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

  • Radio Moment: Saoirse Ronan & Gerry Ryan

    May 29 2020

    The late great Gerry Ryan talks to 10 year old Saoirse Ronan who has entered a competition on his show on 2FM in 2004.

  • Radio Moments

    May 29 2020

    Broadcaster Brendan Balfe joined Joe Duffy in Studio 10 to look back over some of his favourite radio memories from a 50 year career.

  • Yoga Trip

    May 28 2020

    Angela Cronin was in India when the Covid crisis hit. She said she had to cut short her visit because locals blamed her and her fellow travelers for bringing the virus to their country.

  • Son's Illness

    May 28 2020

    Carol's son Luke spent weeks in the National Rehabilitation Hospital after getting an infection when he was 14.

  • Letters

    May 28 2020

    More listeners tell us about letters they received from now deceased family members and friends.

  • Farming Accident

    May 28 2020

    Donal’s son John (25) died in an accident on the farm in 2017. He had been helping Donal on the dairy farm when his quad bike overturned.

  • Sil Fox

    May 27 2020

    Comedian Sil Fox was today cleared of sexual assault. He talks to Joe.

  • Letters

    May 27 2020

    Letters

  • Ivor Callely

    May 27 2020

    Ivor Callely talks to Joe about breaking his neck in a biking accident last year.

  • Health Insurance

    May 26 2020

    Mary, who has private health insurance, is in need of medical attention for her leg but can't get seen by consultants at the moment due to Covid-19.

  • Covid-19/Letters

    May 26 2020

    Lorna's sister Susan died last week of Covid-19. Susan had sent her a letter to say goodbye. Other callers also shared their stories of the impact of letters written in emotional times.

  • Covid-19: Inventions

    May 26 2020

    Conor O'Boyle (www.puttbuddy.ie) and Brendan O'Brien (www.bobfscreens.ie) have created business ideas as a result of the Covid-19 protocols.

  • Address Mix-Ups

    May 26 2020

    Margaret had an ongoing issue with her Eircode due to confusion over 'Lodge' and 'Cottage'.

  • Parcel Deliveries

    May 25 2020

    Frances is getting parcels for her neighbours. This has been going on since the introduction of Eircodes

  • Covid-19: Funerals/Social Distancing/Businesses

    May 25 2020

    Should Covid restrictions at funerals be relaxed? Some callers, who are recently bereaved, think they should. - Terry was given a HSE leaflet which seems to contradict the 2 metre social distancing rule. - Some hairdressers and beauticians are unsure about bringing forward the date for reopening.

  • Leaving Cert

    May 22 2020

    Parents, teachers and students tell Joe about their concerns over this year's assessment.

  • Kawasaki Disease

    May 22 2020

    Three parents tell Joe about their experience with Kawasaki disease, a condition that mostly affects younger kids.

  • Inventions in a time of Covid-19

    May 22 2020

    Listeners adapt to the new Covid reality with some interesting inventions and ideas.

  • Covid-19

    May 22 2020

    How Covid-19 is impacting people

  • Covid-19

    May 21 2020

    Bernadette's mother died of Covid-19. Bernadette is concerned that people are not observing social distancing rules as we enter Phase 1 of the reopening of society. - DJ Matt Corrigan was well known around Dublin city. His daughter, Sophie, pays tribute to her father who died this week.

  • Twinned Cities

    May 20 2020

    Mairead de Staic of the Dingle/ Santa Barbara Sister City Committee talks to Joe about the abrupt ending of their relationship & Cllr Noel McCarthy of Fermoy wants to suspend their twinning with Nowa Deba in Poland.

  • Trump's handling of the Cornavirus

    May 19 2020

    Listeners are divided on how Donald Trump has dealt with the Coronavirus crisis.

  • "Get'em up there girls" callers react to new TV advert

    May 18 2020

    Callers talk to Joe about a TV advert for Tampax which is running at the moment. Some callers find the phrase "Get 'em up there, girls" offensive while others find the ad's message very educational.

  • Fionnula Flanagan on Trump, lockdown and everything else

    May 18 2020

    Acclaimed Irish actress Fionnula Flanagan talks to Joe from her LA base where she's in lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Scouting Report

    May 15 2020

    Patrick and Tadgh talk about abuse in the scouts.

