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Liveline Monday 23 September 2013



Discussion and debate with Joe Duffy

Susan is from Florida and is currently holidaying in Ireland with her 89 year old mother, her sister and a close friend. They call themselves "the Golden Girls". On Saturday her bag was stolen and $4,000, amongst other things, was stolen. This is their 30th visit to Ireland and unfortunately the first time they have been robbed. She tells Joe her story.

John thinks Arthur's Day is a disgrace. He is a taxi driver and says it is just another day that fuels anti-social behaviour. He describes last Saturday and how he saw a young woman squat and urinate in the middle of the street.

Elizabeth is a carer. She tells Joe about the effect that recent pay cuts are having. She works for an agency who is employed by the HSE. She looks after an elderly man 6 nights a week. She drives 30 miles to see him, spends 45 minutes with him and drives 30 miles home. She gets paid a fee of €6.33 per night, plus a travel allowance of €8.

American Tourists Robbed

Susan is Ireland with her mother, sister and friend and they were robbed of $US4,000 with her handbag in Jervis StShopping Centre at the weekend. She gets offers of help


Callers to the programme give their own accounts of robberies that have happened to them or their families

Banks Not Lending Despite all the Promises

Erica and her partner have no debts, a bank deposit but cannot get a mortgage in time to buy their dream home.

Arthur's Day / Anti Social Behaviour

John has been a taxi driver for 35 years and is fed up with Arthurs Day. It is just another day that fuels anti-social behaviour.

Cuts to Carers

Elizabeth gets paid €14.33 for travelling 30 miles round trip and half an hour care for one of her clients. The time she had was recently cut from 45 to 30 minutes.


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