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Ding Dong Merrily On High is the carol for tonight’s #VINB. How else can you describe a show which for the most part will have just two panellists. The meeting of a Minister with a leader of an opposition party is not something you see every night on the #VINB show. Mind you, the Minister isn’t at the top of the pack; neither is Joe as he’s the sole TD of his party in the Dáil.
Anyway, it’s Christmas-time. Time to wind-down and try to relax a bit. So enjoy the ding-dong between Leo and Joe as they discuss the Social Welfare Bill in Seanad and the Cabinet decision on the expert group report on abortion …. Remember, you two boys, this is the season of goodwill.
Seanad vote could delay Budget’s welfare cuts by three months
Coalition set to survive Seanad vote on welfare reductions - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 17, 2012
Action on abortion issue in New Year - Kenny - RTÉ News
Lynch sends warning over Govt's abortion legislation decision | Irish Examiner
Tóibín censured on abortion vote - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 17, 2012
The second part of the show should also be of interest - maybe more so - with a major focus on the shooting at Newtown, Connecticut last week.
Newtown tragedy & Paper preview:
Mary Murphy, Department of Sociology, NUI Maynooth Dr. Mary Murphy | Department of Sociology
Samuel Brazys, UCD School of Politics and International Relations
UCD SPIRe : Brazys
First funerals of Newtown shooting victims are held - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 17, 2012
Connecticut gun laws among the nation’s strictest
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INFO: There is a Special Dispatches documentary on Channel 4 starting @ 20.00 tonight about the Newtown shooting.
C4 orders quick turnaround doc on Newtown shootings | News | Broadcast