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

  • The Case Of The Missing Postman

    Aug 23 2019

    Broadcaster Fachtna O'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

  • Renting

    Aug 15 2019

    Clare, a landlord, says the auctioneer tells her she could get nearly €200 per month more in rent. However she's in a Rent Pressure Zone and cannot legally increase the price by that much.

  • Learner Driver

    Aug 15 2019

    Grace sometimes uses her learner-driver son's car which has L-Plates. She says the abuse she gets from other motorists is unacceptable.

  • 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

  • Dog Attack

    Aug 15 2019

    Paul and his dog were attacked by 2 Pitbulls in Shankill.

  • Scientology

    Aug 14 2019

    Scientology

  • An Post

    Aug 14 2019

    An Post

  • Ambulance

    Aug 14 2019

    Ambulance

  • Scientology

    Aug 13 2019

    Paul Clarke was surprised to see the Church of Scientology giving out stress tests at the Tinahely show. He confronted them. It turns out they have been attending shows all over the country. Listeners told us of their encounters.

  • Bag Snatched

    Aug 13 2019

    Frances was getting a lovely makeover in Arnotts in Dublin when her handbag was containing her purse and jewellery was stolen from under her nose in a split second.

  • Smell of Hash

    Aug 12 2019

    Liam is a regular cannabis smoker for 17 years.

  • Seagulls

    Aug 12 2019

    Anne Bradley feels her house is under attack from seagulls - she puts a basin over her head when putting clothes out on the line.

  • Personal Titles

    Aug 12 2019

    Travel Agent Linda Jones was surprised to see no option for Ms on the Aer Lingus website - just Miss or Mrs.

  • Parenting

    Aug 12 2019

    With schools returning soon, teacher Geraldine lamented the lack of respect being shown by students to teachers nowadays.

  • Northern Ireland/Hong Kong

    Aug 12 2019

    Bridget is from a Catholic family and the Unionist tradition. She gave her reaction to Mary's observations about the nationalist bonfires on last Friday's programme. The ongoing turmoil in Hong Kong prompted Dubliner Stephen O'Connell to call Liveline. He has been living there for 5 years.

  • Bonfires

    Aug 09 2019

    Mary grew up in the south but is now a "proud resident of NI". She contacted the show to express her disgust at a nationalist bonfire in Newry

  • Son Expelled

    Aug 08 2019

    arbara got in touch after her 17-year-old son was expelled from Irish college, Coláiste Lurgan, in Galway. She was upset over the incident and asked the manager, Michéal why she couldn't appeal the decision to send him home.

  • Danny Doyle

    Aug 08 2019

    Maxi and The Wolf Tone's Brian Warfield paid tribute to the late showband singer who passed away yesterday. They were joined by Ronan Collins who read a beautiful letter that Danny sent him recently.

  • Strawberry Sellers

    Aug 07 2019

    Strawberry Sellers

  • Hotel Charges

    Aug 07 2019

    Hotel Charges

  • Greyhounds

    Aug 07 2019

    Greyhounds

  • Children in Pubs

    Aug 06 2019

    Children in Pubs

  • Cat Killed

    Aug 06 2019

    Cat Killed

  • All Together Now

    Aug 06 2019

    All Together Now

  • Taxis

    Aug 02 2019

    James, a taxi driver, has been hijacked by a passenger and on another occasion passengers interfered with his meter and CCTV camera.

  • Flowerpots Stolen

    Aug 02 2019

    Flowerpots Stolen

  • Christy Dignam

    Aug 02 2019

    Gary says he was at an Aslan gig and a lot of the audience were disrespectful to the performers by chatting and making noise. Other listeners tell us about bad behaviour at shows they've been at.

  • Children Attacking Other Children

    Aug 02 2019

    Pat witnessed children attacking other children in Mullingar

  • Brother

    Aug 02 2019

    Martin has regrets about how he treated his now deceased brother when he told him he was transexual. Martin's brother died in his arms at the age of 47 in 2001.

  • Carl Beech

    Jul 31 2019

    Carl Beech made false allegations of sexual abuse and even murder against a number of people in the UK. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison. Tony Daly, a victim of sexual abuse who became a rent boy, reacted to the impact of the case on survivors.

  • Brexit

    Jul 31 2019

    With The UK Prime Minister on the island of Ireland today, Liveline callers discussed the impact of Boris Johnson’s stance on the Irish backstop.

