[Independent TD Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan]

In our edition of 3 June 2013 we published an article entitled “Flanagan has one of the worst Dáil attendance rates” which incorrectly stated that Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan had one of the worst Dáil attendance records in the first quarter of 2013.

Our information derived from the contents of the Member Sitting Days Report on the Oireachtas website.

We have learned that this website only records when TDs clock in with electronic fobs.  We accept that there were a number of sitting days when Mr. Flanagan was not officially recorded as attending the Dáil because he did not use the fob, although he was actually there.

For the first quarter of 2013, he attended 34 sitting days out of 35.  We take this opportunity to correct the record and to apologise to Mr. Flanagan.

An apology to Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan TD (Irish Independent)