Monday - Friday, 1.45 - 3pm


    Tuesday 28th July


    Debbie Grey spoke very openly about the trauma her son suffers with Eczema. Anne, Angela, Eileen and Colette were on hand with advice.


    Margaret, Shane and Janet are confirmed fans of Airbnb. Fidelma is a “Superhost” but is critical of some of their marketing measures

    Monday 27th July

    Air BnB

    Roseanne used AirBnB when booking her family holiday. She tells Philip what went wrong...

    Random Attack

    Cllr Noel Rock was attacked on the street over the weekend. He tells Philip what happened.

    Croagh Patrick

    We speak to people who climbed Croagh Patrick despite the weather warnings.

    Friday 24th July


    The recent changes to the tender system for school buses have caused great concern. Brian, can see both sides of the argument.

    Law Reform

    The Law Reform Commission's recommendations re killers benefitting financially from their crimes is welcome news to Noel Byrne, whose brother Paul was murdered by wife Tanya.


    Colm O'Brien of the Dublin Airport Taxi Association explained the '20 minute' rule for short journeys, while Terry explained his frustration at failing his local knowledge exam 7 times!

    Lost Engagement Ring

    An update on yesterday's story regarding the lost engagement ring.

    Old Debt

    The Liveline resident financial expert Eileen was on hand to advise Mandy and Mark and Kitty on how to deal with debts sold on to a third party.

    Thursday 23rd July

    Taxi Fare From the Airport

    Karl got a cab from the airport to his home which is a short distance from the airport but the taxi driver refused to stop at a shop for him to get milk . He told them that he needed to get back to the airport within 20 minutes to get back in the queue and brought them back to the airport with him

    Credit Card Debt

    MBNA Credit Card old debts were sold on to Cabot FInancial. Some of the debts had already been written off but Cabot are saying that they are repayment of the debts

    Lost Parrot

    Pauline's father who is 76 has lost his much loved African Grey Parrot. He has had it for 7 years

    Lost Engagement Ring

    Cora lost her engagement ring last Friday. She had it for 61 years and it reminded her of her late husband Jack. Callers phoned in with offers of help and suggestions as to where it might be

    Wednesday 22nd July

    Seagull Culls

    Seagulls... a menace that should be culled or bird that needs protecting? Senator Denis O'Donovan and John Carmody discuss.

    Minimum Wage Increases

    Mary thinks the proposed increase to the minimum wage will not benefit either the employer or the employee. Her daughter was recently offered an increase in her wages but the resulting PRSI increase would make it worthless. She crunches numbers with Philip.

    Bus Tendering

    The issue of tendering comes up again. Orla has a 9 year old autistic daughter. Her daughter, after much work, is beginning to get the school bus on her own. Orla was upset to hear that the driver lost out in a recent tender process. She wonders is the small cost saving worth the upset that this change will cause to many special needs children.

    Old Debt

    Audrey got a letter from a debt collection company saying she owed them €215. She was shocked because she doesn't owe any money. She was more shocked when she was told the debt related to an MBNA credit card which she cleared and closed in the year 2000. The debt was unpaid Government tax and interest. She tells Philip her story.

    Tuesday 21st July


    Conchubhar Ó Liatháin and Peadar Mac Fhlannchadha were unimpressed when letters arrived with their new Eircode reference numbers inside, but their names had been changed into English. Liam Duggan, CEO of Eircode explained the situation.

    Bus Tenders

    The recent changes in Bus Eireann’s tendering process have led to many operators losing contracts. Many were transporting special needs children and had built up quite a rapport with the children over the years. We heard from both operators and parents, including Ericka, Aidan, Phelim, Matt, Sharon, Mary, Orla and George.

    Monday 20th July

    Paul Dunne at the Open Championship

    Paul Dunne, the 22-year-old Greystones amateur golfer, has the potential to make history today at The Open Championship in St. Andrews. Philip spoke to some fans who were scrambling to get to the course on time.

