Podcast

RTÉ - Liveline

Joe Duffy talks to the Irish public about affairs of the day. Have you got a story to tell? If you’d like to talk to Joe on-air about an issue that concerns you then we want to hear from you. Email joe@rte.ie.

Episodes

  • Bullying among Teens

    Nov 11 2019

    More on bullying, including Mary Sheehan whose 14 year old daughter Kayleigh took her own life after being tormented by bullies.

  • Bullying

    Nov 08 2019

    Long before he came out, Jason faced bullying in school in the '80s. He felt there was no one to turn to at the time to discuss his feelings about being gay. Other callers joined in the conversation to highlight incidents involving bullying for either themselves or their loved

  • Tribute to Gay Byrne

    Nov 07 2019

    Tribute to Gay Byrne

  • Bullying

    Nov 07 2019

    We spoke to Aisling O'Neill who lost her daughter Mia (16) to suicide on the 6th of September 2019 after suffering horrific racial abuse and bullying.

  • Murder of Ana Kriegel & Bullying in Schools

    Nov 06 2019

    The murder of Ana Kriegel has put the spotlight on bullying in schools. Callers told Joe about their experience of being bullied and their children's experience of bullying.

  • Gay Byrne Tribute

    Nov 05 2019

    Gay Byrne Tribute Show

  • Mental Health

    Nov 01 2019

    'Lucy' made a cry for help for her son 'Thomas' - he told her he is suicidal but no matter where she has turned to date, she cannot get the help her troubled teen needs.

  • Surrogacy

    Oct 29 2019

    Louise Hanlon is desperately trying to get pregnant but, after many failed IVF cycles, needs the surrogacy laws changed in Ireland to fulfill her dream.

  • Garda Plaque

    Oct 29 2019

    Dr. Aidan Hampson feels that the plaque to murdered Garda Michael Reynolds should be on public display in Clontarf Garda Station. Dr Finian Fallon, son of murdered Garda Richard Fallon, would love to see a plaque in his father's memory.

  • Crime

    Oct 29 2019

    UK coach driver Ryan Howard had his bag stolen from his tourist bus in Dublin yesterday.

  • Violent Crime

    Oct 24 2019

    After the disturbing video of tourists being robbed at gunpoint in Dublin, callers have been in touch to share their personal experiences of robbery, assault and anti-social behaviour - experiences they'd rather forget but can't.

  • Yoga and Religion

    Oct 21 2019

    The Bishop of Waterford Alphonsus Cullinan says Yoga shouldn't be taught in catholic schools. Liveline listeners give their views.

  • Wheelchairs on Trains

    Oct 17 2019

    Eileen had a nightmare journey from Dublin to Galway last week. When the wheelchair user realised her train was cancelled and she needed to board another one, she was stranded without assistant from Irish Rail...luckily two passengers came to her aid.

  • Rotunda

    Oct 17 2019

    Two days after his son is born in the maternity hospital Laiju got in touch over his concerns about the lack of staff on his wife, Silty's ward. He told Joe how lovely the nurses were but there were only 2 on duty last night to look after 25 mums and their 25 babies.

  • Lost Bag

    Oct 17 2019

    Linda is looking for the good samaritan to thank them for finding her bag on the Luas and handing it in to the nearest AIB branch.

  • Licence

    Oct 17 2019

    He's been driving a massive teleporter for his parents business for over a year and yet still can't qualify to apply for his car driving license, as the 17-year-old told Joe.

  • Florence & the Typewriter Machine

    Oct 11 2019

    Following on from her call to Joe yesterday for post-budget inheritance advice, the 92-year-old got a nice surprise when she was presented with a new typewriter to replace her broken one and well-wishers from her favourite singer, Daniel O'Donnell.

  • Carpooling

    Oct 11 2019

    Eamon Ryan made headline news with his suggestions for car pooling in both rural as well as urban areas and the lines lit up with callers who wanted to respond to his views.

  • Bonfires

    Oct 11 2019

    Ahead of Halloween, Catherine warned listeners about the dangers of bonfires after her daughters house went on fire last year as a result of bonfire at the back of her house.

