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Liveline Wednesday 2 October 2013



Discussion and debate with Joe Duffy


On Monday Andrea McCann spoke to Joe. She appealed for the listeners help in locating her missing brother Gerry McCann. Today, Helene O'Cleary, Gerrys sister, tells Joe that the family have received some bad news.

Julie got a very upsetting phonecall yesterday from her mortgage lender. She was told that her loan is no longer viable and her only option was to sell her home. She was shocked but she is refusing to sell her home. She tells Joe her story.

Brian is an architect who was made 4 years ago. He has been receiving job seekers allowance. He went on an 11 week Fas course recently and was told his benefit would be suspended for the duration of the course. He has now discovered that he will have to start the process again and in the meantime he has no money.

Leo Varadkar has announced that motorway tolls for heavy goods vehicles will be lifted for the month of November on four roads in an attempt to reduce the number of trucks on regional roads. Gerry who is a trucker and Peter who has trucks driving up and down his road, react to the news.   

Tommy recently went to spend 3 gift vouchers in Liffey Valley Shopping Centre. Two were partially used. He was shocked when he discovered that the €3 monthly management fee had wiped out the balance on his card.

Alan is 34 years old and weighs 40 stone. He has been attending the Weight Management Clinic in St. Columcilles Hospital for 2 years. He is waiting for gastric bypass surgery and tells Joe of his frustration at the delay and battle with his weight.

Gerry McCann's body found

Gerry McCann's body found

Gerry McCann's sister tells Joe that her brother's body was found and he's gone to heaven.

Mortgage no longer viable

Mortgage no longer viable

Julie received a phonecall from her bank telling her that her mortgage is no longer sustainable.

Tolls to be lifted for truckers

Waiting for a gastric bypass

Alan talks to Joe about the surgery he feels he needs, in order to live a normal life


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