Are the Government Doing Enough to Tackle Domestic Abuse?

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Are the government doing enough to tackle domestic abuse in Ireland?

Niall asked listners to share their stories and thoughts on domestic violence. Different people have breaking points where they cannot take either the physical or domestic abuse from their partner.

Listen to what callers had to say.

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Should Women Have to Take Their Husband’s Name When They Marry?

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Should women have to take their husband’s name when they get married – asked a listener?

Niall had Australian Journalist, Broadcaster and Comedienne Catherine Deveny on the show who had an interesting take on the topic – Marriage is sexist!

You don’t want to miss this podcast!

What do you think? Should a woman take her husband’s name in marriage?

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DEBATE : The Arguments For Both the “Yes” and “No” Vote in the Repeal The 8th Referendum

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How will you vote in the upcoming Repeal the 8th Referendum?

Niall had Cora Sherlock (Deputy Chairperson for the Pro-Life Campaign) and Sinead Kennedy (National Spokesperson for ‘Together For the Yes Campaign’) representing the Pro-Life and Pro-Choice campaigns join him in the studio to discuss the vote facing Ireland.

Listen to the arguments being put forward by both speakers as they canvas for your vote.

How will you vote in the upcioming referendum?

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Heartbreaking Interview with Noeleen Cullen who is seeking respite support

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Heartbreaking Interview with Noeleen Cullen who is seeking respite support.

Noeleen is a 57 year old mother who has 2 adult children with special needs. She has taken care of them all her life and she talked Niall through the hardships of day to day life caring for her 2 children at home.

Noeleen does not want to put her children into residential care but the emotional and physical pressures of caring for 2 handicapped adult children is challenging.

Noeleen tells us why respite care is so important for her children but also for herself too.

This is one courageous woman and you need to listen to her story.

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Do you think graphic posters are wrong or reality?

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Do you think graphic abortion posters are wrong or reality?

The reason I want to ask you this question tonight is because of a message we got from a woman in Cobh.

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Hi Niall, I am fuming!!! Spitting feathers I am!  So apparently there were
2 women in Cobh in co cork down the Main Street with a picture of a baby a “foetus” on a huge poster for the voting. Cobh has a no poster campaign for the tidy towns.

So they went down with the poster … well there was war … the locals called the guards said it was offensive. They said the poor kids walking home from school would be traumatized. My thoughts on this is that if they insist on teaching kids that young about being gender neutral in school then why not teach kids about abortion and ask them to look it up on you tube like they do with all their idols and see it’s life at 10 weeks .

I know at least 10 guys who have had their babies aborted in the UK most of them found out after and they were gutted. If I knew one of my grandchildren were aborted I would be so angry.  I have an 18 year old who is refusing to vote because her friend’s say vote yes and she wants to vote no but she is afraid because her friends are telling her if she voted no then mothers who are in risk of their Life will die. Our kids need more education on both sides of the argument.

Don’t give out my name because Cobh is such a small town and I will be lynched!

Ok – let me explain this photo. It is a poster for the No side of the abortion debate that shows terminated babies or foetus’s (whatever way you choose to say it) at different stages from 8 weeks up to 22 weeks.

The pictures are quite graphic and the poster is quite a big one. From the photo that the listener sent in to us, it looks like it could be on a bus stop or billboard.

Tonight I want to know if you think these graphic posters are necessary in the campaigning or if they are too graphic.

According to our listeners, some locals in Cobh objected to the posters saying that it is graphic and not right that children would see it.

I am sure there are posters on the yes campaign that people are not happy with too.

Some people believe that graphic posters like this are the reality and should be shown.

Others however will say that they are offensive and unnecessary.

I am sure there are more like them around the entire country.

I want to get your views on them tonight –

Do you think graphic posters are wrong or reality?

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Would you date someone who was bi-sexual?

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Would you date someone who is bi-sexual?

We got an interesting email into the show. Have a listen to it.

Hi Niall,

Can you talk about something on your show for me? I recently starting dating a guy that I met online. We have been on a number of dates in the last three months. All was going well until he dropped a bombshell on me and I really do not know how to take it.

We were talking about our pasts and I was telling him how my last relationship was pretty serious to which he said so was his. He proceeded to tell me that his ex BOYFRIEND and him are still good friends.

I froze and asked him to did he mean his ex girlfriend to which he told me that he is bi sexual and his last relationship was with a man.

I was totally shocked. At the time I just went on with the date and after an hour or so I said I felt ill and needed to go home.

