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Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, Independent TD Roscommon-South Leitrim https://twitter.com/lukeming
Niamh Lyons , Political correspondent Irish Daily Mail https://twitter.com/niamh_lyons
Joe O Reilly, FG TD Cavan-Monaghan https://twitter.com/joeoreillytd
Independent TD Luke 'Ming' Flanagan admitted today in the Dáil that on two occasions he was to receive penalty points which were then cancelled. On 3 June 2012 he was stopped by a garda for using a mobile phone while driving. He received a fixed penalty notice in the post. A few days later he bumped into a garda sergeant, who told him that he was exempt from penalty points, he said.
On a second occasion he was caught using a mobile phone while driving he was told that he would get penalty points. He casually mentioned this at a subsequent county council meeting he was attending. On his way home he was contacted by "a senior council official" telling him that his penalty points issue had been "sorted out".
Mr Flanagan said that he believed that it was indicative of the culture that exists; he said that the fact that a council official has the confidence to approach gardaí with a view to having the penalty points cancelled is further proof of this. He also questioned how his penalty points information had come to light.
Well, with Luke Flanagan on #VINB talking about one of his favourite subjects, anything can happen. I hope Vinny has one of those machines which will just emit a loud sound if Luke goes overboard. Should be a good show. Let’s just hope Luke is going to talk about the Gardaí and not the conclave …
Roscommon Herald — Luke Ming Flanagan: Sergeant and Co Council official helped remove my penalty points - Roscommon Herald
Flanagan had two penalty point offences cancelled - RTÉ News
Luke 'Ming' Flanagan admits
Ming Flanagan: Gardai offered to wipe my points | Irish Daily Star
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