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

  • 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.

  • Whirlpool Recall Washing Machines

    Dec 17 2019

    The news that Whirlpool is recalling 11,000 Hotpoint and Indesit washing machines in Ireland, because of fire safety risks, caused great concern for Liveline listeners.

  • Skeleton Found in Kildare

    Dec 17 2019

    Eamon Broughan was concerned when he saw some human skeletons uncovered during a ring road construction in Kildare.

  • 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

  • Migraine Medication Difficulties

    Dec 17 2019

    Susan Doyle is finding it harder and harder to get her prescription medication for her severe migraine attacks.

  • Random Acts of Kindness

    Dec 16 2019

    Locksmith Morgan O'Donovan tells us about one of his more unusual call outs when he had to rescue a woman who was handcuffed to a bed, Peter's special needs son left his Nintendo DS in a taxi in Dublin yesterday and more tales of people who have done good deeds for strangers.

  • Hit and Run

    Dec 16 2019

    Karl Henry's 13 year old brother Lee was knocked down and killed in a hit and run. Dean Shelly, the driver who was responsible for Lee's death got 8 months in jail.

  • Dublin Bus at Saturday Protest

    Dec 16 2019

    Paul noticed that a Dublin Bus appeared to be used to separate two groups of protesters outside the Dail on Saturday.

  • Anti-Social Behaviour

    Dec 16 2019

    Michael was threatened by a young lad after witnessing what he thought was a robbery in a shop.

  • Foyle Photobooth

    Dec 13 2019

    Orla's wedding day was ruined because the company who were to supply a Photo Booth and an LED floor let her down.

  • Burglary

    Dec 13 2019

    Evan Doherty, a retailer, had €15,000 worth of Xmas stock robbed from his shop.

  • Autism

    Dec 13 2019

    Marie, the mother of an autistic child, tells us why they dread Xmas.

  • Acid Attack

    Dec 13 2019

    Andreas Christopheros is the victim of an acid attack. He says he's lost for words on hearing that youths in Waterford were let off with a caution after they used acid in an attack.

  • School Costs

    Dec 12 2019

    Lorna Cullen, a mother of 4, is annoyed at being charged to attend her child's nativity play, and feels pressured to buy Christmas cards from the school.

  • Lotto Scratchcard

    Dec 12 2019

    Raytus Gassner was attacked in Galway in September, resulting in a broken jaw.

  • Assault

    Dec 12 2019

    Siobhan Carbery wanted her enrolment deposit back from a local school and quoted new legislation to get it back.

  • Acid Attack

    Dec 12 2019

    The news that two perpetrators of an acid attack in Waterford in April this year are not to be charged as they have received juvenile cautions, has caused great distress to the victims and their parents.

  • Lotto Scratchcards

    Dec 11 2019

    Callers got in touch after news broke before the programme about The National Lottery - they apologised after four top prizes totaling €180,000 were not included for players to win in three of their scratch card games since 2014.

  • GDPR and Nativity Play

    Dec 11 2019

    Gillian was upset when her husband returned home from their son's nativity play without even one picture and it wasn't his fault. The school put a ban on all pics quoting GDPR as the main reason.

  • Canal Attacks

    Dec 11 2019

    Following on from yesterday's programme Toni got in touch about an attack that she and some fellow cyclists were victim to along the canal. Tommy, who runs the Bluebell Community Development Project said that his 26 staff are too scared to walk along the canal because of all of the anti-social behaviour in the area.

  • Good Deed

    Dec 10 2019

    Good Deed

  • First Responders

    Dec 10 2019

    First Responders

  • Creche Insurance

    Dec 10 2019

    Creche Insurance

  • Christmas Party Cancelled

    Dec 10 2019

    Christmas Party Cancelled

  • Canal Attacks

    Dec 10 2019

    Yaman Umurolglu was almost killed by a gang of lads armed with metal rods on the Grand Canal cycle path last night, he was ambushed at a squeeze stile. They made off with his e-bike but not before beating him up.