  • Adoption

    Jul 31 2019

    Clive Bidmead is looking for his adopted sister Patricia.

  • Homophobic Leaflets

    Jul 30 2019

    Homophobic Leaflets

  • Flight Cancelled

    Jul 30 2019

    Flight Cancelled

  • Confession

    Jul 30 2019

    Confession

  • Bed Blocker

    Jul 30 2019

    Bed Blocker

  • Scooters/Bicycles

    Jul 29 2019

    Anna suffered a broken wrist when a cyclist crashed into her when she was crossing the road. The cyclist was travelling in the wrong direction. Marie encountered a man on an E-scooter without a light, with no Hi-Vis jacket and failing to signal when turning right.

  • Gambling

    Jul 29 2019

    David has lost €5000 over a 6 week period in slot machines. He says he's tried to get himself barred from the Amusement Centre but that's proving difficult. Martin put a bet on Shane Lowry to win the Open but Paddy Power won't give him the odds on his docket. They say those odds were specific to a particular machine on their premises.

  • Confession

    Jul 29 2019

    How do you react when a priest makes an inappropriate comment during confession? Listeners tell us their experiences.

  • Funny Friday

    Jul 26 2019

    Live from the Kingsley Hotel in Cork

  • Sex Act in Dublin Doorway on Main Street

    Jul 25 2019

    Marie witnessed a sex act in one of Dublin's main streets

  • RTÉ Investigates Creches

    Jul 25 2019

    Nathan was 3 years old when he was left in Fairview Park while in the care of Hyde and Seek creche, the subject of last night's RTÉ Investigates programme.

  • Heatwaves Across Europe

    Jul 25 2019

    Parts of Europe are experiencing a heatwave. Patricia, who's in Montpellier and Gerardo in Madrid tells us how they are coping with the record temperatures.

  • Harrassed By Strangers

    Jul 25 2019

    Robbie, who's blind, is regularly harrassed by strangers while out and about in Dublin.

  • Begging

    Jul 24 2019

    Having lived all over the world, John Ring recently moved to Dublin and was surprised that during an evening out, within 30 minutes he was approached by 11 people begging for money.

  • Returning to Ireland

    Jul 23 2019

    Mark Hehir has returned to Ireland after a couple of decades in the USA. But he's regretting the move home after encountering problems with a driving licence, insurance and banking.

  • Boris Johnson

    Jul 23 2019

    LBC presenter James O'Brien reacts to the news that Boris Johnson has been elected Tory leader making it certain he'll be Prime Minister.

  • Shane Lowry

    Jul 22 2019

    Following his win in the Open Golf Championship in Portrush yesterday, Shane Lowry's incredible achievement dominated Liveline today. His granny Emmy Scanlon sang and chatted to Joe and heard great stories about her grandson from a plethora of friends, family and celebs.

  • Neighbours

    Jul 19 2019

    Michael Garrigy tells us about how a neighbour with exotic pets made life difficult for him and his wife.

  • Insurance

    Jul 19 2019

    Operators of Bouncy Castles are having difficulty in getting insurance in the Irish market. Denise Kelly runs a small zoo in Co Mayo. But the business may have to cease trading because she can no longer get insurance.

  • Attack on House

    Jul 19 2019

    Jashim from Bangladesh lives in Naas with his family. Last week a 10 foot long steel pipe was thrown through the window of a room where Jashim's 7 week old daughter sleeps. Luckily she wasn't in the room at the time.

  • Tipp Pride

    Jul 18 2019

    Evelyn Roberts is running a Tipperary Pride event in Thurles but is very upset to see posters for the event torn down and defaced.

  • Disabilities

    Jul 18 2019

    The improper use of disabled parking permits is causing great frustration for genuine users.

  • Dogs on Leashes

    Jul 17 2019

    Dogs on Leashes

  • Motorbikes

    Jul 16 2019

    Eileen McManus' son Glenn was killed while riding his motorbike in 2017. Eileen wants to remind other road users to be mindful of vulnerable bike riders.

  • Disfigurement

    Jul 16 2019

    5 year old Elizabeth Soffe was badly disfigured in a fire when she was a baby. Her father Liam says it's very upsetting when adults, in particular, react negatively when they meet Elizabeth. Some people stare at or make faces at Elizabeth.

  • Catcalling

    Jul 15 2019

    Journalist Sinead O'Carroll was walking to work this morning at 7a.m. and was surprised to be on the receiving end of serious catcalling and wolf whistles. Liveline callers both for and against the practice aired their views.

