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.
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.
Sandra Dilon has been involved in a sensory garden installation in Finglas for children with disabilities. It has been vandalised on several occasions.
Should Irish people contribute money towards the rebuilding of Notre Dame Cathedral?
The ongoing turmoil at the FAi is exercising some listeners.
A former delivery man tells us how he used to carry a knife on occasion to protect himself.
Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour
"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
Liz told us how she was surprised when an airline expected a 15 year old student of hers to fly alone.
Terence told us how he is being evicted from his flat due to hoarding.
Liam explained his dilemma as his 54 year old brother with Down Syndrome is stuck in hospital with nowhere to go.
Becky remembered Fergal Keyes and his bravery on the eve of Cystic Fibrosis day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More listeners tell us about their experience with unsecuredloans.ie
Joan was driving her car when a sulky crashed into her and the horse's hooves crashed through her rear window.
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.
Bob Carley missed his flight to the USA because he was detained at Immigration for so long.
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.
Amanda who's 22, is having trouble getting a driver's licence.
Seamus came across an injured deer in Wicklow on Sunday afternoon. But he had a long wait before a vet arrived on the scene.
More calls from businesses who have issues with IMRO.
Elaine says she's a compulsive hoarder of Teddy Bears, presents and general clutter.
Maria is a former nurse who was assaulted by a patient.
Andy Cummins and Victor Fields were both victims of the theft of tools from their vans.
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.
With John Delaney stepping down as CEO of the FAI, we heard from Liveline callers for and against the decision.
Linda told us about the theft of her husband's tools from the IKEA car park.
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.
Thomas told us about his shock at hearing young men using homophobic language in public.
The editors of both newspapers at the centre of the Trinity row spoke to Joe.
Melanie told us about her unique experience with a Coypu and some unusual pate.
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Pyjamas in Public
Salon owner David Finn banned customers in pyjamas from his Portlaoise hairdressers and the lines lit up as listeners shared their views and stories on PJ wearers all over the country.
Rory Bracken spent 22 days in a "hellhole prison" in Kenya for alleged visa allegations - preaching without a permit.
Anne Marie Stafford could face eviction because the apartment she stays in has a policy of not allowing pets.
Margaret is trying to trace a man who she thinks is her cousin.
Following the tragic events in Co Tyrone when 3 young people died in a crush outside a Disco, Nicole remembers what happened her in 2014.
The horrific gun attack in Christchurch New Zealand has sent shockwaves around the world.
Dawi Roushaan runs Murphy's Fish and Chip shop in Waterford but is paying Just Eat 14% commission on top of €140 per week for a prominent position on the app. He cant make ends meet.
Students from all over the country protested today about climate change.
On today's Liveline, Ann, Caroline, Tony and a number of other people talk about the problems they had with the new Government ID system and using the Public Services Card.
Ken Kavanagh told us yesterday about documents he had found in London belonging to a Miss Ellen Rose Maguire from Fermanagh. Today Ken talked to Ellen Rose Maguire's family members and found out about her life and circumstances.
Yesterday Elise told Joe how she and her elderly mother were being evicted from their home and today Eileen & John shared her respective mortgage struggles.
Following on from developments in Strasbourg last night and ahead of tonight's vote on the proposed Brexit deal, listeners share their views on the Brexit developments.
Islamic convert Carol Duffy tells us about her friend and fellow convert Lisa Smith. Former soldier Smith left Dundalk to go to Syria to support ISIS.
More about conman James Carey from Stamullen. Tradesmen who are owed money for work done on his house staged a protest in Stamullen at the weekend.
Elsie and her elderly mother are being evicted from their home on Thursday. Elsie hasn't yet told her mother about their predicament.
Dr Patrick Treacy, who treated Michael Jackson when he was in Ireland, talks about his personal experiences with the singer.
Rev John Kelly talk about his work as a hospital chaplain.
Religious Hospital Visits
Roadside memorials in Mayo to the late Joe Deacy have been removed by the local authority. His father, Adrian, isn't happy.
We speak to cousins of James Carey from Stamullen who is refusing to pay a number of tradesmen for work they did. Carey also has convictions for firearms offences.
Listeners tell us about issues they've had with counterfeit money.
A number of builders got in touch with us about unpaid work done on a property in Stamullen, in Co Westmeath.
Would you hand over your children to a stranger in a car park with only a first name and a mobile number - if ordered to do so by the courts? 'Katie' shared her experience and calls for change.