  • Looking for John Eldred

    Dec 09 2019

    Mary Thompstone gets a big surprise when the man who saved her mother's life talks to her live on air. Mary has been trying to find and thank John Eldred for years.

  • Balloon Flights

    Dec 09 2019

    Listeners who have vouchers for Irish Balloon Flights have been unable to use them because numerous flights have been cancelled.

  • Patience

    Dec 06 2019

    Audrey is in constant chronic pain and moves slowly. She was upset when a shopper behind her told her to " Get a move on"

  • Looking for John Eldred

    Dec 06 2019

    Mary Thompstone is trying to find John Eldred who saved her mother from drowning in 1953.

  • Healing Mass

    Dec 06 2019

    Angie went to a Healing Mass with her mother but was surprised at the message which seemed to be "the old ways or hell".

  • Dublin Violence

    Dec 06 2019

    Annette's son was a victim of a random act of violence.

  • Turkeys

    Dec 05 2019

    Joe spoke to organic farmer John Tedders from Shrule on the Mayo Galway border who couldn't sell 70 organic Turkeys. By the end of the programme the Turkey's were all sold. John said, "I'll sleep tonight."

  • Random Act of Kindness

    Dec 05 2019

    Random Act of Kindness

  • Expenses

    Dec 05 2019

    Expenses

  • Assault in Dublin

    Dec 05 2019

    Caller Cristiano Barberio was attacked last evening for the second time in two weeks cycling to work in Finglas.

  • Penneys Recall Hip Flask Bracelet

    Dec 03 2019

    Penneys recalled the controversial hip flask bracelet after a caller raised concerns that the hip flask bracelet was encouraging younger people to drink more alcohol.

  • Mother of Daughter who died in homeless accommodation

    Dec 03 2019

    Joe spoke to Carol Connors whose daughter Ann-Marie died in homeless accommodation last April. Carol told Joe how her two grandchildren were alone with their mother’s body overnight and most of the following day in their homeless accommodation.

  • Vouchers

    Dec 02 2019

    Vincent was delighted when his out of date vouchers were honoured, years after their expiry date.

  • London Bridge Attack

    Dec 02 2019

    Jane Healy was a witness to the gruesome terrorist attack in London on Friday.

  • House Deeds Cost

    Dec 02 2019

    Fidelma couldn't believe that she had to pay €35 to get the deeds of her house when she finally cleared her mortgage.

  • Homelessness

    Dec 02 2019

    Lar was very upset to see county council workers putting tents belonging to rough sleepers into refuse vans

  • Creche Regulations

    Nov 29 2019

    Following on from yesterday's programme about Tusla ordering four Hyde and Seek creches to close, and the new regulations update from Brian Lee, anxious owners are keen to share their concerns and the effects on the childcare industry.

  • Creches

    Nov 28 2019

    Following today's announcement from Tusla, ordering four Hide and Seek creches to close, we heard from many worried owners around the country.

  • Alcohol

    Nov 28 2019

    Suzanne, a mother of three young teenagers, was annoyed to see an alcohol bracelet on sale in Penneys.

  • The Hidden Life of Phil Lynott

    Nov 27 2019

    Callers spoke about the life of Phil Lynott and aspects of his life including his battle with the use of drugs.

  • Dublin Farmer Tractor Protest Brings City Centre To Standstill

    Nov 27 2019

    A group of farmers protesting against low beef prices blocked Dublin City Centre from the early hours of this morning. Joe heard from farmers at the protest, patients who missed appointments because of it and commuters delayed.

  • Road Safety

    Nov 26 2019

    Anne got her first speeding fine after more than 50 years of driving. She's not happy. DJ Rick O'Shea had a near miss near Strokestown at the weekend when a motorist travelling in the opposite direction veered over to the other side of the road.

  • Printer Costs

    Nov 26 2019

    Listeners give their opinion on the Oireachtas Printer that cost €1.3 million but hasn't yet been used.

  • Desecrated Grave

    Nov 26 2019

    Gerard O'Connor is upset because vandals have desecrated the headstone over the graves of his two sons.