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    Liveline Friday 5 February 2016

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    What qualifies as acceptable and unacceptable language during an election campaign? Irish Independent journalist Ian O'Doherty compared deputies Mick Wallace and Clare Daly to "tramps" in a TV review this morning. Liveline listeners Mary Cunningham, David Bergin and others debated whether the description was an acceptable one to use.

    Rebecca is a student nurse. She contacted Joe to tell him that her first payslip shows she earns €6.49 an hour, well below the minimum wage. We heard from other student nurses and their parents who talked about how they considered emigrating because of the poor working conditions in the Irish health system. 

    Olivia contacted us about falling victim to a hard sell by the photography chain Pixifoto. She signed up for a photo shoot worth €4.99. After the salesperson tried to sell her a package for €299, Olivia ended up handing over €85 for photographs of her and her daughter.

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