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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

"From the moment I found the lump I had a bad feeling."

5/16/2022
Lauren Barrett from Tralee was only 21 years old when she found a lump in her breast. She is now cancer free and is an ambassador for the 100K in 30 Days campaign for breast cancer Ireland. She joined Andrea to discuss her diagnosis and encouraged listeners to get involved in breast cancer Ireland's latest campaign. 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...

Duration:00:16:05

How often should you wash your hair?

5/16/2022
TV Presenter James Corden has revealed that he only washes his hair once every two months. His revelation has been met with horror, with many expressing their horror at Corden's attitude to hair care! Owner and director of Dylan Bradshaw Hair Salon in Dublin joined Andrea to discuss how often you should wash your hair and why over washing can actually be damaging to hair quality. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and...

Duration:00:09:41

"The integration of young people is vital!"

5/16/2022
Soaring insurance rates, plus potential issues around sponsorship and volunteers may see a lot of the traditional agricultural shows around Ireland come under increased pressure. Show insurance has risen by almost 25% since 2019, on top of the preexisting costs of running a show. Irish Shows Association (ISA), National President Catherine Gallagher joined Andrea and Joan Bateman, secretary of the Limerick Show, to discuss the increase in cost and the need to encourage younger age groups to...

Duration:00:13:12

Are we facing a taxi shortage?

5/16/2022
After returning from a weekend away, Andrea was surprised to see such a large number of people queueing for a taxi outside Dublin airport. She spoke to a mixture of passengers and taxi drivers about the shortage of taxi's and the reasons behind 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:...

Duration:00:19:30

J1 students experiencing lengthy delays over J1 applications

5/13/2022
College students scheduled to fly to America on their J1 work visas have run into similar roadblocks, as lengthy delays around their applications continue. One of those affected is Trinity student Sarah Domoney who joined Clare on the show to discuss her experience so far. 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...

Duration:00:07:08

Hear from listeners about their passport issues

5/13/2022
Passport renewals can be a tricky business, but one of our listeners had a particularly tough experience with her recent application. Kathy in Donegal submitted her documents well in advance, and despite several follow-ups, heard nothing back until the day before her trip. The flights were non-refundable, and she missed her flight. Kathy joined Clare on the show to chat about her experience. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download,...

Duration:00:17:55

Unusual Engagements - Getting engaged at Sing Along Social at Electric Picnic

5/13/2022
Clare was joined on the show by Sean Carroll who proposed to his husband Mark at Sing Along Social at Electric Picnic and by Helena who married her husband on Friday the 13th two years ago. 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:00:12:35

Calling someone bald at work is sexual harassment, a tribunal in the UK rules

5/13/2022
“Calling someone bald at work is sexual harassment, an employment tribunal in the UK has ruled this week “It comes after electrician Tony Finn took a claim against his former employer of 24 years before he was fired in May 2021. Is that kind of abuse still so common? Or how do perceptions of baldness in 2022 compare to previous eras? Clare was joined on the show by Conor Pope of the Irish Times who has written about his experiences in the past. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple...

Duration:00:09:17

Female students in technical subjects

5/13/2022
Fine Gael Senator Regina Doherty says that a culture of toxic masculinity is stopping female students from taking up more technical subjects in school. Clare was joined on the show by Sarah who spoke about the difficulties her daughter is facing by being the only female student in her metalwork class of 16 boys along with Niamh Baker who has worked in the trades industry for 20 years. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and...

Duration:00:13:46

Ask The Expert: Dentist

5/13/2022
From bad breath to cracked crowns – in our expert slot today- Dentist Paul O’Dwyer joined Clare to answer all your teeth-related 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:00:17:04

What was your favourite Eurovision song? Henry at Eurovision

5/12/2022
Henry McKean joined Clare McKenna at Piazza Castello Turin as the countodown to Eurovision continues. Henry met Eurovision superfans Tricia Ryan, Laura Fitzachary and Amy Fitzgerald.

Duration:00:11:31

Do we treat trades with snobbery?

5/12/2022
An upcoming report from SOLAS has determined that more than 50,000 construction workers are urgently needed to fill a ‘black hole’ in the housing workforce. Dermot Carey from the Construction Federation of Ireland joined Clare to discuss the attitude that still exists towards trades and why trades can offer a path to those who do not feel traditional college is the right fit for them. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and...

Duration:00:17:27

"Over the years this has been escalating."

5/12/2022
Goats are causing havoc in Kerry. Fiana Fail Councillor John Francis Flynn spoke to Clare about the groups of goats across the county gathering near roads and finding their way into schools and private houses. 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:00:07:47

"Some things should be kept private!"

5/12/2022
Back in February an advert for Adidas caused a bit of a stir – it featured dozens of sets of bare breasts to promote the diversity of their new range of sports bras. That advert has now been banned in the UK after a number of people complained that the ads' use of nudity was gratuitous and that it objectified women by sexualizing's them and “reducing them to body parts." Clare shared her own thoughts on the banning of the advert, she was also joined by Lauren Higgs is the co-founder of...

Duration:00:14:49

National Limerick Day!

5/12/2022
Today is National Limerick Day! Clare was joined by Dr. Matthew Potter - Curator of Limerick Museum & Author of The Curious Story of the Limerick, to explain where the Limerick comes from and tips on how to write one of her own. 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...

Duration:00:05:58

"The day it started I announced my closure."

5/11/2022
Damien Duggan is the owner of the popular Duggan Jewellers in Fairview but he is now closing down after over 40 years in business. He joined Andrea to explain he has been forced to close down because of a new cycle lane that is been put in close to his shop. 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:00:20:13

Finding a message in a bottle

5/11/2022
A recent stroll along the beach in Wexford lead to an unusual discovery for Brian Golden. Brian stumbled across a message in a bottle and he joined Andrea for a surprise meeting with its sender AJ Morgan, who wrote the message twenty years ago. 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:...

Duration:00:08:53

"Football is not an inclusive place."

5/11/2022
Two of Ireland’s top football teams are taking part in events in support of the LGBTQ + community. Bohemians will be the first professional team participating in the Pride parade in June and Shelbourne FC will host the Gay Football Supporters Network Cup Final on May 28TH at Tolka Park. Daniel Lambert from Bohemians FC and John McGouran, Community Officer with Shelbourne FC joined Andrea to discuss the need to make football more inclusive. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple...

Duration:00:11:43

Is it time to scrap the daily Dáil prayer?

5/11/2022
People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett and Independent TD Mattie McGrath joined Andrea to discuss a tweet put up by Aodhan O’Riordan that outlined how much of a part religious tradition exists in Irish life. Aodhan explained that he had worked in the public service for 22 years as a teacher, principal and Oireachtas member and, every single work day had begun with a prayer. Andrea asked her guests if our state buildings should be more secular in a multicultural Ireland. Listen and...

Duration:00:18:11

Are Irish prices putting off tourists?

5/10/2022
On yesterdays show Sinead Ryan joined Andrea for the Consumer Corner where she discussed the high cost of car rentals in Ireland. Jacqueline got in touch with the show from France and told Andrea she had decide not to visit Ireland on holiday because of the increase in prices. Joan Scales, Editor of Travel to Ireland also joined the discussion to try and shed some light on why prices are set so high. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify....

Duration:00:18:49