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Friday 24th February

Trump

Sarah Mulligan is an avid Trump supporter who feels he doesn't get a fair hearing in the media. Marie doesn't agree.

Bus Strike/Isolation

Philip, a mature student with a disability, is hoping that the bus strike can be averted as he needs to get to Sligo IT. He also revealed his loneliness as a gay man in rural Ireland.

Boarding Schools

Noreen feels that teenagers in public are not behaving in an appropriate manner.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Noreen feels that teenagers in public are not behaving in an appropriate manner.

Conman

We are continuing to track down the con man who is robbing the elderly by pretending to be a detective. He has been seen around the country.

Wednesday 22nd February

Noisy Pub

Noisy Pub

Tesco Strike

Tesco Strike

Tuesday 21st February

Kids and Tech

Kids and Tech

Boarding Schools

Boarding Schools

Tesco Strike

Tesco Strike

Job Discrimination

Job Discrimination

Monday 20th February

Kids and Tech

Are mobile phones a good or bad idea in society today? Have they destroyed the art of conversation among young people and families?

Enda Kenny

The speculation as to when Taoiseach Enda Kenny might decide to step aside led to many calls from Liveline listeners.

Friday 17th February

Homelessness

Anthony told Joe about finding what he thought was a dead body on the pavement in central Dublin yesterday when he was walking his dog. It turned out to be an unconscious homeless person wrapped up from head to toe in a sleeping bag. Anthony said he was shocked by how normal a scene like this seemed.

Scientology

John told Joe about his life in the Scientologists.

Enda Kenny

Cllr Gerry Coyle, Conor and David debating how much longer Enda Kenny should remain in power.

HSE & Tusla

Mary complained when she found the care at her daughters nursing home to be substandard. Later she found the HSE had opened a file on her saying she wasn't capable of caring for her daughter. It took years to get an apology from the HSE

Road Rage

Hazel was in her car with four kids when a man cut her off at a roundabout. The situation escalated quickly and this man got out of his car and came at her. He started rocking Hazel’s car and screaming in at her and the children. Hazel told Joe about this terrifying experience and the court case that followed.

Thursday 16th February

Pensions

Joe and Esther outlined how their private pensions have been decimated by the government-imposed levy.

Work Issues

Joe heard more stories from the hospitality industry including one employee's account of working long hours for little reward and a customer's story of witnessing some very well-dressed ladies dine 'n' dash.

Signs in Cork

Civil disobedience or an act of vandalism? Callers from Cork contacted Liveline to criticise the actions of Diarmaid O'Cadhla who has been painting over street signs in the city if they contain British historical references. The newly co-opted councillor defended his actions.

Tusla

Home care worker Anne contacted Liveline to tell her story of being the subject of an investigation by Tusla, the HSE and the Gardai. Anne was falsely accused of inappropriate behaviour towards a young person in her care. She eventually cleared her name but found serious misgivings in how she was dealt with by the authorities.

Scientology

Daniel signed up to a Scientology self-help course before deciding it wasn't for him. He told Joe what it was like to visit their headquarters on Dublin's Merrion Square.

Wednesday 15th February

Insurance

Car Insurance - more listeners tell us how their premiums have increased significantly.

Pensions

Elaine tells us how the pension levy has affected her.

Wedding Dress

Ciara's sister is getting married in the summer but the boutique where she was buying her dress has gone out of business.

Work Issues

Louise is looking for a job in the hospitality industry even though she's been treated badly in the past. She was even docked money from her wages when diners left without paying. Peter says his wife is not being fairly treated by a local employer.

Maurice McCabe/Enda Kenny

Should Fianna Fail continue to prop up the Government? Listeners have their say.

Tusla

Martina's grandchildren were reported to Tusla by their school principal. But when the family made further enquiries, Tusla could find no records of the case. It's caused Martina's family a lot of worry.

Tuesday 14th February

Maurice McCabe / Enda Kenny

In the light of recent political developments, FG councillor Brian Murphy called saying Taoiseach Enda Kenny should resign. Listeners rang Liveline from both sides of the argument.

Monday 13th February

Insurance/Roof Removed

Frank was upset that an insurance company called him at home, tried to sell him insurance, and asked if he had a criminal record.

Harolds Cross Stadium Closure

Alan Redmond is a director of Harolds Cross Greyhound Stadium. He arrived there today to find a truck across the entrance. Alan told Damien about the background to this and the Irish Greyhound Board later confirmed that the stadium has been closed down.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Simon told Damien that he and his wife were terrorised by their neighbours for years. It got so bad that the elderly couple had to move out of Dublin.

Friday 10th February

Gambling

Gambling

Car Crash

Car Crash

False Allegations

False Allegations

Thursday 9th February

Scoliosis

Tanya tells us about the progress her daughter has made following an operation for scoliosis.

Voluntary Contribution/Schools

More chat about Voluntary Contributions to schools. A former school Principal says it's an outdated way of raising money. - Richie is the parent of 3 school children. He's annoyed that the school holidays for October have not yet been announced. He wants to book a family holiday.

Lotto/Gambling

More listeners tell us that they are asked if they want to buy a lottery ticket when they buy petrol from Topaz. - Mark is a former gambler. He tells us how he quit.

Wednesday 8th February

Gambling

Gambling has taken its toll on Tommy and Kevin but they are in recovery. Denis is, to all intents and purposes, a professional gambler.

Waiting Lists

The real life stories behind the long waiting lists for medical treatment in Ireland continued with Amanda , Tina and Brenda all sharing their harrowing ordeals.

HP Job Losses

The loss of 500 jobs at HP Inc has rocked the community in Co Kildare. Cllr Brendan Young, who lives locally, rang Liveline.

Tuesday 7th February

Voluntary Contributions / Mocks

Marie told Joe that her daughter had just called in a panic from school. She'd been told she couldn't do her mock exams because they hadn't paid the school's 'voluntary' contribution.

Gambling

Stories of gambling addiction.

Work Issues/Unpaid

Work Issues/Unpaid

Waiting Lists

Catriona watched the RTE Investigates programme about waiting lists last night. She rang Joe to talk about her own son Eoin, who has scoliosis and is badly in need of surgery.

Monday 6th February

Elmar - Deposit Scam

Elmar is €1,000 out of pocket and without a place of his own after falling victim to an online rental scam. He rang Liveline to urge other renters to be vigilant.

Gambling Addiction

Patricia rang Liveline when she found out that her 15-year-old son had lied about his age in order to set up an online betting account. This prompted callers from around the country to share their experiences of gambling addiction.

Majella Murphy - Conviction of a sex abuser

Majella Murphy was awarded €830,000 in the civil court following the conviction of her abuser. She told Joe that seven years later, she has not received one penny from Mick Butler.

Barry O'Neill - Delays in HSE system

An operation to remove a tracheostomy from two-year-old Pearl's throat has been cancelled twice since the new year. Her dad Barry O'Neill told Joe that he's considering taking his daughter out of the country to have the procedure done because of delays in the Irish system.

Friday 3rd February

A&E

Naomi's husband collapsed in A&E on Tuesday.

Homelessness

Jade, her partner and their 4 children have to move out of their house because the landlord is moving back in. But it's not easy to find a suitable home.

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