After a recent EU Parliament vote, the abolition of daylight savings is one step closer. Listeners have their say
Declan O'Brien was one of many people stuck on planes for many hours at Dublin Airport yesterday due to the weather.
Frances has been a child minder for many years and one child has started calling her "Mammy" much to the annoyance of the child's mother.
We head from some of the many people in Ireland who are living with Lyme's Disease - for many it has taken years for a diagnosis.
Emma has a holiday home in Donegal and has been doing her best to conserve energy. Her latest electricity bill showed €4.18 in units used but the total bill was €61.98!
More on what the scouts are doing to keep children safe.
More reaction to the conviction of Cardinal George Pell for child abuse.
Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said the Child and Family Agency Tusla had highlighted serious concerns about child protection procedures in Scouting Ireland, and had recommended an immediate review of the supervision of children involved in scouting.
Her Name Is Clodagh
Padraig Farren, a tree surgeon, says we are too hasty in this country in felling trees.
St Michan’s church in Dublin has once again been targeted by vandals.
Louise and some other listeners are not happy that they will have to change their UK driving licence for an Irish licence in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Mary and her family had a very bad experience using Air B&B while abroad recently.
Grace is amazed at her experiences on dating sites as a woman in her 50s.
PJ Woods can't believe the prices he is being quoted for hotels for St. Patrick's weekend in Dublin.
On today's Liveline we hear from Raphael Duarte about attacks on Brazilian delivery workers in Dublin.
Next month Irish schoolchildren will "strike" in protest at the lack of action on Climate Change. Diarmuid is opposed to what the children are doing.
We hear more stories about how people are being scammed.
Martin, a taxi driver, wants to commend a young man who came to the aid of an older woman in distress.
A drone caused disruption at Dublin Airport today. Christina, who flies drones, is annoyed that such irresponsible behaviour is reflecting badly on people like her.
Brendan says there's a spate of Catalytic convertors being stolen in Swords.
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Louise runs a group called "Child Protection Awareness" which aims to confront potential predators. Callers both for and against the idea rang Liveline.
The new legislation around unaccompanied drivers is causing plenty of debate particularly around the urban/rural divide.
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Brid has a son with special needs who's routine has been disrupted by the strike and most listeners think it's not acceptable to protest oustide the minister's home.
Hayley sent a large "Thank You From Ireland" card to President of the European Commission Jean Claude Junker, which has created quite a stir all over Europe.
A bus stopped outside Michael Moylan's house last Sunday and some of those on board got off and urinated in full view of the occupants in the house.
More on the nurses strike including a chat with Louise Maher, a nurse in a Dublin hospital, who's currently in Brussels having a major operation.
Kerri was on her way home from Australia last week after receiving news that her mother was dead. She wants to thank an Irish couple who comforted her at Abu Dhabi airport and even gave her one of their business class seats on the flight.
Kim Schotte is trying to find the Irish witnesses to her son Sean's marriage in San Francisco 10 years ago.
The growing political discontent in Venezuela is creating great problems for its citizens. We heard from supporters and opponents of President Maduro and from Venezuelans living here.
Given the freezing temperatures at the moment, John was surprised to see workers in the Sports Direct shop in Liffey Valley in shorts !
A Community Centre in Firhouse which is owned by the Church of Scientology is being used for dance competitions, bingo nights and magic shows. Some listeners don't want to attend for fear that they'll be exposed to the cult.
Following the news that a Scottish boy's death was linked to pigeon droppings, we hear from listeners who've had issues with pigeons.
Rachel's father is a patient in Vincent's Hospital. Her family has been told that they'll have to attend to his needs during tomorrow's strike.
As Teresa May sets out her next move in relation to the UK's departure from the EU, we hear from some British people who are having difficulty getting citizenship in Ireland.
Frank traveled to Zimbabwe in December to shoot buffalo. His ammunition was lost on the way out and his gun was lost on the way home. Most Liveline callers took issue with Frank over his views on hunting, while others supported him.
A Funny Friday live from the Raddison Blu Hotel in Athlone with Joe and the team.
Son on Streets
Found her Family
Clare Meade is concerned that, with the closing of An Post's Ballsbridge Sorting office, she will have to travel across the Liffey to collect her packages. Jerry Beades was the owner of the site on the north side of Dublin which An Post is now using as a distribution centre as mention by Clare Meade earlier in the programme.
