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Alison Walker from near Virginia in County Cavan tells her story of caring for her almost nine year old daughter Carys who has a rare syndrome. She tells us not only of the challenges facing her daughter but also of her own personal challenges being a carer.

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The Joe Finnegan Show

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A JF show Listener penned an open letter to the Minister for Health

A JF show Listener and MS Sufferer penned an open letter to the ...

 

A JF show Listener penned an open letter to the Minister for Health

A JF show Listener and MS Sufferer penned an open letter to the ...

 

Right to Die campaigner Tom Curran discusses the bill to legalise medicinal cannibis

Right to Die campaigner Tom Curran discusses the bill to legalis...

 

Father Brian Darcy discusses the Papal visit

PODCAST: Father Brian Darcy reveals to the Joe Finnegan show th...

 

Chef Gary OHanlon talks Turkey

Chef Gary OHanlon talks all things Turkey with Joe...

 

Chef Gary OHanlon talks Turkey

Chef Gary OHanlon talks all things Turkey with Joe...

 

Crime Journalist Paul WIlliams

Crime Journalist Paul WIlliams...

 

Symphysiotomy Survivor: Rita McCann

90 year old Rita McCann from Emyvale is a survivor of symphysiot...

 

Forestry in Leitrim

Following Minister Andrew Doyle’s defence of forestry in Leitr...

 

Pat McDonagh

Supermacs founder Pat McDonagh in conversation with Joe about th...

 

Longford Chamber reaches out to woman ticketed unfairly

President of Longford Chamber Derek Scanlon reaches out to Maura...

 

Mick Flavin

Singer Mick Flavin speaks to Joe about his diagnosis and treatme...

 

AUTHOR: Mary Kenny

AUTHOR: Mary Kenny talks Trump, misogyny and her new book “A D...

 

JF Show Panel 18th November

JF Show Panel: Anne Farrell, Senator Frank Feighan and Noel D Wa...

 

The National Party - James Reynolds

Deputy President of what is being described as Ireland’s first...

 

Lead singer of Longford band Brave Giant visits JF

Lead singer of Longford band Brave Giant Podge Gill popped into ...

 

Nathan Carter, Ray Lynam & The Late Late Show Live CD

Nathan Carter spoke to the JF Show live today from Dubai, Ray Ly...

 

No local venues included for RWC 2023 Bid

Rugby Superfan and friend to the Irish players and management Ma...

 

Paramedics - Air Corps 112:

Paul Traynor speaks to Joe about life as a paramedic on board Ai...

 

Maura's Parking Ticket - with love from Longford

Parking Ticket in Longford: Maura from Cavan was given a fine de...

 

US Journalist Bill Marcus on Aisling Brady McCarthy

Boston based journalist Bill Marcus on the latest development in...

 

Seeking help with a burned out house in Cavan

Sarah contacted the JF Show at the end of her tether over the st...

 

Martin Kenny - Protected Disclosure

Sligo Leitrim West Cavan and South Donegal TD Martin Kenny of Si...

 

The Only Gay in the Village

TV Programme ‘The Only Gay in the village’- will feature B...

 

Should we have another Bank Holiday

Should we have another Bank Holiday? Deputy Kevin 'Boxer' Moran...

 

Welcoming home the Rugby heroes from Chicago

Rebecca Compton from Roscommon tells Joe about travelling to mee...

 

Bishop Emeritus of Clogher Liam McDaid

In the only on air interview that Bishop Emeritus of Clogher Lia...

 

Retired Sergeant criticises Garda Associations

Retired Garda Sergeant Brendan Cafferty calls time on the Garda ...

 

Linda responds to Jimmy's points on Feminism

Linda spoke up for women in responding to Jimmy's points on femi...

 

The "F" Word - Jimmy talks feminism

Jimmy got in touch to say that in his opinion, feminism has dest...

 

Weekly Panel 28th Oct 2016

Pat Deery is a retired teacher and ASTI member from Monaghan; Pa...

 

Tea and Talk by Alice Taylor

Alice Taylor discusses her latest book with Joe. ...

 

New Vatican guidelines on scattering of ashes

Bishop Kevin Doran explains the new Vatican guidelines...

 

The Poem: Trump & Clinton

By Peter Costello of www.reasons4rhymes.com ...

 

The plight of the Curlew

Dr Anita Donaghy from Birdwatch Ireland outlines the case for th...

 

Community Games

ommunity games Gerry Davenport speak to Anne Norris about the Co...

 

Liams Legacy

mother and grandmother Grainne and Kathleen Hagan spoke to Anne ...

 

Can sex offenders ever rehabilitate?

Can sex offenders ever rehabilitate? The JF Show discusses this ...

 

Learning by Pictures

Former paediatric nurse at Portiuncula Hospital Breda Coughlan s...

 

The Friday Panel 2210

The Friday Panel Anne Norris spoke to Tommy Moran, Deputy Martin...

 

Doctor Ciara Kelly

Doctor Ciara Kelly spoke to Anne Norris about Heartburn...

 

The Tourism of Ballinamore

Anne Norris spoke to key organisers of tourism in Ballinamore...