  • Brendan Grace

    Jul 11 2019

    Remembering Brendan Grace who passed away this morning.

  • Cheap School Uniforms

    Jul 10 2019

    Some parents can't take advantage of €5 uniforms on sale in Aldi because their school insists they buy from an official (and more expensive) supplier.

  • Burden of Caring

    Jul 10 2019

    Jasmine tells us about the burden of caring for her 100 year old mother.

  • Bridal Issues

    Jul 10 2019

    Brides to be who ordered wedding dresses from Nikki Kavanagh in Ratoath are getting stressed out before their big day because their purchases have not arrived.

  • Health Screening

    Jul 09 2019

    Domhnaill Joyce works in the emergency services and took issue with the Bluecrest Health screening service.

  • Anti-Abortion Protest

    Jul 09 2019

    An anti-abortion protest outside The National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street included a number of tiny coffins. Some callers took issue with Charles Byrne, one of the organisers. Other callers supported the protest.

  • Adoption

    Jul 09 2019

    Siobhan gave birth 32 years ago but had to give her child up to foster parents. She fought relentlessly to get her child back.

  • Sister Murdered

    Jul 05 2019

    Jo Forde tells us about her late foster sister Linda Christian who had mental health issues and was murdered in 2017.

  • Racism

    Jul 05 2019

    Grace, who's mixed race, has suffered a lot of racial abuse.

  • Homophobia

    Jul 05 2019

    Being Gay in Ireland. Robert is getting homophobic abuse from a neighbour and Martin's dream job in the Gardai was ruined because of his sexuality.

  • Brendan Grace

    Jul 05 2019

    Comedian Brendan Grace has been diagnosed with Lung Cancer. His son-in-law Frank Gillespie wants to thank everyone for their good wishes.

  • Motorways and Driving

    Jul 03 2019

    Motorways and Driving

  • Security Cameras

    Jul 02 2019

    James discovered that someone in the building in which he works was making inappropriate covert CCTV recordings of members of the public.

  • Santa Ponsa

    Jul 02 2019

    Santa Ponsa is a favourite destination for Irish Leaving Cert students, but Clodagh's daughter has been fined €50 for her group being late or making noise. There have also been gang fights as well. What kind of a holiday destination is it?

  • Housing

    Jul 02 2019

    Treacy wants to move into her late parents' council house but has been told it is needed for another family. Susan, a first time buyer, was all set to buy her dream home, but the vendor was unable to get sitting tenants out , even though they had an RTB judgement against them. As a result, the deal fell through.

  • Anti-Social Behaviour

    Jul 02 2019

    Last night in Dublin Martin's girlfriend had a small hatchet thrown at her. Malik, a local shopkeeper in the same area, has been on the receiving end of racial abuse and unsocial behaviour from young teens.

  • Music Video

    Jul 01 2019

    Some listeners object to a video by Irish band Thanks Brother. The video is filmed in a church and features a "priest" lip-synching a song titled "F**K My Life".

  • Jarvies

    Jul 01 2019

    More on Jarvies dictating to car owners in the Gap of Dunloe

  • Anti-Social Behaviour

    Jul 01 2019

    Anti-social behaviour in Dublin.

  • Trump and Christianity

    Jun 28 2019

    Michael Kelly, editor of The Irish Catholic, suggested in an article today that followers of Jesus of Nazareth should not support President Trump. This led to interesting exchanges from Liveline listeners

  • Jarvies

    Jun 28 2019

    Rachel Waters was annoyed when she was actively discouraged by jarvey drivers from proceeding past them up the Gap of Dunloe in Kerry.

  • Dublin

    Jun 28 2019

    Taxi driver Martin was annoyed to hear an Australian passenger tell him of her recent ordeal when she was robbed in Dublin. Mike now refuses to venture up O'Connell Street anymore. Brendan feels Dublin is no worse than any other capital.

  • Stolen Wedding Video

    Jun 25 2019

    Jeff and Anna, visitors from Utah, got married on the Hill of Tara last week. But the video recording of their big day has been stolen.

  • Rees-Mogg Comments

    Jun 25 2019

    English politician Jacob Rees-Mogg calls them snoopers and curtain twitchers. Would you report a neighbour if you suspected domestic abuse?

  • Anti-social Behaviour

    Jun 25 2019

    Vadym lives in Dublin 8 and has been threatened by a 12 year old in a mask.