  • Covid-19: Retailers

    May 15 2020

    Small retailers are unhappy that some large grocery stores are selling clothes and other homeware items.

  • Covid-19: Day Centre

    May 15 2020

    Orla's daughter has been unable to attend her regular day centre during the Covid crisis.

  • Buzzard Poisonings

    May 15 2020

    Harold Kingston is a farmer in Cork and he says the finger of blame is being incorrectly pointed at farmers after 23 buzzards were found dead in the area.

  • Scouting Report

    May 14 2020

    Scouting Report

  • Covid-19: Retailers/Leaving Cert

    May 14 2020

    Covid-19: Retailers/Leaving Cert

  • Rosemary Smith

    May 13 2020

    Former rally driver and now driving instructor Rosemary Smith is out of work and not eligible for a Covid payment due to her age.

  • Normal People

    May 13 2020

    An appreciation by Gwen Bowen

  • Covid-19: Reopening of Restaurants & Pubs

    May 13 2020

    Charlie Chawke and others publicans talk to Joe about their businesses.

  • Covid-19: Healthcare/Leaving Cert

    May 13 2020

    Anne, has a medical card but was charged €20 for PPE gear when she visited her dentist. - Serena talks to Joe about her 2 year old son who is suffering with a serious ear infection but his private consultations have been cancelled.

  • Covid-19: Testing & Tracing

    May 12 2020

    Families affected by Covid-19 tell Joe about their experience of the HSE's testing and contact tracing system.

  • Covid-19: Tennis & Leaving Cert

    May 12 2020

    Over-70s criticise the decision to ban them from playing tennis when clubs reopen next week.

  • Covid-19: Puppy Trade

    May 12 2020

    Eurovision star Linda Martin has a message for anyone considering buying a puppy from a dealer during the pandemic.

  • Covid-19: Aer Lingus Vouchers

    May 12 2020

    Pamela Griffin talks to Joe about her daughter Heidi who needs life changing surgery in the United States.

  • Johnny Logan & Dickie Rock

    May 11 2020

    Fans of Dickie Rock and Johnny Logan discuss their weekend verbal spat.

  • Covid-19: Healthcare & Contact Tracing

    May 11 2020

    New Mum Helen has learned she has breast cancer symptoms but can't access the relevant service. - Eileen is concerned about her continued health care. - Dr Tomas Ryan, Assistant Professor of Neurosciences at TCD talks to Joe about what steps need to be taken to for normal life to resume.

  • Covid-19: Caravan Park Rents

    May 11 2020

    With caravan parks unable to open due to Covid-19 restrictions, should fees be adjusted accordingly?

  • Tommy Fleming

    May 08 2020

    Live music and chat

  • Irish Dancing Video

    May 08 2020

    Morgan gets some news in relation to Riverdance

  • Covid-19: Weddings and Leaving Certs

    May 08 2020

    Weddings and Leaving Certs

  • Covid-19

    May 07 2020

    Parents of children with special needs tell Joe they feel abandoned as they struggle to cope during the Covid lockdown -Mikalya who lost her Granny to Covid wants to thank carers and tells Joe about her idea for 'Postivity Packs' - Mags and her Dad Paddy have spent their time in Covid lock down by recording Paddy's memories

  • Bewley's Dublin to close

    May 07 2020

    Callers give their reaction to the news that Bewley's Grafton Street Café in Dublin is set to close. - Former Olympian Philip Cassidy responds to the video in which he jokes about the Coronavirus.

  • Covid-19 & The Leaving Cert

    May 06 2020

    Students, teachers and parents discuss the future of this year's Leaving Cert.

  • Language School

    May 05 2020

    Jamie Pacheco is from El Salvador and is in Dublin to learn English. Due to Covid restrictions the course is now on hold until September. Jamie wants a refund.

  • Irish Dancing Video

    May 05 2020

    Morgan Bullock, an Irish dancer from Virginia caused a stir over the weekend when she posted her impressive Irish dance remix. She talks to Joe about some of the negative backlash she received and her response to it.