 

The Money Doctor John Lowe

The Money Doctor John Lowe spoke to Anne Norris about the cost o...

 

unacceptable behaviour on a train

Mary is disgusted at how her heavily pregnant sister-in-law was ...

 

Reaction to the Final presidential debate before the election

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went head to head in their fina...

 

Country singer Robert Mizzell gives his views on the American election

Country singer Robert Mizzell from Lousiana in America spoke to...

 

Harriet's Husband and a deportation order

Harriet’s Husband Harriet and Kleber are calling on the Justic...

 

JF Panel 14th October 2016

Sheila Reilly is the former Editor of the Longford Leader newspa...

 

Oliver Callan says don't begrudge pensioners their €5

Oliver Callan says don't begrudge pensioners their €5...

 

Budget 2017: Pearse Doherty TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Finance Deputy Pearse Doherty reacts ...

 

Budget 2017: An OAP reacts to €5 boost

JF Listener Philomena asks what can she get for €5....

 

Budget 2017: What does it mean for you?

John Lyons, accountant with Grant Thornton in Longford explains....

 

Budget 2017: Heather Humphreys

Minister for Arts, Culture, Gaeltacht & Rural Affairs Heather Hu...

 

Budget 2017: ICSA & Agriculture Minister Michael Creed

James Reynolds hits out at the government over Budget 2017 and w...

 

Lennon Draper Interview

Malachi, Peter & Mary Lennon join Joe to talk about their busine...

 

Panel Discussion October 7th 2016

Ruairí McKiernan is a native of Cootehill, a social entrepreneu...

 

Paul Treanor - Drumbriston Furniture, Monaghan

Paul Treanor owner of Drumbriston & Rossmore Furniture speaks to...

 

The Rat Run

John in Monaghan says a house in his estate has been vacated rec...

 

Sitting Ducks on Garda Strike Days

A local business owner and a resident in a rural area of the Sha...

 

Benny Sheridan explains "Fronting"

Benny Sheridan of Sheridan Insurances in Cavan explains what "fr...

 

Mayo v Dublin - The Big Match

Eunice Moran from Ballaghaderreen who is sister of Mayo player A...

 

Citizens' Assembly

Cllr Des Guckian voices his concerns about the transparency of t...

 

Garda Strike Action

GRA President Ciaran O'Neill discusses the looming Garda strike ...

 

Border Communities Against Brexit Day of Action

Fr Joe McVeigh – Assistant Parish Priest with St Michael's in ...

 

Standing up to the HSE - Paddy Archbold

Paddy speaks to Joe about his battle for support from the HSE du...

 

oh deer

MOTORISTS are being warned of the risk of collisions with deer a...

 

Comedian Frank Forde

Frank Forde joins JF with his usual mix of personalities ...

 

Panel 23rd Sept 2016

Caoimhghin O’Caolain is the Sinn-Féin TD for Cavan Monaghan (...

 

Sexual Offences Bill

Dublin native Rachel Moran is a survivor of prostitution and a c...

 

The Longford Arms Wedding Fair

Orlagh Reynolds of the Longford Arms & Pauline Belton of Belton ...

 

HPV Vaccine: The Debate

Dr Robert O'Connor of the Irish Cancer Society explains why the ...

 

Rebecca from Leitrim

Sixteen year old Rebecca from Carrick-on-Shannon explains how he...

 

Sex Addiction

Doctor Erica Ruigrok, clinical services manager at the Rutland ...

 

Sex Addiction

Doctor Erica Ruigrok, clinical services manager at the Rutland ...

 

what makes an ideal farmers husband

• Are farmers considered to be romantic? Farmer/farmer’s wif...

 

A Grateful Mother thankful for help during car incident

The mum of a toddler locked in a car by accident in Cavan recent...

 

Soldiering at the Border & The Siege of Jadotville

Tommy says we were in a warzone too, and we got no recognition f...

 

Lt Col Mary Carroll

Lt Col Mary Carroll from Ballinlough is the first Irish woman to...

 

Minister confirms historic Unit Citation for Siege of Jadotville soldiers

Author of book and Security Analyst Declan Power talks about his...

 

O'Dowd's Fireplaces & Stoves, Carrick-on-Shannon

David O'Dowd from O'Dowd's Fireplaces, Stoves and Gas Fires in C...

 

Shooting Season on Lough Ree?

Gerry is living in a "battle zone" by Lough Ree in county Roscom...

 

"Your Precious Life & How to Live it Well"

Monaghan native psychologist Shane Martin launches his new book ...

 

Open Season has recommenced

Nuala from Lanesborough was distraught after she was awakened by...

 

Lisdoonvarna

Matchmaker Willie Daly and Una Cusack talk to Joe about the Lisd...

 

Ricky Whelan Irish Wildlife trust discusses Pine Martens

Ricky Whelan Irish Wildlife trust discusses Pine Martens...

 

Ricky Whelan Irish Wildlife trust discusses Pine Martens

Ricky Whelan Irish Wildlife trust discusses Pine Martens...