  • Lost Ring

    Jun 24 2019

    Lost Ring

  • Homelessness

    Jun 24 2019

    Homelessness

  • Baby in B&B

    Jun 24 2019

    Baby in B&B

  • Autism

    Jun 24 2019

    Autism

  • Rental Car

    Jun 20 2019

    Rental Car

  • Forced Adoptions

    Jun 20 2019

    Forced Adoptions

  • Work Issues

    Jun 19 2019

    Mathew was 22 years of age in the early 80's and a member of An Garda Síochána, but was made leave the force because he was gay. Trevor's dad, a bank official, was advised not to marry his mother as she was 15 years younger than him!

  • Sicily Holiday

    Jun 19 2019

    Rosaleen's journey home from holiday in Sicily is turning into a marathon.

  • Bullying

    Jun 19 2019

    Margo O'Sullivan feels that legislation is needed to make bullying a crime.

  • Forced Adoption

    Jun 17 2019

    Forced Adoption

  • Wedding of Adrienne and Anthony

    Jun 14 2019

    Wedding of Adrienne and Anthony

  • Sick during Exams

    Jun 14 2019

    Sick during Exams

  • Holiday Scam

    Jun 14 2019

    Holiday Scam

  • Handbag Snatched

    Jun 14 2019

    Handbag Snatched

  • Aural Exams

    Jun 14 2019

    Aural Exams

  • Jehovah's Witnesses Beliefs

    Jun 12 2019

    More on the Jehovah Witnesses including Noel, a current member, who refuses to talk to his brother Gerard, a former member.

  • Irish priest compares gay people to 'infected zombies'

    Jun 12 2019

    Pat says he turned away from the Catholic Church because of controversial and extreme homilies given by some priests.

  • Anti Social Behavior on Trains

    Jun 12 2019

    Lisa and Carla tells us she approached the man who racially abused tourists from India on a train recently.

  • Villa Scam

    Jun 10 2019

    Villa Scam

  • Racism/Train Security

    Jun 10 2019

    Racism/Train Security

  • Memory Loss

    Jun 10 2019

    Memory Loss

  • Brain Injury

    Jun 07 2019

    Emer has an Acquired Brain Injury. She walks two miles from her home to a nearby town but its very dangerous because there are no footpaths and the hedges aren't cut. Emer tells Joe about having a very poor short term memory and the problems this causes her. She also startles easily and people tend to laugh at her reactions.

  • D-Day Landings

    Jun 06 2019

    On the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings, 96 year old Denis Boardman relived that fateful day as he parachuted into the village of Ronville France in 1944. Other callers remembered family members who were there.

  • Trump Visit Security

    Jun 05 2019

    Trump Visit Security

  • Lens Replacement

    Jun 05 2019

    Lens Replacement

  • Ilac Centre Chapel

    Jun 05 2019

    Ilac Centre Chapel

  • Funerals

    Jun 04 2019

    Funerals

  • Claims

    Jun 04 2019

    Claims

  • Airbnb Cameras

    Jun 04 2019

    Airbnb Cameras

  • Funny Friday Live from Bloom

    May 31 2019

    A Funny Friday from Bloom at the Phoenix Park with Al Foran, June Rodgers, Bob Carley, Liam Hourican, Sil Fox, Yann O'Brien, Frank Twomey, Aidan Tierney , Sharon Mannion and Declan O'Brien.

  • Wedding

    May 30 2019

    Wedding

  • Graphic Images

    May 30 2019

    Graphic Images

  • Families React to Sentencing

    May 30 2019

    Killings

  • Claims

    May 30 2019

    Claims

  • Murder

    May 29 2019

    Maria's daughter Alicia was murdered in 2010. Alicia's killer is now up for parole.

  • Compensation Culture

    May 29 2019

    To claim or not to claim? A number of listeners say they didn't claim for injuries they sustained. Others tell us why they claimed.

  • Partner Murdered

    May 28 2019

    Sally Rodgers' partner Michael Gallagher was murdered in 2007 and she still doesn't know who did it or why he was killed.

  • Defence Forces

    May 28 2019

    Are there serious problems in the Defence Forces? Low pay and low morale are just two of the issues that have been highlighted by recently retired members.

  • The Victim of Crimes Families Part 4

    May 24 2019

    Micheál Cunningham, Michael Kelly, Melissa's and Liz as well as other listeners continue the conversation

  • The Victim of Crimes Families Part 3

    May 24 2019

    Liz Hannon's sister Noreen was murdered in Australia in 1983 and is still behind bars.

