21/03/2014

'Ming' Flanagan To Contest European Election

Independent TD Luke 'Ming' Flanagan has announced that he will contest the European Election Constituency of Midlands North West.

Mr Flanagan made the announcement on his Facebook page, saying that he had decided to stand because he believes "Ireland needs to elect people to the European Parliament that carry with them the message that we have gone too far with this 'European project'."

The independent TD laid out his anti-European Union argument, saying that while he is in favour of the European Community, "we are now no longer a member of a community, we are a member of a Union."

Mr Flanagan's statement, posted earlier today, can be read in full on his Facebook page.

(MH/JP)

Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

26 March 2024
New Manifesto To Transform NI's Credit Union Network
The Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) has launched a new policy manifesto to support the Northern Ireland Assembly in bringing about essential changes and recognising the essential role of credit unions within communities and the wider economy.
21 March 2024
PSNI Welcomes CJINI Inspection Report
The PSNI has welcomed the publication of the Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJINI) inspection report and said that it accepts all of the recommendations that relate to the Police Service.
21 July 2016
DFA&T To 'Support And Enhance Irish Business Overseas' - Flanagan
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, has hosted a special meeting of the Export Trade Council to discuss the steps needed to "support and enhance Irish business overseas in the wake of the British referendum decision to leave the European Union".
23 June 2016
Minister Flanagan Addresses Seanad As UK Decides EU Membership
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan, has laid out the government's position as the UK goes to the polls on the referendum on EU membership. Addressing the Seanad, Minister Flanagan, said that the government was the UK, "as our friend, closest neighbour and partner" to remain a member of a reformed EU.
17 June 2011
European Communities Regulation Signed
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Alan Shatter has signed the European Communities Regulations 2011. These Regulations make the necessary provision for the good operation of Council Regulation (EC) 4/2009 of 18 December 2008 which is commonly referred to as the Maintenance Regulation.