Margaret celebrated her 100th birthday today and joined Joe for a chat!
Aiden was out walking in Mayo and came across a bag that looked like it was stuffed with something heavy. He tipped it out and discovered the body of a fully-grown German Shepherd Dog.
Aisling McGowan shared her harrowing experience of Covid-19 for the first time. She has four beautiful children she thought she would never see again. She wants people to know this isn’t just flu and to take all precautions necessary to avoid contracting Covid-19.
Hollywood actor Brendan Gleeson talks to Joe.
John Boyne announces the winners of his short-story competition and the young people join Joe on air to read their entries.
How do 3D printers work and how can they help in the fight against Covid-19? Callers give Joe the answers, including one man who changed his name by deed poll. Olive tells Joe about having a discussion about end-of-life care. Business owners tell Joe about discrepancies they say they've found in the Covid-19 social welfare payments.
Joe talks to callers dealing with loss during the Covid crisis – also health service users explain the disruption to their care as a result of the current crisis and callers with uplifting messages chat to Joe.
Ciaran O'Rourke's mother Ann died last week after contracting Covid-19. He talked to Joe about how his family is coping. Over-70s discuss the difficulties associated with cocooning in light of the Covid-19 crisis.
Joe talks to callers about how Covid-19 is impacting on their families' most precious moments; from deaths, to end of life care, and births.
Joe talks to callers concerned about leaflet drops advertising high interest loans; obstacles facing business owners during the Covid crisis; creche users and owners discuss ongoing payment of fees and Joe chats to a GP about managing public health.
Callers discuss stories relating to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.
Donal has recovered from Coronavirus and Padraig's brother has been hospitalised with it. Donie and Sarah want to give advice to people who are visiting country areas during the outbreak. Padraig has a mobile dental facility but he cannot get insurance for his van. And listeners tell us about issues with getting the mortgage moratorium.
Joe is joined in studio by Professor Martin Cormican, HSE Clinical Lead for Infection Control. He answers callers' questions about Covid-19.
Covid-19: School Exams
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All the latest news on the Coronavirus including Dr Ciara Kelly who has the virus and author John Boyne who is running a short story competition. https://johnboyne.com/short-story-competition/
With Professor Martin Cormican, HSE Clinical Lead
After suffering vicious attacks at the hands of her ex husband, Muhammed Tajik, Susan Walmsley told Joe about the horrendous violence that was inflicted upon her. Womens Aid 24-freephone number 1800 341 900.
An increasing number of people are self-isolating in Ireland including Mark, Inga, Andy and Isabelle. Emer and Caroline are in isolation in Italy. Aoife was meant to get married in Florence in April but has had to cancel all of her arrangements due to the Coronavirus..
Robert Joyce, who is disabled, has been told that he will lose part of his welfare payments if he goes on holiday abroad for more than 2 weeks.
More on Coronavirus including a travel agent who tells us about the effect it's having on her business.
Christopher was knocked off his scooter and attacked by a group of teenagers last night.
Hero Dean Mc Donald who saved Sarah Murphy (2) from train track in Shankill Dart station two weeks ago shared his story.
We're trying to track down paintings by Una Watters, who died suddenly in 1965. Una's family would like to exhibit her art but they haven't been able to locate all her work... Caller Valerie Halpin sat for the artist Una Waters back in 1947 when Valerie was seven years old.
Christina Durack is outraged by St Patricks's Day T-Shirts on sale in Canada that say "Half Irish , Half Drunk" "Irish Today...Drunk Tomorrow."
Deirdre was turned away from her mother's nursing home earlier today due to the visiting restrictions imposed nationwide.
Seamus O'Kelly's grandfather mutinied while in the British Army. He had his service medals confiscated as a result. His family want the UK Ministry of Defence to return William Coote's medals to them.
We're trying to track down paintings by Una Watters, who died suddenly in 1965. Una's family would like to exhibit her art but they haven't been able to locate all her work.
Dara was the victim of an elaborate scam which cost her €800.
Youth & Community campaigner Ruairi Mc Kiernan argued that Ireland has more to offer the royals than a trip to the Guinness storehouse. Some listeners disagreed.
Abuse survivors Catherine, Maurice, Miriam & Richard respond of a new two-part RTÉ series called Redress: Has the State delivered for abuse survivors?
Kirsten Murphy told Damien about a terrifying incident that happened at Shankill Dart station two weeks ago when her two year old child fell through the gap and onto the train track. Kirsten praised the actions of a young man who jumped down to lift her daughter to safety.
Damien spoke to Deirdre whose daughter is a pupil in the school closed due to confirmed case of COVID-19 in the east of the country.
Kelly Anne was denied entry to the US after homeland security discovered she's a recovering drug addict. She and her mum talk to Damien about their experience.
Andrew's daughter was asked to leave her local Lidl store because she was wearing her school uniform. He talks to Damien about the policy which the store says was introduced to prevent loitering.
Callers discuss the Coronavirus. Remon is trying to get a refund on a cancelled school trip to Italy. Meanwhile, Kevin can't find any hand sanitiser in the shops.
We heard from callers at home and abroad who have been affected by the Coronavirus COVID-19.
Anne Marie is a professional landlord with nearly 40 tenancies on her books. She tells Joe that she would be put out of business if the government brings in any type of rent freeze to tackle the housing crisis.
