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Friday 8th February 2013



Discussion and debate with Joe Duffy

Taxi drivers who were assualted during the course of their work are now faced with speeding fines.

Stories about the women who worked and stayed in the mother and babies home on the Navan Road.

More stories about the survivors of the Magdalene Laundries.

Reaction to news that Clare Daly was under the limit following her arrest for drink driving.

Traffic offences

Traffic offences

Michael and John are both taxi drivers. They spoke to Joe recently about their experience of being assaulted in their line of work. They described driving at speed to escape their assailants. To add insult to injury they have both now received speeding fines in the post.

Other callers react to the news that Clare Daly was under the limit following her arrest for drink driving

Magdalene laundries

Magdalene laundries

Bernadette worked in the St. Patricks mother and baby home on the Navan Road from 1978 to 1984. She was a night superintendent. She says that the girls there were treated very well and the nuns were fantastic. She says the girls privacy was respected at all costs.

Bernie lived near the Navan Road and used to take children out for walks.

Celia remembers her Auntie Margaret fondly. She found out after many years that her Auntie Margaret spent many years in a Magdalene Laundry and the experience shaped her life. Celia returned with her Auntie to the laundry many years later. She tells Joe about her Aunts experience.

Other liveline listeners share their stories of their encounters with women from the Magdalene Laundries.


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