• Due to a glitch in the old vBulletin software, some users were "banned" when they tried to change their passwords at the end of February. This does not apply after the site was converted to Xenforo. If you were affected by this, please us viua the Contact us link in the footer.

#VINB Thur 2/5/2013: Austerity and the mosb vulnerable group


Norman Bates

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 22, 2011
Messages
16,747
Twitter
norman60bates
@ 23:05 tonight. Details are not from tv3. Panel details will be included as soon as known/broadcast.

Brian Harveyr, Social Researcher http://ie.linkedin.com/pub/brian-harvey/31/399/b29
Niall Collins, FF TD Limerick http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niall_Collins
Ronnie Fay, Pavee Point http://paveepoint.ie/

Sorry folks, but I haven’t the foggiest what’s on tonight as I haven’t been given any info from tv3 on tonight’s #vinb, despite rquests, so I’ll have to fill in the details on the grid as we go along and I hear the broadcast. So it’s just one big surprise to me as well as you!

Topic: How austerity has devastated the most vulnerable group in society: the traveller community.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavee_Point

Dearbhla Glynn, Documentary maker SDGI » Dearbhla Glynn

Paper preview:
Gavan Reilly, Journalist @thejournal_ie https://twitter.com/gavreilly
Anna Quigley, Dublin Councillor http://www.dublincity.ie/YourCouncil/Councillors/YourLocalCouncillors/Pages/CouncillorAnnaQuigley.aspx

Previous #VINB: http://www.politics.ie/forum/backstage/210145-vinb-wed-1-5-2013-trade-unions-may-day.html

Online: Aertv | Watch Irish TV live online Or tv3 catch-up through: Catch-up TV, Entertainment, News, Sport, Soaps and all your favourite Irish and International shows from TV3

Regulars might be interested in the Vincent Browne Song. This tweet from the author:

Derek Flynn ‏@derekf03 2m
“The Vincent Browne Song” goes on sale next week, with 50% of all proceeds going to @AwareIreland as chosen by #vinb production team.
 
Last edited:


Spanner Island

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 22, 2011
Messages
24,199
This looks very like an opportunity for VB to indulge one of his pet peeves for an hour or so... unless the 'most vulnerable' have changed...

Cos I reckon the most vulnerable in Ireland are those who borrowed themselves into penury at the height of the madness to buy 'homes' in the middle of nowhere and who have been pretty much abandoned now with huge debts and negative equity while also being screwed at every opportunity by the Govt...

I'll be happy enough to keep watching if Vinnie recognises this group as the most vulnerable...

But if he starts sh*teing on about the usual 'most vulnerable' then I'll be switching off fast...
 

johnny365

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 21, 2007
Messages
14,283
Another limousine liberal rant about Travellers, how many shows about travellers this year?
 

nonpartyboy

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 24, 2006
Messages
6,853
Seriously, nobody gives a ************************........only the people making a few bob off the traveller funds/grants industry, vinnie.
 

irish_bob

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 9, 2008
Messages
7,558
liberals like Vinnie b would like to see teachers follow travellers around the country
 

ottovonbismarck

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 3, 2011
Messages
3,248
nobody here is going to deliver a few home truths
I will.

1 the most vulnerable in our society in relation to the knackers are the rural elderly isolated people that they rob and beat
2 give a knacker a new house and home and it will demolish it
3 they bring it on themselves
 

johnny365

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 21, 2007
Messages
14,283
Large numbers show signs of huge wealth yet this wont be discussed. I wonder did vinnie ever live in an estate that had feuding Traveller families?
 

Texal Tom

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 24, 2011
Messages
2,465
Twitter
Don't tweet
Much of the problems travellers face are of their own making....

We have had a few travellers in our school and they would come and go every couple of months - each time they would land back in a get a whole new set of books and uniforms even though they had already for these items handed to them these would be dished out again without any questions -
The school got extra resource teaching and they also had a designated person to check up on the school to make sure everything was in order for the children...
These kids parents never bothered telling the school that they were heading off but there was a fair amount if pressure to accommodate them when they arrived back when it suited. If classes were full settled children accepted the system and the limits schools have to cope with but there was always room for our travelling friends..

I'm all on for traveller rights but they have to make a bigger effort we are all suffering with austerity - how many will be paying the property tax?
 

John Locke

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 23, 2012
Messages
1,332
Twitter
"The people are the only legitimate fountain of power." James Madison (1751-1836)
It's such a pity to read about people turning off VB because the program focuses on a specific enclave of the Irish Citizenry. I'd suggest that broadening your perspective, opens your eyes to the oppressive norms adhered to by successive governments in targeting isolated groups with austerity Eurogroupthink solely on the basis that it's a small minority being targeted.

P'raps watching and informing yourself would help illuminate the mentality behind targeting the handicapped, the elderly and the sick . . . . . ?
 

johnny365

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 21, 2007
Messages
14,283
It's such a pity to read about people turning off VB because the program focuses on a specific enclave of the Irish Citizenry. I'd suggest that broadening your perspective, opens your eyes to the oppressive norms adhered to by successive governments in targeting isolated groups with austerity Eurogroupthink solely on the basis that it's a small minority being targeted.

P'raps watching and informing yourself would help illuminate the mentality behind targeting the handicapped, the elderly and the sick . . . . . ?
Austerity being inflicted on Travellers? Get real go to any provincial town, travellers are about the only people these days that are driving round in 12 and 131 reg cars.
 

New Threads

Popular Threads

Most Replies

Top