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    Liveline Tuesday 3 December 2013



    John  is  a  member of the Labour  Party. He supported Colm Keavney and campaigned on his behalf. He can't understand how Colm can join Fianna Fail after he was so critical of them in the past. James is a Fianna Fail activist he says that Colm Keavney is very welcome in Fianna Fail.

    Gerard is a supervisor in waste management with Dublin City Council. He says the number of wallets and purses they are finding has increased 100% in the past few weeks. He wants to warn listeners to be careful in Dublin city centre.

    Barbara took some books to her local charity shop in Edenderry. She was very surprised to see a notice pinned to the door which said that the shop would be closing due to a demand from Offaly County Concil for rates.

    Donal Taaffe is a solicitor. He talks to Joe about changes to bankruptcy laws in Ireland. He believes that it should be reduced to 12 months in line with the UK.

    The Salaries of Chief Executives of charities were discussed again today.  In relation to Ray who mentioned the salary of the chief executive of the Irish Wheelchair Association they wish to let us know that the Association is completely compliant with all Department of Health and Health Service Executive (HSE) guidelines in relation to salary scales and rates of pay. Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) can confirm that there is no correlation between CEO, Kathleen McLoughlin’s salary and any funds generated through fundraising initiatives. All funds raised through IWA fundraising initiatives are immediately invested into essential services which IWA provides to people with physical disabilities and other mobility impairments in their own homes and communities.

    Pamela L Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, was godmother to Suzanna Crompton's parents, and to her. Suzanna tells Joe the story of their connection.

    Joe tells the listeners about some great Fiver Friday offers in advance of Fiver Friday on Friday 6th December 2013.


    Labour TD moves to Fianna Fáil

    Reaction to news that Colm Keaveney is leaving the Labour Party to join Fianna Fáil


    Warnings of theft

    A warning for people to be vigilant about their possessions when out and about - from Gerard, Marian and Breda


    Business rates

    Barbara's local charity shop has to close because of unaffordable business rates



    Donal is a solicitor; in his view bankruptcy tourism is the best option for people in debt because of Ireland's bankruptcy discharge rules


    CRC executive salaries

    Barry, Ray and Sophie on getting large salary top-up's when working for charities


    Fiver Friday

    Special offers in veterinary practices around the country


    PL Travers, the creator of "Mary Poppins"

    Incredibly Suzanna, her mother and her father were all Pamela Travers' godchildren


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