  • Graveyards

    Oct 07 2019

    Christine Faulkner's husband John is buried in a cemetery in County Clare but the authorities will not allow her to put ornaments on the grave nor is she allowed a surround.

  • eFlow

    Oct 07 2019

    In May last year, Sinead drove through the M50 toll twice running up a bill of €6. She forgot to pay the bill and now has had her car seized and owes €2914.75

  • Bike Stolen

    Oct 07 2019

    A scrambler bike worth €5000 belonging to Mary's young son has been stolen. Mary says there's been a spate of thefts of such bikes recently.

  • Rounding Up TransactionS

    Oct 02 2019

    The rounding up and down of one and two cent prices in shops continues to provoke debate.

  • Kidney Stones

    Oct 02 2019

    Luke Monaghan's wife has been waiting on a kidney stone operation for over four weeks. Other callers described their experiences with kidney stones.

  • Bonfires

    Oct 02 2019

    Patricia lives on her own and was horrified this morning to see the makings of a huge bonfire stacked up close to her house.

  • Told to Leave Soccer Team

    Sep 27 2019

    Bernie's nephew Colm is in his 20s, has epilepsy and after years of avoiding team sports for fear of having a seizure on the pitch, he finally got the courage to sign up to a team but soon after, he was told by the coach not to come back.

  • Patrick Ryan

    Sep 25 2019

    Joe spoke to Una Heaton and Ann Travers about Patrick Ryan, a former priest who admitted playing a part in IRA atrocities on a BBC documentary

  • Medication Supplies

    Sep 25 2019

    Liveline heard from three callers who are having difficulties sourcing epilepsy medication, colostomy bags and epipens at the moment.

  • Tricolour

    Sep 23 2019

    Neil has a tricolour which was given to his great grandmother, who worked in the GPO. He says he's been offered €25,000 subject to the flag being authenticated.

  • Housing

    Sep 23 2019

    James has been living in his car on the grounds of a public library for the last 15 weeks. He cannot access homeless services because he is a mortgage holder. Dave has a serious lung disease and feels his accommodation is unsuitable. He's terrified of dying alone like a friend of his did.

  • Extinction Rebellion Protests

    Sep 20 2019

    Brendan Hogan rang Liveline to complain about Extinction Rebellion's plans to shut down Dublin City centre with their protest from 7th October.

  • Renting

    Sep 18 2019

    Stephen is a landlord. He rang Liveline about a tenant who owes him €9,700 in rent.

  • Púca Festival

    Sep 18 2019

    Carmel rang Liveline to express her concerns about Failte Ireland's brand new 3 day Halloween Púca Festival

  • Paddy Power and Samaritans

    Sep 18 2019

    David works for the Samaritans. He told Katie he is uncomfortable with the organisation's new partnership with Paddy Power.

  • Leaving Cert Appeal

    Sep 18 2019

    Leaving Cert Appeal

  • Down Syndrome

    Sep 18 2019

    Dee talked to Katie about her 13 year old with Down Syndrome and ASD; she is worried for his future.

  • Dog Bite

    Sep 18 2019

    Christina's son was bitten twice by a pack of wild dogs in Coolock.

  • Man with Special Needs Ends Up in Prison Cell

    Sep 16 2019

    Maria's brother, a person with Down Syndrome, became aggressive with his parents, resulting in him spending time in a Garda cell.

  • Dementia

    Sep 16 2019

    Chris Bennett's husband had dementia and disappeared while she was shopping.

  • Bethany Homes Survivor

    Sep 16 2019

    Australian based 80 year old Paul Graham is a Bethany Home survivor and only found out last year that he has a brother who he is meeting for the first time next week.

  • Ambulance Delays/Car Broken Into

    Sep 16 2019

    Kerry fan Lorna was leaving Croke Park after the All Ireland final when she came across a man who had fallen and hit his head. An hour later an ambulance still hadn't arrived. /Fr Gary Donovan's car was broken into after the All Ireland - and his Holy Oils were among the items stolen.

  • Missing Man

    Sep 12 2019

    Madeline Grozier-Shaw is appealing for help to find her husband Duncan who went missing in Spain yesterday.

  • GAA Abuse

    Sep 12 2019

    American comedian Josh Pray tells us about the abuse he got after attending the All Ireland football final.

