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Tuesday 22nd May

8th Referendum

Philip Boucher-Hayes takes your calls. Referendum Debate: Judy, a No voter, says she had an abortion some years ago against her wishes. Michael and his siblings were conceived after their mother was raped. He tells us why he's voting Yes.

Monday 21st May

8th Amendment Referendum

Callers discuss issues relevant to the upcoming referendum on the 8th amendment with Philip Boucher-Hayes.

Friday 18th May

8th Amendment Referendum

In the run up to the referendum on the 8th Amendment, Liveline listeners continue to debate the issues.

Thursday 17th May

8th Amendment Referendum

Callers to Liveline discuss various aspects of the upcoming Referendum on the 8th amendment.

Wednesday 16th May

8th Amendment Referendum

Today's show was given over to different perspectives on the upcoming referendum on the 8th Amendment. Oonagh McDermott is in favour of a Yes vote. She told Joe how - when she was pregnant - she got a diagnosis of fatal foetal abnormality. She didn't travel for a termination, and ended up delivering the child in her own bathroom. Frank is going to vote No. He is a child born out of rape. He said that many people like him would not be around today if it wasn't for the 8th Amendment.

Tuesday 15th May

Israel and the Eurovision

Following the violent scenes at the Gaza Israeli border, there were calls for Ireland to boycott next year's Eurovision Song Contest. Former winner Charlie McGettigan and broadcaster Mike Murphy agreed, while Paul took issue with them.

Cervical Screening

Sam Donnelly's sister Janet died in 2006, and he believes her death was the catalyst to the formation of the National Cervical Screening programme.

8th Amendment Referendum

With just over a week to go to the referendum on the 8th amendment, callers to Liveline shared their experiences and viewpoints.

Monday 14th May

Palestinians killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza

Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli soldiers in Gaza. Our listeners react.

Wait for Speech and Language Therapy

Trina's partner has had major surgery on his face and is now waiting on speech and language therapy. But there's an 8 to 9 month wait at their local hospital.

House Firebombed and Flooded

Joseph Clarke's elderly parents and his siblings have had to move out of their house in Drogheda after it was fire bombed and flooded. Joseph says the family are being targeted because one of his brothers spent time in jail for assaulting women.

Friday 11th May

8th Amendment Referendum

Callers discuss the upcoming referendum to repeal the eighth amendment.

Cervical Check

Callers discuss the ongoing Cervical Check controversy.

Thursday 10th May

8th Referendum

The issue about how screening for Down's Syndrome and other conditions will be dealt with in the forthcoming referendum was discussed on Liveline today.

Misdiagnosis/Cervical Check

Siobhan's daughter died of ovarian cancer following a misdiagnosis. She got an acknowledgement of failure and an apology from the HSE. Also speaking to Joe is Orla, one of the many women waiting on the results of her cervical smear test.

Wednesday 9th May

8th Referendum

8th Amendment. Sandy, a No voter, takes issue with something Dr Rhona Mahony said on the News at One. Dr Peter Boylan, a Yes campaigner clarifies the issue.

Bullying

More stories of people who have been bullied.

8th Referendum Ads

Google today announced it will ban adverts relating to the 8th Amendment. Louise welcomes the ban as she said her 2 year old child was using a smartphone when one such add appeared. Louise was horrified.

Dart Attacked

Grainne Jordan was on a Dart at Clongriffin last night when a gang of youths boarded the train, threatened passengers and used spray paint on the carriages.

Tuesday 8th May

Sugar Tax

Sugar Tax

Bullying

Liana, Louise and Ciara spoke to Joe about the awful bullying their daughters are going through at school. Colette heard them and rang in to say that her 17-year-old son hasn't left the house in 2 years because of the bullying he was subjected to.

Robbery/Dublin

Robbery/Dublin

Medical File

Des O'Neill told Joe what happened when 20 years of his medical files - including his mental health history - were accidentally faxed to a pharmacy.

Friday 4th May

Insurance

Insurance

Fire Hero

Fire Hero

Cervical Check

Cervical Check

Thursday 3rd May

Cervical Check

Cervical Check

Wednesday 2nd May

Cervical Check

On Liveline today we heard more stories from cancer survivors, families who have lost members through cervical cancer and members of the legal profession who are involved in cases against the State Claims Agency.

Tuesday 1st May

Bullied at School

Bullied at School

Cervical Check

Cervical Check

Monday 30th April

Cervical Check

Callers react to the CervicalCheck controversy. Today the HSE revealed that 162 women out of the 208 affected were not told that their smear test results had been included in a review, or of the outcome. In total, 17 women affected have died, their cause of death is not known at this point.

Friday 27th April

Cervical Check

Following on from the Vicki Phelan case and the controversy surrounding misdiagnoses in the CervicalCheck programme, Liveline today was dominated by callers on the subject.

Thursday 26th April

Post Office Robbery

Caroline Foxe described foiling an armed robber at her post office in Foulksmills, Co Wexford.

Nathan Carter Video

Actor Steve Walsh called Liveline after he saw an ad looking for extras for the Nathan Carter's latest music video and he took issue with the fact that it was an unpaid position. John Moore, Irish director of 'Behind Enemy Lines', 'May Payne' and 'I.T.', called Liveline to say that all extras should receive some sort of gratuity for their time.

Cervical Check

Callers discussed the case of Vicky Phelan and questions they have for the national cervical screening programme.

Wednesday 25th April

Cycling Helmets

Melanie's cousin was knocked off his bike in London 30 years ago. He's in a vegetative state today and is fed through a peg.

Niece Attacked

Lina's 12 year old niece was beaten up by a 14 year old. The incident was filmed and posted online.

Son Suspended from School

Francis' son has been suspended from school for 2 days because his hair was cut too short.

Stolen Jeep

A Jeep and trailer belonging to Gillian Ryan's husband was stolen in Meath this morning.

Liverpool Fan Assaulted

Patrick Gaskin was in Liverpool last night and saw the aftermath of the attack on Irishman Sean Cox.

RTE Investigates

Listeners react to last night's Prime Time programme on children being abused in foster care.

Tuesday 24th April

Nursing Home

Nursing Home

Cycling

This year in Ireland, five cyclists have already died. We heard from callers have been involved in accidents, and those calling for compulsory use of helmets.

Torture Victim Speaks Out

In his first radio interview since his traumatic ordeal at the hands of Jonathan and Patrick Dowdall, torture victim Alex Hurley told Joe about the events that day, the trial, and his reaction to the reduction in their prison sentences.

Monday 23rd April

The Canal Gang

The Canal Gang

Irish Water

Irish Water

Wants to Return to Ireland

Wants to Return to Ireland

Western Union

Western Union

Friday 20th April

Revived Man

Revived Man

Scam/Cold Calling

Scam/Cold Calling

Stolen Watch

Stolen Watch

Old Objects

Old Objects

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