Gardaí launch inquiry into TD growing cannabis

The President of the Garda Representative Association has said an investigation has been launched into claims that a newly elected TD is growing and using cannabis.

The President of the Garda Representative Association has said an investigation has been launched into claims that a newly elected TD is growing and using cannabis.

Earlier this month, the Star newspaper reported that Roscommon South Leitrim TD Luke 'Ming' Flanagan admitted he grew a small amount of cannabis for personal use.

An editorial in the Garda Review magazine now warns that the justice system will become a mockery unless action is taken against the Independent TD, who was not named directly.

President of the GRA Damien McCarthy said any admission of breaking the law by a member of parliament must be taken seriously.

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