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    It seems that Ming had quite a spat with Laois-Offaly TD Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy a few weeks before the run in with Sean Barrett, according to Harry McGee in the IT today:
    Mr Flanagan and Ms Corcoran Kennedy had attended a meeting of the Oireachtas environment committee in late June, which had discussed the problem caused to local farmers by excessive flooding in the river Shannon area.

    At the end of the meeting, Ms Corcoran-Kennedy approached Mr Flanagan and challenged him over references he had made to her on his Twitter social media account.

    Later that evening, Mr Flanagan tweeted: “I am reporting Deputy Corcoran Kennedy to the Oireachtas usher staff for physically denying me from leaving the meeting on Shannon floods.”

    When another account user asked did she really block his way, he replied: “Meeting was over. She refused on three occasions to let me pass unless I listened to her rant. Not acceptable.
    Sounds like there's a few decent personality clashes going on around Lenister House these days
    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...321714882.html

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    Did Ming not get the memo that it is FG's turn to run the country now, and he should not interfere?
    Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer

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    Thanks be to God for Luke Flanagan.

    About time some of these parasites had their worthiness questioned and their soft little protected ar ses kicked.

    We need somebody to go through the Civil service like a dose of salts.

    I have said before and will say again, the type of change Ireland needs does,nt come with democratic elections, it comes with revolution.

    Revolution can come in many forms, but swapping one type of parasite for another is pointless.

    The beauty of the current crisis is that the parasites have not realised, the seriousness of the situation and the futility of their attempts to maintain their position.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe View Post
    It seems that Ming had quite a spat with Laois-Offaly TD Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy a few weeks before the run in with Sean Barrett, according to Harry McGee in the IT today:

    Sounds like there's a few decent personality clashes going on around Lenister House these days
    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...321714882.html
    All that energy wasted in foolish little spats. The pressure seems to be getting to him.

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    "Flanagan referred to it several times on Twitter. “She applauds law-breaking when it gets her votes and denies it then when her bosses are around,” one tweet said."

    That from the man who supports those who break the law by cutting turf on protected bogs.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...321714882.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron von Biffo View Post
    All that energy wasted in foolish little spats. The pressure seems to be getting to him.
    Ming, like plenty of other backbench and opposition TDs, has discovered that he doesn't have any influence on what goes on in the Dail and is only there to make up the numbers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron von Biffo View Post
    "Flanagan referred to it several times on Twitter. “She applauds law-breaking when it gets her votes and denies it then when her bosses are around,” one tweet said."

    That from the man who supports those who break the law by cutting turf on protected bogs.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...321714882.html
    A law akin to making it illegal to make a cup of tea in your own kitchen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPB View Post
    A law akin to making it illegal to make a cup of tea in your own kitchen.
    Did you never hear of a hoover? Remind me never to accept an invitation to tea in your house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron von Biffo View Post
    Did you never hear of a hoover? Remind me never to accept an invitation to tea in your house.
    You won,t ever need a reminder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MPB View Post
    You won,t ever need a reminder.

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    Harry McGee reduced to trawling twitter accounts? Silly season cant end soon enough

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    Little time for people who get on a high horse over TD wearing jeans while making excuses for low standards and behaviour of their own party.
    The men in suits have little respect for 'the office' in Dáil Eireann. Only a sense of self importance.

    With eyes on the next election. I would assume Ming might be safe having topped the poll last time and being on the right side of the hospital dispute since. Fine Gael however will have Naughton without the whip, Feighan, and Connaughton Jnr all battling it out for the two remaining seats. One of which they are sure to lose

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. FIVE View Post
    Little time for people who get on a high horse over TD wearing jeans while making excuses for low standards and behaviour of their own party.
    The men in suits have little respect for 'the office' in Dáil Eireann. Only a sense of self importance.

    With eyes on the next election. I would assume Ming might be safe having topped the poll last time and being on the right side of the hospital dispute since. Fine Gael however will have Naughton without the whip, Feighan, and Connaughton Jnr all battling it out for the two remaining seats. One of which they are sure to lose
    It's Ming, Boyd-Barrett, Wallace et al who are making a big issue about dress in the Dail. Funnily enough all 3 have issues with obeying the law.

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    Twas Kehoe and FG who intended to bring in a dress code during last years silly season.

    Quietly dropped

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. FIVE View Post
    Twas Kehoe and FG who intended to bring in a dress code during last years silly season.

    Quietly dropped
    It wouldn't be an issue at all if the other empty vessels didn't choose to make some sort of vacuous point by dressing scruffily.

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