  • Assisted Dying

    Sep 12 2019

    More listeners tell us what they think of assisted dying.

  • 1916 Medals

    Sep 12 2019

    Martin Holles, who is Bernard's grandson, today took possession of 2 medals which were found in the wardrobe of a Liveline listener.

  • DNR

    Sep 11 2019

    Helena and her husband had made a pact to ensure, when the time came, that they would have as quick, peaceful and painless death as possible. However when her husband became ill she was heartbroken when the situation and control was taken out of her hands. Other callers got in touch to share their story.

  • 1916 Medals

    Sep 11 2019

    Marie Kenny and her daughter Noeleen got in touch about two medals that she found in a wardrobe that she bought...in the 70's! The 1916 and War of Independence medals belonged to a Bernard Parker and his adopted daughter.

  • Assisted Dying

    Sep 10 2019

    Damien witnessed his terminally ill niece end her life with Dignitas in Switzerland. Liveline callers both for and against the idea called the programme.

  • Assisted Dying

    Sep 09 2019

    Orla was diagnosed with MS 21 years ago. She's 44 now and has been living in a nursing home for the last year. She wants assisted dying to be legalised in Ireland.

  • Something About Mary

    Sep 06 2019

    Rosita Sweetman received an abusive call from a man objecting to her upcoming exhibition of statues of the Virgin Mary, who she describes as a feminist and a Godess.

  • Sandwich Boards

    Sep 05 2019

    They said they were thinking of doing it, they said they would do it and now they've only gone and done it - Dublin City Council has begun appropriating Sandwich Boards. Niall Sabongi, who owns Klaw Seafood Café Restaurant in Dublin was livid when he noticed his were taken today.

  • Rental Property

    Sep 05 2019

    Callers react strongly to Kersten Mehl's article in The Irish Times where he advised landlords looking to up their rental income to leave it vacant for two years before putting it back on the market, despite the fact that the country is in the middle of a housing crisis.

  • Diet

    Sep 05 2019

    Diet

  • Aer Lingus Cheese

    Sep 05 2019

    Renowned chef Kevin Thornton was dismayed to discover on a recent Aer Lingus flight that the cheese in the Irish Ploughman's Box was not in fact Irish, as he told Katie.

  • Urinating in Public

    Sep 03 2019

    Walter, whose daughter has special needs, feels that all shops and garages should have toilets available to all, whether customers or not.

  • Pence Visit

    Sep 03 2019

    The visit of American Vice-President Pense to Ireland divided opinion with Liveline listeners.

  • Creches

    Sep 03 2019

    Julia has just found that her son, who has autism, cannot attend the creche in which she had enrolled him.

  • Urinating in Public

    Sep 02 2019

    Pat came across a child urinating behind a door in Penney's Shop in Drogheda during the recent Fleadh. Other listeners join the conversation about urinating in public.

  • Fly Tipping

    Sep 02 2019

    More stories from people who confront people who are dumping their rubbish illegally.

  • Dumping

    Aug 30 2019

    Dumping

  • Scams

    Aug 29 2019

    More on sophisticated conman Wesley Brennan.

  • Knock Shrine

    Aug 29 2019

    Knock is no longer considered a tourist attraction. Some listeners are unhappy.

  • Alcohol

    Aug 29 2019

    Norah was on a bus to Dublin last week and witnessed a lot of young girls drinking. One of them had to be taken off the bus because she had too much taken. Other listeners talk about the drinking culture in Ireland.

  • Teaching Ad

    Aug 28 2019

    A recent ad for the Institute of Education in Dublin "Better teachers, better results" annoyed teacher Pat McKenna.

  • Scams

    Aug 28 2019

    Siobhán fell victim to a very sophisticated All Ireland ticket scammer who even sent her a video from inside Croke Park.

  • Murder

    Aug 28 2019

    Fr Sean McDonagh gave us more information about life on the missions and the death of Fr Rufus Halley.

  • Thefts in Car Parks

    Aug 27 2019

    Bernadette rang to warn listeners about a scam that's happening in Portarlington. She was distracted whilst returning her shopping trolley in the car park of a large supermarket and about €200 cash was robbed from her purse which was in the boot of her car.

