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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

  • 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.

  • Covid-19

    Mar 30 2020

    Ciaran O'Rourke's mother Ann died last week after contracting Covid-19. He talked to Joe about how his family is coping. Over-70s discuss the difficulties associated with cocooning in light of the Covid-19 crisis.

  • Covid-19

    Mar 27 2020

    Joe talks to callers about how Covid-19 is impacting on their families' most precious moments; from deaths, to end of life care, and births.

  • Covid-19

    Mar 26 2020

    Covid-19

  • Covid-19

    Mar 25 2020

    Joe talks to callers concerned about leaflet drops advertising high interest loans; obstacles facing business owners during the Covid crisis; creche users and owners discuss ongoing payment of fees and Joe chats to a GP about managing public health.

  • Covid-19

    Mar 24 2020

    Callers discuss stories relating to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.

  • Covid-19

    Mar 23 2020

    Donal has recovered from Coronavirus and Padraig's brother has been hospitalised with it. Donie and Sarah want to give advice to people who are visiting country areas during the outbreak. Padraig has a mobile dental facility but he cannot get insurance for his van. And listeners tell us about issues with getting the mortgage moratorium.

  • Covid-19 Q & A

    Mar 20 2020

    Joe is joined in studio by Professor Martin Cormican, HSE Clinical Lead for Infection Control. He answers callers' questions about Covid-19.

  • Covid-19: Stranded

    Mar 19 2020

    Covid-19: Stranded

  • Covid-19: School Exams

    Mar 19 2020

    Covid-19: School Exams

  • Covid-19: Prof. Fergal Malone

    Mar 19 2020

    Covid-19: Prof. Fergal Malone

  • Covid-19

    Mar 18 2020

    All the latest news on the Coronavirus including Dr Ciara Kelly who has the virus and author John Boyne who is running a short story competition. https://johnboyne.com/short-story-competition/

  • Covid-19

    Mar 16 2020

    Covid-19

  • Covid-19 Q&A

    Mar 13 2020

    With Professor Martin Cormican, HSE Clinical Lead

  • Coronavirus

    Mar 12 2020

    Coronavirus

  • Coronavirus

    Mar 11 2020

    Coronavirus

  • Domestic Abuse victim takes a stand

    Mar 10 2020

    After suffering vicious attacks at the hands of her ex husband, Muhammed Tajik, Susan Walmsley told Joe about the horrendous violence that was inflicted upon her. Womens Aid 24-freephone number 1800 341 900.

  • Coronavirus

    Mar 10 2020

    An increasing number of people are self-isolating in Ireland including Mark, Inga, Andy and Isabelle. Emer and Caroline are in isolation in Italy. Aoife was meant to get married in Florence in April but has had to cancel all of her arrangements due to the Coronavirus..

  • Disability

    Mar 09 2020

    Robert Joyce, who is disabled, has been told that he will lose part of his welfare payments if he goes on holiday abroad for more than 2 weeks.

  • Coronavirus

    Mar 09 2020

    More on Coronavirus including a travel agent who tells us about the effect it's having on her business.

  • Assault

    Mar 09 2020

    Christopher was knocked off his scooter and attacked by a group of teenagers last night.

  • Rescued Child from Train Tracks

    Mar 06 2020

    Hero Dean Mc Donald who saved Sarah Murphy (2) from train track in Shankill Dart station two weeks ago shared his story.

  • Paintings

    Mar 06 2020

    We're trying to track down paintings by Una Watters, who died suddenly in 1965. Una's family would like to exhibit her art but they haven't been able to locate all her work... Caller Valerie Halpin sat for the artist Una Waters back in 1947 when Valerie was seven years old.

  • Irish Stereotypes

    Mar 06 2020

    Christina Durack is outraged by St Patricks's Day T-Shirts on sale in Canada that say "Half Irish , Half Drunk" "Irish Today...Drunk Tomorrow."

  • Coronavirus and Nursing Homes

    Mar 06 2020

    Deirdre was turned away from her mother's nursing home earlier today due to the visiting restrictions imposed nationwide.

  • William Coote Medals

    Mar 05 2020

    Seamus O'Kelly's grandfather mutinied while in the British Army. He had his service medals confiscated as a result. His family want the UK Ministry of Defence to return William Coote's medals to them.

  • Una Watters Paintings

    Mar 05 2020

    We're trying to track down paintings by Una Watters, who died suddenly in 1965. Una's family would like to exhibit her art but they haven't been able to locate all her work.

  • Scam

    Mar 05 2020

    Dara was the victim of an elaborate scam which cost her €800.

