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    Liveline Monday 20 January 2014



    Ann and Hazel spoke to Joe about auditions their children had been at on Saturday.   The event was extremely professional, between 500 and 600 kids attended the event and their children were called back.   The agency involved are now looking for quite a substantial amount of money for their children to travel to Los Angeles in July for workshops.   They are wondering did anybody ever travel to LA and was it worth the money.   Anna Kavanagh from the agency explained what was involved in the event over the weekend and what was on offer for the kids when they went to LA.

    Louise said she was a victim of the ‘king hit’ in 2011 while holding a 10 month old baby in her arms.   She fell unconscious onto the ground in a car park at her local shopping centre.     She ended up with swelling on the brain.    Pat lived in Sydney for 22 years.     He is back living in Ireland 10 years and has no regrets.   The government of Australia do a brilliant job of marketing the country but there is a dark side to it.


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