    'Living in Fear'

    Susan, her husband, and her two small children are living in fear due to anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhood. Last week, their worst fears were realised.

    Friday 17th July

    Heart Attack

    Patrick had a heart attack last weekend at the Munster final. He is in the Mater Hospital at the moment awaiting a double bypass. He is feeling good and thanks all of those people who helped him out.

    Dating Agencies

    Patrick describes his experience with a dating agency.


    Maura is “a proud Mullingar woman” who is upset that the naming rights to her local roundabout have been sold by the Council to a car dealership from Athlone.

    Bottle Bank Theft

    Mary was robbed while doing her recycling last week. Her bag was taken from her car in the minute it took her to dispose of her glass bottles in Templeogue on Sunday afternoon.

    Thursday 16th July

    Missing Woman

    Emer Delaney joins Philip to make an appeal for any information on her mum Breda who has been missing since Saturday morning.

    NZ Dollars / Post Offices

    Erica is in receipt of the Back to Work Dividend. She is furious that the Department of Social Welfare are insisting that it be paid to her through a bank account and not a Post Office account as she prefers.

    Theft / Tidy Towns

    Margaret lives in Dublin - she had all four wheels stolen from her car one night.

    Wednesday 15th July

    1916 Guns

    Should guns be used in the commemoration of 1916?

    Cycle Path

    Cora and her family have been running Dunphy's Shop, an independent retailer in Waterford for 50 years. They have survived everything recession, competition but now they fear that a cycle lane and new traffic management plan are going to put them out of business.


    Angela has a long and proud history with the Labour Party but she says that the abuse politicians endure is unecessary.

    Tuesday 14th July


    Larry lives near the border of Meath and Dublin. He owns the entire townland of Normans grove. His family have lived there for about 150 years. However, his new Eircode address is now 1 kilometre down the road.

    Bank Loan

    Mary is stressed out from dealing with her bank. She ran into difficulties in 2010 and pre-empted any problems by approaching her bank. But she still received contact from her bank demanding payments.


    Dave wants to highlight the issue of VAT and bankruptcy. He tells Philip how business owners should not be obliged to be revenue collectors for the State.

    Heart Attack

    Jim's brother Patrick was at the Munster final on Sunday. He collapsed with a heart attack while leaving the stadium. He tells Philip his story and wants to thank the doctors and nurses who came to his assistance.

    Thailand Visas

    Nicole and Sorcha were very nearly 'Banged up Abroad' in Thailand. Their visa expired when they went to Cambodia for a week and they didn't realise they were over staying until they were threatened with prison.

    Monday 13th July

    Metal Detector

    Metal detecting and the law in Ireland


    Josephine and some friends have been looking after the grave of a homeless man.


    We hear from more Irish people in Greece on the situation over there.

    Friday 10th July

    Church Fundraiser

    The topic of church fundraising continues.

    Noel Hill Assault

    Trad musician Noel Hill who was severely assaulted in 2008 tells his story.

    Baltimore Body Search

    A body believed to be Barry Davis Ryan has been found in the last hour. Diver Paddy Agnew joins Joe.

    Thursday 9th July

    AA Car Breakdown

    Mary's car broke down on the motorway last weekend.

    Church Fundraiser

    The topic of church fundraising continues. Frances worked for a company called CCS Fundraising.

    Frankie Valli Concert

    Last night David fulfilled his lifelong ambition and attended a Frankie Valli concert in the 3 Arena. In the words of his biggest hit 'Oh, What a Night'...or Oh What a Disappointment. He talks to Joe.

    Wednesday 8th July


    Ken's pub The Dubliner, opens this Friday in Thessaloniki in Greece, he talks to Joe about the economy.

    Church Fundraising

    Michael's mother, recently widowed, has been asked to donate large sums of money to her local church .

    Tuesday 7th July

    Car Rental

    We hear more stories about hiring cars in Ireland.

    Marlay Park Concerts

    Dorothy spoke about the inconvenience of living beside the park during concerts.

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