 

Friday Panel 0209

Friday Panel on the JF Show: MEP Luke 'Ming' Flanagan and journa...

 

2nd of September Friday Panel on the JF Show

2nd of September Friday Panel on the JF Show; MEP Luke 'Ming' Fl...

 

The war against gobbledygook

Longford Westmeath TD & Barrister Willie Penrose & CEO of NALA I...

 

Media & Press Coverage of the Ballyjamesduff Tragedy

Discussing the coverage of the Hawe Family tragedy this wee - Jo...

 

The pine marten problem continues...

Gabbrielle in Fermanagh and Mickey in Monaghan share their stori...

 

Psychologist Paul Gilligan on coping with the Ballyjamesduff Tragedy

Psychologist and Chief Executive of St Patrick's Hospital Paul G...

 

Upstairs Downstairs Monaghan celebrate their revamped store

Upstairs Downstairs owner Micheal McQuaid speaks to Joe about th...

 

Ballyjamesduff Community Council pays tribute

Matt Boylan spoke to Joe following the tragic news ...

 

Ballyjamesduff Tragedy - Eddie Butler reports

Shannonside Northernsound Reporter Eddie Butler spoke to JF live...

 

Bishop Leo O'Reilly reacts to Ballyjamesduff Tragedy

Bishop of the Diocese of Kilmore and patron of St Mary's Nationa...

 

Panel Discussion - Friday August 26th

Live from the Shannonside Northernsound outside broadcast unit, ...

 

Outside Broadcast from Pat the Baker in Granard

Michael Meaney from Pat the Baker discusses the history of the c...

 

Cavan Rose Lisa Reilly says "What about my Dad?"

Joe congratulates Cavan Rose Lisa Reilly on her composure as Mat...

 

MMA: a sport or simply barbaric?

Following the bloody images seen all around the world of Conor M...

 

Leitrim Farmer Ray Gilmartin

Following reports in the Irish Independent that farm income earn...

 

Back to School: USI calls on people to let our rooms

The Union of Students Ireland is calling on people to rent out r...

 

Reaction to Nursing Homes Item

JF listeners share their experiences of nursing homes and their ...

 

Keep the GAA free to air

Mayo man Seamus Rutledge’s campaign gathers momentum ...

 

Paula speaks out on Nursing Homes

One JF listener says the treatment of residents in some nursing ...

 

Back to School: Brain Food

Nutritionist with the National Dairy Council Caroline O’Donova...

 

Cavan Boxing Coach Brian McKeown on Olympic Boxing Judges

Boxing Coach to John Joe Nevin Brian McKeown says the Olympic Bo...

 

Back to School - Third level is not for all

Third level education is not for everyone, says General Secretar...

 

Back to School:Dr Illona Duffy

Dr Illona Duffy discusses the health pitfalls of going back to s...

 

Back to School - Author Pat Walsh

Retired teacher and author Pat Walsh discusses his guide for stu...

 

The Voice of the Olympics in Ireland - Jimmy Magee

Veteran broadcaster and sports journalist Jimmy Magee gives Joe ...

 

77 year old Danny Burke still walking to Knock

On today, the feast of the Assumption, 77 year old Danny Burke f...

 

Will an electronic border work after BREXIT?

Derry based Irish Independent Journalist Colm Kelpie speaks to A...

 

Reunite Cavan Public Meeting

Sean McMahon of the Anglo Celt Newspaper who chaired the meeting...

 

Milton C Hardcastle tells us about his drake that passed away aged 15 and a half

Milton C Hardcastle tells us about his drake that passed away ag...

 

Monaghan councillor Seamus Treanor and Shane Finnan debate on the JF Show

Monaghan councillor Seamus Treanor and Shane Finnan debate on th...

 

American Elections

Radio Producer Aishling Sheridan based in America discusses the ...

 

Road Safety ahead of Bank holiday weekend

Road safety ahead of Bank Holiday weekend. Road safety officer N...

 

Centre Parcs explained

Centre Parcs explained by travel extras Eoghan Corry...

 

Centre Parcs explained

Centre Parcs explained by travel extras Eoghan Corry...

 

Centre Parcs explained

Center Parcs explained by travel extras Eoghan Corry...

 

Proposal to reduce time for Religous teaching in schools

A draft proposal by the National Council for Curriculum and Asse...

 

Proposal to reduce time for Religous teaching in schools

A draft proposal by the National Council for Curriculum and Asse...

 

Met Eireann forecaster Gerry Murphy

Met Eireann Forecaster Gerry Murphy from Carrickmacross talks to...

 

Panel Discussion

The JF Show panel this week was Irish Farmers Journal editor Pat...

 

Senator Frances Black

Renowned singer and founder of the Rise foundation Frances Black...

 

Irish Music Bill

Under proposed plans agreed in theory by the Dáil, DJs will fro...

 

Brexit: A Month on

Joe spoke to representatives from the Cavan and Cootehill chambe...

 

Leona Maguire Cavan Golfer ahead of her Olympic dream

Cavan Golfer Leona Maguire looks ahead to her Olympic dream....

