Joe Duffy talks to the Irish public about affairs of the day. Have you got a story to tell? If you’d like to talk to Joe on-air about an issue that concerns you then we want to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Listen live Monday to Friday at 1.45-3pm on RTÉ Radio 1.
Joe spoke to Mary Hornsey, the mother of Paul Maxwell who was murdered by the IRA in 1979 when he was working on the boat which was taking Lord Mountbatten and members of his family fishing. She was responding to a tweet send by SF TD Brian Stanley. Joe also spoke to Kenny Donaldson who represents victims of the Troubles.
Barden Home and Growning Up
Ger Smith told Joe about growing up with a mother who had a severe psychiatric illness. He and his siblings were looked after by a nun, Sister Ann Thomas, who made sure the children were well looked after. She used to call in twice a day from the local convent. Her cousin Josie rang it to say that Sister Ann was like another Mother Theresa.
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.
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Very soothing to listen to
Joe is perhaps the most empathetic and skilled host I’ve ever heard. He is a patient listener and his questions really bring out the best in his callers by elevating their stories. He also takes scammers and bigots to task using his sharp perception and critical questioning. Great man. I’ve picked up some of his conventions in my own conversations and I’m a better listener for it.
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I’m from Maynooth but live in USA. I listen everyday. I think you are fantastic
Love the show
Im a Kerry man living in North Carolina
It's great to hear what's going on at home keep up the good work