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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

  • Rape

    Feb 18 2020

    After a woman was verbally abused in court at the sentencing of the men who raped her, sexual abuse survivor Shaneda Daly tells Joe about her own case and what's needed to protect victims during the court process.

  • Homophobic Abuse

    Feb 18 2020

    Tony Kelly tells Joe about homophobic abuse he's received in Dublin.

  • Citizenship

    Feb 18 2020

    Callers discuss the cost of applying for Irish citizenship. Sally thinks the €1000 price tag is too prohibitive, Michael says, "Put up or shut up".

  • Burglary/Buying Tickets

    Feb 18 2020

    Audrey Coyle tells Joe about a recent burglary at her parents' home. Anne Carney warns theatre goers to check where they're buying their tickets online after she paid way above the odds on reselling site 'Viagogo'.

  • Citizenship Costs

    Feb 17 2020

    Citizenship Costs

  • Caroline Flack

    Feb 17 2020

    Caroline Flack

  • Election 2020

    Feb 14 2020

    The election is all everyone is talking about again on the programme today as discussions continue over the formation of the new Dáil.

  • Election

    Feb 13 2020

    More thoughts on the election result from Liveline listeners.

  • Fantasy Cabinet

    Feb 12 2020

    Listeners tell us which TDs they would like to see become ministers in the next Government.

  • Election

    Feb 11 2020

    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.

  • Huntington's Disease

    Feb 07 2020

    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.

  • GP Costs

    Feb 06 2020

    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.

  • Eir Email

    Feb 06 2020

    Disgruntled Eir customers criticise the company’s decision to charge €5.99 a month to use their eircom.net email accounts.

  • Crime

    Feb 06 2020

    Kevin’s house was broken into on Sunday night. He and Maureen discuss the spate of burglaries in their areas.

  • Coronavirus

    Feb 06 2020

    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.

  • 3 Arena Security

    Feb 06 2020

    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.

  • Supporting those with Huntington's Disease

    Feb 05 2020

    Bernadette, Martin, and Mark know the reality of living with a partner who has Huntington's Disease.

  • Spate of burglaries causing concern

    Feb 05 2020

    Mary and Audrey are very concerned at the increase in burglaries in the area where they live.

  • Increasing GP costs

    Feb 05 2020

    Steven was surprised when his GP told him that a €60 visit longer than 10 minutes would incur an extra €30 charge.

  • Sneaky Tax

    Feb 04 2020

    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

  • Sexually explicit video message

    Feb 04 2020

    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

  • Election 2020

    Feb 04 2020

    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

  • Oireachtas commemoration and election costs

    Feb 03 2020

    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.

  • Huntington's disease

    Feb 03 2020

    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.

  • Elderly panic button error

    Feb 03 2020

    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.

  • Coronavirus airport screening

    Feb 03 2020

    Mary's daughter arrived into Dublin airport today from China but Mary was surprised that there was very little concern about the coronavirus.

  • Autism

    Feb 03 2020

    Brian Dunphy from the High Kings tells us about his 15 year old son who has severe autism and can be aggressive.

  • Funny Friday

    Jan 31 2020

    Live from Clontarf Castle

  • NCT

    Jan 30 2020

    With the closure of the ramps at the NCT test centres around the country, callers discussed the impact this was having on them.

  • Eating Disorders

    Jan 30 2020

    Emer, James, and Virginia told Joe about living with an eating disorder.

  • Coronavirus

    Jan 30 2020

    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.

  • Eating Disorders

    Jan 29 2020

    Callers shared their deeply personal stories about eating disorders and their struggle for recovery in Ireland.

  • Luas

    Jan 28 2020

    Laura was on the LUAS yesterday and a man sitting opposite her was secretly trying to take pictures of her.

  • Coronavirus/Sign of Peace

    Jan 28 2020

    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.

  • ATM Charges

    Jan 28 2020

    Brian is worried that when the banks sell off their cash machines the price of using them will increase.

  • Anorexia

    Jan 28 2020

    More listeners tell us about the poor facilities and services for people with anorexia in this country.

  • General Election

    Jan 27 2020

    General Election

  • Coronavirus

    Jan 27 2020

    Coronavirus

  • Anorexia

    Jan 27 2020

    Anorexia

  • Election

    Jan 24 2020

    Election

  • Drug Dealing

    Jan 24 2020

    Drug Dealing

  • Coming Out

    Jan 24 2020

    Coming Out

  • General Election

    Jan 23 2020

    Election 2020 issues including pensions and the USC charge were on the minds of Liveline listeners.