Cormac was entrusted with over €5,000 by a relative to pay bills while that person was out of the country, but he ended up gambling it away in an afternoon. We heard from other callers who have been in similar situations.
Niall Hogan disputes the Aer Lingus claim that their first transatlantic flight was in 1958. His mother was on a test flight in 1947.
In Memory of Orla Church
Buying a House
Listeners and victims react to yesterday's revelations that Gardai have failed to prosecute thousands of crimes committed by juveniles.
Anne's son has autism. He was due to start work at an animal rescue Centre yesterday but because he hadn't disclosed his condition he wasn't allowed to stay.
Should we take meat out of our diet? Some listeners have done so and it impacted on their health.
Ivan, a chef from Croatia, is seeking a new job but is being asked to do free trials of anything from 3 days to two weeks. Eva had similar experiences.
Laura fell foul of some scammers on holiday in Gran Canaria when she bought an iPad.
Nuala Bourke is Principal of an Educate Together school in Tuam which needs more space but can't get any, even though there are empty classrooms beside them.
Angela Dolan's sister has been paralysed following a fall down her stairs but is stuck in hospital because no home help can be put in place.
Sandra Dunne's landline has been ringing every 5 -10 minutes for several days with callers saying they had a missed call from her number. No one knows why this is happening. Other callers were having the same problem.
Should pupils with special educational needs be exempt from learning Irish? Our listeners give their views
Krista, who lives in New Zealand, tells us about the badly behaved Irish visitors she encountered on a beach in Auckland.
Callers spoke to Philip Boucher Hayes about Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's visit to Ethiopia, when he was forced to leave a number of high ranking female officials outside an ancient Monastery during his recent visit to the country.
John shared his story of being unemployed in Ireland. John has been unemployed for a long period of time and told Philip the impact it can have on a person.
Brendan, was born to an Irish woman and an African father. He spent his first 17 years of life in an orphanage. After tracking down his mother at the age of 35, he went in search of his father and started his search in Africa.
Janet's niece, 6 year old Claudia, met another 6 year old on holidays. When he asked for her number , she said 1850 715 815.
Dermot's trip to Portugal turned into a nightmare when he and his fiance were robbed at gunpoint, bundled into a car and taken up the mountains. He spoke from the airport on his way home.
Earlier in the week we spoke to Patrick Sweeney who was brought back from the dead following a heart attack. He didn't know who had given him CPR. Richie Durkan was that man.
Yvonne came home to find her house burgled and her wall safe ripped out.
Abagail and Marion were both adopted and they told Joe about tracing their birth mothers.
Kevin Devitte, like Larry Gogan on yesterday's programme, is undergoing dialysis three times a week. We heard from other callers in similar situations.
Thecla Fowler was amazed when Minister Shane Ross knocked on her door on New Year's Eve at 8.45 pm, prompting a lively discussion on after dark canvassing. Minister Ross joined in the conversation.
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Can't Sell House
Geraldine, whose sister had a very bad leg break before they were due to go on holidays, has been looking after her since she came out of hospital. She is trying to get the insurance company to cover the home care.
Pat O'Callaghan got a scam phone call purporting to be from Irish Revenue.
Jim, whose son had cancer, and Ruby, whose brother had been seriously injured in an accident, have both received legal letters from Irish hospitals looking for payment.
Brian McGovern was bitten by a German Shepherd dog, and feels not enough is being done by owners to ensure the safety of others.
Boyne Windows in Fairview has appointed liquidators to its business, leaving many Liveline listeners out of pocket for windows and doors.
A caller named Joe has been getting treatment in the Mater over the past few months. He is very concerned that a violent patient is being treated on the ward, and has caused serious injury to a number of staff members.
Daire Hickey McGovern told Joe that a man she knows took pictures from her Facebook page and put them on a porn site, accompanied by vile captions. Daire explained how traumatic the experience was for her, and how she felt let down by the justice system.
Frances was in Kilkenny on New Year’s Eve and saw a woman in a takeaway who seemed to have had her drink spiked. "Her head was back, with her eyes closed and mouth open," Frances told Joe. "When I was speaking, she seemed to hear me, but couldn’t respond."
Highs and Lows of 2018
What presents, if any, should schoolchildren give their teachers at Christmas. Sean, a former principal, suggested none. Others callers disagreed.
A number of callers were having issues with Eir over charges taken from their accounts.
Theresa is a foster mother who, rather than see him become homeless, has taken one of her foster children back into the house, even though he has many issues which concern her.