  • Covid-19

    May 05 2020

    James Norton and Betty Cottuli recount the loss of loved ones to Covid 19. - Valerie Sweeney is recently widowed and talks about losing her husband and the loneliness of isolation. - We hear from 'cocooners' about their first day out walking. - Marc Quinlan owns a pub in Marbella and gives an account of how Spain is trying to return to normality.

  • Chris de Burgh

    May 01 2020

    Bank holiday entertainment special with Chris de Burgh singing and chatting to fans.

  • Normal People Adaptation

    Apr 30 2020

    Like "something you would expect to see in a porno movie" - callers to Liveline discuss "Normal People", the highly-acclaimed television programme adapted from the award-winning Sally Rooney novel of the same name

  • Covid-19: Testing, Truckers, Fundraising and Home Help

    Apr 29 2020

    More listeners call Joe to talk about life in current times.

  • Covid-19

    Apr 28 2020

    Veronica is appalled at the number of people still swimming. - Patricia has been asked to return Covid payments she received after her business closed. - Marie's son was 26 when he was beaten to death in 1996. She has been visiting his grave during the crisis. - Jane's aunt Rose Hegarty died in St Mary's nursing home in the Phoenix Park.

  • Covid-19: Music Industry

    Apr 27 2020

    Pat Egan is celebrating 50 years as a music promoter, he talks about the impact Covid-19 is having on the entertainment industry.

  • Covid-19: Graveyards, Social Distancing and Supermarkets

    Apr 27 2020

    Callers to Liveline discuss not being able to visit their loved ones' graves due to Covid-19 restrictions. - Jo was coughed at in the supermarket, she tells Joe what happened.

  • Covid-19

    Apr 24 2020

    Why has New Zealand, a country similar to Ireland in many ways, had such success in fighting Coronavirus? - John Burns spent nearly two weeks on a ventilator but was cheered and clapped by staff when he left hospital. - Rachel Cleary's father Conor survived Coronavirus and Swine flu.

  • Artane Industrial School

    Apr 24 2020

    More on Artane Industrial school with Tommy Bonner and Danny Ellis.

  • Covid-19

    Apr 23 2020

    Mark and Joanne talk to Joe about Mark's 'miraculous recovery' from Covid-19.

  • Long-Lost Siblings

    Apr 22 2020

    Joe hears about long lost family members who've reconnected. Breda O'Grady talks about tracking down her cousin Lisa Ann Skidmore. Francis describes finding his family when in his sixties.

  • Covid-19: Masks, Carers, Nursing Homes

    Apr 22 2020

    After the news was announced that all healthcare workers must now wear face masks when dealing with patients, Liveline listeners try to establish if the same rule applies to home care workers visiting their clients day to day. Tina tells Joe about trying to find a nursing home for her father who has dementia during the pandemic.

  • Long-lost Siblings

    Apr 21 2020

    Patricia found her long lost brother Christopher eight and a half years ago. Christopher remembers his time in Artane.

  • Covid-19

    Apr 21 2020

    Genny O'Donovan's husband Diarmuid died at 6.45am on April 4th and was buried late that same afternoon. Vera hasn't seen her husband Andrew in 4 and a half weeks. He's on a ventilator in ICU in Beaumont Hospital.

  • Abbeyfealegood

    Apr 21 2020

    Callers tell us about watching Abbeyfealegood on TV last night.

  • Covid-19

    Apr 20 2020

    Listeners share their stories of nursing homes, anniversaries and random acts of kindness during the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Remembering Those Who Died from Covid-19

    Apr 17 2020

    Brian Connell pays tribute to his mother who died last night from Covid-19. Author Patricia Scanlan also remembers family and friends who have passed away after contracting Coronavirus.

  • Nursing Homes during Covid-19

    Apr 17 2020

    Family members of people in nursing homes talk about their care during the pandemic.

  • Lifting The Spirits of The Nation

    Apr 17 2020

    "Jiving nurse" Marie Dolan talks about lifting the spirits of patients in her care and singer-songwriter Jennifer Clarke shares her stunning track 'When I Come Home' with listeners.

  • To Dye or Not To Dye Your Hair

    Apr 16 2020

    More listeners discuss whether or not to dye their hair during this crisis.

