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Tuesday 23rd July

Returning to Ireland

Mark Hehir has returned to Ireland after a couple of decades in the USA. But he's regretting the move home after encountering problems with a driving licence, insurance and banking.

Boris Johnson

LBC presenter James O'Brien reacts to the news that Boris Johnson has been elected Tory leader making it certain he'll be Prime Minister.

Monday 22nd July

Shane Lowry

Following his win in the Open Golf Championship in Portrush yesterday, Shane Lowry's incredible achievement dominated Liveline today. His granny Emmy Scanlon sang and chatted to Joe and heard great stories about her grandson from a plethora of friends, family and celebs.

Friday 19th July

Attack on House

Jashim from Bangladesh lives in Naas with his family. Last week a 10 foot long steel pipe was thrown through the window of a room where Jashim's 7 week old daughter sleeps. Luckily she wasn't in the room at the time.

Neighbours

Michael Garrigy tells us about how a neighbour with exotic pets made life difficult for him and his wife.

Insurance

Operators of Bouncy Castles are having difficulty in getting insurance in the Irish market. Denise Kelly runs a small zoo in Co Mayo. But the business may have to cease trading because she can no longer get insurance.

Thursday 18th July

Disabilities

The improper use of disabled parking permits is causing great frustration for genuine users.

Tipp Pride

Evelyn Roberts is running a Tipperary Pride event in Thurles but is very upset to see posters for the event torn down and defaced.

Wednesday 17th July

Dogs on Leashes

Dogs on Leashes

Tuesday 16th July

Disfigurement

5 year old Elizabeth Soffe was badly disfigured in a fire when she was a baby. Her father Liam says it's very upsetting when adults, in particular, react negatively when they meet Elizabeth. Some people stare at or make faces at Elizabeth.

Motorbikes

Eileen McManus' son Glenn was killed while riding his motorbike in 2017. Eileen wants to remind other road users to be mindful of vulnerable bike riders.

Monday 15th July

Catcalling

Journalist Sinead O'Carroll was walking to work this morning at 7a.m. and was surprised to be on the receiving end of serious catcalling and wolf whistles. Liveline callers both for and against the practice aired their views.

Friday 12th July

Motorist Issues

Motorist Issues

Abortion Protest

Abortion Protest

Home Care

Home Care

Thursday 11th July

Brendan Grace

Remembering Brendan Grace who passed away this morning.

Wednesday 10th July

Burden of Caring

Cheap School Uniforms

Some parents can't take advantage of €5 uniforms on sale in Aldi because their school insists they buy from an official (and more expensive) supplier.

Bridal Issues

Brides to be who ordered wedding dresses from Nikki Kavanagh in Ratoath are getting stressed out before their big day because their purchases have not arrived.

Tuesday 9th July

Health Screening

Domhnaill Joyce works in the emergency services and took issue with the Bluecrest Health screening service.

Adoption

Siobhan gave birth 32 years ago but had to give her child up to foster parents. She fought relentlessly to get her child back.

Anti-Abortion Protest

An anti-abortion protest outside The National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street included a number of tiny coffins. Some callers took issue with Charles Byrne, one of the organisers. Other callers supported the protest.

Monday 8th July

Adoption

Adoption

Mixed Race

Mixed Race

Honey on Bike

Honey on Bike

Tenants

Tenants

Health Screening Letters

Health Screening Letters

Friday 5th July

Racism

Grace, who's mixed race, has suffered a lot of racial abuse.

Sister Murdered

Jo Forde tells us about her late foster sister Linda Christian who had mental health issues and was murdered in 2017.

Homophobia

Being Gay in Ireland. Robert is getting homophobic abuse from a neighbour and Martin's dream job in the Gardai was ruined because of his sexuality.

Brendan Grace

Comedian Brendan Grace has been diagnosed with Lung Cancer. His son-in-law Frank Gillespie wants to thank everyone for their good wishes.

Thursday 4th July

Taoiseach Comments

Taoiseach Comments

Wednesday 3rd July

Motorways and Driving

Motorways and Driving

Tuesday 2nd July

Housing

Treacy wants to move into her late parents' council house but has been told it is needed for another family. Susan, a first time buyer, was all set to buy her dream home, but the vendor was unable to get sitting tenants out , even though they had an RTB judgement against them. As a result, the deal fell through.

Anti-Social Behaviour

Last night in Dublin Martin's girlfriend had a small hatchet thrown at her. Malik, a local shopkeeper in the same area, has been on the receiving end of racial abuse and unsocial behaviour from young teens.

Security Cameras

James discovered that someone in the building in which he works was making inappropriate covert CCTV recordings of members of the public.

Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa is a favourite destination for Irish Leaving Cert students, but Clodagh's daughter has been fined €50 for her group being late or making noise. There have also been gang fights as well. What kind of a holiday destination is it?

Monday 1st July

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-social behaviour in Dublin.

Jarvies

More on Jarvies dictating to car owners in the Gap of Dunloe

Music Video

Some listeners object to a video by Irish band Thanks Brother. The video is filmed in a church and features a 'priest' lip-synching a song titled 'F**K My Life'.

Friday 28th June

Dublin

Taxi driver Martin was annoyed to hear an Australian passenger tell him of her recent ordeal when she was robbed in Dublin. Mike now refuses to venture up O'Connell Street anymore. Brendan feels Dublin is no worse than any other capital.

Jarvies

Rachel Waters was annoyed when she was actively discouraged by jarvey drivers from proceeding past them up the Gap of Dunloe in Kerry.

Trump and Christianity

Michael Kelly, editor of The Irish Catholic, suggested in an article today that followers of Jesus of Nazareth should not support President Trump. This led to interesting exchanges from Liveline listeners

Thursday 27th June

Scam

Scam

Anti-Social Behaviour

Anti-Social Behaviour

Car Issues

Car Issues

Conceived by Donor

Conceived by Donor

Wednesday 26th June

Home Help

Home Help

Dublin Streets

Dublin Streets

Tuesday 25th June

Stolen Wedding Video

Jeff and Anna, visitors from Utah, got married on the Hill of Tara last week. But the video recording of their big day has been stolen.

Anti-social Behaviour

Vadym lives in Dublin 8 and has been threatened by a 12 year old in a mask.

Rees-Mogg Comments

English politician Jacob Rees-Mogg calls them snoopers and curtain twitchers. Would you report a neighbour if you suspected domestic abuse?

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