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Andrea Gilligan invites callers to have their say on the topics of the day - get in touch by emailing lunchtimelive@newstalk.com Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Andrea Gilligan invites callers to have their say on the topics of the day - get in touch by emailing lunchtimelive@newstalk.com Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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Ireland

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Andrea Gilligan invites callers to have their say on the topics of the day - get in touch by emailing lunchtimelive@newstalk.com Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Language:

English


Episodes

"She is putting all of her kids into one room so if they die, they can die together!"

5/17/2021
Israel has hit Gaza with dozens of pre-dawn air strikes, after a week of violence left more than 200 people dead, as international calls for de-escalation went unheeded. Andrea chats to Mona Sabella, a Palestinian who lives in Ireland but is in Jerusalem at the moment. She describes the scenes of conflict and calls for more action from the international community. Picture by: SOPA Images/SIPA USA/PA Images Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify....

Duration:00:13:09

''The tension was unbelievable, all computers are turned off, they are just sitting behind desks!''

5/17/2021
A cyber attack on the HSE has caused chaos in our healthcare system, tens of thousands of patients have had their hospital appointments cancelled with services being thrown into disarray. Andrea spoke with listeners who have had their appointments cancelled. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and...

Duration:00:19:23

Rugby club in Tallaght targeted by vandals

5/17/2021
Tallaght Rugby Club is appealing for the public's help after vandals set a car alight on their pitch causing damage on the grounds. Public Relations Officer for Tallaght Rugby Club Emma Louise Doyle, local Sinn Fein councillor Dermot Richardson and caller Gareth chatted to Andrea. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding...

Duration:00:17:58

Why are the weather apps so inaccurate at the moment?

5/17/2021
Have you been trying to plan an outdoor meet up and your weather app on your phone is telling you it’s going to be a glorious day and then you head outside and it’s pouring out of the heavens? Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather and Evelyn Cusack, Head of Forecasting at Met Eireann joined Andrea to discuss. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com...

Duration:00:09:45

Admission to OPW sites free of charge for the rest of 2021

5/14/2021
As of today, you will be able to visit OPW sites free of charge as part of the Government’s recovery and reopening plan. Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works Patrick O’Donovan told Andrea Gilligan all about it. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa,...

Duration:00:13:08

'It's not just touching people in crisis, it is placing people in crisis'

5/14/2021
Andrea hears how the housing crisis has affected renters, buyers and home owners. Photograph: Leah Farrell / RollingNews.ie Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:21:38

"It was something which touched our lives in a very positive way"

5/14/2021
After seventeen years, daytime television show ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ will end in 2022. Mary Burke of Crystal Swing appeared on Ellen's show in 2010, she chats to Andrea about her experience Image: Crystal Swing on Ellen Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:09:33

''My Son is a wheelchair user & for the last 22 years I have been fighting for his cause''

5/14/2021
Yesterday on the show we chatted about disabilities and Annette in Drogheda contacted the show to discuss the need for more changing places across the Country. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:05:56

''With this new legislation, we hope hate crime is identified for what it is''

5/14/2021
Last month, Cabinet approved new Hate Crime legislation that will ensure we appropriately punish crimes that are targeted towards people based on their identity. Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu and Opinion Columnist Ian O’Doherty joined Andrea on the show to discuss. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk...

Duration:00:10:26

''Hen’s and stags do not represent ‘decent’ staycation visitors to Carrick-on-Shannon''

5/14/2021
Hen’s and stags do not represent ‘decent’ staycation visitors to Carrick-on-Shannon according to local businessman and former General Election candidate Leslie O’Hora, who would like to see accommodation providers refocus their attention on different types of guests. Leslie joined Andrea on the show. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or...

Duration:00:14:38

''We Cancelled it Ourselves, We Had No Government Directive''

5/14/2021
The Ploughing Trade Exhibition and World Contest, due to take place in Co Laois this September, has been cancelled due to a lack of clarity over Covid-19 restrictions. This will be the second year in a row it will not take place. Anna-Marie McHugh, Assistant Managing Director at the National Ploughing Association, joined Andrea to discuss why it has been cancelled. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the...

Duration:00:10:18

National Good Turn Week

5/13/2021
This week is National Good Turn Week and the Irish Girl Guides is asking everyone to do acts of kindness to mark it. Do you have memories of being involved in the Girl Guides? Andrea chats to Irish Girl Guides’ volunteer Katie Keogh, her daughter Monica & Girl Guides leader Sarah Canavan. Image: https://www.irishgirlguides.ie/ Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to...

Duration:00:12:08

Living with an invisible disability

5/13/2021
Living with a disability has a major impact on your life but living with an ‘invisible’ disability comes with its own challenges. There can be a lot of misunderstanding and false perceptions around these types of disabilities without visible symptoms. CEO of ASIAM Adam Harris and Karen McLaughlin who is living with heart failure chatted to Andrea. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can...

Duration:00:11:57

Consumer Q&A with Eoin McGee

5/13/2021
Eoin McGee joins Andrea to answer all of your financial queries Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:12:16

''It does not make sense that we are dividing the hospitality sector''

5/13/2021
A social media campaign is calling on the Government to allow a full re-opening of restaurants and bars on June 2nd. Independent TD for Kerry Michael Healy Rae, joined Andrea on Lunchtime Live. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:10:56

Dog Wardens are going undercover in Cork City

5/13/2021
Litter wardens in Cork are going undercover to tackle dog fouling. Dog poo patrols are being set up in the city, with wardens wearing civilian clothes to conduct out-of-hours checks in dog-poo blackspots. The fine for dog fouling is 150 EURO, but not a single fine has been handed out in Cork City since 2017. What do you think about this idea? Andrea spoke with dog owners from Cork City and all over the Country. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and...

Duration:00:27:09

Is it allowed or even fair, that boats are available to rent along the Shannon?

5/13/2021
Cathal Crowe, Fianna Fail TD For Clare and the parties spokesperson on Tourism and aviation joined Andrea on the show to discuss. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:12:20

What do your dreams say about you?

5/12/2021
Have you found that you’ve been having weird dreams lately? Maybe you’re dreaming more than usual? Psychotherapist and dream analyst Paul Gill told listeners what their dreams might mean. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

Duration:00:15:44

Employers may be able to monitor the number of mouse clicks per minute

5/12/2021
Remote workers face monitoring by employers of number of mouse clicks per minute, Government is warned The Irish Congress of Trade Unions. Social Policy & Legislative Officer with ICTU Laura Bambrick joined Andrea on the show. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play...

Duration:00:11:09

''It was very hard last year, but we see light and its getting better''

5/12/2021
Today is International Nursing Day as it’s the birthday of statistician and the founder of modern nursing Florence Nightingale. Director of Nursing at Esker Lodge Nursing Home in Cavan Binimole Santhosh and student nurse Ralph and Assistant Professor in Nursing at UCD John, joined Andrea on the show. Listen and subscribe to The Pat Kenny Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on...

Duration:00:17:24