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#VINB Sam Smyth Tue 19/3/2013: Shenanigans in Cyprus; Polls: Gay marriage


Norman Bates

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Tonight with Sam Smyth at the slightly earlier time of 22:55

Ivana Bacik, Lab Senator Ivana Bacik - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Richard Boyd Barrett, ULA TD Dún Laoghaire Richard Boyd Barrett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Timmy Dooley, FF TD Clare Timmy Dooley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Peter Brown, Irish Institute of Financial Trading The Irish Institute of Financial Trading

Well, with Vinny away in the big ol’ US of A, Sam gets to grips with the latest developments on the world stage. Tonight Sam looks at:
1. the latest going-ons with the bailout in Cyprus
2. how the political parties are doing in the latest opinion poll
3. gay marriage

all of which have strong threads on this site.

Should be an ‘interesting discussion’ considering the panel. Yes, it’s three #VINB favourites tonight with Ivana, Timmy and Rich-boy. So we should get some very ‘interesting’ comments … :shock:

Can’t wait to see how Sam develops the discussions … Join me.



1. Cyprus
(Update) Bailout For Cyprus: A FAQ To The Latest European Financial Crisis - Forbes
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/20/business/global/cyprus-rejects-tax-on-bank-deposits.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
Cyprus Parliament Rejects Deposit Tax For Bailout

2. Polls
http://www.millwardbrownlansdowne.ie/downloads/Sunday Independent 17th March 2013.pdf
Poll: Fianna Fáil the most popular party in Ireland | Irish Examiner
opinion polls | politicalreform.ie

3. Gay Marriage
Newstalk - Labour Senator launches Bill to allow Irish same-sex marriage
Help us fight LGBT discrimination worldwide.
Poll: Should Ireland legalise same-sex marriage? · TheJournal.ie


1. Cyprus
http://www.politics.ie/forum/economy/207922-cyprus-bailout-depositors-taxed-9-9-a.html

2. Polls
http://www.politics.ie/forum/current-affairs/207938-millward-brown-fianna-fail-29-fine-gael-25-sinn-fein-20-labour-9-ind-17-a.html

3. Gay Marriage
http://www.politics.ie/forum/justice/208047-baciks-civil-registration-marriage-equality-bill.html

Paper preview: Sam will be doing the papers himself, it seems.
Sam will be joined later by some candidates in the Meath By-Election
Seán Ó Buachalla http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Party_(Ireland)
Ben Gilroy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_Democracy_Ireland

Previous #VINB: http://www.politics.ie/forum/backstage/207853-vinb-thur-14-3-2013-extraordinary-lowry-phelan-phone-call.html

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Vinny is big in Thurles - at least in the St. Paddy‘s parade:
https://twitter.com/gerfogarty/status/314075763978686465/photo/1
 
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The Owl

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Can the male monkeys try not to go ape-shít as usual as they slag off how Bacik looks. It's so bloody boring and predictable at this stage.

I'm asking too much, arn't I?
 

Hewson

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Jesus. Which horror induces more horror? McKay or Bacik?

Think I'll go truffle hunting.
 

Spanner Island

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I saw the topic...

I thought it might be worth a watch...

...and then I saw the panel...

...and I thought life really is too short for this...
 

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Tonight's panel are just as bad as Sam,Timmy is even worse.Bound to be a difference of opinion between Ivana and RBB,however I doubt if it reaches the emotional highs of Joan the Moans spat with Uncle Joe.
 

Mr. Bumble

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No Ming? Pity.
 

Heligoland

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That Freeman of the Land guy Ben Gilroy was tweeting that he was going to be on the show.
 

ne0ica

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Gay marriage. Has this topic not already been talked to death on TV3 Midday where the entire panel are always in favour of it.
 

ticketyboo

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Timmy Dooley. Sigh.




















That's a bored sigh, not a sexy sigh.
Is that the lad who was on the show some time ago, and he said that he just assumed Bertie was hiding the money from his wife?
Gaffe of the decade.
 

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Can the male monkeys try not to go ape-shít as usual as they slag off how Bacik looks. It's so bloody boring and predictable at this stage.

I'm asking too much, arn't I?
I met Ivana in the late 80s (1988, I think) in Trinity; she was campaigning for the presidency of the SU as far as I remember. I was introduced to her by a girl I was studying with. After Ivana left our company, my friend wistfully said to me 'Easy on the eye, isn't she!'

Ummm. Funny thing is, I agreed. Sad thing is, I fancied the girl who had the hots for Ivana!

Sounds like a Ramones song!
 
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