 

Paula Naughtonfrom the Join our boys trust talks to Joe about whats been happening

Paula Naughton from the Join our boys trust talks to Joe about w...

 

John Tobin hoping to make it to the summit of Croagh Patrick in a wheelchair

This September 29 year old John Tobin who has cerebal palsy and ...

 

Connacht final not televised and ticket prices for the qualifers

The JF Show discussed the fact that the Connacht final won’t ...

 

Derek Johnson. No Country for business men?

Derek Johnson. No country for business men?...

 

Where can I get my pocket watch valued?

Padraic Lavin is one of just two independent dedicated full time...

 

Dr Marie Watters, Watters & Leneghan Dental Practice

This Carrickmacross Dental Practice is offering the cheapest che...

 

Petrea Ruddy of The New Irish Spinabifida Association

Petrea Rudden has worked with New Spinibifida Ireland Associatio...

 

Trauma Services and The Fine Gael Leadership

Sunday Business Post Health Editor Susan Mitchell & FG TD Peter ...

 

Console Controversy Continues

PJ from Ballymahon has written to the Longford Leader calling fo...

 

Panel Discussion Fri 8th July 2016

Hugh Lynn is a teacher, former PD Cllr and currently PRO of Rosc...

 

Michael Healy Rae TD

Kerry TD reacts to Monaghan Cattle Shooting incident...

 

Political reaction to the Monaghan Cattle shooting

Cavan Monaghan's Fianna Fail TD Niamh Smyth and Minister Heather...

 

Minister Heather Humphreys

Minister Humphreys reacts to the news of five cattle being shot ...

 

Fianna Fail Communication's Spokesperson Timmy Dooley

Timmy Dooley reacts to Broadband Infrastructure proposal made by...

 

Defence Forces shoot five cattle on Monaghan farm

John, a farmer outside Carrickmacross in Co Monaghan explains ho...

 

Adrian Weckler on Denis Naughten's proposal for rural broadband

Technology Editor with the Irish Independent Adrian Weckler spok...

 

Neven Maguire - Home Chef of Cavan

Chef Neven Maguire of MacNean House speaks to Joe about the Home...

 

PJ from Colchester, London on BREXIT

PJ voted to leave in the BREXIT referendum and he's standing by ...

 

Third Level Chaplains

John Hamill of Atheist Ireland discusses report recommendations ...

 

Ken Ring predicts ONE good week in July!

Long Range Weather Forecaster predicts one week of a heatwave be...

 

Cavan Region Pioneers Golden Jubilee

Matthew McCaffrey and Dermot Fagan spoke to Joe to mark the Gold...

 

The Maor Faoirne should get off the field

Donal from Monaghan and Willie Hegarty spoke to Jf ON Thursday o...

 

Rookie Gardaí need to be paid more

Mayo Cllr Christy Hyland is a retired Detective Garda who spent ...

 

Local fundraisers hurt by Console controversy

Harry Reburn from Maudebawn in Cavan got in touch with the Joe F...

 

Local fan reaction to IRL V ITA from Lille!

Barry McEntee from Monaghan town, Journalist Frank McNally from ...

 

Are the cockroaches coming down the country?

Local pest control expert Paddy Dowd speaks to Joe about the ann...

 

Mulleady & McElvaney waste announce special waiver for some carers as part of new regime

Mulleady Waste Ltd in Drumlish, Longford and McElvaney's Waste a...

 

Cavan Monaghan TD Niamh Smyth appointed to Arts and Heritage

Niamh Smyth TD spoke to Joe Finnegan today about her appointment...

 

Michael Lawson

Fresh from his win on The Voice of Ireland Michael Lawson called...

 

Fr. Jason Murphy

The Chaplain of Breifne College in Cavan says vulnerable young p...

 

Alcohol abuse at teen discos

Superintendent Kevin English spoke to the JF Show about recent e...

 

Dromard fined €2,000 over soccer school on GAA grounds

A Longford club has become the first to be fined over a breach o...

 

Sunday School - could it work in Catholic Ireland?

Rev G Jean Mackarel says the service is alive and Presbyterian/C...

 

Dromard fined €2,000 over soccer school on GAA grounds

A Longford club has become the first to be fined over a breach o...

 

Father calls for stricter sentences on those who are guilty of sexual offences

The father of a boy who was a victim of online grooming says the...

 

Author Donna Kennedy

Bestselling Mayo author Donna Kennedy spoke to Joe on Friday abo...

 

Social Options for Over 50s

Brian is a retired journalist in Roscommon and Francis is retire...

 

The popularity of the Browlift

‘Brow lifts’ have been revealed as Ireland’s fastest growi...

 

Declan Connolly on Charlotte's Trust

Mullingar man Declan Connolly speaks to Joe about his campaign t...

 

Panel for January 29th

Sheila Reilly is the Editor of the Longford Leader newspaper; Br...

 

Fianna Fail Leader Micheal Martin

Fianna Fáil Leader Mícheál Martin joined Joe in studio today ...

 

Cllr Brian McKenna & the Magic Roundabout

There were hundreds of entries to our text poll on the renaming ...

