Tonight with Vincent Browne

Emails and Texts, Tuesday June 29 2010

Topic: Respite care and community projects are being cut, but the only things that TD’s seem to take a stand on are topics like Stag Hunting. What does it take to make politicians take a stand on something?

Guests: John Moloney (FF, Junior Minister at Dept of Health), Ciaran Lynch (Labour TD), Kathleen O’Neill (parent of an autistic child, who will lose respite care, and also head of the Kilbarrack CDP, which faces abolition) Fr. Peter McVerry (social campaigner)


Happy birthday Peter, have a good one.

Mick, Roscommon


Texts and Emails, Wednesday 23 June 2010

Topic: Dysfunctional Irish politics, spin, and the emerging political class.

Guests: Mary Corcoran, NUI Maynooth; Ciaran McCullagh, UCC; Jill Kirby, economist; Conor Lenihan, Department of State; Marion McKeown and Ger Gilroy


With science, technology, mechanical engineering and that black hole machine, man can lift Europe up out the sea and save us from global warming.


Texts and Emails, Tuesday 22 June 2010

Topic: The banking system and recent attempts to rein it in.

Guests: Anglo Irish Bank Chairman Alan Dukes, Brian Lucey of the TCD Finance Dept, Emmet Oliver, Deputy Business Editor of the Irish Independent, former Republic of Ireland Manager Brian Kerr and Nicola Cooke of the Sunday Business Post.


Texts and Emails Monday 21 June '10

Vincent discusses the aftermath of the Fine Gael breakdown with two
former Fine Gael ministers.

Guests are Ivan Yates (Newstalk/Former Fine
Gael Minister), Nora Owen (Former Fine Gael Minister), Justine McCarthy
(The Sunday Times), Pat Leahy (Sunday Business Post).

Vincent. The national banking dept has made every one as economic serfs! Leaving cert's for building boom, is now education for corporate serfdom!
P. Dromcollogher

Texts And Emails Thursday 17 June 2010

Texts and emails, Thursday 17 June 2010.

Topic: Tonight on Vincent Browne. Vincent and guests discuss Enda Kenny's tactics in the winning of his leadership battle. Robert Fisk also joins the panel to discuss Israeli/Palestinian relations. Other guests are Sam Smyth, Shane Coleman, Jimmy Deenihan, Catherine Halloran.

Enda didnt win. Nor did FG. Biggest winner? FF on 2 counts. (1) They dodged the bank reports. (2) The man who lost an election in 07, when Bertie was up to his oxters in Tribunal revelations, is still in charge. FF must be whistling dixie.