  • Rose of Tralee

    Aug 27 2019

    Callers were in touch to complain about something they saw on last nights Rose of Tralee. The Dublin Rose had her dog on stage and when a Dublin jersey was thrown onto the stage, Dáithí used it to pretend to wipe up dirty dog business!

  • Murders

    Aug 27 2019

    Murders

  • Drinking in Public

    Aug 27 2019

    Drinking in Public

  • Murder on the Missions

    Aug 26 2019

    Author Jean Harrington spoke to Joe about her book 'Murder in the Missions'.

  • Busking

    Aug 26 2019

    Caller Paul rang Liveline to express concern about a child busking on Grafton Street in Dublin. He believes she is only 6 or 7 years old.

  • The Case Of The Missing Postman

    Aug 23 2019

    Broadcaster Fachtna Ó Drisceoil has written a book about the unsolved murder of postman Larry Griffin in 1929. We heard from family members and relatives of the investigating Gardaí.

  • Phone Charges

    Aug 23 2019

    Ray Reilly was one of many people who have found themselves on the receiving end of premium text charges.

  • Irish Rail Fines

    Aug 23 2019

    Jacqueline's son is heading to court after a dispute over his ticket on Iarnród Éireann.

  • Smoking In Public

    Aug 22 2019

    Claire is waiting on a new kidney but her chances of getting a transplant are being affected by cigarrette smoke coming from a neighbour's house.

  • Sex In The Cinema

    Aug 22 2019

    Anthony's teenage son was shocked when he witnessed 2 different couples having sex at the cinema.

  • Rescue Efforts

    Aug 22 2019

    Peter saw a man trying to hang himself from a tree last Friday but acted quickly and saved his life.

  • Smoking on Hospital Grounds

    Aug 21 2019

    Blathnaid phoned Joe after being appalled by the amount of smokers outside St. Vincent's Hospital in Dublin

  • Finding The Child I Saved?

    Aug 21 2019

    Fred Corcoran phoned Liveline, as in 1946 he recalls screaming at the Dodder. Concerned at what was going on, he approached the Dodder to see a hand above the water and saved the life of a young child, today Fred wants to find this young girl.

  • Life Insurance Refusal

    Aug 20 2019

    Eleanor is having difficulty getting mortgage insurance for herself and her husband due to his sleep apnoea.

  • Food in Killarney

    Aug 20 2019

    Mick was annoyed to pay €15.50 for a small portion of fish and chips in a Killarney hotel. Noreen , a former chef, feels they were never paid properly in the industry.

  • Alex Living in a Tent

    Aug 20 2019

    For almost three years, Alex has been living in a tent in a forest in Ireland, surviving on the goodness of strangers. We heard from callers who have witnessed others living in parks and tents.

  • The story of 'The Murder of Dr Muldoon'

    Aug 19 2019

    A priest and his housekeeper abandon a baby girl on the doorstep of a house near the Black Church in Dublin’s north inner city in February 1923. Three local women notice the couple's suspicious behaviour and apprehend them. The two are handed over to the police. Author Ken Boyle spoke to Joe about the story, the book is published by Mercier Press.

  • Price & Quality of Food Across Ireland

    Aug 19 2019

    Eileen, phoned Joe after paying €9.30 for a glass of wine in Mallow while Stephanie paid €6.50 for a Croissant and Betty came to blows over a €20 Irish Stew that just consisted of meat and gravy. Stephen bought a pint of Orange for more than a pint of Guinness at the price of €6

  • Dangerous Amount of Passengers on Weekend Trains

    Aug 19 2019

    Joe heard from Mike, Brendan, Duncan, Sandra and Robert who all travelled separately on trains over the weekend and complained of too many passengers being on-board.

  • Sandwich Boards

    Aug 16 2019

    Sandwich Boards

  • Food in Ireland

    Aug 16 2019

    Food in Ireland

  • Drugs

    Aug 16 2019

    Drugs

  • e-Flow

    Aug 15 2019

    Deirdre got a penalty notice from Eflow because they say she used the M50 without paying. But she says she had over €20 credit in her prepaid Payzone account. However, unbeknownst to her, your credit is wiped after 6 months. She says this is unfai