 

John Wilson on the Penalty Points Review

John Wilson reacts to the news that a judge appointed by Ministe...

 

Cavan Photographer Lorraine Teevan on Chris Noth

Cavan Photographer Lorraine Teevan met Chris Noth yesterday when...

 

Shingles Cure? Eddie McGurn

Eddie McGurn from Carrigallen claims to have the cure for shingl...

 

Will refugees have respect for Ireland?

Lucia O'Farrell speaks out over concerns about Refugee influx....

 

Local house prices set to soar

According to the most recent Real Estate Alliance Survey, prices...

 

Conor Faughnan on falling fuel prices

Diesel has fallen to less than €1 a litre on some forecourts, ...

 

Ireland's Eurovision 2016 entry has been decided upon - by RTE

Singer & Songwriter James Kilbane hits out at lack of competitio...

 

Make the medical staff stay

Tom in Cavan says that medical staff who train in Ireland need t...

 

Around the World in 80 Years - An evening with Jimmy Magee

On Thursday 21st of January the Ramor Theatre presents: Around t...

 

Sugar Crash featuring John Hancox

Cavan resident John Hancox has 2 per cent vision, is a double am...

 

Northern Ireland First Minister in waiting Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster was named leader of the Democratic Unionist Party ...

 

An Taisce: Dredging the Shannon is not the solution to Shannon Floods

Charlie Stanley Smith says that Climate Change and habitats simp...

 

New Zealand Forecaster Ken Ring on Irish flooding

Ken Ring shares his views on Ireland's flooding and what could b...

 

Fr Ronan Drury of Mullagh

Fr Ronan Drury, a native of Mullagh in Co Cavan, will say his 67...

 

Mrs Brown's Boys causes controversy again

Denis says if Mrs Brown's Boys is the big feature on RTE again ...

 

Fr Ray Kelly

Fr Ray Kelly joins Joe in studio to discuss life on the road as ...

 

Martin Kenny on Thomas Slab Murphy

Ballinamore area Sinn Fein County Councillor in Leitrim Martin K...

 

Where could Mary volunteer on Christmas day?

Mary has come up against a brick wall when trying to find a way ...

 

Cllr Paudge Connolly

Cllr Connolly gives his reaction following yesterday's meeting o...

 

Cllr Paddy Kilduff on the RTE Investigates Programme

Cathaoirleach of Roscommon County Council Cllr Paddy Kilduff spo...

 

Cllr Hugh McElvaney

Cllr Hugh McElvaney spoke to JF on Monday morning in advance of ...

 

John Wilson on the Swanlinbar Local Area Protection Force

Former member of An Garda Síochana John Wilson admits he's not ...

 

Munterconnaught named as winner of eir Fibre to the Home Competition

eir CEO Richard Moat, Editor of Irish Country Living with the Ir...

 

Mairead Lavery, Editor Irish Country Magazine, Irish Farmers Journal

Mairead joins Joe live in studio to discuss the resignation of I...

 

Irish Times: Fine Gael on course to be biggest party in GE16

Political Editor Stephen Collins joins Joe to discuss the latest...

 

Panel Discussion - Fri 20th Nov 2015

Our Panel: Former Fianna Fail TD & Senator John Ellis from Fenag...

 

Homeless: Mum, Dad and Five children are living in a Jeep

Frances, her husband and her five children have been sleeping in...

 

Fri Panel Oct 30th

Joe's panel take a look back at the stories behind the week's he...

 

Fighting back against rural crime

Residents of Templeport Co. Cavan have joined together in an eff...

 

Alice Taylor

Joe spoke to Author Alice Taylor about her latest book The Women...

 

Solution for dyslexia

Breda Coughlan spoke to Joe about a technique that her and her s...

 

Adultery website reveals user numbers from Norther Sound region

Adultery website Ashley Madison has over 1500 users in the North...

 

New building regulations come into force on September 1st

Roscommon Engineer James Lohan and Former Head of the Constructi...

 

Daniel talks Strictly with JF

Daniel O'Donnell speaks to JF about embarking upon the Strictly ...

 

Ken Ring Weatherman Summer Predictions

Famous Kiwi weatherman Ken Ring joined Joe to give his predictio...

 

Mixed martial arts

What is it about the mixed martial arts that made it so popular?...

 

4 Lil Jake's Sake

Jake's Mum Andrea Smith speaks to Joe about life with her 7 mont...

 

Are cross border livestock rustlers back in action?

Niall Dillon shares his story after 100 animals were stolen from...

 

Billy Kelly

Billy Kelly, the brother of the late Martina Hayes from Roscommo...

 

The end of The Angelus

John Hamill from Atheist Ireland joined Joe to discuss their cal...

 

The Weekly review

Joe and his panel of guests review the stories behind this week'...

 

Brigadier Gen Ger Ahearne

The Defence Forces and Gardaí would struggle to prevent an outb...

 

Donkey show down in Swanlinbar

A video of a donkey fight has become an internet hit. Joe spoke ...

 

Monaghan man found safe in Nepal

Joe spoke to David Drumm, his cousin Thomas was not heard from i...

