Mother & Baby Homes
More survivors of Mother and Baby Homes tell their stories.
Mother & Baby Home Survivors Stories
More survivors of Mother and Baby Homes tell their stories.
Mother & Baby Reaction
Survivors of mother and baby homes react to the publication of the report and the Taoiseach's apology. Mary Fitzgerald recounts being raped at 13 and reluctantly sent to Bessborough to have her baby. Colleen Anderson tells Joe about being born in Sean Ross Abbey, her mother was also a victim of rape and only 14 years old when she gave birth.
Mother and Baby Homes Report
Callers react to the publication of the Mother and Baby Homes report. 'Today is like sticking pins in a wound,' says Colm Lopez who was born in Bessborough Mother and Baby Home. 'I was one of the lucky ones,' he says, 'I got out.'
Mother & Baby Homes
Sheila and other women tell us about their experiences in Mother and Baby homes.
Home Invader at 6:15pm
Geraldine was in her bedroom on Friday when an intruder arrived into the room and stole jewellery. He was one of 4 men who broke into her house.
Special Needs Schools
Parents and teachers of students with special needs respond to the news that schools will not reopen next week.
Capitol Hill Riot
Listeners react to how a Trump mob stormed Capitol Hill yesterday. Former CIA director John Brennan and Christopher Nixon Cox, the grandson of a former President, give their views.
Good Work of Religious Forgotten
Retired teacher Stephanie Walsh tells Joe that the good work of religious orders is often forgotten when talking about unmarried mothers in Ireland. Pat Williams tells Joe about how he was taken from his mother when he was just 12 hours old, while she was sent to Bessborough Mother and Baby Home.
Leaving certificate students react to the reported government proposals on school closures.
Car Park Attack
Michael recounts a disturbing experience outside his local supermarket during which he was assaulted after requesting another shopper maintain 2m physical distance.
Students and parents give their reaction to the news that the Government is looking at school closures being extended to the end of the month.
Christmas House Fire
Anne O'Brien's niece's house went on fire on xmas day when the family were out visiting relatives. When they returned home they found their 2 dogs and 2 cats dead.
Mairead is concerned for her daughter who works for a fashion company and is being forced to go to work despite only essential retail being allowed open. Another listener is worried that building sites are open today.
Remembering Marian Finucane
Jack Clarke remembers his mother, broadcaster Marian Finucane, who died this time last year.
On Today's Liveline, Joe changed it to Little Liveline, where our younger listeners reviewed books and sung songs, and gave shout outs to friends and family members.
Self Published Books Part II
Joe speaks to more self-published authors
Self Published Books
Joe speaks to the authors of some amazing self published books
Kerry Babies Apology
Josey congratulates Joanna Hayes on getting compensated for suffering as a result of the Kerry babies scandal.
Health Care Worker Break In
Nicole is a health care worker and her house was broken into last weekend.
A shop in Dublin is selling Nazi medals. The shop owner talks to Joe.
Christmas and COVID 19
Willie Smyth wonders if people should have their Christmas dinner outdoors this year.
Acts of Kindness
Callers share their stories of random acts of kindness.Christmas parcels arrived at Grainne's house in error and she is trying to find the kids the gifts are for.
Irish Sign Language Offical
Catherine spoke of life with her deaf parents. Yesterday, sign language was given official language status and she wishes her father was around to celebrate with her.
Judged By Your Accent
Paul talked to Joe about last week when he brought his partner and her father to a pub for a pre-booked meal. However, the table was double-booked and he was turned away. But moments later a man with a 'posh' accent was allowed in, despite not having a booking. Could this have anything to do with Paul's working-class accent?
Joe spoke to flower seller Tommy who was working outside Palmerstown Cemetery and was attacked by two men. He was head butted when he refused to sell a bunch of flowers for six euro. Tommy said that those men don't know what a hard life is, a hard life, according to Tommy is standing in all weathers to sell flowers and not know if you have enough money at the end of your week to pay your suppliers.
