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# Luke Ming Flanagan

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Revealed: The three independent TDs voting against abortion proposals
Responding to queries from this week, seven independent TDs confirmed their support for the bill with five still undecided.
Revealed: The 7 TDs who say they won't pay the property tax
In response to queries from 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.
The Dredge:Meet the real star of the Tom Cruise red carpet... the heater
Now, who’s going to follow US around with a heater? That, and all your celeb dirt here.
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.
Junior minister says Ming's behaviour is 'despicable and hypocritical'
Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan told of her own penalty points, and why she has no “sympathy whatsoever” for Deputy Flanagan.
Roscommon county manager will take ‘all necessary steps’ to protect name after Ming's Dáil 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
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
The Wexford TD says, however, that Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s actions don’t change the ‘bigger issue’ of systematic termination.
Ming: I want my penalty points back
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.
Oireachtas agenda: Criminal records, job creation and childhood poverty
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
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.
The Evening Fix... now with added overly attached puppy
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
Flanagan said gardaí contacted him offering to remove the points from his record.
Supreme Court adjourns promissory note appeal as TDs seek to join case
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.
Shatter: 'Difficult not to throw up' listening to Ming on Gardaí
The justice minister did little to hide his annoyance in the Dáil today when asked about the penalty points inquiry.
Lowry amends declarations of interest after Dáil committee's ruling
The Tipperary North TD has amended declarations dating back to 2009 to include his ownership of a refrigeration company.
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the funniest, most thought-provoking and interesting comments you lot made this week. Did you make it in?
Committee finds Lowry breached ethics laws in not declaring shareholding in companies
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?
He’s actually posing with ‘The Girl Against Fluoride’ on Grafton Street today, but what is he saying?
The Evening with added dogs who can drive
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Dáil suspended as Ming decries Ceann Comhairle comments on dress code
Luke Flanagan took issue with Seán Barrett’s newspaper interviews in which he asks for sharper dress in the Dáil.
ULA TDs name judge whose penalty points were allegedly terminated
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.
Bruton denies conflict of interest over manufacturer allegations
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.
Pictures: Ballyhea bondholder bailout protesters reach Dublin
The ‘Ballyhea says No!’ protest group reached the capital today, demonstrating against payments to bondholders.
Independent TD calls for Ceann Comhairle protocol to be cleared up
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.
Pics: Luke Ming Flanagan wears his Oscar the Grouch t-shirt in the Dáil
Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street…
150 Galway turf-cutters in overnight stand-off with Gardaí
The turf-cutters demonstrated at the protected Clonmoylan Bog as Gardaí tried to remove their equipment.