  • The Victim of Crimes Families Part 2

    May 24 2019

    Melissa's mother was left with life-changing injuries following a vicious rape and prolonged assault by Anthony Cassidy.

  • The Victim of Crimes Families Part 1

    May 24 2019

    Micheál Cunningham was horrified to find out that his daughter's killer Gordon Molloy, who stabbed her 28 times, would be out on day release in two week's time. Michael Kelly's partner Noreen was killed by her son when he should have been on remand.

  • Drug Use and Crime

    May 23 2019

    After the killing of two young Dublin men in the space of 24 hours, Joe spoke to callers about the drug scene and drug feuds around the country. Photographer Padraig O'Reilly described the Darndale world that murdered friends Jordan Davis and Sean Little (pictured) grew up in.

  • Pawel Kalite and Marius Szwaijkos Murder

    May 22 2019

    Gosia Szwajkos told Joe about the pain she felt when she found out her brother's murderer was out of jail on temporary release. David Curran got two life sentences for stabbing Pawel Kalite and Gosia's brother, Marius Szwaijkos to death with a screwdriver. He was let out on 12 May and nobody from the parole board told the families

  • Losing Pension Because of Companion

    May 22 2019

    Maria was widowed 20 years ago when her husband was only 40. She has found a companion in recent years, but this has come at a cost - an interrogation session by the social welfare, who are questioning whether Maria should be allowed to keep her survivor's pension

  • 12 Year Old Stopped From Boxing

    May 22 2019

    Chloe Black is a 12 year old boxing champion. She was due to fight in the Irish finals at the National Stadium last Friday night, but the boxing authorities kicked her out at the last minute because she takes part in other martial arts.

  • Sex Education

    May 21 2019

    Proposed changes in the sex education curriculum for secondary schools are set to include information on same sex couples and other areas that listeners were keen to discuss on air.

  • Letter from the Dead

    May 21 2019

    Donegal priest Fr Desmond Sweeney posted a letter to some voters in Ramelton saying that their ancestors had spoken to him from beyond the grave and were urging them to vote for a particular party in the upcoming election.

  • Forced to move due to drug dealers

    May 21 2019

    Danielle told Joe how she, and her young child, have had to move houses because of teenagers dealing drugs outside their front door. The final straw came when her son arrived into the house carrying a bag of hash he had found outside on the ground.

  • Bank Charges

    May 21 2019

    After spending years saving a substantial sum with Ulster Bank, Mary was really annoyed to discover that she was going to be charged €10 to withdraw her own money.

  • David Curran Release

    May 20 2019

    David Curran was given a life sentence for the murder of two polish men, Pawel Kalite and Marius Szwajkos in 2008. The men's former employer Alan Kennedy is upset that Curran was out of prison on temporary release recently.

  • Cannabis

    May 20 2019

    Should Cannabis be decriminalised and legalised in Ireland.? Listeners give their views.

  • Insurance

    May 16 2019

    Anthony Brady was insured with Chill but has had his insurance rescinded for " non disclosure" over an accident in which he was 100% the innocent party.

  • Holiday

    May 16 2019

    Aaron Power thought he had the holiday of a lifetime when he paid €548.42 but due to a miscalculation, TUI now want €2078!

  • Gardai

    May 16 2019

    Katherine's fiance is about to graduate from the Garda Training College in Templemore, but she is annoyed that he is not being given his preference to be located in the west of Ireland to be nearer home. In the past such requests were regularly granted.

  • Dog Breeding

    May 16 2019

    Dorothy Byrne, an owner of dog kennels was threatened by a puppy farmer after putting a warning online.

  • Sun Kiss Travel

    May 15 2019

    Graeme's pal was meant to board a plane today for a summer working in the sun but after paying a €600 deposit to a travel company she heard no more about the working holiday.

  • Planning Permission

    May 15 2019

    "Patrick" is a Dub whose dreams of moving to Meath with his family have been shattered due to planning permission issues.

  • Dog Breeding

    May 15 2019

    Following on from yesterday's discussion about dog breeding, Petshop owner Adrian spoke to Joe about his family business and how they buy & rehome pups in addition to other animals. John and Bill shared their stories of buying pets via ads online and in newspapers where the story didn't exactly the way they planned.

