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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'.
 
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Every week, we give you the chance to get access to an expert- this week, we put your health insurance questions to Dermot Goode from Totalhealthcover.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 o…
 
Victoria Beckham has told Grazia magazine wanting to be thin is an 'old-fashioned attitude,' after spending much of her youth maintaining a famously slender physique.She stated modern women want to 'look healthy, and curvy' - with the slimmer frame becoming a thing of the past. Andrea was joined by Laura Mullett, Fashion Expert for RSVP Magazine, B…
 
Marguerite Penrose was born in St. Patrick’s Mother and Baby home on the Navan Road in Dublin in 1974. During the Pandemic, Marguerite wrote a piece about her life that was published on the Black and Irish Instagram page, the interest in her life story has been non-stop since, so much so that she’s written a book.She joined Andrea to discuss her bo…
 
Between the Wagatha Christie Trial and the Heard/Depp trial – it’s been hard to dodge hearing the details of these court cases. They have been covered extensively in the media and have attracted a massive amount of social media interest. Larry Donnelly Law Lecturer in NUI Galway ,Noeline Blackwell, Lawyer and CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis centre an…
 
David Murphy is a wedding photographer. The other night his camera was stolen from the back of his car – including SD cards of a recent wedding. He told Andrea through his posts on social media one the cards has been returned to him and he hopes that the same will happen with the other. He asks listeners who might know anything about the camera to …
 
According to parenting author Lara Bazelon research shows working mothers are just as capable as stay at home parents and, their kids do just as well in life. Andrea spoke to parents who were in touch with the show after Irish Independent Columnist Tanya Sweeney investigated if putting your career first might actually be a good thing for your kids.…
 
The pandemic had different effects on us all- but for many people- it’s been hard to get back that zest for life that you once had. Professor Elaine Fox has a new book out ‘Switchcraft’ which helps you to switch your mindset. Elaine joined Andrea with tips on getting back an enthusiasm for life. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podca…
 
You might have heard some of the sterotypes surround birth order and personality. Stereotypes like ‘typical oldest child’, ‘middle-child syndrome’, ‘spoilt baby of the family’ tend to sound like pop-psychology generalisations. But psychotherapist Coleman Noctor joined Andrea to explain there is a degree of wisdom behind these generic descriptions. …
 
Renewed calls have been made for the Dail bar to close its doors, as the Leinster House premises is not licensed to serve alcohol. People Before Profit TD for Dublin South West Paul Murphy joined Andrea and former government minister Shane Ross to explain why he believes "lawmakers in the chambers" should not become "law breakers" when they go drin…
 
Reports of huge queues in Dublin Airport were again circulating at the weekend. On yesterdays show Andrea spoke about her own experience of getting a taxi from Dublin airport and the unexpected delay's she faced. Eoghan Corry Editor of Air and Travel Magazine answered airport queries from listeners who were in touch with the show. Listen and subscr…
 
It’s week 7 of our Going Green Series. This week we take a look at the role technology plays in sustainability and, how we can reduce the impact our usage has on the environment. Colin Baker from Back from the future joined Andrea with his tips.Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen a…
 
A landmark week for football as Jake Daniels has become the UK's first active male professional footballer to come out as gay. The Blackpool player is the first man in the professional game to do so publicly since Justin Fashanu in 1990. John McGouran Community Officer with Shelbourne FC, Eoin Sheahan, presenter of OTBAM and John Coary Chair of Dub…
 
Marcus Ward is a wheelchair user he recently tweeted that he tried to book a meal in a restaurant in Dublin and was told there was "no wheelchair access as it's a 100 year old listed building and therefore not allowed to renovate". He joined Andrea and other listeners who were in touch with the show to share their own experiences of poor accessibil…
 
With cost of living at an all time high, Andrea spoke to Kamila who was in touch with the show about how low maternity pay is forcing new mothers back into work. She discussed how little the payment has increased since she had her last child eight years ago and what financial pressure that puts new mothers under.Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Li…
 
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…
 
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 actual…
 
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…
 
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, list…
 
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 …
 
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 Clar…
 
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…
 
“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 joine…
 
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 …
 
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 addin…
 
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 traditiona…
 
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. Yo…
 
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 “reduci…
 
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 …
 
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. Down…
 
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 a…
 
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 O…
 
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 wo…
 
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 tr…
 
It’s week 6 of our Going Green Series, where we want to help you live a bit more sustainable. This week we take a look at how we can make our commutes a little greener. Geraldine Herbert, Motoring Journalist joined Andrea with a range of alternative transport options. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spo…
 
Horses in Killarney could be asked to wear special shoes as councilors look for a solution to the damage hooves are doing to local roads. Cllr Niall Kelleher joined Andrea and Cllr Marie Moloney to discuss what can be done to address the issues of horses on the streets of Killarney. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google P…
 
Cathy Gibbons, a pediatrician working in Temple Street hospital, was called in last night to attend to a critically ill child. Due to limited parking spaces, she left her car outside the hospital paying for the maximum stay. However, her day became a twelve hour day and she left to find her car had been clamped.This was her third time being clamped…
 
Vegetarians are being ‘left behind’ by restaurants who are dropping meat free options like omlettes and quiche for vegan options that exclude cheese, butter and eggs. The UK’s Vegetarian Society say they are receiving complaints that traditional vegetarian options are being replaced by vegan dishes.With diners increasingly facing just two choices: …
 
Following on from a conversation earlier today on Newstalk Breakfast, Andrea spoke to women who were in touch with the show about their experiences of breastfeeding and discusses if the supports that are available are enough to make Ireland a good place for mothers to breastfeed. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podc…
 
With summer holiday season upon us Sinead Ryan Presenter of The Home Show on Newstalk joined Andrea to discuss the pros and pitfalls of car rentals. 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 Ale…
 
There are an estimated 50,000 coeliac sufferers in Ireland- with many many more, undiagnosed. Former World Boxing Champion Bernard Dunne knows all too well the effect the condition can have on people as his daughter Caoimhe is Coeliac. He joined Andrea to share his experience.Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts…
 
The results of the 2021 National Inpatient Experience Survey were launched this morning by Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly. For the survey 10,743 patients were asked about their experiences of treatment in 40 hospitals around the country in the last year. Despite long wait times, the survey found that most patients had positive interactions w…
 
Every week- we give you the opportunity to put your questions to the Experts- this week- we're looking at sleep. From insomnia to snoring – sleep expert Tom Coleman joins Andrea to answer all of your questions Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. Y…
 
We’re into the swing of wedding season and one of the most traditional wedding moments is the first dance.Christina Offutt from First Dance Ireland has choreographed hundreds of couples ahead of their big day, and she joined Andrea with tips of jazzing up a routine and how to deal with first dance nerves. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on A…
 
Would you know the symptoms of Ovarian Cancer? According to new research – 79% of women aren’t confident that they do. Another frightening stat is that Ireland has one of the highest death rates from ovarian cancer in Europe.Ahead of World Ovarian Cancer Day Andrea was joined by Ovarian cancer patient Melissa Harris and Donal Brennan Professor for …
 
Yesterday on the show we were talking to listeners about how difficult it can be to make friends in Ireland. On this afternoons Lunchtime Live Andrea spoke to listeners who were struggling to make friends and got advice from others about how best to expand your friendship circle. Listen and subscribe to Lunchtime Live on Apple Podcasts, Google Podc…
 
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