Irish independent politician who served in the Roscommon County Council from 2004 to 2011. He was elected to the Teachta Dála for Roscommon–South Leitrim in 2011.
He first entered into politics by running as an independent in the 1997 election. He was not taken very seriously because of his personal style and because his platform advocated the legalization of cannabis.
Two documentaries were filmed about his life: Dole Éireann and The Life and Crimes of Citizen Ming.
Controversial leader of Sinn Féin Michael O'Flanagan is a distant relation of his.
He took office for Teachta Dála during the presidency of Michael Higgins.