Brian has watched some of the video's online of the water protests and the heckling of Michaed D Higgins. The video's prompted him to contact the show to defend the work of the Gardai and how they keep their cool in the face of extreme provocation.
We discuss the reaction President Higgins got when he arrived at Colaiste Eoin last week.
Darren has worked in Canada for the last two years....emigrated with his wife and twin boys. They have discovered problems with getting a second visa because one of their sons has special needs.
RTÉ Drama 'Charlie'
Pat Burke Walsh was listening to Sean Haughey yesterday and thought he did a fantastic interview. He gives Joe his opinion on the "Charlie" series.
Bernadette has lived a colourful life from a drug and drink addiction to being homeless for many years, to spending a year in prison for stealing a bottle of whiskey. She has been clean now for several years.
Mary is a mother of 4 who has been out of work for some time, as has her partner. She is desperately trying to better herself and recently enrolled in a part-time course. She was devastated to have to drop out due to lack of funding.
Mobile Data / Game Charges
Ed is suffering from "Billshock". This is a new term being coined for people who get a shock when they open their phonebill. His bill is over €3,000. Ed's kids downloaded some movies on his mobile phone and unbeknownst to him exceeded his mobile...
Mary is a civil engineer who discovered that she was earning at least 5,000 euro less than her male colleagues even though she had a better degree and more experience than they had.
Referendum on Same Sex Marriage
The wording for the forthcoming Referendum on Same Sex Marriage has been released. Nuala will be voting yes and Catherine will be voting no. They explain why.
Eamonn's car broke down between exit 10 and 11 on the N7. When he returned in another car to move it, it was gone.
Income Tax / USC
Moya is on a public service pension that she gets fortnightly - it went up from the first of January, by €22. Have you had an increase?
Ciaran Casey offers help to the families of missing people in Ireland.
Stocks and Shares
Ian decided to dabble in day trading to supplement his income. He has lost nearly €12,000 and wants to warn other people.
Noel is wondering what the value of this new passport card is.
Secondary School Strike
Secondary school teachers across the country are on strike today in protest at proposed Junior Cert reforms. Joe talks to teachers and parents about the strike.
Sean Haughey spoke to Joe about the family’s reaction to “Charlie” – the 3 part television drama about his late father. In a lengthy interview, he spoke about the kind of man his father was, his mother’s reaction to the show, and his own life in...
Andrew is a tenant. He recently got an award from the PRTB against his former landlord for €600 for their non-returned deposit and €400 costs. The problem is trying to enforce the decision.
Anna Cannon’s plans to visit her grandmother in Sweden are in turmoil after she clicked the wrong date online.
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