  • Thomas pays tribute to his late mother, Patricia Gray

    Apr 16 2020

    Thomas Gray's mother, Patricia, died yesterday. Thomas pays tribute to his "one and only".

  • Nursing Home Care for Late Mam was First Class

    Apr 16 2020

    Grainne's mother, Doreen Corrigan, died in a nursing home. But Grainne says the care she received in the home was first class.

  • Gravedigger Stopped by Gardai

    Apr 16 2020

    Brigid's husband is a gravedigger. But he was stopped by the gardai one night because he was carrying an employee in his car.

  • Full Programme - Wednesday 16th of April

    Apr 16 2020

    Joe hears from listeners coping through Covid-19. Grainne's mother, Doreen Corrigan died in a nursing home. Thomas Gray's mother, Patricia died yesterday. Wendy, made a tennis court for her daughter on the local park. Brigid's husband is a graveyard and spoke about him being stopped by Gardai and Elaine Byrne hasn't seen her husband since January.

  • Covid-19 Tennis Court

    Apr 16 2020

    Wendy Burns made a tennis court for her daughter on the local park. But the council have put a stop to her sporting activity.

  • Convalescing Husband, The Joy Of Post

    Apr 16 2020

    Eileen Byrne hasn't seen her convalescing husband since January. But she was delighted to get a post card from him.

  • Recovering from Covid-19

    Apr 14 2020

    Nassa McCann's mother is 86 and is recovering from Covid-19.

  • Leaving Certificate Postponement

    Apr 14 2020

    Leaving Cert students discuss the government's decision to postpone the exams until later in the summer

  • Dealing with Gardai after complaining in the supermarket

    Apr 14 2020

    Donna O'Reilly tells Joe a tale about being approached by Gardai after complaining in the supermarket.

  • Covid-19 Poetry - Remembering Those We've Lost

    Apr 14 2020

    Dorothy Duffy's sister Rose "Billy" Mitchell died of Covid-19 last week. Dorothy reads Joe the poem she wrote after her death entitled "My Sister is not a Statistic". Tommy Morris recites a piece he wrote about his mother who also passed away after contracting Coronavirus this month.

  • Covid-19: Stay at Home

    Apr 09 2020

    More on how people are coping during the Coronavirus crisis including Anne Mooney who, minutes before going on air, heard her father had died.

  • Covid-19

    Apr 08 2020

    More stories from listeners during the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Covid-19: Stay At Home

    Apr 07 2020

    Lauren Casey made a friend for life when 82-year-old Jack Ryan rang the wrong number. Other callers discuss whether the Old Moore's Almanac predicted the spread of Covid 19. A Covid-19 positive midwife sends a letter about what life is like in isolation. And Baby Noah gives us a laugh.

  • Covid-19

    Apr 06 2020

    Covid-19

  • Margaret's 100th Birthday

    Apr 03 2020

    Margaret celebrated her 100th birthday today and joined Joe for a chat!

  • Dumped Dog

    Apr 03 2020

    Aiden was out walking in Mayo and came across a bag that looked like it was stuffed with something heavy. He tipped it out and discovered the body of a fully-grown German Shepherd Dog.

  • Covid-19

    Apr 03 2020

    Aisling McGowan shared her harrowing experience of Covid-19 for the first time. She has four beautiful children she thought she would never see again. She wants people to know this isn’t just flu and to take all precautions necessary to avoid contracting Covid-19.

  • Brendan Gleeson

    Apr 02 2020

    Hollywood actor Brendan Gleeson talks to Joe.

  • John Boyne Short Story Winners

    Apr 01 2020

    John Boyne announces the winners of his short-story competition and the young people join Joe on air to read their entries.

  • Covid-19

    Apr 01 2020

    How do 3D printers work and how can they help in the fight against Covid-19? Callers give Joe the answers, including one man who changed his name by deed poll. Olive tells Joe about having a discussion about end-of-life care. Business owners tell Joe about discrepancies they say they've found in the Covid-19 social welfare payments.

  • Covid-19

    Mar 31 2020

    Joe talks to callers dealing with loss during the Covid crisis – also health service users explain the disruption to their care as a result of the current crisis and callers with uplifting messages chat to Joe.