Brian is from Wicklow and is currently on lock down in the Tenerife hotel where a case of Coronavirus has been confirmed. He talks to Joe, along with other quarantined residents from France, Germany, Scotland and England.
Helen is horrified that a number of Irish children attending the Gender Endocrinology Service at Crumlin are receiving puberty blockers. Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin accepts referrals from the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the Tavistock Clinic via the HSE Treatment Abroad Scheme.
Callers are worried about the spread of COVID-19 worldwide and are considering whether they need to cancel upcoming travel plans.
Sunita's car was broken into last night and all her belongings were stolen, including her wedding outfits.
Billy O'Donoghue was lucky to survive a stroke 5 years ago.
Gemma was looking for a roofer to fix a leak, but ended up being scammed out of €3.300.
Catriona McClean wants an extra stop added to a Lucan bus route in order to reach Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown.
Edel's insurance company has told her that unless she has written confirmation from the NCT that they cannot complete her test or issue a certificate as a result of the lift issue, they cannot insure her to drive.
Karen has two children with special needs, one of whom has a medical card however it has been up for renewal since October. She's now under pressure to pay mounting pharmacy bills that she cannot afford. John also got in touch to highlight the issues he's experiencing once again trying to get his card renewed
Ruth hasn't increased the rent on the apartment she owns in Raheny in three years. However her circumstances have changed and she is keen for her tenants to take on the annual management fees of €1,850.
Tony is looking for the man who helped him when he collapsed on the Dart last Thursday, February 13 as it was pulling into Sydney Parade Station. The man stayed with him for two hours while they waited for an ambulance. Please spread the word so that Tony can find, and thank, this Good Samaritan.
Margaret, who was sexually abused by a relative, was then verbally abused by the same relative during the court case.
Kevin, who describes himself as a true believer in Jesus, doesn't think Fr Ray Kelly should be dancing on TV.
Aideen's house was broken into recently. It's the latest in a spate of burglaries in her area.
After a woman was verbally abused in court at the sentencing of the men who raped her, sexual abuse survivor Shaneda Daly tells Joe about her own case and what's needed to protect victims during the court process.
Tony Kelly tells Joe about homophobic abuse he's received in Dublin.
Callers discuss the cost of applying for Irish citizenship. Sally thinks the €1000 price tag is too prohibitive, Michael says, "Put up or shut up".
Audrey Coyle tells Joe about a recent burglary at her parents' home. Anne Carney warns theatre goers to check where they're buying their tickets online after she paid way above the odds on reselling site 'Viagogo'.
The election is all everyone is talking about again on the programme today as discussions continue over the formation of the new Dáil.
More thoughts on the election result from Liveline listeners.
Liveline callers react to Sinn Féin's David Cullinane's use of the term 'Up the Ra' at an election victory celebration. He had earlier secured re-election in the Waterford constituency in the General Election.
Niall is in a dilemma. His father has the disease and he knows he should get tested but doesn't want to do it at the moment. He wants to be able to enjoy his life with his girlfriend and family instead of having a negative result hanging over him. Three of his siblings have been tested and have the disease.
Listeners tell Joe about the discrepancies in GP charges they’ve seen around the country. Cork GP Dr Mary Joyce Leader outlines some of the reasoning behind the different prices.
Disgruntled Eir customers criticise the company’s decision to charge €5.99 a month to use their eircom.net email accounts.
Kevin’s house was broken into on Sunday night. He and Maureen discuss the spate of burglaries in their areas.
Members of the Chinese community in Ireland tell Joe about the huge drop-off in business which they’ve attributed to fears about the Coronavirus.
David describes his shock at being misgendered in a queue for security at the 3Arena. He claims a staff member told him “You are not a man to us,” before directing him to the female queue to be searched.
Bernadette, Martin, and Mark know the reality of living with a partner who has Huntington's Disease.
Mary and Audrey are very concerned at the increase in burglaries in the area where they live.
Steven was surprised when his GP told him that a €60 visit longer than 10 minutes would incur an extra €30 charge.
Callers called Liveline to highlight what they called 'a sneaky charge' of 13.5% that was introduced on certain food supplements on Jan 1st 2020. Caller Brian Scott and Anne O'Sullivan debated the issue
Joe spoke to Pat who made a big mistake that changed his life for the worst. He deeply regrets sharing a sexually explicit video of himself to people whilst under the influence of alcohol. Pat doesn't know why he did it and wonders if he is a bad person for doing this...Pat asked listeners for their advice
Caller Tommy Carly and Rita discuss the and Anne O'Sullivan debated the issues affecting Ireland that need to be addressed in the upcoming election
Margaret O'Toole is appalled at the amount of money spent on an Oireachtas commemoration event held in the Mansion House last year, while Noras says there are too many election leaflets coming into her home.
Pauline's 50 year old son has Huntington's disease and needs full time residential care. Pauline worries that he'll end up in a nursing home.
Theresa had a phone call telling her that her elderly mother had a fall and activated her panic button. But Theresa's mother has been dead since last February.
Mary's daughter arrived into Dublin airport today from China but Mary was surprised that there was very little concern about the coronavirus.
Brian Dunphy from the High Kings tells us about his 15 year old son who has severe autism and can be aggressive.
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With the closure of the ramps at the NCT test centres around the country, callers discussed the impact this was having on them.
Emer, James, and Virginia told Joe about living with an eating disorder.
Greg McDonough has been living and working in China for 14 years and is on lockdown for the foreseeable future due to the Coronavirus outbreak.