Independent TD Luke Ming Flanagan at a press conference in Buswells Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin, where he claimed decriminalising cannabis could save Ireland hundreds of million euro. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

“Ireland is ready for the legalisation of cannabis,” according to Roscommon TD Luke Ming Flanagan, who today published his Cannabis Regulation Bill 20(...)

A section of the  crowd at today’s protest march organised by community groups and supported by health service unions over the planned closure of all acute inpatient psychiatric beds at St Bridgid’s Hospital, Ballinasloe. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

A crowd estimated at 2,500 took to the streets of Ballinasloe, Co Galway today to protest at a decision by the HSE not to open 22 acute mental heal(...)

Luke Ming Flanagan Mick Wallace, Clare Daly, and Joan Collins at last December’s press conference during which they  made allegations of penalty points being cancelled by members of the Garda. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

December 4th, 2012: TDs Mick Wallace, Clare Daly, Joan Collins and Luke Ming Flanagan attempt to raise the issue in the Dáil of gardaí allegedly qu(...)

Alan Shatter: will be pressed to give full details of breath test incident. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When Minister for Justice Alan Shatter decided to disclose an obscure occurrence involving Independent TD Mick Wallace and a garda, he should h(...)

Deputy Mick Wallace at Leinster House yesterday. “Most came to the realisation that the the political row surrounding Shatter was petering out.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Alan Shatter brought a new concept to the world of Irish politics last night: the nonapology apology. After five days of controversy over(...)

 Minister for Justice Alan Shatter at at Citizenship Ceremony in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

The modern era and the advent of instant communications has thrown up a number of new political rules, all conceived by another modern phenomen(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter’s remark about Independent TD Mick Wallace “has had a political impact far beyond its seemingly throwaway nature. It has raised serious issue surrounding ministerial power, rights and responsibilities.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The word hypocrisy has been bandied around in the continuing row over penalty points. It has been applied (correctly) to Roscommon Deputy Luke (...)

Independent Wexford TD Mick Wallace: ’unaware’ of incident referred to by Minister for Justice Alan Shatter.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Independent TD Mick Wallace has alleged Minister for Justice Alan Shatter is seeking to ‘discredit’ him by revealing he escaped penalty points(...)

Luke Ming Flanagan was one of the people who had “made something of a circus” in relation to whistleblowers’ allegations about quashed penalty points, said Minister for Justice Alan Shatter. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Independent Roscommon TD Luke Ming Flanagan refused to meet or engage with gardaí investigating the circumstances i(...)

A reduce speed traffic sign on the N4 in Co Kildare. Three Garda officers under investigation over the improper quashing of penalty points had cleared more than 600 driving licences over a three-and-a-half year period. Photograph: Haydn West/PA

Three Garda officers under investigation over the improper quashing of penalty points had cleared more than 600 driving licences over a three-a(...)

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