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Luke 'Ming' Flanagan TD

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan TD

Mick Wallace TD

Mick Wallace TD

Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Mary Mitchell O'Connor

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Luke 'Ming' Flanagan TD

WHAT a pair of Muppets. Ming Flanagan and Mick Wallace were caught calling a fellow TD 'Miss Piggy' in the Dail chamber yesterday.

The Statler and Waldorf of the Dail, plus fellow Independent Shane Ross, were having a gossip during the Order of Business and were unaware a nearby microphone was on. And obviously the new edict about suitable attire in the chamber still rankles with Ming and Mick.

For Mick, modelling one of his trademark pink shirts, was clearly heard to remark: "Miss Piggy has toned down a bit today."

"Who's that?" asked a bewildered Shane.

"The Mary Mitchell O'Connor one," says Ming helpfully, "the one who drove off the plinth."

The sniggering duo were referring to Fine Gael's Dun Laoghaire TD (left), whose vivid outfits have added a most welcome splash of colour to Leinster House.

"Are they going to bar her from wearing pink?" muttered Mick.

How ungallant. All one can say lads is -- it's time to face the music. Or as (the one and only) Miss Piggy might say: "Hiii-yaaaaah!"

Irish Independent