Darren McGavin was abused by Tony Walsh in Ballyfermot, he now helps other survivors of clerical abuse.
Vaccine Roll Out
Mary has stage 4 cancer and questions why she isn't higher up on the covid vaccine roll out list.
Finding Clothes to Fit
Patrick Nolan is 4 foot 10, he talks to Joe about the difficulties he encounters.
Tailgating on the M1
Niamh says she regularly experiences tailgating on the M1 and says it is intimidating
Brother Died Unexpectedly
Robert McClean's brother died unexpectedly in early December. After his death, his covid results arrived in the post, much to the upset of the family.
Keith Cronin's daughter Lucy lost her Mam's necklace while out Christmas shopping. Her mother died of cancer and 14-year-old Lucy carried her ashes in the locket.
12 year old Darryl Graham was attacked by an American bulldog. His father says he's lucky to be alive.
New Garda Regulations
Under new Garda regulations members of the force may no longer be allowed to receive discounts in their local takeaways or free entry to nightclubs. Our listeners give their reaction.
Act of Kindness
Noah Sheerin is only 10 years old and is raising funds for homeless people.
Cianán Redmond tells Joe about his donkey milk business.
Feeding Wild Animals
Lisa was in her local park and feeding the squirrels when the warden requested she stop as it would cause a rat problem.
Fine for Dumping
Anthony left a golf bag at a recycling bank in Tullamore - he did so as they would not fit into its clothes bank. He was later fined €150 for illegal dumping.
Ciara Nolan is talks to Joe about the traumatic few months she and her sister Eabha Mansfield have had. Their mum passed away in October, a month after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. Their dad suffered a cardiac arrest and now requires 24/7 care.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES
Kerry native John Paul O'Connor owns 'Sasta Sausages and Puddings'. He says his business didn't get off the ground in his home county but did very well in Dublin. He's urging people to shop local.
GIFTS FOR FRONT LINE WORKERS
Valerie's sister is a nurse in a busy hospital ward. Last night she and her colleagues got a well-meaning gift from her managers but feels it was a little tone-deaf: one tub of Quality Street to share between 30.
Followed From The Bank
Joe took €5000 out of the bank, but he was followed and robbed at a filling station.
Mary Ellen hid €300 in her oven. But she forgot about the money and accidentally incinerated it while cooking.
Act of Kindess
A mystery woman paid for John's shopping in what was a random act of kindness.
Good Deed Cancelled
Emma Foley booked a room in a hostel for a man who was sleeping rough. But the hostel cancelled the booking when they heard the man was homeless
Tailor Made Suits
Maeve Wright tried to buy a suit from Magees for her upcoming wedding to Sara. But when she arrived for the fitting she was told they do not make suits for women. Rosy Temple from Magees explained the issue and apologised to Maeve for the confusion.
Kathleen was followed from the bank & robbed. While the robbers got away with €2,050, they missed another €950 hidden in a pocket.
Six months later, she discovered her stolen handbag dumped but slugs had eaten the €950. The Central Bank would not replace the notes.
Covid Vaccine Roll out
'An exciting day, a historic day.'Dr. Jonathan Leung was one of the first doctors in the UK to administer Covid-19 vaccines this morning in the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford.
Thomas Gray's mother died in March after contracting Covid-19.
He told Joe about the hope he feels today after vaccines were administered in Belfast this morning.
Noel Donlon spoke to Liveline from his hospital bed in September. He's still recovering from the effects of Covid-19. He's talking about the vaccine roll-out which started in Northern Ireland today. #Liveline
Act of Kindness
Grace is 7 years old and having experienced homelessness herself is now raising money for charity.
Should there be mass this year on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day?
Fr Roy Donovan says there should be no Masses on Christmas eve and Christmas day.
Robbery and scams
Claire warns callers about the Euro Lending Company, John tells Joe about the various attempts to scam him, Margaret and Mary recount how they were robbed.
Music at Weddings
Neil is due to marry his fiancé in two weeks, but after postponements and re-calibrating guests lists, they have now been told they can't have live music.
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