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Liam Kearney runs a bowling alley in Naas. He's been closed for months but received an electricity bill for €1085.34... he and other callers are particularly annoyed about the increased PSO levy.
Richie tells Joe about his gambling addiction. "I have a betting slip showing a €50,000 bet," he says. Richie says the best thing to come out of lock down is the bookies closing.
Day Trips For Shopping
Deborah about a coach tour which is planning on bringing day-trippers from Northern Ireland to Dublin, as they go into lockdown and the Republic re-opens. Deborah thinks that they should stay where they are for the time being. Aidan is from Armagh and says that there are thousands of people from the South heading to the North all the time to avail of cheaper drink and other benefits. Damien who owns the coach company said he had cancelled the trip after the on-line reaction and explained to Joe why his good idea quickly lost its shine.
Rebecca and John were married in the Dublin Registry Office and told Joe about how they met and what it was like having just seven people at the wedding. Nothing was going to dampen their love or their enthusiasm and they were off to Portmarnock beach to take some photographs and get a take-away.
Getting To See Grandson
Gaye spoke about her wish to see her grandson in Western Australia. She has stage four cancer but wants to see him between her scans. She has a window of opportunity between two of her scans but needs help to get compassionate leave to enter the country.
"We pray hard and we play hard"
"We pray hard and we play hard": Noreen wants a refund on a cancelled trip to Fatima. Other callers describe the lure of pilgrimages.