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Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan (file photo) Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
Penalty Points

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

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

DEPUTY LUKE ‘MING’ FLANAGAN’S behaviour over his penalty points controversy has been “despicable and hypocritical”, Minister for State Jan O’Sullivan has said.

The minister told TheJournal.ie that she believed that there were “only very rare occasions” where penalty points should be written off and that there needed to be a “very solid justification for it.”

She also disclosed that she herself received penalty points a number of years ago, but that she paid the fine and took the points on her licence.

She said that she didn’t believe that Flanagan should have had his penalty points written off, and that the independent TD should also have refused any offers to have them removed.

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan on her own penalty points and why she has no “sympathy whatsoever” for deputy Flanagan.

TheJournal.ie will have more from a wide-ranging interview with Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan this week.

Read: Ming: I want my penalty points back >

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