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From TheJournal.ie MEP McGuinness writes to harassment committee over Ming Flanagan's 'puppy' remarks Bark Or Bite

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

Flanagan says the remarks have been taken out of context.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists Ttipping Point

Fine Gael MEPs have been compared to fascists

Flanagan didn’t hold back in his criticism.

From TheJournal.ie There's going to be a great big march for cannabis today in Dublin Positive Waves

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ming thinks Enda's like a man who never asked the lady across the hall to dance Lonely Dancer
From TheJournal.ie Will Luke 'Ming' Flanagan be part of the new Independent alliance? Rebel Alliance

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?

From TheJournal.ie It could be nine months before Independents agree on policies --- Michael Fitzmaurice Delivery Date

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…

From TheJournal.ie Remember when Ming asked for an aircraft carrier? He's told us why Shatter Says No

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ming is on a 'bad list' with a Nazi supporter ... and he's not impressed Excuse Me

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’.

From TheJournal.ie 'Family comes first': Irish MEPs explain poor voting record in Europe Ming

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ming dynasty: Fitzmaurice upsets Fianna Fáil to take Dáil seat Roscommon-South Leitrim

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.

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

"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.

From TheJournal.ie 24 candidates, but only one who isn't asking for votes ... Happy by-election day Polling Time

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.

From TheJournal.ie "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.

From TheJournal.ie Back in time: Would you vote for THIS 'Ming'? Looking Sharp

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

Now available in colour (and with hair).

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie It looks like Luke 'Ming' Flanagan actually enjoyed his Ice Bucket Challenge Bracing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Here's what happened when Mick Wallace and Ming complained about Alan Shatter SIPO

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.

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

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…

From TheJournal.ie Ever heard of Ervia? That's what Bord Gáis Eireann is now called Out With The Old

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.

From TheJournal.ie A Ming Dynasty? Here's who's in the running to take the MEP's vacant Dáil seat Runners And Riders

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?

From TheJournal.ie Brian Hayes: I'll work with Ming, I look forward to working with him Best Of Friends

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ming: No, I won't send a replacement to Brussels Euroming

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.

From TheJournal.ie Smacking, shellacking and John The Baptist - Election 2014 in quotes Loud Noises

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…

From TheJournal.ie '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

'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?

From TheJournal.ie 'Dissent is not disloyalty': Commissioner reacts to new whisteblower allegations Ming

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Labour Senator's attack on election rival continues amid calls to withdraw 'sexist remark' Labour Pains

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”.

From TheJournal.ie It's official: Luke 'Ming' Flanagan is running for Europe It's Happening

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.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Ming Flanagan challenges Minister to drink glass of 'glorified piss' (water) Ming's Challenge

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil to debate legalising cannabis for three hours next week Cannabis

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'Mick has a serious credibility problem': TDs split on who does Leaders' Questions Technical Group

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter versus Ming: Justice Minister takes aim at 'self-serving' TD Penalty Points

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.

From TheJournal.ie Top readers' comments of the week You Told Us

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?

From TheJournal.ie Ming points controversy 'damages reputation of independents' - Joan Collins Dáil Technical Group

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.

From TheJournal.ie Flanagan to address Dáil amid claims he denied penalty points were wiped Penalty Points

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.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Mummified human remains found in Ming Dynasty tomb Ming This post contains images

In pictures: Mummified human remains found in Ming Dynasty tomb

Archaeologists discovered the remains during an excavation in Nanchang city.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Ming’ Flanagan on €9k signpost donation: I’m keeping my election promise Political Pay

‘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.