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Liveline Tuesday 7 January 2014

Important information regarding Funny Friday 25th November 2016: 

Funny Friday will be broadcast live this week from Studio One in the RTE Radio Buildings. 

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While we will endeavour to respond to all of the ticket queries received, please note that if you have not been contacted by a member of the Liveline team, unfortunately you have not been successful in obtaining tickets.

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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.  



Breda was fined €150 fine for dumping at a bottle bank. She was traced through a receipt which was found at the scene which contained her Dunnes Stores Value Club card number. She was never at that bottle bank. She tells Joe how she was forced to prove her innocence and asks how her details could have been made public. Other listeners tell Joe their stories of being fined for dumping they didn't commit.

Sylvia is volunteer street cleaner in her local community. Sometimes they find bank statements in discarded rubbish. She says they are demented with clearing everything up. She does it 3 times a week in Summer and 3 times a month in Winter. She says that the council are trying to stop litter and going for these reciepts is the only way - we have to tackle this.

On Christmas Day Joe was upstairs in his house having a shower when he heard his smoke alarm go off. He estimates 30 seconds later he was fleeing out the front door as his house went up in flames. He tells Joe his story.

Paul is 48. He has been out of work for 4 years and feels that employers discriminate against older men. He tells Joe his story.

Cathy lives on Iish Mor and Maggie lives on Achill Island. Both women describe to the Joe the devastation that has befallen the islanders during the recent and current storms. They feel that there hasn't been much coverage about it. Their communities have been left devastated.



Litter fines & data protection

Litter fines & data protection

Should those who litter be protected by Data Protection laws?

Stormy weather

Stormy weather

The islands off the west coast being battered relentlessly by the current storms

House fires

House fires

Joe Conroy describes how his house was engulfed by fire within approx 30 seconds



Although only in his 40's, Paul believes his age is a barrier to ever working again


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Presenter: Joe Duffy


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