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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

  • Turkeys

    Dec 05 2019

    Joe spoke to organic farmer John Tedders from Shrule on the Mayo Galway border who couldn't sell 70 organic Turkeys. By the end of the programme the Turkey's were all sold. John said, "I'll sleep tonight."

  • Random Act of Kindness

    Dec 05 2019

    Random Act of Kindness

  • Expenses

    Dec 05 2019

    Expenses

  • Assault in Dublin

    Dec 05 2019

    Caller Cristiano Barberio was attacked last evening for the second time in two weeks cycling to work in Finglas.

  • Penneys Recall Hip Flask Bracelet

    Dec 03 2019

    Penneys recalled the controversial hip flask bracelet after a caller raised concerns that the hip flask bracelet was encouraging younger people to drink more alcohol.

  • Mother of Daughter who died in homeless accommodation

    Dec 03 2019

    Joe spoke to Carol Connors whose daughter Ann-Marie died in homeless accommodation last April. Carol told Joe how her two grandchildren were alone with their mother’s body overnight and most of the following day in their homeless accommodation.

  • Vouchers

    Dec 02 2019

    Vincent was delighted when his out of date vouchers were honoured, years after their expiry date.

  • London Bridge Attack

    Dec 02 2019

    Jane Healy was a witness to the gruesome terrorist attack in London on Friday.

  • House Deeds Cost

    Dec 02 2019

    Fidelma couldn't believe that she had to pay €35 to get the deeds of her house when she finally cleared her mortgage.

  • Homelessness

    Dec 02 2019

    Lar was very upset to see county council workers putting tents belonging to rough sleepers into refuse vans

  • Creche Regulations

    Nov 29 2019

    Following on from yesterday's programme about Tusla ordering four Hyde and Seek creches to close, and the new regulations update from Brian Lee, anxious owners are keen to share their concerns and the effects on the childcare industry.

  • Creches

    Nov 28 2019

    Following today's announcement from Tusla, ordering four Hide and Seek creches to close, we heard from many worried owners around the country.

  • Alcohol

    Nov 28 2019

    Suzanne, a mother of three young teenagers, was annoyed to see an alcohol bracelet on sale in Penneys.

  • The Hidden Life of Phil Lynott

    Nov 27 2019

    Callers spoke about the life of Phil Lynott and aspects of his life including his battle with the use of drugs.

  • Dublin Farmer Tractor Protest Brings City Centre To Standstill

    Nov 27 2019

    A group of farmers protesting against low beef prices blocked Dublin City Centre from the early hours of this morning. Joe heard from farmers at the protest, patients who missed appointments because of it and commuters delayed.

  • Road Safety

    Nov 26 2019

    Anne got her first speeding fine after more than 50 years of driving. She's not happy. DJ Rick O'Shea had a near miss near Strokestown at the weekend when a motorist travelling in the opposite direction veered over to the other side of the road.

  • Printer Costs

    Nov 26 2019

    Listeners give their opinion on the Oireachtas Printer that cost €1.3 million but hasn't yet been used.

  • Implants

    Nov 26 2019

    Breege has been told that there's a chance her breast implants could cause her cancer.

  • Gutters

    Nov 26 2019

    Jim paid €600 to have his gutters cleaned. The job should have been €50.

  • Desecrated Grave

    Nov 26 2019

    Gerard O'Connor is upset because vandals have desecrated the headstone over the graves of his two sons.

  • Commemorative Coin

    Nov 26 2019

    Liam wonders why there was no mention of Phil Lynott's drug taking during a commemoration ceremony for the singer today.

  • Train Overcrowding

    Nov 25 2019

    Aoife was one of 6 leaders who brought 45 scouts to Dublin on the train from Thurles but despite calling and booking ahead of time, the children ended up squashed into carriages, on the floor and under tables.

  • Gutters

    Nov 25 2019

    Be aware of some door to door gutter scams that are sweeping the country as Brid explained.

  • Grocery Delivery Costs

    Nov 25 2019

    The new Buymie shopping service which delivers for Lidl was at the receiving end of Marie's anger when she discovered their delivery charges.

  • Cost of Drinking

    Nov 25 2019

    Maeve got in touch after being charged €14 for a large glass of wine in a popular Dublin city centre bar. She was shocked that the one glass of wine cost more than her husband's meal and was only glad that she didn't opt for a second glass!

