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#VINB Thur 8/11/2012: A Supreme Children’s Referendum debacle


Norman Bates

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Jim Daly, FG TD Cork West Jim Daly TD; Fine Gael West Cork;
Mark McCrystal, Took Supreme Court case McCrystal 'vindicated' after Supreme Court overturns referendum challenge | Irish Examiner
Patricia McKenna, Of McKenna Judgement fame Patricia McKenna - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gerry Whyte, Professor of Law TCD School of Law : Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland


I think Vinny will have his eye on Government wastage following today’s Supreme Court decision about the Children’s Referendum. The man who took the case to the Supreme Court, Mark McCrystal, is on the panel. Vinny will be in his element, another stick to beat the Government with. Should be an interesting show … Good speakers. The show to watch this week. :D

This is how the Irish Times reported it:
The children's referendum will proceed despite a Supreme Court ruling that the Government acted wrongfully in part of its €1.1 million information campaign.

This morning, the five-judge Supreme Court agreed with Dublin man Mark McCrystal's claim that "extensive passages" in the Government's information booklet and on its website about Saturday's vote were in breach of rules designed to ensure a fair, equal and impartial playing field in referendum debates.
Does our Attorney General, Máire Whelan, have questions to answer over the Referendum?

Supreme Court allows appeal in referendum bias case - RT News
Islands voting in Children's Referendum - RT News
Children's referendum set to proceed despite court ruling - The Irish Times - Thu, Nov 08, 2012
Government insists referendum will go ahead despite Supreme Court ruling - National News - Independent.ie

Forum: Children's Rights Referendum 2012
http://www.politics.ie/forum/childrens-rights-referendum-2012/199672-supreme-court-finds-government-booklet-referendum-biased.html
http://www.politics.ie/forum/childrens-rights-referendum-2012/199700-referendum-democratic-all.html

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Previous #VINBs: http://www.politics.ie/forum/backstage/199187-vinb-wed-31-10-2012-22-00-debate-discussion-children-s-referendum.html
http://www.politics.ie/forum/backstage/199636-vinb-wed-7-11-2012-obama-victory-us-irish-relations-gathering.html

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nonpartyboy

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Is this the same one, who says we can't cut bankers pay ?
 

spidermom

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Tonights lamb to the slaughter...!!

A humdinger alright Norm....
 

Grey Area

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Shatter is blaming Fitzgerald an utter farce. They will carry on regardless.
 

truthisfree

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Vincent "Can you answer the question please?" Browne, he is really good at portraying how I myself feel and many more at how exasperating the politicians are when they will not answer a direct question with a direct answer....
 

constitutionus

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gooooo on vinny !

:D

ah this should be a blast. vinnys made for **** ups like this.

glad mckenna on this too considering the shyte being shovled her way by some of the media heads on the radio earlier
 

hemlock

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there's defo a glint in his eye tonight
 

constitutionus

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you know this ones got the potential to be so good i may log off , crawl into bed, and give it me whole attention so if i drop off thread dont think its from lack of interest.

:D
 

ger12

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What a bloody big mess .... again!
 

tigerben

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Ah the trusty pinstripe jacket is once again a noted guest :) is that the same tie the guest has on as Vinnies, Dunnes best ?
 

constitutionus

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if that lad DOES want an injunction on the referendum whats gonna happen to the votes from the islanders that were collected today ?
 

Ribeye

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The Ref is dead, either it will be voted down or overturned after the fact,

"Another fine mess":):):)
 

Jackass

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Two teachers and one professor and the odd one out, an engineer. Does the TCD professor on the panel lecture the TCD student on the panel?
 

PlanetBertie

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The booklet was either total incompetence or sneaky FF type activities. I'm going for the former.
 
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