  • Brain Injury

    May 15 2019

    Brain Injury

  • Puppy Farms

    May 14 2019

    Gerard bought a dog this month but now thinks it may have been illegally bred on a puppy farm. Listeners give us their experience of pets that may have been mistreated on puppy farms.

  • Facebook Page Hacked

    May 14 2019

    When pictures of African elephants and exotic snakes started to appear on Andy Ring's Facebook page about Irish Heritage Towns, he realised he'd been hacked. He says the experience is affecting his business.

  • Looking for Family

    May 13 2019

    John told us his personal story of the questions he has over his past and his biological parents while Judy and Karl told us about their discovery that they were adopted and their search for answers about their biological parents.

  • Doris Day

    May 13 2019

    We celebrated the life of Doris Day with a selection of her songs and comments.

  • Brain Injury

    May 13 2019

    Micheal told us about the catastrophic brain injuries he suffered after a biking accident and his road to recovery. Colm told us about his journey from a brain injury in hospital to participating in a degree course in Fine Art and Sculpture.

  • RTA Aftercare

    May 10 2019

    Maeve was in a horrific accident a number of years ago where her car was hit by an oncoming car travelling at over 100 kph. She woke up five days later to learn that she had broken her legs, neck and back. Her physical injuries took years to heal but what really hurt was the Post Traumatic Stress.

  • Noise on Trains

    May 10 2019

    Iarnród Éireann tweeted about a choir who spontaneously broke into song on a Dublin to Cork train. Jude got in touch to say how unimpressed she was by the Mornington Singers performance and indeed any performance, noise or disturbance on any train...ever. She wasn't alone although there plenty who love the idea.

  • Stolen Tools

    May 09 2019

    Abigail tells us about her husband's tools which were stolen last week.

  • Scam

    May 09 2019

    Martin, a student, was scammed out of €4500.

  • Reunited with Mother

    May 09 2019

    82 year old Eileen Macken tells us about her trip to Scotland to meet her 104 year old mother. Eileen was given up for adoption when she was a baby and has never seen her mother since then.

  • J1

    May 09 2019

    Martina's son has to pay €800 to SAYIT for a J1 visa. But if he were to organise the trip himself it would only cost €500. Martina says college students are paying too much for the service.

  • Dog Rehomed without Permission

    May 09 2019

    Karen gave her dog to Deise Dog Sanctuary thinking the pet would be fostered and returned to her after she recovered from an operation. But she cannot get the dog back now because it's been re-homed. Pat from Deise Dog Sanctuary says they don't foster dogs and Karen knows this.

  • Carer's Allowance

    May 09 2019

    65 year old Geraldine and her 70 year old husband are struggling to look after their autistic son.

  • Shortage of Bandages for Those Living with Lymphoma

    May 07 2019

    Dan Young called Joe, to tell him about his issue. Dan, has to have a dressing changed on his leg regularly. Dan has Lymphoma and is in his third week without dressings and bandages, meaning Dan has had to use diapers for the past three weeks.

  • Phone Numbers Being Re-Used

    May 07 2019

    John, phoned Liveline as his current mobile number was given to someone else while he was still using the number, without the use of the number he got in touch with the provider and told Joe how it all happened. Garry got in touch with a similar issue.

  • Finding The Nurse Who Saved Me

    May 07 2019

    Gerry Griffin was at the Take That concert with his daughter and wife, when he became unwell. Before he knew it he became weak and was suffering from a cardiac arrest. A woman, a nurse came to Gerry's aid, who helped him before he went in the Ambulance. In the midst of it all no one got the blonde hair nurse's name.

  • 88 Year Old Mother Attacked in Carpark

    May 07 2019

    Anna rang in to tell Joe of an attack on her mother in law, who was attacked on Bank Holiday Monday in Tallaght. After sustaining a broken hip after two men snatched her handbag from her arms.

  • Funny Friday

    May 03 2019

    Live from the Brandon Hotel in Tralee

  • Quirke Trial

    May 02 2019

    Quirke Trial

  • Home Care

    May 02 2019

    Home Care

  • GDPR

    May 02 2019

    GDPR

  • Assault/Anti-Social Behaviour

    May 02 2019

    Assault/Anti-Social Behaviour

  • Quirke Trial

    May 01 2019

    Quirke Trial

  • Financial Abuse

    May 01 2019

    Financial Abuse

  • Credit Union

    May 01 2019

    Credit Union

  • Taxi Attack

    Apr 30 2019

    We heard from taxi driver Sam as he recounted his terrifying ordeal during an assault in his taxi. Micheal shared his story of being assaulted while working while David told of his difficult experiences as a taxi driver.

