Election 2020 issues including pensions and the USC charge were on the minds of Liveline listeners.
Denise is 52 and has MS. Her car is vital to her and sadly it was stolen last night.
Emma, a nurse on a day off, tended to an elderly man who had had a fall and no ambulance was available for 90 mins
'Sophie' and 'Mairead' share the heart breaking stories of the effects of being married to gay men who lied to them throughout their marriages, fearing coming out at a time when society was not fully accepting of homosexuality.
Liveline listeners continue to highlight their individual issues with the current pension laws whether that's having to apply for job seekers allowance while waiting for their pension to kick in at age 67.
More listeners tell us about issues they are having with their pensions.
Brenda Kelly sold her house to Cork City council 14 months ago. The house is still vacant.
John, who's gay, was married to a woman for 15 years. He blames society for him staying "in the closet".
With the raising of the State pension age entitlement to 67 becoming an election issue, Liveline callers expressed their concerns and annoyance.
Josie was married for many years before she found out her husband was gay.
Has lawlessness reached a new low in Ireland – Willie watched cars being set alight outside his business in Cork.
Anna's 88 year old mother has been on a trolley for 80 hours in Galway University Hospital.
In a week that has seen multiple gun attacks and the murder of a 17 year old child, Liveline listeners shared their concerns about the unprecedented increase in drug crime in Ireland.
Martin has been working for 49 years but will have to go on Jobseekers Benefit when he retires, losing €45 per week.
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Caroline and Adnan's 14 month old daughter was left paralysed after a road accident. She has been in hospital since November 2018. Their efforts to bring her home are meeting many obstacles.
Michael O'Sullivan joined Joe to pay tribute to his best friend Matt Murphy. Michael and Matt got married in 2017 to avoid paying inheritance tax
Listeners tell us how Storm Brendan is affecting them.
Car buyers are being hit with a hefty NOx tax which was introduced at the beginning of the year.
Patrick accidentally cut himself with a knife but he says two pharmacists in his locality refused to treat him. He believes the pressure on A&Es would be eased if pharmacies treat people with minor ailments.
Anna Crowe and Gary Crowe shared a story about their daughter Julie Crowe (18) who was sexually assaulted, drugged and raped in Greece last Summer. Julie suffered serious mental illness after the rape and sexual assault Julie took her own life on November 4, 2019.
Shubhangi Karmakar and Aman De Sondy have experienced racism in Ireland.
Michelle has a great interest in the Royal Family and met Princess Diana 37 times. She gives us her reaction to the news that Prince Harry and Meghan are distancing themselves from the Royals.
In June, Kathleen's son was killed in a car accident while on the way to visit her. Kathleen can no longer stay in the house and the area because it reminds her of that tragic event.
Roy Scott was on the morning train from the M3 Parkway to docklands this morning and was shocked at the conditions aboard.
Geraldine was amazed when she noticed a mirror reflecting the sunlight onto a bedroom chair and setting it on fire.
Emma drives an electric car and was annoyed to be asked to pay for parking while charging it.
Liveline listeners pay tribute to Larry Gogan who died today.
The Government's plans to commemorate on January 17th those who served in the RIC and the Dublin Metropolitan Police prior to Irish independence sparked a lively debate on today's programme.
Callers remember the late broadcaster Marian Finucane
Brian, the father of twin girls conceived through IVF, is offended by comments on the Tullamore Parish Facebook page. The parish has since apologised for the comments which were critical of IVF treatment.
Maeve Kelly was seriously injured in a car crash 4 years ago. The driver had severe mental health issues.
Listeners vote on the Highs and Lows of the Decade
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Eileen Hassett makes craft jewellry. But last night thieves broke into the shop and stole €1500 worth of product. Also, a high performance motorbike was stolen from outside Noeleen's house 3 weeks ago
Owen is being charged nearly €7000 to move 3 telegraph poles.
Jim tells us about a Post Box near his house in Dublin 14 which hasn't been emptied in days. It's overflowing with post.
