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Liveline Wednesday 12 March 2014



Discussion and debate with Joe Duffy

Totoday's Liveline, we spoke to David who was travelling through Heathrow after watching the rugby at Twickenham. The Aer Lingus staff memeber asked him if they had 'left the bombs at home'. David felt this was inappropriate and compaliend to Aer Lingus. Earlier today, jockey Ruby Walsh expressed a certain pragmatism after a horse had been put down after the first day at Cheltenham. He said that horses have no families. We spoke to John Carmody on the programme who said that if we stop being cruel to animals, it may end harm to humans. Others called in supporting John and others with the opposite point of view.

Tom Curran called. He is the partner of Marie Fleming, who died last year. He cared for her for 15 years and would like to begin a training programme for other ex-carers who, with all their experience, could support the palliative care system.

We spoke to Pat whose house was fire bombed last year. He is still waiting for the insurance to be sorted out. Since the fire, he and his wife have been living in a hotel.  

Offensive comment at airport

David was taken-aback by a comment from an Aer Lingus staff member in Heathrow

Horse welfare

Was Ruby Walsh right, that we shouldn't feel as much sympathy for horses on the racetrack as riders who get injured?

Banks and gazumping

Is gazumping back as a feature of the Irish property market?

Palliative care

Tom Curran explains why training for non-professional palliative carers is needed

Victim of crime

In February Patrick's house in Clondalkin was destroyed by a fire-bomb but the insurers still haven't settled the case

Shopping in Ballymun

A blow to Ballymun as their biggest supermarketTesco shuts down



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