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Liveline Tuesday 18 March 2014



Discussion and debate with Damien O'Reilly.

Mick Moriarty is a barber in Blackpool in Cork . He has been flooded on numerous occasions and welcomes today's news that a levy on insurance policies could help offset the costs to flood victims. 

Jim was victim of assault on a number of occasions and suffered post traumatic stress disorder as a result . He has since tunred things around and become a life coach and set up a group called positive people network to help people to meet up and share their experiences.

Dolores bought a puppy on the internet  from someone she was led to believe was a legitimate breeder. the reality was very different and Dolores was left with a very sick animal.

Martin suffered a stroke in January of 2013. He talks to Damien about the experience.   

Some listeners recieved an email giving them very bad medical news claiming to be from a research group in the UK. It turned out to be spam.


Differing views on whether a levy on all insurance premiums is the fairest way of helping flood victims

Warning of email scam

A warning from Eileen about an email doing the rounds, advising you of the possibility of cancer

Post-traumatic stress and anti-social behaviour

After Jim was forced to take early retirement he decided looking positively at life was the best way forward; and, would you intervene if you witnessed anti-social behaviour in a crowded train carriage?

Puppy farms

Dolores believed all the assurances she got when she bought a puppy from a dealer

Stroke response times

Martin wants to emphasise how vital it is to respond quickly if you suspect a stroke


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