Wednesday 25 April 2018

Style expert Ming gives colleagues a dressing down

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan. Photo: Tom Burke
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan. Photo: Tom Burke
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Lise Hand

Lise Hand

Ming Flanagan might be running for a big job in Europe, but perhaps he should consider swapping politics for, say, editing a fashion magazine, such is the interest he takes in the sartorial style of his female colleagues.

The Roscommon deputy's penchant for commenting on such matters first came to light when he and Mick Wallace and Shane Ross were caught on a Dail chamber microphone sniggering over the attire of Fine Gael's Mary Mitchell O'Connor. During this dispiriting exchange, Ming opined, "They'd want to ban her from wearing pink".

And once again this week, Ming felt moved to express his suspicions about well-dressed women. On Wednesday evening, a debate among a clatter of Euro candidates running in Midlands-North-West was in full swing on RTE's 'Drivetime', during which the deputy decided to have a pop at Labour candidate Senator Lorraine Higgins.

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