 

Monaghan natives caught up in Nepal earthquake

Joe spoke to Siobhan McKenna who's sister Sinead has been found ...

 

Tribute to John Tackney

Joe was joined by retired Bishop of Clogher Joe Duffy, to pay t...

 

Should we keep crested school uniforms?

Joe was joined by Aoife Lee from Mummypages.ie and Jonathan Eaki...

 

Organ Donation Awareness

Gerry from Virginia tells Joe how his life was saved following a...

 

Lack of services for children with autism in Cavan

This Northernsound Mum contacted the JF show regarding the lack ...

 

Gerry Keegan - My children and I are homeless

Gerry Keegan tells Joe his story of sleeping on the kitchen floo...

 

Bailieborough water protest reaction

Joe discussed the events at a water protest in the town this wee...

 

Raoul Gomez of Vidrala speaks to Joe about the company’s plans for their €408m investment in the former Quinn Glass

Raoul Gomez of Vidrala speaks to Joe about the company’s plans...

 

Frank's turkey tips

Joe gets some tips from chef Frank Moynihan on cooking the festi...

 

Why do cows moo?

Joe spoke to Dr. Alan McElligott about his research into why cow...

 

Tracy Harkin

Cavan Mum Tracy Harkin spoke to Joe about her campaign to stop t...

 

Coping with Christmas Indulgence

Joe got some tips on how to avoid " the xmas bloat"....

 

Baking With Catherine Leyden

Baking Queen Catherine Leyden offered some festive baking advic...

 

Alice Taylor

The popular author joined Joe to discuss her latest book " A Tim...

 

Living with Ataxia

Katrina Young lives in Killeshandra and was diagnosed with the g...

 

The Panel

Joe was joined by his panel of guests to discuss the week's main...

 

Michael Harding

Irish Times columnist, author and Cavan man Michael Harding join...

 

Homeschooling

Joe discussed homeschooling with Carmel Duffy who homeschooled h...

 

Sean Conlan TD

The Cvan Monaghan TD responds to a story in today's Irish Indepe...

 

Margo O'Donnell

The country music star discussed her newly released autobiograph...

 

Water Charges

Paul McGowan from the CER joined Joe to discuss the announcement...

 

Cavan Robbery

Joe spoke to Rodney Dolan who was subjected to a horrific ordeal...

 

Lyme Disease

Carol Galvin's Lyme disease has wreaked havoc on her whole famil...

 

Cavan Mystery Man

The 62-year mystery of an Irishman whose investigations during W...

 

Dancing Stars

Joe chatted to young dancing stars Katelyn and Killian Finnegan....

 

Naturist Pat

Joe spoke to Pat Gallagher President of The Naturist Association...

 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects many Irish people. Jane Horgan ...

 

Carers Week

Alison Walker from near Virginia in County Cavan tells her story...

 

Dr. Ilona Duffy

Dr. Ilona Duffy answers listeners questions including Irritable ...

 

Good News Story!

After waiting over 3 years for a motorised wheelchair Eileen now...

 

Brendan McCahey

Brendan McCahey winner of The Voice called into studio for a cha...

 

Living With MS

May 28th marks World MS Day. Joe chatted to Donna who was diagno...

 

Junior Panel

Joe was joined in studio by students from Moyne Community Colleg...

 

CPR saved my life

A listerner tells Joe how her daughter's knowledge of CPR saved ...

 

Bingo Winner

We gave away €10,000 on this morning's show to one looking lis...

 

Getting into local politics

Grazvydas 'Grady' Vaitekunas and Raimonda Leonaviciene are two G...

 

The fallout from the resignation of Alan Shatter

Garda Whistleblower John Wilson and Mary Lynch who has gone publ...

 

Vote & donate

Local election candidate Eamon Murray discusses his unusual camp...

 

Turkey Challenge

Cavan man Vincent Pilkington took on his UK rival to see who plu...

 

Face your phobias

Joe was joined by hypnotherapist Martin Styles who offered liste...

 

Vanessa Vine

Anti fracking campaigner Vanessa Vine joined Joe to discuss her ...

 

Pothole Campaigner

Martin Hannigan spoke to Joe about having to give up his campaig...

 

Ann Wilson

Ann Wilson, wife of John Wilson the Garda whistleblower spoke ab...

 

My son & P.A.N.D.A.S

A Mum shares her experience of helping her young son who has P.A...

 

Reaction to attack on Aventas

Joe spoke to Patricia Gilheaney from Concerned Irish Citizens ...

 

Vincent P Martin New Beginning

Is Ireland taking its first steps towards economic recovery? Is ...

 

Vincent P Martin New Beginning

Is Ireland taking its first steps towards economic recovery? Is ...

 

Saorview issues

John Lynch was joined by Jim Higgins to take questions from list...

 

Quinn Bid

Joe talked to Councillor John McCartain about a local consortium...

 

Close our borders to immigrants

Local councillor calls for our borders to close to new immigrant...

 

Funeral Costs

Joe finds out the importance of agreeing on costs before paying ...