  • GDPR

    Apr 30 2019

    Geena told us of her battle to find out who had used her company's credit card to but flights flights but couldn't due to GDPR rules while Gerard told us how he believes voluntary organisations could be negatively affected by GDPR.

  • Fundraising for Political Parties

    Apr 30 2019

    Sarah told us how she was surprised to be contacted by the Social Democrats offering her an opportunity to do bar work to raise money for them.

  • ATMs

    Apr 30 2019

    Judy and Malachy told us of their bad experiences using ATMs abroad. Judy told us how using an ATM abroad had cost her 500 euro which she can't recover while Malachy had an experience in Africa which also cost him over 500 euro.

  • Without A Trace

    Apr 29 2019

    RTE reporter Barry Cummins told Joe about two young boys who disappeared without trace in Belfast ion 1974.

  • Ted Andrew

    Apr 29 2019

    Sad news reached us of the passing of Canadian Ted Andrew who had cancer and had been on Liveline in 2017. Listeners had helped his family with accommodation during his stay in hospital.

  • Taxi Driver Attacked

    Apr 29 2019

    The recent attack on a taxi driver by an inebriated passenger once again highlights the dangers of those working in the industry.

  • Anorexia

    Apr 29 2019

    The impact and effects of anorexia can last for many years and impacts on the entire family as listeners told Joe.

  • Theft on Trains

    Apr 26 2019

    Clive says a robbery on the Sligo to Dublin train contributed to the break-up of his relationship.

  • Tax Office

    Apr 26 2019

    Peig witnessed 2 customers in the Tax office in Tralee being abusive to staff.

  • Canal Attacks

    Apr 26 2019

    We hear from a number of listeners who've experienced problems with gangs of youths along the canal including John who uses a sewer rod to protect himself.

  • Dog in Kennel

    Apr 25 2019

    Dog in Kennel

  • Anorexia

    Apr 25 2019

    Anorexia

  • GAA Tickets

    Apr 24 2019

    GAA Tickets

  • Election Posters

    Apr 24 2019

    Election Posters

  • Dog in Kennels

    Apr 24 2019

    Dog in Kennels

  • Special Forces TV Show

    Apr 23 2019

    A new tv show Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week sees 24 volunteers see if they have what it takes to pass the Army Ranger Wing fitness test. It is robust and extremely tough. Is there too much bad language and is it humiliating to the contestants?

  • GAA Season Tickets

    Apr 23 2019

    Callers to Liveline were concerned that, having attending GAA matches, their tickets appear as "not scanned" thereby affecting their chances of getting tickets to the All Ireland Finals.

  • Tips

    Apr 18 2019

    Tips

  • Prestige FM

    Apr 18 2019

    Prestige FM

  • Anti-Social Behaviour

    Apr 18 2019

    Anti-Social Behaviour

  • Name-Calling

    Apr 17 2019

    Eoin has mild Cerebral Palsy and is on the receiving end of name calling and sneering on a daily basis and he goes to and from work.

  • Bessborough

    Apr 17 2019

    The publishing today of the 5th interim report into Mother and Baby homes makes for stark reading as Carmel Cantwell found out. He brother is not buried where the nuns said he was. Catherine Coffey O'Brien was in Bessborough but ran away.

  • Anti-social Behaviour

    Apr 17 2019

    Sandra Dilon has been involved in a sensory garden installation in Finglas for children with disabilities. It has been vandalised on several occasions.

  • Notre Dame Fire

    Apr 16 2019

    Should Irish people contribute money towards the rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral?

  • FAI

    Apr 16 2019

    The ongoing turmoil at the FAi is exercising some listeners.

  • Delivery Drivers Attacked

    Apr 16 2019

    A former delivery man tells us how he used to carry a knife on occasion to protect himself.

  • Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour

    Apr 15 2019

    Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour

  • Birth Stories

    Apr 12 2019

    "A Vet would have more compassion for animals in a clinic than what I went through and what all these women have gone through". Martina and numerous other women tell us about the trauma of giving birth in Ireland

  • Overbooked Flight

    Apr 11 2019

    Liz told us how she was surprised when an airline expected a 15 year old student of hers to fly alone.

  • Hoarding

    Apr 11 2019

    Terence told us how he is being evicted from his flat due to hoarding.

