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Colourful TD Ming Flanagan had a row with Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett that lead to the suspension of the Dail.

Colourful TD Ming Flanagan had a row with Ceann Comhairle Sean Barrett that lead to the suspension of the Dail.

By Declan Whooley

The Roscommon South Leitrim TD took umbrage at remarks by Barrett over his dress sense and says it has affected his children.

“The point I’m trying to make is that I’m asking you to desist from making comments about the way I dress and other members of the house dress to the national media,” Flanagan said.

“This morning I had a call from my wife to tell me that my children are being teased,” he added.

The boisterous exchange resulted in the Ceann Comhairle suspending matters in the Dail.

Never a dull moment with one of our most charismatic TDs.

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