  • Car Stolen

    Jan 23 2020

    Denise is 52 and has MS. Her car is vital to her and sadly it was stolen last night.

  • Ambulance Wait

    Jan 23 2020

    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

  • Secret Gay lives in straight marriages

    Jan 22 2020

    '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.

  • Pensions

    Jan 22 2020

    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.

  • Pensions

    Jan 21 2020

    More listeners tell us about issues they are having with their pensions.

  • Council Accommodation

    Jan 21 2020

    Brenda Kelly sold her house to Cork City council 14 months ago. The house is still vacant.

  • Coming Out As Gay

    Jan 21 2020

    John, who's gay, was married to a woman for 15 years. He blames society for him staying "in the closet".

  • Pension

    Jan 20 2020

    With the raising of the State pension age entitlement to 67 becoming an election issue, Liveline callers expressed their concerns and annoyance.

  • Coming Out

    Jan 20 2020

    Josie was married for many years before she found out her husband was gay.

  • Car Fire

    Jan 20 2020

    Has lawlessness reached a new low in Ireland – Willie watched cars being set alight outside his business in Cork.

  • A&E

    Jan 20 2020

    Anna's 88 year old mother has been on a trolley for 80 hours in Galway University Hospital.

  • Crime

    Jan 17 2020

    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.

  • Crime

    Jan 16 2020

    Crime

  • Coming Out

    Jan 16 2020

    Coming Out

  • Pensions

    Jan 15 2020

    Martin has been working for 49 years but will have to go on Jobseekers Benefit when he retires, losing €45 per week.

  • Homeless Man Injured

    Jan 15 2020

    Homeless Man Injured

  • Homecare

    Jan 15 2020

    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.

  • Transgender

    Jan 14 2020

    Transgender

  • Pension Age

    Jan 14 2020

    Pension Age

  • Disabled Parking

    Jan 14 2020

    Disabled Parking

  • Death of Husband

    Jan 14 2020

    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

  • Storm Brendan

    Jan 13 2020

    Listeners tell us how Storm Brendan is affecting them.

  • NOx Tax

    Jan 13 2020

    Car buyers are being hit with a hefty NOx tax which was introduced at the beginning of the year.

  • First Aid

    Jan 13 2020

    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.

  • Tax

    Jan 10 2020

    Tax

  • Rape

    Jan 10 2020

    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.

  • Good Samaritan

    Jan 10 2020

    Good Samaritan

  • Racism

    Jan 09 2020

    Shubhangi Karmakar and Aman De Sondy have experienced racism in Ireland.

  • Megxit

    Jan 09 2020

    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.

  • Accommodation

    Jan 09 2020

    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.

  • Overcrowded Trains

    Jan 08 2020

    Roy Scott was on the morning train from the M3 Parkway to docklands this morning and was shocked at the conditions aboard.

  • Fire Risk

    Jan 08 2020

    Geraldine was amazed when she noticed a mirror reflecting the sunlight onto a bedroom chair and setting it on fire.

  • Electric Cars

    Jan 08 2020

    Emma drives an electric car and was annoyed to be asked to pay for parking while charging it.

  • Larry Gogan

    Jan 07 2020

    Liveline listeners pay tribute to Larry Gogan who died today.

  • RIC Commemoration

    Jan 06 2020

    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.

  • Marian Finucane

    Jan 03 2020

    Callers remember the late broadcaster Marian Finucane

  • IVF

    Jan 02 2020

    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.

  • Driving with Health Issues

    Jan 02 2020

    Maeve Kelly was seriously injured in a car crash 4 years ago. The driver had severe mental health issues.

  • Highs and Lows of the Decade

    Dec 23 2019

    Listeners vote on the Highs and Lows of the Decade

  • Self-Published Books 2

    Dec 20 2019

    Self-Published Books 2

  • Self-Published Books Part1

    Dec 19 2019

    Self-Published Books Part1

  • Thefts

    Dec 18 2019

    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

  • Telegraph Poles

    Dec 18 2019

    Owen is being charged nearly €7000 to move 3 telegraph poles.

  • Post Boxes

    Dec 18 2019

    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.

  • Christmas Dinner

    Dec 18 2019

    Vikram Singh is serving free dinners to homeless and vulnerable people at his restaurant, Sitar Indian, in Carlingford on Xmas day.

  • Appliance Fires

    Dec 18 2019

    Regina's freezer went on fire and caused a lot of damage to her home.

  • Racism on Dublin Bus

    Dec 17 2019

    Dr Mary McAuliffe was appalled at the treatment, by a group of youths, of a Roma family on a Dublin bus this morning