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    Liveline Friday 30 August 2013



    Liveline listeners shared their stories of encounters with Seamus Heaney and read their favourite Seamus Heaney poem as they mourned his passing today.

    According to figures just released 243 people leave Ireland every day. Brendan is home on holidays from Colombia where he emigrated to in 2011 – he wanted to share his passion for travel.

    Michael McCullagh took exception to some UK airports asking passengers coming off flights from Ireland been told to keep their boarding pass with them until they pass through the immigration channel. He wrote to the home office and the chief of police and in the end he went all the way to the European commission to get the situation clarified.

    Random acts of kindness continued today with Lucy and Noeleen telling their tales of kind strangers.


    Seamus Heaney RIP

    Memories and tributes to the memory of Seamus Heaney from fans


    Emigration and border controls

    Brendan thinks emigration offers great opportunities; Michael was annoyed by attitudes to Irish passport holders travelling through English airports


    Random acts of kindness

    Strangers came to aid of Noleen when her wheelchair broke down and Lucy's husband on a trip to Italy


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