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.
Listeners tell us which TDs they would like to see become ministers in the next Government.
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.
Callers shared their deeply personal stories about eating disorders and their struggle for recovery in Ireland.
Laura was on the LUAS yesterday and a man sitting opposite her was secretly trying to take pictures of her.
Arthur got a parcel from Wuhan in China, where the Coronavirus outbreak originated. He wonders if the virus can be spread through parcels. While listeners think the sign of peace at mass should be ended because of the risk of spreading disease.
Brian is worried that when the banks sell off their cash machines the price of using them will increase.
More listeners tell us about the poor facilities and services for people with anorexia in this country.
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.