Niamh Lyons, Political correspondent Irish daily Mail https://twitter.com/niamh_lyons
Fionnan Sheahan, Political Editor Irish Independent Interview with Fionnan Sheahan | Brand Ireland Conference - YouTube
Noel Whelan, Barrister; Columnist Irish Times Noel Whelan | Barristers' Database | Bar Council of Ireland
Labour backbenchers are revolting, or are they? They should be. What happened to Labour's pre-election promises to protect child benefit and hit the wealthy? How will the party fair in the next GE and just how much damage has Budget 2013 done to the Labour party?
Colm Keaveney, Chairman of the Labour Party, has called on the Government to row back on the €10 to €20 cut per child which has been met with widespread outrage by Labour Party backbenchers, opposition parties and child welfare groups. Tánaiste and Labour leader, Eamon Gilmore, Tánaiste and Labour leader, has had to try and calm backbencher nerves over concerns that the wealthy weren't hit hard enough in Budget 2013.
Former Labour Junior Minister, Roisín Shortall - Now an Independent TD - believes Budget 2013 will be very damaging for the Labour Party. “I suspect a lot of pressure will be piled on in coming days to try and reverse some of the more awful aspects of the Budget.”
A good to great #VINB is on the cards for tonight. Let’s see the panel take Labour to pieces, bit by bit.
Budget 2013 - Warmer homes scheme maintained » Blog » The Labour Party
Labour Youth disappointed with many aspects of Budget 2013
Labour Party chairman Keaveney calls for child-benefit cut reversal | BreakingNews.ie
Budget 2013 not an à la carte menu, insists Varadkar - The Irish Times - Thu, Dec 06, 2012
Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | Budget 2013: 'Deeply regressive, both socially and economically'
Budget 2013: Labour turns Blue | swp.ie
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Stephen O‘Leary, O‘Leary Analytics https://twitter.com/stephenoleary
Susan Philips, Political analyst, Former County Councillor
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