Monday - Friday, 1.45 - 3pm


    Tuesday 31st March

    Lost Bag

    Roisin Moran, a trainee teacher, told Joe about her bag being lost, found and lost again!

    Stranded in Heathrow

    Stranded in Heathrow after missing their connecting flight to Canada.

    Irish Water

    Andrew Osborne, a Dublin plumber returned from Australia, has his own ideas on how to check your water meter.

    Graham Dwyer

    Mary went along for two days to observe the Graham Dwyer trial. Walter, a retired Garda Superintendent spoke about the importance of rural Garda stations.

    Fettercairn 'Crime' List

    At a recent meeting on crime in Fettercairn in Dublin, a list of names and addresses of “anti social” youths was circulated.

    Monday 30th March

    Graham Dwyer Trial

    Today's discussion centred on the conviction of Graham Dwyer for the murder of Elaine O' Hara. Journalist Paul Williams , Retired Gardai , Mark Quinn , one of the witnesses and people who attended the trial were amoung the callers to the programme .

    Friday 27th March

    Right2Water Phishing Scam

    Brendan Ogle tells us that the Right2Water website has been cloned and the website is sending unsolicited emails to people.

    Organ Donation

    Aoife's waiting on a liver transplant - She lives with a bag packed waiting for the call.

    Air Crash

    Michael survived a helicopter crash ten years ago.

    Thursday 26th March

    Water System

    Tim, who worked in Beirut for 4 months, told Joe how water is distributed there.

    Emergency Services

    Jerome Hopkins of the Mayo Mountain Rescue explained how they operate.

    Ticket Scam

    Anthony was scammed out of his tickets to Ireland v Poland on Sunday night.

    Car Theft

    Shona told Joe about last night’s break in at her house where two cars were stolen.

    Germanwings Plane Crash

    Former pilot John Leahy and pilot Ray Ronan spoke to Joe about what may have happened. Spanish Ambassador Jose Maria Rodriguez-Coso also joined Joe.

    Wednesday 25th March


    Elaine talks to Joe about the difficulties she is having in renting accommodation in West Dublin.

    Mountain Rescue

    Gerry Christie is the PRO for Mountain Rescue Ireland. They are campaigning for the abolition of VAT on the equipment they use .

    Water Charges

    Fianna Fail's Catriona McClean wants people to know that her party is opposed to Irish Water. She deates the issues with Derek Doyle from the Anti Austerity Alliance and Brian Brennan a Labour party supporter.

    Tuesday 24th March

    Fire Station Birth

    Gerry Ashe directed her daughter to Nutgrove Fire Station to give birth!

    Water Charges

    Marian and John give their opinion on the water charges.

    Grangegorman Squat

    Stephen lives in the Grangegorman site, he tells what's going on.

    Trike Insurance

    Niall Minogue talks trike insurance and setting up his business

    Monday 23rd March


    Marianne, Rory, Anne, Rita and Mary described how their pensions have been hit by the latest regulations.

    Motor Tax

    Michael Griffin in Mayo wants to tax his 17 seater minibus as he has done for 7 years, but this year the motor tax office wants to change it to 16 seats for no apparent reason.

    Car Broken Into

    Caroline’s daughter had her bag snatched from her parked car in Blessington yesterday and wanted to warn the Liveline listeners of obvious danger

    Friday 20th March

    Aidan Turner

    Irish actor Aidan Turner, star of the BBC series Poldark, went to the Gaiety school of acting, Patrick Sutton who runs the school spoke to Joe about how good an actor he is.

    Rare Disease

    Paddy has a rare kidney disorder called Dent disease, he is on a lot of pain medication as a result of kidney stones building up every week.

    Water Protest

    Grace annoyed with water protesters appearing in her estate.

    Thursday 19th March


    Marian McDonnell remembers Mary Leader who died in the 1972 Noyeks Fire on Parnell St.

    Levy / Businesses

    Brendan, as a result of going through planning permission, has been hit by a luas/metro levy of €9,000

    Wednesday 18th March

    Random Act of Kindness

    Tony talks about a random act of kindness , when his daughter lost her keys in the phoenix park , they were taped to a lamppost when she went looking for them.


    Carmel Walsh runs workshops on cyber bullying. As she was researching a workshop , she came accross an extremely violent video, made in Brazil but posted by an Irish teenager on Facebook. She contacted Facebook about it but says they were not concerned about taking it down.

    St. Patrick's Day

    The state of Dublin city during and after yesterday's parade was much improved on previous years , according to Liveline callers.


    Having worked all his adult life, Joe Taylor is like many people who narrowly miss having enough contributions for the state contributory pension.

    Monday 16th March

    Liveline Monday 16 March 2015

    On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, Liveline heard from Irish people abroad as well as foreign nationals living here. Stephen in New Orleans, Brian in New York, Liam in Kuala Lumpur, Frank in Prague, Shay in Denver and Liz in Australia spoke about the Irish celebrations there. Jamie Saris, an American anthropologist working in Maynooth gave his take on nationality, while Spaniard Antonio misses his Spanish food here. Marie in Mullingar mentioned the Heart of Ireland festival while Tony was on about the Clones Festival of Light. Derek was unimpressed with the delays he encountered at Dublin Airport on Thursday.

    Friday 13th March

    Thursday 12th March

    Door-to-Door Sales

    Door to door salesmen were brought under the spotlight by Patrick and Michael.

    Cost of Posting Overseas

    Darren Byrne was surprised when was charged €120 to import his motorbike helmet from America.

    Noyeks Fire

    The Noyek’s fire in Dublin in 1972 in which 8 people died was remembered by Geoff Peat, poet Paula Meehan and Sadie McArdle who worked there.


    The issue of insurance renewal is a contentious one – John’s premium went up from €600 to €2124!

    Wednesday 11th March


    Paudie McGahon featured on the BBC 'Spotlight' Programme last night. He revealed that he was raped by a senior member of the IRA when he was 17 and he was subsequently subjected to an internal 'court' process.


    Paul Hodkinson's brother Colm died in 2005. The family believe his death was as a result of taking headshop products.

    House Repossessions

    Sandra is a renter who is trying to get on the property market. She is frustrated listening to all the supports that people in mortgage arrears get.


    On Friday night 10 cars in Katherine's area were broken into and one was burned out. She says that its epidemic and something needs to be done about it.

    Tuesday 10th March


    Cigarettes and the health consequences of smoking were on the agenda again today.


    The Government is introducing emergency legislation following a decision today by the Court of Appeal regarding a challenge to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977

    Monday 9th March

    Plain Cigarette Packaging

    Would plain cigarette packaging help reduce the number of smokers?

    Friday 6th March

    Son Assaulted

    Denise was appealing for any information surrounding an attack on her son on Wednesday.

    Carbon Monoxide

    The potential danger of carbon monoxide poisoning was graphically illustrated by Patrick, and chimney sweep Declan had some sound advice. Joanne had her own problems with an installed fire.

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