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    Friday 29th April

    Funny Friday Live from Studio 10

    Funny Friday Live from Studio 10

    Thursday 28th April

    Religious Icons

    We had more stories of valuables donated to the Catholic Church by listeners’ relatives.

    Syria

    Dubliner Calvin James spoke from Syria on his life there and the release last weekend of Joshua Molloy from a Kurdish prison in Iran.

    Irish Water

    On today’s programme listeners reacted to Fianna Fail and Fine Gael’s next government deal on Irish Water.

    Wednesday 27th April

    Tuesday 26th April

    Follow the Icon

    A so-called 'Marymobile' with an icon of the mother of God is travelling around Ireland at the moment. Listeners have different opinions about the value of the travelling icon.

    Monday 25th April

    Mary - 100 Years Old

    Mary McGrath from Cork was born on Easter Monday April 25th 1916. She was out until 2am at her birthday party last night. She told Joe about her life from her earliest memories, working in Jennings Lemonade, never getting married and celebrating her 100th birthday.

    Mental Health

    Linda, Angie and Laura discussed mental health issues and different ways of dealing with them.

    Urinating in Public

    Ken Kavanagh was surprised that a judge struck out a case involving a man urinating in public.

    Friday 22nd April

    Mental Health

    Following on from the week’s discussions about mental health, listeners called Joe to talk about their experiences of Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT).

    Fed Ex

    Fintan tried to send some Newbridge Silverware to his online girlfriend in the Philippines. He wasn’t happy with the delivery service.

    Prince

    Prince was remembered by his Production Co-ordinator – Aoife Ahern from Cork – who was touring with him when he died yesterday.

    Aer Lingus

    Ruth’s father died in the United States. She felt she was treated very badly by Aer Lingus when she went over to arrange for his body to be brought home.

    Thursday 21st April

    Depression

    Today we heard from more listeners who are living with depression.

    Wednesday 20th April

    Back to Work

    Gerard and Paddy are both trying to get back into the workforce. Gerard feels his weight is going against him, while Paddy has only received 2 replies to about 90 CVs which he sent out.

    Suicide

    In the last three weeks, 8 people have died by suicide in Co Laois. Fr Paddy Byrne has officiated at many of the services and is worried that people may become desensitised to the enormous loss involved for families.

    Tuesday 19th April

    Kevin McGeever

    Catherine Rehill told Joe about the night she picked up scam artist Kevin McGeever in her car. He had been missing for months and was later convicted of wasting garda time for making up a story about being abducted.

    TD Phone Expenses

    Anne rang Joe to say she was very annoyed that TDs were able to claim for, and keep, new mobile phones just weeks before they lost their seats.

    Scams

    Catherine’s mother got badly scammed by people who rang up and scared her into transferring €2,000 via Western Union to Vietnam. Over the course of the programme, it emerged that many other people had fallen victim to the same scam.

    Monday 18th April

    Friday 15th April

    Kilkenny Folk Museum

    The Nore View Museum in Bennettsbridge was run by Seamus Lawlor who sadly passed away last year. John Fitzgerald wrote a book about it.

    Government Formation

    After three votes for Taoiseach, we still have no one elected to the position. With the importance of the independent TDs growing by the day, what do the Liveline listeners think their demands will be in the next Government?

    Thursday 14th April

    Racial Profiling

    Dr Maria Gonzalez, who is from the Carribean, told Joe about her husband being stopped at an Irish airport because his passport ‘smelled of marijuana’.

    Irish Water

    Angie’s mother was sent Dave Morey’s bank details in error by Irish Water. Angie and Dave both spoke to Joe about what happened.

    TUSLA & Fostering

    After further controversy around Ireland’s fostering system, Joe spoke to Teresa, who quit her job in Tusla yesterday because she was so frustrated with the Child and Family Agency.

    Sheriff Street Shooting

    A fatal shooting on Sheriff St today is thought to be part of the ongoing feud between two major Dublin gangs. Rob arrived on the scene shortly after the killing and he told Joe what he saw. Nicola Tallant from the Sunday World gave some of the background to the shooting.

    Wednesday 13th April

    Wheelchair Access

    we spoke with disabled listeners about the difficulties they regularly experience accessing public transport in various parts of the country

    TUSLA

    Callers reacted to the controversial comments of Fred McBride, Chief Executive on the News At One on the trauma of removing children from foster homes.

    Tuesday 12th April

    MMA

    One topic dominated today’s Liveline: the tragic death of MMA fighter João Carvalho. We heard from those both for and against the sport including Noelle who was at the event, and Charles Ward Snr, father of the other fighter involved.

    Monday 11th April

    Article in Alive! Newspaper

    Mary told Joe she was appalled at a headline in the current issue of Alive magazine: ‘Study finds smacked children more successful in life.’ Fr Brian McKevitt, editor of Alive, joined Joe and other listeners to discuss.

    Armed Robbery Attempt

    Dermot Richardson told Joe that his nephew is in hospital with a knife wound after armed robbers attacked the adventure centre they run on Friday.

    Friday 8th April

    Parliamentary Secretaries

    John Stanton is spending his last day in Leinster House today. He's one of 150 Parliamentary Secretaries who lose their jobs today.

    Dublin Airport Runway

    Owen O'Hagan tells us what it's like to live in Dublin Airport! His parents house was located between 2 runways for 28 years.

    Haughey Painting

    Artist Joe McNicholas explains why he was asked to remove a painting from an exhibition at the Cork School of Music. Some listeners object to the lewd depiction of Charles Haughey in the piece of art while others defend the artist's right to paint what he likes.

    Fianna Fail & Fine Gael

    Callers react to Fianna Fail's decision to reject Fine Gael's offer of partnership Government.

    Thursday 7th April

    Wednesday 6th April

    Tuesday 5th April

    Tobacco Products

    Philip refused to employ people who smoked. Joe and Benny are retailers where 35% or their turnover is made up of tobacco related items. Dr Luke Clancy is Director of the Smoke-Free Research Institute of Ireland.

    Monday 4th April

    Friday 1st April

    Thursday 31st March

    Islam

    Rose is a young Irish Muslim who is the first rugby player to wear the hijab. Teresa, whose son died by suicide, objects to the term “Suicide Bomber”

    Otto Skorzeny

    The Nazi Otto Skorzeny’s time spent in Ireland was discussed on Liveline today.

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