Ming donates street signs to Boyle

Independent Deputy Luke Ming Flanagan is to donate €9,000 worth of signage to Boyle Town Council.

Independent Deputy Luke Ming Flanagan is to donate €9,000 worth of signage to Boyle Town Council.

Twenty one street and advance names signs which cost approx €9,000 will be purchased by Former Roscommon Town Mayor, Deputy Luke Ming Flanagan and donated to Boyle Town Council.

When elected last year Independent Deputy Flanagan had said he would donate half of his salary to projects in the constituency. Deputy Flanagan had wanted his donation to be anonymous but concerns were raised in relation to the source of the funds by local councillors and his name was revealed at a recent Boyle Town Council meeting. Two councillors had been working with Deputy Flanagan to bring about the deal. Deputy Flanagan was praised for his donation by Boyle Town Councillors.

It is expected the signs will be erected in over the Summer months.

Mr Flanagan has claimed to have dispersed €22,421 to eight local organisations in his Roscommon-South Leitrim constituency. After his election to the Dáil in February last year, he pledged to live on €46,336 gross, half his TD’s salary of €92,672 to local charities and organisations.