I am still in shock and don’t know if I am over reacting or old fashioned.

He is extremely attractive, has a great personality and we never stop laughing when we are together. I don’t know how to explain this but I never would have put him down as bi-sexual.

I am dumbfounded by this and don’t know what to do. I am afraid if I allowed this to go further and we did end up in a serious relationship, would he leave me for a man? Is he more attracted to men than women? Would I end up jealous of men and women?

It all seems too much. I spoke to a close friend of mine about it and she couldn’t believe it either. She said she couldn’t be in a relationship with a bi-sexual man and that I should end this now.

I don’t want to be old fashioned but I don’t know if I can continue to see someone who also likes men.

Please don’t mention my name.

What do you think of this message?

Do you think this woman is being old fashioned? Or would you be able to date someone who was bi-sexual?

In an ideal world, a person’s ex partners shouldn’t really be an issue for you. They left them for a reason and it should be left at that.

However, if their ex was someone of the same sex – does that change things for you?

Maybe you are bi-sexual or have dated someone who is b-sexual – I want to hear from you tonight.

So – would you have any issue dating a person who is bi-sexual?

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INTERVIEW : Evelyn Brown’s Shocking Story of her Daughter Not Getting Medical Assistance

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Niall spoke to mother Evelyn Brown about the shocking story of her 7 year old daughter Anna.

Anna was born 7 years ago and Evelyn felt that there was something not right with her. Seven years arguing with Doctors and Specialists it was only last year that that the Medical community eventually gave Anna proper testing where it was tragically  found that she has life changing conditions.

How did the HSE alloow this to happen? What is the future for Anna and what can you do to help?

A must listen to podcast.

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INTERVIEW : Fintan Dunne and the Founder of ‘Irish First Mothers’ Kathy McMahon

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Niall spoke to Fintan Dunne and the founder of ‘Irish First Mothers’ Kathy McMahon.

Fintan and Kathy are calling for women who were in the ‘Mother and Baby Homes’ not to work with the government to share their personal information.

Why would they ask survivors to do such a thing?

Only one way to find out – Take a listen.

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Should Gerry Adams should apologise for saying violence is justified in certain circumstances?

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Former Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has found himself in a bit of hot water after he said he believes violence can, in certain circumstances, be justified to reach political aims.

In an interview with German newspaper Der Spiegel, Mr Adams was asked about the Troubles, the current political deadlock in Northern Ireland and his hopes for a united Ireland.

He was speaking ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement next week.

When asked if he believes violence is a legitimate means with which to reach one’s aims, he replied: “I think in given circumstances.

He went on to say “And the circumstances at that time in the North were that people were being denied their rights.

“The English occupiers refused to concede those and in fact attacked the demonstrators. The most disastrous mistake that the English government made is that they handed the situation over to the generals. That always leads to a militarisation of the situation. Military people are not there to pacify, they are there to subjugate.”

Mr Adams denied ever shooting at anyone during the Troubles but said he joined Sinn Féin after reading what the British government had planned for Ireland in the Special Powers Act.

He said “The people that I know didn’t go to war. The war came to us,”

“I woke up one morning, and the British Army were in occupation of the local school, the local football pitch, the local social centre, the roadblocks were up. They were stopping you. They were throwing you up against the wall. They were arresting you. They were molesting women, and so on and so on.”

Mr Adams was asked how he reconciled his Catholic faith with the use of violence.

He said “It’s still my view that the use of armed actions in the given circumstances is a legitimate response. Whether you exercise that right is another issue. And of course, there were many things that the IRA did which were wrong. And I both condemned at the time and deplore and regret it to this time,”

Mr Adams was also asked if the Belfast Agreement was worth the deaths of more than 3,000 people killed during the Troubles.

He said “Well, it’s hard to measure it in those ways. Of course, it would’ve been far better if not one person was killed or injured. But you don’t pursue and you don’t get progress without struggle,”

“And I say that as someone who has lost a lot of family members and friends and who has been tortured and shot myself. I’ve been there, and I’ve been at many, many funerals. But of course, you can only measure all of this at the end of all of this. And I do believe that Irish unity is going to be the reality.

Many people up North including the DUP are angry at his comments and have called for him to apologise.

They believe sending out the message that violence can be justified is wrong.

Do you think he should apologise? Or do you think violence during the troubles was somewhat necessary?

Today I want to know what you think.

Do you think Gerry Adams should apologise for saying violence is justified in certain circumstances?

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