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    Liveline Monday 26 August 2013



    Anne is a public sector worker who has decided to emigrate for the sake of her career.

    Nuala is upset at the news over the weekend on the death of another homeless person in Dublin and wonders what she, as an ordinary person can do.

    Ellen talks to philip about the savings she has made travelling to the north to buy various medications.

    Christy tells Philip the strange story of a statue in a Youghal graveyard that has been mysteriously painted purple. Callers speculate on the reasons why.

    John Keegan is a recovering alcoholic who emigrated from Ireland to the UK in the late 1950's . He records the stories of other Irish people who  fell on hard times and managed to turn their lives around.




    Anne and Colm on the issue of emigration -should we accept it as a recurring feature of Irish life? And John describes how alcohol almost ruined his life after he emigrated.



    Nuala hopes homelessness stays at the front of the political and social agenda.


    Doctors fees & the price of medication

    Ellen, Hugh and Peter on comparisons between the price of medication and doctors fees north and south of the border.



    Statue of a 1798 martyr in Youghal painted purple.


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