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    #vinb Sam Smyth Tue 3/7/2012: Labour Party’s Centenary & TD’s expenses

    Tonight with Sam Smyth

    Clare Daly, Socialist Party TD Dublin North Latest | Clare Daly TD
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    Tonight is night number two for Sam sitting in for Vincent [or standing in as he says himself]. After all the technical problems with upc and last night’s show here’s hoping tonight gets through the airwaves OK. And thanks again to Mr Bumble for stepping in last night with no notice at all to get the thread going ….

    A good panel for tonight’s show and all good speakers - whether you want to listen to them is another question - so it should be an interesting ‘chat‘. How will Clare Daly cope with the spotlight being turned on her tonight? And is Mammy O’Rourke just eyeing up Sam’s seat to get her stint in as one of the guest #vinb presenters in the next couple of months? Should be worth dropping in to see how the show is going …


    Labour's proud history » Our Party » The Labour Party
    News :: Book launch: Making the Difference? - The Collins Press: Irish Book Publisher

    Joe Higgins defends Socialist colleague Clare Daly in new expenses row - National News - Independent.ie
    Legal advice sought on TD expense claims - RT News
    TDs 'broke Dáil allowances rule' - The Irish Times - Tue, Jul 03, 2012
    TDs broke travel allowance rules - National News, Breaking News - Herald.ie

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    Labour's 100 Year Celebrations.
    Labour's Way - RTE 1, Tuesday 26 June 9.35pm
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    That's a relief Norman. We don't want a repeat of last nights drama!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
    That's a relief Norman. We don't want a repeat of last nights drama!
    Seems to be a feast or a famine with tv3. They either give you the info early, or so late you're left running around chasing them to get any details at all ... and if there's a technical hitch at all. Problem with getting info so early, they can change their mind.

    Still with all the problems last night, it ended up well. Think behind it all posters enjoyed the excitement and it was a fun thread ..
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    telecom mary
    must be hard to get good guests

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    I hope Sam knows that Pat Rabbitte was one of the architects of the current TD expenses regime.

    Would be great to hear him explain why they went with this system and not something more straightforward and transparent .
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    WE want bumble.
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    Fair play to Clare for havin the guts to be on tonight, such a shame that's it'll only be Sam gumming at her instead on Vinny ripping her apart with his razor sharp fangs,

    If TV3 want a really good tv moment they should dig out the clip of Clare from last weeks show,

    Joe and Clare are both saying that claiming the expenses is legitimate because they were travelling around campaigning against austerity,

    But on last weeks show Clare admitted that she gave some of the money to the socialist party,

    Go on tv3, get the vid teed up,

    Play the clip, play the clip
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    Quote Originally Posted by milipod View Post
    WE want bumble.


    No we don't!
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    Quote Originally Posted by drummed View Post
    That's a relief Norman. We don't want a repeat of last nights drama!
    Yeah I don't relish the prospect of having Mammy's face frozen on my screen for 40 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPN View Post
    I hope Sam knows that Pat Rabbitte was one of the architects of the current TD expenses regime.
    Would be great to hear him explain why they went with this system and not something more straightforward and transparent .
    Let's see what he has to say, but sometimes you never know with him. If I remember correctly, on a recent #vinb he got a bit snotty with Vinny saying he was invited to speak about X, and there Vinny was asking him about Y. If he appepted the show's invtation to speak about the Labour Party's history, he might be a bit reluctant to answer questions about TDs expenses.

    However, his constituency office was the subject of the campaign, so he may be delighted to have his say:

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