election promise

The Independent TD says he is trying to keep the donation quiet as his phone begins ringing again with requests for the half of his salary that he has pledged to give away.