  • Down Syndrome

    Apr 11 2019

    Liam explained his dilemma as his 54 year old brother with Down Syndrome is stuck in hospital with nowhere to go.

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Apr 11 2019

    Becky remembered Fergal Keyes and his bravery on the eve of Cystic Fibrosis day.

  • Birth Experiences

    Apr 11 2019

    Yvonne told us of her experiences in childbirth and the lasting effect on her while we heard more maternity experiences from other women who had emailed the show.

  • Birth Experiences

    Apr 10 2019

    Birth Experiences

  • Birth Experiences

    Apr 09 2019

    Birth Experiences

  • Birth Experiences

    Apr 08 2019

    One topic dominated Liveline today as, yet again, we dealt with the avalanche of stories coming into the programme of women's experiences giving birth in Ireland.

  • Birth Experiences

    Apr 05 2019

    On today's Liveline, Melanie told us about the horrific injuries she suffered during a traumatic childbirth. Katrina shared her story of losing her baby after being admitted to hospital while Allie told us of her fear during childbirth and how the experience caused her to suffer from PTSD.

  • Birth Experiences

    Apr 04 2019

    Birth Experiences

  • Limerick Hospital Overcrowding

    Apr 03 2019

    Limerick University Hospital is making headlines due to the fact that 81 patients are currently on trolleys and Denise told Joe about her first hand experience in the hospital yesterday.

  • Birth Experiences

    Apr 03 2019

    Following on from yesterday's call from Michelle, Liveline was inundated with calls from mothers sharing their birth stories from hospitals all over the country.

  • Birth Experiences

    Apr 02 2019

    Michelle gave birth to her 4th child on New Year's Eve. She was shocked at the lack care she received, and the staff shortages. What followed was an avalanche of calls from mothers who had similar experiences. The entire programme was taken up with their stories.

  • unsecuredloans.ie

    Apr 01 2019

    More listeners tell us about their experience with unsecuredloans.ie

  • Sulkies

    Apr 01 2019

    Joan was driving her car when a sulky crashed into her and the horse's hooves crashed through her rear window.

  • Rare Books

    Apr 01 2019

    Thomas Holohan bought a couple of rare books for €40 in a charity shop. One was signed by Kitty O'Shea, the lover of Charles Stewart Parnell. The items could be worth as much as €3000.

  • Immigration

    Apr 01 2019

    Bob Carley missed his flight to the USA because he was detained at Immigration for so long.

  • Anti-Social Behaviour

    Apr 01 2019

    Derek was in Cappagh Hospital on Saturday when a staff car was stolen and other cars in the area were burnt out on property next to the hospital. Derek tells us what he saw.

  • Provisional Licence

    Mar 26 2019

    Amanda who's 22, is having trouble getting a driver's licence.

  • Injured Deer

    Mar 26 2019

    Seamus came across an injured deer in Wicklow on Sunday afternoon. But he had a long wait before a vet arrived on the scene.

  • IMRO

    Mar 26 2019

    More calls from businesses who have issues with IMRO.

  • Hoarding

    Mar 26 2019

    Elaine says she's a compulsive hoarder of Teddy Bears, presents and general clutter.

  • Attacked at Work

    Mar 26 2019

    Maria is a former nurse who was assaulted by a patient.

  • Tools Stolen

    Mar 25 2019

    Andy Cummins and Victor Fields were both victims of the theft of tools from their vans.

  • IMRO/Town Rates

    Mar 25 2019

    mall businesses are finding it tough to survive at the moment. Tony Morgan is being asked for a 34% increase in rates in Clones, while other callers took issue with IMRO collecting music royalties. Its CEO Victor Finn rang in to the programme.

  • FAI

    Mar 25 2019

    With John Delaney stepping down as CEO of the FAI, we heard from Liveline callers for and against the decision.

  • Stolen Tools

    Mar 22 2019

    Linda told us about the theft of her husband's tools from the IKEA car park.

  • IMRO

    Mar 22 2019

    Davitt told us about his shock at a letter from the sheriff over charges from IMRO while a number of business owners told us of their concerns about IMRO bills for playing music at their premises.

  • Homophobia

    Mar 22 2019

    Thomas told us about his shock at hearing young men using homophobic language in public.

  • Hazing

    Mar 22 2019

    The editors of both newspapers at the centre of the Trinity row spoke to Joe.

  • Coypu

    Mar 22 2019

    Melanie told us about her unique experience with a Coypu and some unusual pate.