TONIGHT with Vincent Browne, Mon 17 to Thurs 20 July 2017 @ 11pm

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TONIGHT with Vincent Browne, Mon 17 to Thurs 20 July 2017 @ 11pm



A current affairs programme from an alternative perspective, focusing on issues of income and inequality,
as well as seeking to hold institutions and powerful people to account.

PENULTIMATE WEEK

Monday 17 July
Does the new Drugs Strategy go far enough?

Panel
Catherine Byrne
FG TD Dublin South-Central, Minister for Health Protection
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Byrne

Lynn Ruane
Independent Senator
https://twitter.com/SenLynnRuane

Anna Quigley
Independent Cllr Dublin City Council
https://twitter.com/cllrannaquigley

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
Senator. Ex teacher, principal & Minister
https://twitter.com/AodhanORiordain

Papers
Rita Fagan


Louise Bayliss
https://twitter.com/Louiseinflight

Mary Regan
https://twitter.com/MaryERegan

Tweets
Juliette Gash
https://twitter.com/JulietteGash



Tuesday 18 July [starts post #95]
Housing and the future of urban regeneration

Panel
Damien English
FG TD Meath West, Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal
https://twitter.com/Damien_English

Eoin O Broin
SF TD Dublin Mid-West, Spokesperson on Housing
https://twitter.com/EOBroin

Grace Dyas
Activist
https://twitter.com/gracedyas

Mary Minihan
Political reporter The Irish Times
https://twitter.com/minihanmary


Texts/tweets/emails
Aoife Barry
https://twitter.com/sweetoblivion26


and nobody is listed for the Papers. Either Vinny is doing them himself :D, or he just forgot to send out the tweet. :shock:

Wednesday 19 July [starts post #175]
The reality of 'new politics' and Oireachtas reform

Panel
Jerry Buttimer
FG Senator Cork
https://twitter.com/jerrybuttimer

Louise O’Reilly
SF TD Dublin Fingal
https://twitter.com/loreillysf

Alice Mary Higgins
Independent Senator
https://twitter.com/aliceeire

Gary Murphy
Political scientist
https://twitter.com/GaryMurphyDCU


Papers
Catherine Ardagh
https://twitter.com/cardagh

Harry McGee
https://twitter.com/harrymcgee

Francesca Comyn
https://twitter.com/cescacomyn

Tweets
Shane Beatty
https://twitter.com/ShaneBeattyKFM

Get in touch with #vinb, text us on 53131 or email us tonight@tv3.ie

Thursday 20 July [starts post #235]
The scale of sexual violence in Ireland today

Panel
Noeline Blackwell
CEO Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
https://twitter.com/Noeline_B

Margaret Martin
Director Women’s Aid
https://twitter.com/Womens_Aid

Martin Conway
FG Senator Clare
https://twitter.com/martinconwayfg

Dominique Meehan
Rape victim
'I'm safe at last, now that my rapist is jailed' - young woman attacked in hotel meeting room - Independent.ie

Papers
Mary Carolan
https://twitter.com/MaryCarolanIT

Eoin Ó Murchú
https://twitter.com/Eomurchu

Éilis Ryan
https://twitter.com/eilistweets

Tweets
Gavan Reilly
https://twitter.com/gavreilly


Previous TONIGHT thread: http://www.politics.ie/forum/backstage/257763-tonight-vincent-browne-mon-10-thurs-13-july-2017-11pm.html#post11306498

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Housekeeping for every night when I‘m busy ... here are the links which should get you
the tv3 schedules …
TV3 - TV Guide
the papers ...
Broadsheet.ie
and the tweets ...
https://twitter.com/search?q=#vinb&src=typd
This is also the link to get info on tonight’s show.

Trolleywatch https://www.inmo.ie/Trolley_Ward_Watch

Vincent has announced his retirement. The 27th July is VB day...
For a little look at some of Vinny's best bits click here ...

http://www.politics.ie/forum/backstage/257614-tonight-vincent-browne-mon-3-thurs-6-july-2017-11pm-12.html#post11297374
 
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What is this Drugs Strategy? Is it illegal drugs of medical drugs they will be talking about?
 

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We have a minster for Health in Simon Harris. Looking at your line-up above, it appears we now also have a Minister for Health Protection. What does it mean? I see it listed on the Wikipedia page as Health Promotion. Which is it? Or is that having just made the title up, they can't remember the exact name they gave it. Is this just another empty creation to give someone a minister's job (and - more importantly - pay)?
 