  • Redress

    Mar 04 2020

    Redress

  • Coronavirus

    Mar 04 2020

    Coronavirus

  • Royal Visit

    Mar 03 2020

    Youth & Community campaigner Ruairi Mc Kiernan argued that Ireland has more to offer the royals than a trip to the Guinness storehouse. Some listeners disagreed.

  • Redress

    Mar 03 2020

    Abuse survivors Catherine, Maurice, Miriam & Richard respond of a new two-part RTÉ series called Redress: Has the State delivered for abuse survivors?

  • Good Samaritans

    Mar 03 2020

    Kirsten Murphy told Damien about a terrifying incident that happened at Shankill Dart station two weeks ago when her two year old child fell through the gap and onto the train track. Kirsten praised the actions of a young man who jumped down to lift her daughter to safety.

  • Coronavirus

    Mar 03 2020

    Damien spoke to Deirdre whose daughter is a pupil in the school closed due to confirmed case of COVID-19 in the east of the country.

  • USA Immigration

    Mar 02 2020

    Kelly Anne was denied entry to the US after homeland security discovered she's a recovering drug addict. She and her mum talk to Damien about their experience.

  • Uniform in Supermarket

    Mar 02 2020

    Andrew's daughter was asked to leave her local Lidl store because she was wearing her school uniform. He talks to Damien about the policy which the store says was introduced to prevent loitering.

  • Coronavirus

    Mar 02 2020

    Callers discuss the Coronavirus. Remon is trying to get a refund on a cancelled school trip to Italy. Meanwhile, Kevin can't find any hand sanitiser in the shops.

  • Coronavirus

    Feb 27 2020

    We heard from callers at home and abroad who have been affected by the Coronavirus COVID-19.

  • Coronavirus

    Feb 26 2020

    Coronavirus

  • Rent Freeze

    Feb 25 2020

    Anne Marie is a professional landlord with nearly 40 tenancies on her books. She tells Joe that she would be put out of business if the government brings in any type of rent freeze to tackle the housing crisis.

  • Coronavirus

    Feb 25 2020

    Brian is from Wicklow and is currently on lock down in the Tenerife hotel where a case of Coronavirus has been confirmed. He talks to Joe, along with other quarantined residents from France, Germany, Scotland and England.

  • Puberty Blockers

    Feb 24 2020

    Helen is horrified that a number of Irish children attending the Gender Endocrinology Service at Crumlin are receiving puberty blockers. Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin accepts referrals from the Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) at the Tavistock Clinic via the HSE Treatment Abroad Scheme.

  • Coronavirus

    Feb 24 2020

    Callers are worried about the spread of COVID-19 worldwide and are considering whether they need to cancel upcoming travel plans.

  • Theft

    Feb 21 2020

    Sunita's car was broken into last night and all her belongings were stolen, including her wedding outfits.

  • Stroke

    Feb 21 2020

    Billy O'Donoghue was lucky to survive a stroke 5 years ago.

  • Scam

    Feb 21 2020

    Gemma was looking for a roofer to fix a leak, but ended up being scammed out of €3.300.

  • Bus Stop

    Feb 21 2020

    Catriona McClean wants an extra stop added to a Lucan bus route in order to reach Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown.

  • NCT

    Feb 20 2020

    Edel's insurance company has told her that unless she has written confirmation from the NCT that they cannot complete her test or issue a certificate as a result of the lift issue, they cannot insure her to drive.

  • Medical Card issues

    Feb 20 2020

    Karen has two children with special needs, one of whom has a medical card however it has been up for renewal since October. She's now under pressure to pay mounting pharmacy bills that she cannot afford. John also got in touch to highlight the issues he's experiencing once again trying to get his card renewed

  • Management fees & RTB

    Feb 20 2020

    Ruth hasn't increased the rent on the apartment she owns in Raheny in three years. However her circumstances have changed and she is keen for her tenants to take on the annual management fees of €1,850.

  • Good Samaritan

    Feb 20 2020

    Tony is looking for the man who helped him when he collapsed on the Dart last Thursday, February 13 as it was pulling into Sydney Parade Station. The man stayed with him for two hours while they waited for an ambulance. Please spread the word so that Tony can find, and thank, this Good Samaritan.

  • Sexual Abuse

    Feb 19 2020

    Margaret, who was sexually abused by a relative, was then verbally abused by the same relative during the court case.

  • Dancing

    Feb 19 2020

    Kevin, who describes himself as a true believer in Jesus, doesn't think Fr Ray Kelly should be dancing on TV.

  • Burglary

    Feb 19 2020

    Aideen's house was broken into recently. It's the latest in a spate of burglaries in her area.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.