  • Boil Water Notice

    Nov 25 2019

    Brown Water in the Sink Poor Breda got up in the middle of the night for a drink of water and when she saw the colour of it the next morning, she knew why she had a stomach ache.

  • Begging at Door

    Nov 25 2019

    Louise was upset to open her front door recently to find two young children standing out in the cold and rain begging.

  • Property

    Nov 22 2019

    Nadine has been living in a log cabin in her mother's back garden but has to vacate it now due to planning issues.

  • Migrants

    Nov 22 2019

    Tom is a trucker who gave up driving on the continent due to problems with migrants trying to hijack his truck.

  • Calling Revenue

    Nov 22 2019

    Mark's daughter had to contact Irish revenue about emergency tax but her calls were routed through a 3rd party, costing her €112.

  • Property

    Nov 21 2019

    More listeners tell us about their experiences being a tenant and being a landlord.

  • Christmas RTE Guide Search

    Nov 21 2019

    Sharon's 21 year old daughter, Tiffany, who is mildly autistic, collects the RTE Guide but is missing the 2016 Xmas edition.

  • Befrienders

    Nov 21 2019

    Claire tells us about the closure of Befrienders, a social group which has been great help to her.

  • Abuse

    Nov 21 2019

    Rob was abused in the scouts when he was 7. Marie has just discovered that 3 of her brothers were abused by family friend, Joe Lawlor, who was a Probation Officer.

  • Dispute with landlord

    Nov 20 2019

    Tahir Raja Khan talked to Joe about an ongoing dispute with his landlord.

  • Mary talks Farming

    Nov 19 2019

    Mary weighed in on the discussion over accidents involving cattle and deer before revealing that she almost single-handedly runs an huge farm in the midlands.

  • Cow Crash

    Nov 19 2019

    Ann was driving along a country road when a heifer jumped onto the road and she struck the animal, who went up onto the windscreen, over the roof and fell down behind the car and died shortly afterwards. Ann's father, Gerard told Joe how distraught she was over the accident and how she is now on the hook for the €19,000 car repair cost.

  • Black Friday Plague?

    Nov 19 2019

    Colm rang the show to highlight his concerns about Black Friday which takes place on Friday November 29. While large companies can afford to offer discounts to customers he worries that the shopping initiative puts too much pressure on SME's to follow suit.

  • Investment Firm says street traders should be banned from Dublin's Grafton Street

    Nov 18 2019

    Should street traders be banned from Dublin streets to avoid clutter in the Capitol? Joe hears from traders selling flowers in the Grafton Street area.

  • Guide Dog Owner Refused Hotel Stay

    Nov 18 2019

    Kevin was very annoyed when a hotel cancelled his booking because his visually impaired girlfriend was bringing her guide dog.

  • Bullying

    Nov 18 2019

    More callers who had been victims of bullying over the years shared their stories.

  • Scouts Dishonour

    Nov 15 2019

    More on former Probation Officer and Chief Scout Joe Lawlor who's been unmasked as a child abuser.

  • Bullying

    Nov 15 2019

    More listeners tell us about how they've been affected by bullies.

  • Scouting Dishonour

    Nov 14 2019

    Following on from last night's RTÉ Investigates, one of the probation officers, Patrick O'Dea, who made the initial complaint against former Chief Scout Joseph Lawlor spoke about his former colleague and that complaint.

  • Bullying

    Nov 14 2019

    Seán reveals that over 25 years after he experienced terrifying bullying in school, his life and relationships are still effected. Mary shared her relief and hope for parents of children who are being bullied.

  • Bullying

    Nov 13 2019

    Gerard was a victim of bullying and abuse in school. He then became a bully and, 46 years later, met his victim and apologised. Rachel realised that she had been a bully herself. Maria's daughter has been bullied constantly in school. Alan, a self confessed bully, believes he didn't really cause any harm to his victims.

  • Bullying

    Nov 12 2019

    Our conversation on bullying continues today Joe spoke to Sinead whose daughter Sarah was bullied on snapchat. Chris and Andrew also spoke about the long term effects of bullying.

  • 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

  • Suicide/Mental Health

    Nov 04 2019

    The ongoing issues with mental health services in Ireland, particularly for young people, were continued on Liveline today.

  • Gay Byrne

    Nov 04 2019

    It was with incredible sadness that Joe informed the nation of the death of broadcaster Gay Byrne.

  • 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.

