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    Liveline Tuesday 4 February 2014

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    Paul was on Bullock Harbour in Dalkey in Dublin yesterday. He was shocked to see a man walking with two young children at the end of the pier. The sea was very rough. Paul's friend warned him not to go any further but he ignored advice and was hit by a wave.

    Damien lives in Ringsend. The area was very badly flooded in 2002. Linda lives on a flood plain. She tells Joe how difficult it was for her to get insurance against flooding even though her house is on top of a hill.

    Ray has been a publican for 40 years. He says that his business is down over 50% yet the sales of alcohol has increased. He believes the availability of cheap drink in supermarkets and petrol stations is the reason. Ronan is a lecturer in WIT, he is often shocked by young peoples attitutde to drinking.

    Cathal lives in Russia. He was "neck nominated" by his sister. He couldn't bring himself to do it, so he paid for an elderly woman's shopping instead.  

    Jessie spoke yesterday about her Random Act of Kindness. Michael recently opened a cafe in Ranelagh, he has a customer who regularly pays for 2 coffees yet consumes one. Other listeners share their stories.

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    Flooding

    Dangerous waves at Bullock Harbour in Dublin, the need for flood defences in residential areas and the implications for insurance

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    Drinking

    Ray, Ronan, Cathal and Alan on whether we need to re-think our attitudes to alcohol

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    Random acts of kindness

    Fr Tony Butler on the human condition and Michael, Brendan and Gerry on random acts of kindness

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