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We have a minster for Health in Simon Harris. Looking at your line-up above, it appears we now also have a Minister for Health Protection. What does it mean? I see it listed on the Wikipedia page as Health Promotion. Which is it? Or is that having just made the title up, they can't remember the exact name they gave it. Is this just another empty creation to give someone a minister's job (and - more importantly - pay)?
Well now ... The Irish Times calls her the Minister for Drugs ... Yikes!

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister of State for Drugs Catherine Byrne are to publish the National Drugs Strategy, which will govern the official approach to substance abuse through 2020.
Well, like all Minister of State ... they are not real ministers, are they? Just a cover name to give them even more money ...
 

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"Taoiseach has open mind ahead of report on drug possession"

The trouble with an open mind is that so much falls out and so much contradictory ideas take up residence there that it locks up the thinking.

"The expert group will consider if alternatives to criminal convictions for minor drug possession should be introduced.

This would include small amounts of cannabis, cocaine and heroin and direct those found in possession to health supports."

Ho-hum! Another "Expert" group. You may direct a horse to water but you've no guarantee he'll even get there.
 

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"Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister of State for Drugs Catherine Byrne are to publish the National Drugs Strategy, which will govern the official approach to substance abuse through 2020."

And then they'll sit back smugly and say, "We've done our bit; we've supplied the governance...it's now up to the ..er - officials to er-approach the problem...er, no we haven't decided what they should do when they reach the problem - one thing at a time, for heaven's sake!"
 

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"Taoiseach has open mind ahead of report on drug possession"

The trouble with an open mind is that so much falls out and so much contradictory ideas take up residence there that it locks up the thinking.

"The expert group will consider if alternatives to criminal convictions for minor drug possession should be introduced.

This would include small amounts of cannabis, cocaine and heroin and direct those found in possession to health supports."

Ho-hum! Another "Expert" group. You may direct a horse to water but you've no guarantee he'll even get there.
Ah! here, Dorcha, you really seem very interested in all these drug thingys, like man ... here I've done a search for you on google ... you can read all about drugs, and what they for you, man.

https://www.google.ie/search?q=People's+Drugs+Strategy&rlz=1C1GCEA_enIE753IE753&oq=People's+Drugs+Strategy&aqs=chrome..69i57.20609j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Pages and pages of it ...
 
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Ah! here, Dorcha, you really seem very interested in all these drug thingys, like man ... here I've done a search for you on google ... you can ready all about drugs, and what they for you, man.

https://www.google.ie/search?q=People's+Drugs+Strategy&rlz=1C1GCEA_enIE753IE753&oq=People's+Drugs+Strategy&aqs=chrome..69i57.20609j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Pages and pages of it ...
Wouldn't have time to read all that in time for tonight's program. I just wanted to have some idea what they were talking about. It's tough trying to work up an interest when I've no interest in drugs and even put off taking an aspirin for a headache. Where is Spidermom when you need her?
 

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A tweet -

Irish Tax Payer‏ @IrishTaxPayer

#vinb tonight's program looking like a leftie fest of those who advocate dependency over responsibility


Is there some significance in the fact that he didn't call himself "Irish Income Tax Payer? Or did he assume that Income Tax is the only tax?
 

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Well Labour will be happy that they have Amadan on the show tonight.
 

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VB's enemies are lining up -

Eamon Davis Delaney‏ @EamonDelaney10

Replying to @TonightWithVinB @SenLynnRuane and 2 others
No debate at all on this porgramme anymore, no balance, no variety...Perhaps its as well that this tired old show is being out to bed #vinb
 

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VB's enemies are lining up -

Eamon Davis Delaney‏ @EamonDelaney10
The use of the second surname is a bit of a giveaway that the person is a bit of a non-entity trying to look important. He's just a random member of the Dindo Commentariat rather than someone with an opinion that matters to Vinnie. :)
 

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I note that Aodhán Ó Ríordáin is ex a lot of things. Nothing suited, did it?
 

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Pierce Kennedy 🇮🇪‏ @PierceKennedy

Please beware ... #marian #twip #vinb #rtept -the @GardaTraffic are watching your ever tweet FG #ReginaCops - protecting a corrupt #Dail 🤧



Just to pass the time.
 

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Flashback!

Joan Burton on VB before the 2011 General Election. Unable to stop talking. Simon Coveney and Joe Higgins finding it very difficult to get their words in.
 


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