 

Attack on Aventis in Derrylin

Patricia Gilheaney from Concerned Irish Citizens gives her react...

 

New Beginning

New Beginning founder Vincent P Martin talked to the show about ...

 

The Panel Jan 24th

Joe and his panel of local guests discuss the stories behind the...

 

Losing Our Home

A Cavan couple tell Joe their story of their fight to save their...

 

Combat bullying

Joe got some expert advice for parents on how to deal with the d...

 

Barry Johnston

When given the choice, most men would choose to spend the next ...

 

Robbery of income

Cormac talks to Joe and tells him about the robbery of his music...

 

Culchie Dictionary

Monaghan man Seamus has compiled a dictionary of culchie sayings...

 

Christmas Cooking tips

Chef, Gary O'Hanlon serves up his tips for perfect veggies for C...

 

Memories of Mandela

On Friday's show Joe chatted to Martin Kruger, a south African n...

 

Lonely At Christmas

Christmas can be a lonely time for widows,widowers, separated of...

 

Rural Crime

Joe chatted to Audrey who is concerned about the rise in crime i...

 

Why don't we protest?

Joe discusses why Irish people don't take to the street more oft...

 

Confidence In Women

Are Irish women lacking in confidence and is it holding them bac...

 

Anniversary

Shannonside/Northern Sound today signed a new licence for 10 mor...

 

Will Ireland have same sex marriage?

Joe chatted to Dara about his thoughts on a proposed referendum ...

 

EB Awareness Day

Joe chats to Grainne Hagan about her son Liam who has the rare s...

 

Brian Hayes

Minister Brian Hayes gives his reaction to the budget...

 

Joanne O'Riordan

Joe chatted to inspirational teenager Joanne O'Riordan....

 

Michael Harding

Cavan native Michael Harding chats to Joe about his writing....

 

Mick Flavin's cancer fight

Mick Flavin talked candidly to Joe about his fight against prost...

 

Queen of The Plough

Joe chatted to this year's Queen of the Plough Joanne Deery from...

 

Next President of the GAA?

Joe chatted to Cavan native Aogan Farrell about being a nominee ...

 

The Secret Millionaire

Joe chats to Margaret Farrelly who was the star of this week's S...

 

Turn your life around

One listener shares their story of how thay changed their life.....

 

Trapp Leaves

Joe gets the inside story of Trapp's resignation from FAI chief ...

 

Infertility Support

Joe discusses Ireland's ' hidden epidemic' of infertility and fi...

 

Rural suicide awareness

Joe hears about a campaign that has been launched to raise aware...

 

Foster & Allen

The legends of music talk about the launch of their book...

 

The Forgotten Counties of the Shannonside Northern Sound region?

Why do people outside of the region know so little about the reg...

 

John Waters

Roscommon journalist and author John Waters outlines what his fe...

 

Should Knock Shrine be Ireland's top tourist attraction?

Tommy, a listener to the JF Show, thinks based on its visitor nu...

 

Should we legislate against smacking children?

Alex O'Keeffe from the ISPCC and Theresa Heaney from Mothers All...

 

Mark Smith

Mark Smith, psychologist speaks to Joe about some children's fea...

 

Saorview Signal Issues

A number of callers from every county in the region contacted th...

 

Violence on our streets

Joe hears a listeners concern about the level of violence in our...

 

End of Scór?

Changes to the national Scór competition has been announced whi...

 

Tax on vintage vehicles

Joe discusses the new car tax regulations and how does this affe...

 

New housing estate

Joe hears about a planning for 251 houses in the county with the...

 

Teens Sexual Behaviour

We get a father's reaction to the behaviour of a teen at the Sla...

 

Cut to school hours

John heard one mother's concerns about Ballinamore Community Sch...

 

Single Farm Payment Debacle

John gets reaction to the single farm payment debacle from two f...

 

Dangers of gaming for kids

John discusses the dangers of gaming to kids and young adults....

 

Save on health insurance

John discusses what could be a price war between health insuranc...

 

Dating tips for the Irish male

John got tips to help the Irish man more successful on the datin...

 

Promoting Mental Health

A young person from Roscommon spoke to the show about his own me...

 

Father speaks out about bullying.

A Dad told Joe about the sustained bullying his daughter has had...

 

Looking for love in Cavan

Jacqueline told Joe about her search for a Cavan man she met in ...

 

Con man in Cavan

We hear about an elaborate con that took place in Cavan over the...

 

Ambulance Hell

Gerard lives in Monaghan, he fell ill & called an ambulance. Ove...

 

Dermot's Bank Story

Joe hears from Dermot about his dealings with his bank. He offer...

 

Are house prices on the rise?

Could it be true that house prices in the Shannonside/Northernso...

 

New Cigarette Packs

Would plain packaging on a pack of cigarettes stop you smoking o...

 

Organ Donation

Joe talks to a mother about why she donated her son's organs and...

 

Historic Monaghan win

Joe gets local reaction to Monaghan's historic win in the Ulster...

 

Marathons For Muireann

Lanesboro native Declan O'Flaherty tells Joe about his challenge...