Claire was horrified to learn that her daughter had been groomed on social media and was possibly being blackmailed.
James is terminally ill and hasn't been paid Illness Benefit since the 4th of November. The Department of Social Welfare sort out his problem while we're on air.
It looks like Our Lady of Lourdes hospital in Drogheda will be renamed. Locals aren't happy.
Brendan Keegan's wife Jacqueline fell in Coolock yesterday. She was left lying on the ground for more than 2 hours while waiting for an ambulance.
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Elizabeth, who returned from New Zealand 6 years ago, is so disillusioned with home that she is thinking of returning there. And Paul, an Australian who suffers from vertigo, has been waiting for 7 years to get treatment here. He has been told that in Australia he will be seen in 6-8 weeks.
In advance of the motion of no confidence in British Prime Minister Theresa May this evening, Liveline callers gave their opinions on Brexit.
Oliver Moyles' daughter Kate was killed in a motorway pile up in 2007. Oliver says he's fully supportive of new initiatives to reduce speeding motorists.
Dorothy Shannon is providing free Xmas dinners at her cafe in Boyle in Roscommon on the 25th. Other listeners tell us how they are catering for people in need on the day.
Martin Sinnott is not impressed with the crib at the GPO.
Women who were not told about incorrectly read smear tests were due to meet Minister Simon Harris this afternoon. But the meeting was postponed at short notice.
100 Year Old Nun
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Living With Grief
Dealing With Divorce
Stolen Phone Track Down
Person Of The Year
A Listeners Praise For A and E
A Husbands Grief
Papal Visit Cost
Kathleen Keyes was in touch with Joe with the sad news that her son, Fergal, had passed away. Fergal, who was only 31, had previously been on Liveline to campaign for the drug Orkambi to be available to all Cystic Fibrosis sufferers who needed it. Joe paid tribute to Fergal and played a clip from their previous interview.
Next Joe spoke to Laura who shared her life story with listeners. After a difficult childhood, Laura’s troubles continued into her adult life when she suffered domestic abuse and now the mother-of-foru is struggling to get onto the property ladder and set up a permanent home for her family.
Joe returned to the A&E topic as William McCarthy and Mary Jones shared their views on the topic.
Áine O’Connor got in touch with Liveline to tell Joe about the difficult A&E experience that she witnessed when her mother-in-law needed care in St. James. She was joined on air by retired nurse Mary, followed by Audrey, Monica, another Mary, Anne, Monica and Ciara who all shared their experiences.
Kevin Lovett, who has been in the pub business in Paris for many years, told Joe about the background to the recent riots there.
Nicola's daughter is 16 today and is being sent home from hospital, even though she has been a danger to her mother on many occasions.
Marilyn wanted to bring a homeless family into her house for Christmas but she says they would lose their place on the homeless list if they did.
On Saturday, James and his pregnant wife were stuck in a Galway car park for almost 4 hours.
Margaret O'Mahony is a sister-in-law of Anthony O'Mahony, whose killer, Michael Ferris, was sentenced for the manslaughter today.
Live from Kilkenny
Trousers in School
Grainne Savage wants to give up smoking. She got a prescription for "Champix" tablets to help her kick the habit but she's discovered they cost €100 a month. She wants the government to give them out for free to promote healthy living.
Mary Daniels spent €6,500 on a 36-hour trip to Lapland. She's due to fly out on Monday but there's no snow. She's looking for her money back or an opportunity to postpone the trip.
Linda Van Der Westhuizen's mother attends a special 'Alzheimer's club' in Crumlin but she's been told she can no longer attend the service because she's "too mobile". Linda says the club is brilliant but very understaffed.
For listeners interested in obtaining a copy of Fr Sean Hyland's self-published book "Whisperings of my Soul" featured on today's show, they'll be on sale in all Kildare & Leighlin parishes from Dec 7th. Copies will also be available on Amazon soon after.
21 year old driver, Timothy Neville, was hit by another car when the driver fell ill at the wheel. But the errant driver's insurance company will not pay for the damage to Timothy's car.
Maura is a volunteer with a homeless charity in Dublin. She allowed 2 homeless men to stay in her house because she couldn't get accommodation for them in.
Are consumers benefiting from falling fuel prices? Some listeners don't think so.
Listeners who've had bad experiences with dental work while abroad talk to Joe.
As Christmas approaches, Rosemary says some stores' window displays are not very festive.
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