Tonight with Vincent Browne
Vincent Browne tackles the toughest questions facing modern Ireland, debating both the main issues of the day and contemporary moral dilemma…
By Thomas O Cleirigh
I stayed up late last night to look at Vincent Browne there was a piece about the Quinn Insurance Group and there were two members of the Family on the panel. I just don’t know why we the ordinary citizens even have to put up with the crap and the mind-boggling excuses these two people were giving .every person in Ireland who has to take out insurance will now have to pay another 2.5% more on each policy for the next 12 years or more as a result of the miss management (at best) (I prefer to call it fraud) of the Quinn insurance with the appearance of 1,650,000,000 Euros black hole in the company’s finances. If fraud is proven then somebody must go to Jail!
But I am betting nobody will be found to be responsible and the family will just walk away leaving the rest of us pay the bills. Sean Quinn’s aspersion that he and members of his family were forced on to the Dole is just an insult to the intelligence of every Irishman and woman.
The full rigors of the law must be enforced on all those who would assume they are above the law .Yesterday I also heard that over 6000 people were sent to Jail because of non payment of fines where the justice in the Irish Law when Quinn and his pack can seemingly do as they please. If the Irish cops are not up to the task then the Government should call in the FBI or Scotland Yard fraud squad and establish where all the assets that now rightly belong to the Irish people.
By hiding their choice assets we the ordinary citizens are paying for their continued Jetsetter lifestyles. These are not the actions of heroes but rather self-serving leaches living off the backs of the taxpayers of this country .I have to pay my own debts and I cannot expect the people of Ireland to pay for a Jet set lifestyle or loss of my living standards so why are the Quinn Family any different??? Make no mistake the Quinn’s are just the tip of the iceberg.
see link to Video clip of talk show: http://www.tv3.ie/3player/show/41/51969/1/Tonight-with-Vincent-Browne
see also : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01hr80j
interview with Sean Quinn and among the questions we ask him are whether he was reckless in his management of the Quinn Direct Assuran…
This clip is really worth viewing so do hang in there and do look at it
I am just too sick to comment! Quinn is just in denial and the Irish tax payers are left as usual to foot the bill, while he and the rest of his family get paid by NAMA their “living expenses” .This guy tried to hide asses that were supposed to be collateral for loans he used to purchase Anglo Irish Bank CFD’s.
Vincent Browne & the seven candidates for the presidential election.
see full debate here: http://www.tv3.ie/videos.php?date_mode=0&full_episodes=1&locID=1.2
More like snow white and the seven dwarfs’
From what I saw, I thought Dana gave me the messages she as president would not just sign any bill into law that would rob the citizens of Ireland of more of our sovereignty.
With all the really bad news still to come out, I believe we are in fact been prepared
for a Lisbon 3 Treaty where we will be asked to vote for a new amendment that
will effectively place a so called European constitution above our own Irish constitution
.This amendment has gone through the Spanish parliament already last month.
This amendment gives the right to the ECB to impose restrictions and the budgets
on national governments .Who do you think is demanding we take on more
austerity measures and who does this ultimately benefit? Why Deutsche bank of course!
So for the presidential candidates, my question is, which one of you could I trust not to just rubber-stamp any attempts by the mouthpieces of the big money men in the Dail to carry out the dictates of the Deutsche Bank through the puppets in the ECB.I think Gay Mitchell will bend over backwards to accommodate any of the dictates of his pals in Europe he is a political insider and will keep his masters in Europe happy at the expense of the Irish citizens. David Norris? Too many questions and you never know what is
going to come out next! Martin Mc Guinness, too many questions about his past IRA membership. Garda Jerry McCabe etc, but he did come across well enough to be a possible winner! Michael D was perhaps the most likeable candidate, quite, articulate
and appealing but I would like to have heard a bit more about his vision of
Ireland in the future and I would like to hear more about how he would maintain
his independence whilst president .Sean Gallaghercame across like Michael Martin in an alter-boy smock his attempt to brush over his activities within Fianna Fall (voluntary or otherwise) put me totally off and I can’t swallow the idea of a Fianna Fail fixer
ending up as president . In my book he is the undeclared Fianna Fail candidate!
Mary Davis came across as another insider playing the two sides off one another effectively running with the power of the day and landing all those plumb quango board jobs. Sorry, Mary could not answer some questions, and I don’t see why I should continue to pay for the next seven years the plush surroundings of this Quango Queen .The idea she could collect 156,000 euro from the special Olympics is just immoral !Her whole demeanour was “I’m worth it”
So what are we left with ? Why snow white and the seven dwarfs’ !
Take your pick.
On the Vincent Browne talk show last night I learned our Finance Minister agreed to pay back 3.6 billion in unsecured bonds from Anglo Irish Bank .This again is a blatant breach of promises made to the Irish public by Fine Gael and the Labour during the last election! Remember “not one cent more” well that has completely gone by the wayside along with most of their promises. In any case we are now again paying 3.6 billion Euros to gamblers. The entire so called “savings” that these layers’ in government are hoping to take off the poorest in our society in the next budget will in fact go directly to gambling bondholders .In other words we are only go through these sever austerity measures because the labour politicians who promised not to pay unsecure bondholders “not one cent more” have lied to us.
We are paying all the gambling debts that have gone in the wrong direction for these bondholders in spite of the fact these same bondholders could have taken out an insurance policy known as a hedging! I have 15 years experience in the financial markets and I can assure you every investor at this level is aware that they can insure themselves against such potential losses.
These Anglo Bondholders were too greedy, they did not want to go to the expense
of insuring themselves and they are now going to get all of their losses paid back to them by the gullible people of Ireland who believed in the twiddle dumb and twiddle Dee politicians of the labour party and in Fine Gael. I am incensed at this prospect of handing over 3.6 billion and not getting back anything.
Just imagine what a 3.6 billion euro in an emergency jobs stimulus program would do for the country or what about the up-skilling and re-education of the 465,000 unemployed or an injection of these billions into the health service and lifelong education of all our citizens. What an impact this would have in every community .Here in Wicklow Town we have 3000 unemployed and there is nothing been done for them ,nobody expect’s to get a job anytime soon. The local FAS is a joke and the prospects of employment in the area is akin to looking to win the national lottery .
Labour and Fine Gael have betrayed the people as I said they would .No surprises there!
link to Vincent Browne show: http://www.tv3.ie/shows.php?request=tonightwithvincentbrowne&tv3_preview=&video=40286