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#VINB Mon 17/12/2012: Welfare in Seanad; Abortion; Newtown CT


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Joe Higgins, ISP TD Dublin West, Leader Irish Socialist Party Joe Higgins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Leo Varadkar, FG TD Dublin West, Minister for Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Ding Dong Merrily On High is the carol for tonight’s #VINB. How else can you describe a show which for the most part will have just two panellists. The meeting of a Minister with a leader of an opposition party is not something you see every night on the #VINB show. Mind you, the Minister isn’t at the top of the pack; neither is Joe as he’s the sole TD of his party in the Dáil.

Anyway, it’s Christmas-time. Time to wind-down and try to relax a bit. So enjoy the ding-dong between Leo and Joe as they discuss the Social Welfare Bill in Seanad and the Cabinet decision on the expert group report on abortion …. Remember, you two boys, this is the season of goodwill.


Seanad vote could delay Budget’s welfare cuts by three months
Coalition set to survive Seanad vote on welfare reductions - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 17, 2012

Action on abortion issue in New Year - Kenny - RTÉ News
Lynch sends warning over Govt's abortion legislation decision | Irish Examiner
Tóibín censured on abortion vote - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 17, 2012


http://www.politics.ie/forum/economy/202454-fianna-fail-will-attempt-block-budget-seanad.html
http://www.politics.ie/forum/labour/202308-keaveney-breaks-ranks-split.html

http://www.politics.ie/forum/health-social-affairs/202470-govt-approve-abortion-bill-tuesday-sbp-creighton-may-resign-sindo.html

The second part of the show should also be of interest - maybe more so - with a major focus on the shooting at Newtown, Connecticut last week.
Newtown tragedy & Paper preview:
Mary Murphy, Department of Sociology, NUI Maynooth Dr. Mary Murphy | Department of Sociology
Samuel Brazys, UCD School of Politics and International Relations
UCD SPIRe : Brazys

First funerals of Newtown shooting victims are held - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 17, 2012
Connecticut gun laws among the nation’s strictest

Previous #VINB: http://www.politics.ie/forum/backstage/202339-vinb-thur-13-12-2012-colm-keaveney-interviewed.html

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FORWARD PLANNING:
Wed 19/12/2012: #VINB Newspaper Awards 2012
Thur 20/12/2012: #VINB Political Awards 2012
No show
Wed 26/12/2012: Stephen’s Night SPECIAL #VINB
No show
Mon 7/1/2013: #VINB returns

INFO: There is a Special Dispatches documentary on Channel 4 starting @ 20.00 tonight about the Newtown shooting.
C4 orders quick turnaround doc on Newtown shootings | News | Broadcast

 


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Bah humbug versus Saint Joe? I think Bah will win by a mile.
 

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Where's everyone gone? They all can't be out drinking tonight or watching that rubbish on another channel ....

Hello! Hello! Anyone there? Anyone?

I wonder whether Vinnie the Sh1t will go after Joe Higginz about the SP leader's allowance tonight.

Last week he slagged off Gilmore and Kenny over them holding onto the part of the leaders allowance relating to the TDs that had resigned their party whip, but he omitted to mention L Ron Higgins holding to Clare Daly's share of the SP Leader's allowance. In the interests of balance he should have a go at L Ron tonight over this - but he won't.
 

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I wonder whether Vinnie the Sh1t will go after Joe Higginz about the SP leader's allowance tonight.

Last week he slagged off Gilmore and Kenny over them holding onto the part of the leaders allowance relating to the TDs that had resigned their party whip, but he omitted to mention L Ron Higgins holding to Clare Daly's share of the SP Leader's allowance. In the interests of balance he should have a go at L Ron tonight over this - but he won't.
I'd be surprised if Vinny didn't ask him about it. Don't think it's just going to be a love-in between Joe and Vinny tonight. We'll see ...:lol:
 

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Don't think it's just going to be a love-in between Joe and Vinny tonight. We'll see ...:lol:
Probably not - Vinnie hates rival oxygen thieves - and when it comes to oxygen, few TDs consume more than L Ron Higginz.
 

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Christmas Humbug with tonight's guests...

 

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Joe wearing a tie ?

He's changed man, he's changed.

He looks like a reckless gambler or a casino capitalist rather than
an ordinary working person.
 

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Leo Verucca is telling us the property tax is progressive........he does not comprehend our pain!
 

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Leo squirming, not answering the question, he cannot justify the bushwhacking of the respite care.
 

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"de monies"

:)
 

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Of course you wouldn't Leo. 1,700 less a year just means you eat out a little less.
 

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