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    TONIGHT with Vincent Browne, Mon 17 to Thurs 20 July 2017 @ 11pm

    TONIGHT with Vincent Browne, Mon 17 to Thurs 20 July 2017 @ 11pm



    A current affairs programme from an alternative perspective, focusing on issues of income and inequality,
    as well as seeking to hold institutions and powerful people to account.

    PENULTIMATE WEEK

    Monday 17 July
    Does the new Drugs Strategy go far enough?

    Panel
    Catherine Byrne
    FG TD Dublin South-Central, Minister for Health Protection
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Byrne

    Lynn Ruane
    Independent Senator
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    Anna Quigley
    Independent Cllr Dublin City Council
    https://twitter.com/cllrannaquigley

    Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
    Senator. Ex teacher, principal & Minister
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    Papers
    Rita Fagan


    Louise Bayliss
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    Mary Regan
    https://twitter.com/MaryERegan

    Tweets
    Juliette Gash
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    Tuesday 18 July [starts post #95]
    Housing and the future of urban regeneration

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    Damien English
    FG TD Meath West, Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal
    https://twitter.com/Damien_English

    Eoin O Broin
    SF TD Dublin Mid-West, Spokesperson on Housing
    https://twitter.com/EOBroin

    Grace Dyas
    Activist
    https://twitter.com/gracedyas

    Mary Minihan
    Political reporter The Irish Times
    https://twitter.com/minihanmary


    Texts/tweets/emails
    Aoife Barry
    https://twitter.com/sweetoblivion26


    and nobody is listed for the Papers. Either Vinny is doing them himself , or he just forgot to send out the tweet.

    Wednesday 19 July [starts post #175]
    The reality of 'new politics' and Oireachtas reform

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    Jerry Buttimer
    FG Senator Cork
    https://twitter.com/jerrybuttimer

    Louise O’Reilly
    SF TD Dublin Fingal
    https://twitter.com/loreillysf

    Alice Mary Higgins
    Independent Senator
    https://twitter.com/aliceeire

    Gary Murphy
    Political scientist
    https://twitter.com/GaryMurphyDCU


    Papers
    Catherine Ardagh
    https://twitter.com/cardagh

    Harry McGee
    https://twitter.com/harrymcgee

    Francesca Comyn
    https://twitter.com/cescacomyn

    Tweets
    Shane Beatty
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    Get in touch with #vinb, text us on 53131 or email us [email protected]

    Thursday 20 July [starts post #235]
    The scale of sexual violence in Ireland today

    Panel
    Noeline Blackwell
    CEO Dublin Rape Crisis Centre
    https://twitter.com/Noeline_B

    Margaret Martin
    Director Women’s Aid
    https://twitter.com/Womens_Aid

    Martin Conway
    FG Senator Clare
    https://twitter.com/martinconwayfg

    Dominique Meehan
    Rape victim
    'I'm safe at last, now that my rapist is jailed' - young woman attacked in hotel meeting room - Independent.ie

    Papers
    Mary Carolan
    https://twitter.com/MaryCarolanIT

    Eoin Ó Murchú
    https://twitter.com/Eomurchu

    Éilis Ryan
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    Tweets
    Gavan Reilly
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    Previous TONIGHT thread: TONIGHT with Vincent Browne, Mon 10 to Thurs 13 July 2017 @ 11pm

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    Housekeeping for every night when I‘m busy ... here are the links which should get you
    the tv3 schedules …
    TV3 - TV Guide
    the papers ...
    Broadsheet.ie
    and the tweets ...
    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23vinb&src=typd
    This is also the link to get info on tonight’s show.

    Trolleywatch https://www.inmo.ie/Trolley_Ward_Watch

    Vincent has announced his retirement. The 27th July is VB day...
    For a little look at some of Vinny's best bits click here ...

    TONIGHT with Vincent Browne, Mon 3 to Thurs 6 July 2017 @ 11pm[
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    What is this Drugs Strategy? Is it illegal drugs of medical drugs they will be talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorcha View Post
    What is this Drugs Strategy? Is it illegal drugs of medical drugs they will be talking about?
    Yes, afaik ... illegal drugs.

    Here's a bit of reading ...
    https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0717/89...ug-possession/
    https://www.irishtimes.com/news/poli...ised-1.3157032
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    We have a minster for Health in Simon Harris. Looking at your line-up above, it appears we now also have a Minister for Health Protection. What does it mean? I see it listed on the Wikipedia page as Health Promotion. Which is it? Or is that having just made the title up, they can't remember the exact name they gave it. Is this just another empty creation to give someone a minister's job (and - more importantly - pay)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorcha View Post
    Is this just another empty creation to give someone a minister's job (and - more importantly - pay)?
    Otherwise known as the government's Dope Strategy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorcha View Post
    We have a minster for Health in Simon Harris. Looking at your line-up above, it appears we now also have a Minister for Health Protection. What does it mean? I see it listed on the Wikipedia page as Health Promotion. Which is it? Or is that having just made the title up, they can't remember the exact name they gave it. Is this just another empty creation to give someone a minister's job (and - more importantly - pay)?
    Well now ... The Irish Times calls her the Minister for Drugs ... Yikes!

    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister of State for Drugs Catherine Byrne are to publish the National Drugs Strategy, which will govern the official approach to substance abuse through 2020.
    Well, like all Minister of State ... they are not real ministers, are they? Just a cover name to give them even more money ...
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    "Taoiseach has open mind ahead of report on drug possession"

    The trouble with an open mind is that so much falls out and so much contradictory ideas take up residence there that it locks up the thinking.

    "The expert group will consider if alternatives to criminal convictions for minor drug possession should be introduced.

    This would include small amounts of cannabis, cocaine and heroin and direct those found in possession to health supports."

    Ho-hum! Another "Expert" group. You may direct a horse to water but you've no guarantee he'll even get there.
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    "Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister of State for Drugs Catherine Byrne are to publish the National Drugs Strategy, which will govern the official approach to substance abuse through 2020."

    And then they'll sit back smugly and say, "We've done our bit; we've supplied the governance...it's now up to the ..er - officials to er-approach the problem...er, no we haven't decided what they should do when they reach the problem - one thing at a time, for heaven's sake!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorcha View Post
    "Taoiseach has open mind ahead of report on drug possession"

    The trouble with an open mind is that so much falls out and so much contradictory ideas take up residence there that it locks up the thinking.

    "The expert group will consider if alternatives to criminal convictions for minor drug possession should be introduced.

    This would include small amounts of cannabis, cocaine and heroin and direct those found in possession to health supports."

    Ho-hum! Another "Expert" group. You may direct a horse to water but you've no guarantee he'll even get there.
    Ah! here, Dorcha, you really seem very interested in all these drug thingys, like man ... here I've done a search for you on google ... you can read all about drugs, and what they for you, man.

    https://www.google.ie/search?q=Peopl...hrome&ie=UTF-8

    Pages and pages of it ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorcha View Post
    What is this Drugs Strategy? Is it illegal drugs of medical drugs they will be talking about?
    Ireland does not engage itself in legality.
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