Sunday 18 March 2018

Ming's 2fm complaint

INDEPENDENT TD Luke 'Ming' Flanagan has claimed he is taking legal advice on a comment made about him on RTE 2fm yesterday morning.

A text message was read out on a show relating to the issue of drugs.

Mr Flanagan is a long-time campaigner for the legalisation of cannabis.

Afterwards, Mr Flanagan was reported to be contacting his solicitors.

"Accusations just made about me on RTE 2fm by an anonymous caller. Looking forward to the apology and the cash," he said.

RTE said it was aware of Mr Flanagan's complaint.

"We haven't received anything from a solicitor," a spokesperson said.


Fine Gael TD Jerry Buttimer says Taoiseach Enda Kenny gave him great support after he told him he was gay.

"He looked at me and he gave me a dig into the chest and he says: 'You're still the same guy, I'm still mad about you, let's go do this'.

"He's a man in his mid 60s from the west of Ireland who may be uncomfortable and who may have gone on a big journey himself, and he has. He showed me great empathy and support and affirmation," Mr Buttimer said on Today fm.


The Government has got a new way of appointing the Clerk of the Dail – the top civil servant in the Houses of the Oireachtas. The issue has been the source of contention between Government Buildings and Leinster House.

From now on, the Clerk will be appointed following a selection process headed up by the Top Level Appointments Commission.

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