Tuesday 23 January 2018

TD Ming brings financial adviser to Dail

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan
Cork Businessman Ted Cunningham

DANIEL MCCONNELL

Cork Businessman Ted Cunningham has made two appearances in recent weeks in the Dail and was a guest of controversial TD Luke 'Ming' Flanagan.

Mr Flanagan said that Mr Cunningham was in Leinster House to take part in an "anti-corruption group" meeting.

On Tuesday, May 21, Mr Cunningham, the opera-loving Cork-based financial adviser, sat directly above Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the public gallery during Leaders' Questions. Mr Cunningham sat attentively accompanied by two companions during the high-profile exchanges before heading to the Dail canteen.

Last Thursday, Mr Cunningham and two others were led through the house to a meeting room in Agriculture House, where some TDs have their offices.

Speaking to the Sunday Independent a short while later, Mr Flanagan said he signed Mr Cunningham to enable him to attend an "anti-corruption group meeting", which had been organised.

Irish Independent

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