 

Young Drivers

What makes some of our young drivers engage in risky driving hab...

 

Anti social behaviour

Joe chats to one listener about their concern about the escalati...

 

Attack on elderly couple

Kathleen Burke spoke of her shocking ordeal, just days after thi...

 

Vote at 16

Joe discusses is it a good idea to lower the voting age in Irela...

 

Dog attack reaction

Rottweiler owner Nigel tells us about why he thinks this breed g...

 

Dog Attack In Cavan

Joe talks to Mary about the vicious attack she suffered from a R...

 

Taking care of the elderly in the heatwave

Joe talks to Dr. Sean Burke about how the elederly need to be vi...

 

Willie Penrose, TD

Longford Westmeath TD Willie Penrose speaks out about his succes...

 

Garda Stations

Joe discusses what closed rural Garda stations could be used for...

 

Bin Charges

Consumers will be facing increasing bin charges this year thanks...

 

Pajo the legendary calf from Castleblayney

Alan Sheridan's Calf Pajo has become a national hero and he's on...

 

The Anglo Tapes

Journalist Paul Williams states there is a need for a public inq...

 

Reaction to the ProLife Protest at the MacEoin Commemoration in Ballinalee

Joe speaks to organiser Longford Cllr Micheal Carrigy and protes...

 

Night-sky activity

Sean from Maudabawn witnessed a bright light in the sky at aroun...

 

Professor Conor Gearty FBA

Professor of Human Rights Law at the London School of Economics...

 

Mike Harte tells his hospital story

The JF show has been casting a light on the new hospital plan i...

 

Doctor Neville Wilson spoke to Joe about Cholesterol

Doctor Neville Wilson the medical director from the Leinster cli...

 

Comedian Oliver Callan speaks about the Sean Quinn movie in development

Comedian Oliver Callan speaks to Joe about the Sean Quinn movie ...

 

The 5:2 Diet Revisited

A week after discussing the 5:2 diet-Joe spoke to contributors w...

 

Do Gaeilscoil students have a distinct advantage

Joe Spoke to Contributors about the theory that Gaeilscoilleanna...

 

Deputy Luke 'Ming' Flanagan speaks to Joe about cutting Turf in a protected bog

A Shannonside TD is challenging the Minister for Heritage Jimmy ...

 

Nuns react to Pope’s “old maid’ comments

Following recent comments made by Pope Francis in relation to th...

 

Putting the 5:2 diet to the test

The team on ‘The Joe Finnegan show’ has decided to put the l...

 

Pension Age

The debate surrounding an increase in the pension age hotted up ...

 

Pat Fagan

Pat Fagan spoke to John Lynch about the importance of having tim...

 

Monaghan man’s firsthand experience of Boston bomb blast

Seamus Hanratty spoke to John Lynch about his experience of the ...

 

Property Tax Discussion

Diane, a listener to the JF Show says she is one of many who has...

 

Local marathon runner’s sister shares fears following news of explosion

As news of the tragedy surrounding the Boston Marathon hits home...

 

Its Kenny, Enda Kenny

James got in touch tell us about the comparisons he has noticed ...

 

Teachers should be ashamed of themselves

Peadar spoke to Joe following Minister for Education Ruairi Quin...

 

Gay Marriage

Following reports that Catholic prelates will may not perform th...

 

Family reacts to mass card anger

Athlone man Albert Flanagan expressed his upset following receip...

 

Fr Jason Murphy celebrates news Pope’s appointment

Local Priest Fr Jason Murphy feels the appointment of Pope Franc...

 

IFA President John Bryan- in studio

IFA President John Bryan was forced to defend his organisations'...

 

The cost of Living and less disposable income is making paying the daily bills a challenge

Tommy Sheehan told the Joe Finnegan show on the 18th February ho...

 

Marie on the realities of becoming pregnant out of wedlock in 1960s Ireland

Marie is a woman who unexpectedly fell pregnant in 1960s Ireland...

 

Is there a stigma attached to being single?

It appears a number of listeners to the Joe Finnegan Show are fi...

 

We're paying €800 more for groceries than 2 years ago

Dermot Jewell, Consumer Association of Ireland on their recent s...

 

A mother sleeps in her car due to rat infestation

Rosemary, who lives in a Council House in Castleblayney had to s...

 

Martin McAdam speaks after equine content found in produce

Martin McAdam of McAdam Food in Newbliss spoke exclusively to th...

 

Fr Kevin Fay, Priest in Residence in Lavey speaks to Joe Finnegan

Fr Kevin Fay, Priest in Residence in Lavey speaks to Joe Finnega...

 

Sean Quinn Junior speaks exclusively to The Joe Finnegan Show - November 5th 2012

Just three days after the jailing of his father on November 2nd ...

 

The Organic debate on the J.F show 04/10/12

The debate about Organic food and just how "organic" it is was f...

 

Peter Quinn interview - August 3rd 2012

The father of Peter Darragh Quinn says his son is "no fugitive"....

 

Sean Quinn Senior & Collette Quinn - July 27th 2012

Seven days after Sean Quinn Jnr and his cousin Peter Darragh Qui...