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# Liveline

1st December 2023
Music icon Paul Simon got on the phone to Liveline to pay tribute to his friend Shane MacGowan
The acclaimed singer-songwriter today remembered his ‘charismatic friend’ Shane MacGowan.
This year
Forever Young founder defends closure of festival to ticket-holders on Saturday due to flooding
The Forever Young festival stated that ticket holders who were not already in the festival by noon on Saturday wouldn’t be admitted for safety reasons.
RTE's Liveline was the most complained-about show last year
The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland received 91 complaints in 2022.
Last year
Broadcasting Authority dismisses magazine owner's complaints against Liveline
The owner of The Public Sector Magazine complained about claims made by callers on the popular show.
Leo Varadkar says he hopes RTÉ and Dublin Pride organisers can ‘sort out’ differences
The Tanaiste said “a lot of members of the trans community are very upset” about the Liveline radio discussions.
RTÉ invited to appear before Oireachtas committee over Liveline coverage
The broadcaster earlier said it was “disappointed” Dublin Pride had decided to end their media partnership over the coverage.
All time
Listen to Joe Duffy saying goodbye to '51551 wash yer hands' with a poem
It’s Friday and the sun is shining.
Call for national awareness campaign on menopause after 'incredibly important' Liveline discussion
The Taoiseach said he supported the call and that the government “will act on driving on a progressive health policy for women’s health”.
Sinn Féin TD Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire reaches settlement with RTÉ over defamation claim
The High Court legal proceedings were issued last July.
Health Minister contacts HSE to make clear that window visits in nursing homes are not suspended under Level 3
Concerns had been raised that nursing homes in Dublin were suspending window visits.
'A thundering and lightning disgrace': The nation's anger after Oireachtas Golf Society event
RTÉ’s Liveline received calls from members of the public expressing anger and disappointment over the event.
21-year-old recounts how she rescued family who got into difficulty off Donegal coast
A father and his three daughters got into difficulty in the water off Portsalon beach.
Dublin Mint Office denies targeting older people as customers report receiving coins they never ordered
One woman said her aunt was sent coins to the value of €44,800 during the Covid-19 lockdown.
'I know you'll be very sad but I'll always be with you': Woman wrote letter to sister before dying from Covid-19
“Yours is the hardest letter to write, how can I put into words how much I love you.”
Joe Duffy interview: 'We've more people than ever calling. The biggest decision you make is who not to put on air. That can be heartbreaking.'
Joe Duffy spoke to about Liveline in the time of coronavirus.
'My sister is not a statistic': High emotion on Liveline as woman recites poem for her deceased sister
Dorothy Duffy spoke about the passing of her sister Rose on 4 April.
89-year-old man who died in nursing home had been waiting 15 days for Covid-19 test result
Jerry Ryan’s family said some eight residents are also waiting for their results back.
'I shed another tear when I had a look': Dublin man's 'last goodbye' to brother from bench at hospital window
Padraig Byrne’s brother Francis passed away days after being diagnosed with the coronavirus.
Joe Duffy apologises to Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh for 'defamatory comments' on Liveline
Duffy has acknowledged the “grave distress” caused to the Dublin South Central TD.
Fr Ray Kelly considered leaving Dancing with the Stars after abusive threats
Kelly said he reported the incident to gardaí.
Man who married his friend for tax reasons has died
Stoneybatter resident Matt Murphy married his friend Michael O’Sullivan in 2017.
Marian Finucane: A broadcaster who changed who we heard from - and what we were hearing
The veteran broadcaster spent her career giving ordinary people a platform.
Woman whose mother was saved from drowning in 1953 tracks down rescuer on Liveline
“You saved my mother,” Mary Thompstone told John Eldred on Joe Duffy’s RTÉ Radio One show this afternoon.
Joe Duffy could hear Gay Byrne's own advice as he broke the news of his death on Liveline
The host received widespread praise for the manner in which he kept his calm to deliver the sad news live to listeners.
Protesters with baby coffins plan to return to the National Maternity Hospital this Saturday
The issue was discussed on Liveline earlier today.
Irish Rail criticised after Indian man and parents suffer racist abuse on Belfast to Dublin train
Prasun Bhattacharjee spoke to RTÉ’s Liveline yesterday about the incident.
81-year-old woman meets her mother for the first time after 60 years of searching
Eileen Macken spoke to Liveline this afternoon about meeting her mother Elizabeth, who’s 103.
Kennel owner receives death threats after husky returned to owner wrapped in duct tape
The kennel claims it bundled up the dog to stop the spread of infection.
HSE apologises to women callers to Joe Duffy's Liveline who shared their traumatic childbirth experiences
Over the last fortnight, many women have taken to the national airwaves to share their stories of childbirth.
'They were going to shoot me and sell my fiancée as a sex slave': Irish couple robbed on holiday from hell
According to RTÉ, the Portuguese police said they are taking the incident very seriously.
'They didn't have to answer the door': Shane Ross defends evening visits to locals over Christmas
The Minister for Transport was responding to claims on Liveline that his Christmas calls were not appropriate.
Holidaymakers left out-of-pocket as travel company closes
Many people have found their holidays and accomodation have been cancelled.
Thousands of sandwiches thrown in skip after Papal Mass because charities refused them says OPW
The OPW was responding to a caller on RTÉ’s Liveline who spotted catering staff throwing out unopened sandwiches behind the food stalls.
Man with MS living in nursing home reunited with childhood sweetheart on Liveline
Kevin Barron (59) was diagnosed with MS in his 20s and has lived in a nursing home for the last 13 years.
A pair of childhood sweethearts were reunited on Liveline where they reminisced about their first date
Grab the tissues.
Dublin City Council apologises to woman after her dead mother's possessions 'binned and skipped'
“I just feel like they took my whole life, they took my mother and they took my father.”
Mother tells Liveline that family home was 'burnt to the ground' over son's drug debts
Lorraine told the show that he owes thousands of euro.
A massive row erupted over pig racing in a Santry pub on Liveline this afternoon
The Comet pub is holding the event as part of its 4th of July festival this Saturday.
Patients of GP who evaded thousands in tax express shock at 16-month jail sentence
An online petition asking for the sentence imposed on the highly-regarded GP to be overturned has gained 1,800 signatures.
'It's been a long wait': Two anonymous callers donate €8k for spina bifida patient's wheelchair
Darren Noonan has been waiting seven months for a new wheelchair, but has been unable to secure funding.