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Liveline Tuesday 21 May 2013

Remember, the Liveline Christmas Special will be broadcast live from Dublin's Duke Street on Christmas Eve. This is open to the public and we hope to see you all there.  



Discussion and debate with Joe Duffy


Geraldine Essalhi spoke to Joe about the brutal killing of her son Adil Essalhi in 2011. She received a letter from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal saying she was awarded €35,000 but unfortunately they are unable to pay out the money until 2014. Geraldine says she was depending on a portion of this money to pay the funeral costs which she still owes. Donna Kinsella sister of Wayne Kinsella convicted of Adil Essahli’s murder also spoke to Joe.

Caroline's 1-year-old daughter Evie has a brain tumour.  On top of the stress and trauma of her illness, they have now been refused a medical card. The medication is very expensive. Her consultant wrote on her application, they got a TD to make representations. It’s a stress they don’t need. Antoinette says she wants to know what has changed with the medical card?  Antoinette's son Jamie, 13, is a patient in John's Ward - he has leukaemia. He will have had 3 years of chemotherapy in August. For the first two years he automatically got a medical card.  This is the first time she had to fill out forms and apply for it.

Awards from the Criminal Injuries Board

Awards from the Criminal Injuries Board

Geraldine's son was brutally murdered by Wayne Kinsella in 2011; just like Bernard, the family are still waiting for the compensation they were awarded by the Criminal Injuries Board

Children with cancer

Children with cancer

Caroline, Linda, Susan, Antoinette and Martin all know how difficult it is caring for children with cancer, without having to fight for a medical card


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Presenter: Joe Duffy


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