  • Direct Provision Achill

    Oct 31 2019

    The controversial plans are dividing opinions amongst callers - some fear whether the site is fit for purpose whereas others welcome the proposal.

  • Alan Shatter Tackles Scammers

    Oct 31 2019

    When a scam artist called the Shatter household, he got a lot more than he bargained for when the former Justice Minister turned the tables on them

  • Ventilator on Plane

    Oct 30 2019

    Noeleen Gannon, whose son uses a small ventilator, had booked business class tickets on Aer Lingus to travel to New York. She has been informed that, due to health and safety, he can only travel in economy.

  • Van Overturned

    Oct 30 2019

    Niall Scully came across a motor accident and stopped to help the driver.

  • Gardai

    Oct 30 2019

    More callers remembered the killings of Garda Michael Reynolds and Garda Richard Fallon

  • Cycling

    Oct 30 2019

    Noel was amazed to see cyclist Oisin O'Connor on an RTE News report cycling without a helmet.

  • 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.

  • Funny Friday in Co. Waterford

    Oct 25 2019

    Live from Faithlegg House Hotel in Co. Waterford

  • 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.

  • Criminal Behaviour

    Oct 23 2019

    Following on from yesterday's video of tourists being held at gunpoint in broad daylight in Dublin, we heard further stories of anti social behaviour and personal experiences of robbery.

  • Bodies Found in Truck

    Oct 23 2019

    The news of 39 deaths in the back of a refrigerated truck in England has sent shock waves through the transport industry. Cyril McGuinness is a haulier with many years experience in the business.

  • Stolen Tools

    Oct 22 2019

    Tommy Maher came back from Australia and posted some of his work tools home. The arrived in Portlaoise but have since disappeared.e.

  • Immigration Queues

    Oct 22 2019

    Daniel went to renew his work visa in Cork this morning and was in a queue from 5am at the GNIB office.

  • Held at Gunpoint

    Oct 22 2019

    At tea time yesterday, Mohammed heard screams on the street and was horrified to see a group of tourists being held up at gunpoint. See the video here: https://twitter.com/RTERadio1/status/1186614808499703810?s=20

  • Graves

    Oct 22 2019

    Paddy Farrelly was very surprised to see that an entire covering of decorative stones had been taken from his mother-in-law's grave.

  • 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.

  • Grave

    Oct 18 2019

    Evelyn Noonan is upset about the funeral prank which featured on Liveline on Monday. Her husband is buried in the plot next to where the prank took place and Evelyn is unhappy at the antics which took place.

  • Early Release

    Oct 18 2019

    Bernie Kelly's brother, Patsy was assaulted and died in 2015. Bernie and her family are upset because they've just discovered that the man who was jailed as a result is getting early release from prison.

  • Assault

    Oct 18 2019

    Marc Power arranged to meet a "date" through a gay dating App. But he was viciously beaten by a number of men when he arrived at the scheduled meeting place. Gardai are treating the attack as a hate crime.

  • 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.

  • Theft

    Oct 16 2019

    Anna recounted what happened when a man burst into the shop she was working in and stole the till.

  • Shunned

    Oct 16 2019

    Joanna, Mary, Bridget and Christina spoke about their personal experiences of being shunned by their families.

  • Funerals

    Oct 16 2019

    Paddy was upset they couldn't hang a tri-colour on his brother's coffin last week, while Alan explained how some priests don't like to livestream funerals. Frances gave a eulogy at her friend's service despite being told not to.

  • Overcrowded Rental

    Oct 15 2019

    Wes lives next door to a house that has more than 20 people in shared rental accommodation.

  • Funerals

    Oct 15 2019

    Charles wasn't allowed give a eulogy at his mother's funeral. Other people have had similar issues with funerals.

  • Flight

    Oct 15 2019

    Aileen's husband is a cancer patient but had a very annoying experience on a flight back from abroad.

  • Stolen Case

    Oct 14 2019

    Joanna Dooley was very surprised when her suitcase was stolen from the luggage rack of a 145 bus in Dublin.

  • Jehovah's Witnesses

    Oct 14 2019

    Rachel got married last Tuesday but neither her mother nor her daughter attended as she had been disfellowshipped from the Jehovah Witnesses.

  • Funeral

    Oct 14 2019

    At Shay Bradley's funeral, a recording of him asking to be let out of the coffin was played at the graveside. While it amused many, some listeners thought it was in bad taste.