Vikram Singh is serving free dinners to homeless and vulnerable people at his restaurant, Sitar Indian, in Carlingford on Xmas day.
Regina's freezer went on fire and caused a lot of damage to her home.
The news that Whirlpool is recalling 11,000 Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines in Ireland, because of fire safety risks, caused great concern for Liveline listeners.
Eamon Broughan was concerned when he saw some human skeletons uncovered during a ring road construction in Kildare.
Dr Mary McAuliffe was appalled at the treatment, by a group of youths, of a Roma family on a Dublin bus this morning
Susan Doyle is finding it harder and harder to get her prescription medication for her severe migraine attacks.
Locksmith Morgan O'Donovan tells us about one of his more unusual call outs when he had to rescue a woman who was handcuffed to a bed, Peter's special needs son left his Nintendo DS in a taxi in Dublin yesterday and more tales of people who have done good deeds for strangers.
Karl Henry's 13 year old brother Lee was knocked down and killed in a hit and run. Dean Shelly, the driver who was responsible for Lee's death got 8 months in jail.
Paul noticed that a Dublin Bus appeared to be used to separate two groups of protesters outside the Dail on Saturday.
Michael was threatened by a young lad after witnessing what he thought was a robbery in a shop.
Orla's wedding day was ruined because the company who were to supply a Photo Booth and an LED floor let her down.
Evan Doherty, a retailer, had €15,000 worth of Xmas stock robbed from his shop.
Marie, the mother of an autistic child, tells us why they dread Xmas.
Andreas Christopheros is the victim of an acid attack. He says he's lost for words on hearing that youths in Waterford were let off with a caution after they used acid in an attack.
Lorna Cullen, a mother of 4, is annoyed at being charged to attend her child's nativity play, and feels pressured to buy Christmas cards from the school.
Raytus Gassner was attacked in Galway in September, resulting in a broken jaw.
Siobhan Carbery wanted her enrolment deposit back from a local school and quoted new legislation to get it back.
The news that two perpetrators of an acid attack in Waterford in April this year are not to be charged as they have received juvenile cautions, has caused great distress to the victims and their parents.
Callers got in touch after news broke before the programme about The National Lottery - they apologised after four top prizes totaling €180,000 were not included for players to win in three of their scratch card games since 2014.
Gillian was upset when her husband returned home from their son's nativity play without even one picture and it wasn't his fault. The school put a ban on all pics quoting GDPR as the main reason.
Following on from yesterday's programme Toni got in touch about an attack that she and some fellow cyclists were victim to along the canal. Tommy, who runs the Bluebell Community Development Project said that his 26 staff are too scared to walk along the canal because of all of the anti-social behaviour in the area.
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Yaman Umurolglu was almost killed by a gang of lads armed with metal rods on the Grand Canal cycle path last night, he was ambushed at a squeeze stile. They made off with his e-bike but not before beating him up.
Mary Thompstone gets a big surprise when the man who saved her mother's life talks to her live on air. Mary has been trying to find and thank John Eldred for years.
Listeners who have vouchers for Irish Balloon Flights have been unable to use them because numerous flights have been cancelled.
Audrey is in constant chronic pain and moves slowly. She was upset when a shopper behind her told her to " Get a move on"
Mary Thompstone is trying to find John Eldred who saved her mother from drowning in 1953.
Angie went to a Healing Mass with her mother but was surprised at the message which seemed to be "the old ways or hell".
Annette's son was a victim of a random act of violence.
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."
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Caller Cristiano Barberio was attacked last evening for the second time in two weeks cycling to work in Finglas.
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.
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.
Vincent was delighted when his out of date vouchers were honoured, years after their expiry date.
Jane Healy was a witness to the gruesome terrorist attack in London on Friday.
Fidelma couldn't believe that she had to pay €35 to get the deeds of her house when she finally cleared her mortgage.
Lar was very upset to see county council workers putting tents belonging to rough sleepers into refuse vans