Mr Flanagan

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Luke ’Ming’ Flanagan appeared on screen sitting on a bed, from which he was taking part remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Independent Irish MEP Luke “Ming” Flanagan lived out a remote working nightmare on Tuesday by participating in a European Parliament committee meeting(...)

 MEP candidate Maria Walsh with  party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway earlier this month. Photograph:   Andrew Downes, Xposure

Fine Gael’s Maireád McGuinness romped to victory in the European constituency of Midlands North West, topping the poll with 22 per cent of the vote. (...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan  introduced a private member’s Bill in 2016, as a backbencher,for a referendum to reduce waiting times for divorce.

Legislation to allow a referendum take place on reducing the time limits for marital separation before divorce has been passed by the Seanad and now g(...)

Cllr Ted Tynan and local resident Noreen Murphy by site of Ellis’s Yard near Spring Lane, Cork City: Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Residents of a Cork suburb have welcomed the decision by Cork City Council to clean-up an illegal dump which they say was having an adverse effect on (...)

 Luke “Ming” Flanagan: “While the council has occasionally made efforts to address this problem, most recently five years ago, they have failed utterly in their duties and responsibilities to the public, as have the Environmental Protection Agency”

A major clean-up is to begin within days at a controversial and long-standing illegal dump in Cork city after a contractor was appointed. A Cork City(...)

 Question time in 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

The most dazzling compliment I ever received from a school-teacher was delivered one day in English class, circa 1978, by the late Mr O’Brien. I reali(...)

Whether someone lets out rooms once or a 100 times, the Revenue can get their data from Airbnb. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Some Airbnb hosts face potential tax penalties because they do not know that they must declare the income to the Revenue, experts warn. Last year Iri(...)

Labour TD Alan Kelly: claims he was warned to “watch his communications” because of his contacts with individuals in relation to the Garda. Photograph:   Eric Luke

A claim by Labour Party TD Alan Kelly that his “communications” may be under surveillance by the Garda is to be investigated by a High Court judge. M(...)

Brian Crowley MEP has been unable to attend the European Parliament since his re-election in 2014 due to ill-health. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Luke “Ming” Flanagan has said he would resign as an MEP if he was in the same situation as his counterpart Brian Crowley, who has been unable to atten(...)

Cork woman Vera Twomey at Dublin airport holding up a prescription for  cannabis which she received in Barcelona. Screengrab: The Irish Times

Customs officers have seized medicinal cannabis at Dublin airport, brought into Ireland by a woman looking for access to the drug for her young daught(...)

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