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Liveline Thursday 31 October 2013



David recently gave his 2 year old daughter a small bit of a peanut to taste. Within minutes her lips turned blue and started to swell and she went into anaphylactic shock. David tells Joe about how their life has changed since discovering his daughters very serious allergy.

Pat Specner flew in from New York to Dublin airport at 8am this morning. It took him 45 minutes to get through passport control at Terminal 2. He noticed elderly people barely able to stand with nowhere to sit. He tells Joe about his experience.

On the 1st November 2013 a height restriction on so called "super trucks" is due to come into force in Ireland. Sean is in the car transport business since 1997. He thinks the change in rules makes no sense.

Michelle Sim was listening to Marian and Amy Heeney talk to Joe on the 21st October about the abduction of their grandson/nephew, Faris, by his father Amir Ismaeil. Michelle was also married to Amir Ismaeil and he also abducted her daughter. She told her story to the Mail on Sunday and today she tells her story to Joe.

Paula says the doors of the Luas closed so quickly that she nearly left her two young sons on the platform. Des witnessed a girl get her umbrella, and very nearly her arm, stuck in the Luas doors. They tell Joe their stories.

Austin owns a lot of properties. He is going to pay his Local Property Tax by November. He says that by making busineses pay this tax pre-Christmas they are going to cripple the retail trade. The country, ie rural ireland, is already on its knees. He is appealing to Phil Hogan to change the payment date to give small businesses a chance to make some money over the Christmas period.



David, Fiona, Rachel and Michelle on the dangers of nut allergies

Delays in airport

Pat reckons the system of Passport Control in Dublin Airport could be handled better

Height restrictions for trucks

Hauliers doubt the wisdom of new height restrictions for 'supercube' trucks

Child abduction

Michelle lost her daughter to her ex-husband who fled to Egypt

Dangers on the LUAS

Des and Paula have stories of near-misses when LUAS doors didn't open

LPT - Local Property Tax

Austin thinks it's the wrong time of year to chase financially-strapped homeowners; Joan is having problems paying her LPT from abroad


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