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    Liveline Thursday 11 February 2016

    Liveline Thursday 11 February 2016

    Fares, fines and frantic phone calls - today Liveline heard from listeners who've had negative experiences with public transport officials. Angela told Joe about foreign students she's hosted who regularly avoid paying their Luas fares. Margaret described receiving a worrying call from her daughter who'd been fined for not having the correct ID, however, she hadn't even stepped through the turnstiles when she was approached by the inspector.

    Sean called Liveline to tell us about the fears he has for his daughter who is a fourth generation Garda. She's in Templemore and Sean thinks she should be fully armed when she graduates. Retired Garda Christy Hyland disagreed. 

    Listeners to Wednesday's programme will remember Eddie from Artane. He called Joe to tell him he'd been waiting over two hours for an ambulance to take his elderly mother to hospital. Other listeners got in touch to tell us about delays they'd experienced with the ambulance service, including Philip who was told he had to wait 40 minutes while having a stroke. Eddie's sister Martina updated us on their mum's condition and what the emergency department was like last night. 

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