Best of Talkback

Best of Talkback

Talkback was Northern Ireland's first news phone-in programme and has been on air for more than 20 years. For many years it was a sounding board for the public to react and comment on the sectarian violence of the troubles and the development of the peace process. Today the agenda reflects the changing shape of Northern Ireland - topics like anti-social behaviour, hospital cleanliness and devolution issues are now high on the agenda. It is presented by Wendy Austin, one of NI's best known broadcasters.

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  • 26th August 2014

    Tue, 26 Aug 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    30 days remaining

    The story of Pat O'Hare a young farm labourer from outside Ballynahinch, who fought in the First World War with the Irish Guards. His grand nephew Paddy Gordon tells us more and the remarkable recovery of a school principal here who survived Swine Flu and is back at school.

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  • 25 August 2014 Diversity Week

    Mon, 25 Aug 14

    Duration:
    9 mins

    Available:
    28 days remaining

    We've a special week of broadcasting on Radio Ulster and Radio Foyle this week - we're celebrating and exploring our increasing multi-cultural society. Throughout the week we'll be hearing across the two stations from people who've not only come from far and wide to make Northern Ireland their home, but are also making a real lasting contribution - we'll be reflecting it too here on Talkback. Today we heard from Jarek Zasadzinski who moved here in 2005 from Poland.

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  • 22 August 14 Pharmacies

    Fri, 22 Aug 14

    Duration:
    18 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    William Crawley looks at how people are having to visit their doctors three or four times because the drugs they have been prescribed are no longer available.

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  • Tributes to Gerry Anderson & Albert Reynolds

    Thu, 21 Aug 14

    Duration:
    33 mins

    Available:
    25 days remaining

    Gone but never forgotten the inimitable Gerry Anderson, we'll hear memories from Daniel O'Donnell. We also remember former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds and his determination to help bring peace to here - we hear from former PM John Major

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  • Domestic Violence

    Wed, 20 Aug 14

    Duration:
    33 mins

    Available:
    24 days remaining

    Today the Home Secretary Theresa May has launched a consultation to look at strengthening the law on domestic violence to include emotional and psychological harm. What do you think - a good idea? Maybe this next story will strike a chord with you - it's the story of the abuse Anna Larke suffered at the hands of her boyfriend the comedian Justin Lee Collins...who ended up in court.

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  • 19 August 2014: Bank 'double billed late customers'

    Tue, 19 Aug 14

    Duration:
    19 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    The Housing Rights Service says many borrowers here could have lost their homes if the service hadn't taken a case - which they won - challenging the Bank of Scotland. A High Court judge in Belfast ruled that the bank had been unfairly double billing customers who fell behind on their mortgages.

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  • 18th Aug 2014

    Mon, 18 Aug 14

    Duration:
    32 mins

    Available:
    22 days remaining

    The Irish Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, has said she is concerned for the woman and baby at the centre of reports about the operation of the abortion legislation. She said the Government will continue to monitor the law and see how it is implemented. A vulnerable young woman had a baby delivered by caesarean section after a panel of experts, convened under Ireland's new laws, decided not to permit an abortion. So have the new abortion laws in the Republic fallen at the first hurdle? And what's the latest on the abortion guidelines from Stormont? Joining me AUDREY SIMPSON, from the Family Planning Association and on the line BREDA O'BRIEN from the Irish Catholic newspaper

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  • Should we ban kids from restaurants?

    Fri, 15 Aug 14

    Duration:
    26 mins

    Available:
    19 days remaining

    No children allowed at a Portrush restaurant. So you'll have to take the kids somewhere else. Is this a good idea and would you eat in that restaurant? William Crawley speaks to etiquette experts and takes your calls

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  • Driving licenses and tasty treats!

    Thu, 14 Aug 14

    Duration:
    24 mins

    Available:
    18 days remaining

    There are more problems with the DVLA switch over from Coleraine and Swansea and now there's confusion over who processes driving license applications. Wendy also meets Tracey Jeffrey from Eva Paris and Brenda Fraser from La Coquine who both picked up prizes at The Great Taste Awards.

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  • Problems with the DVLA

    Wed, 13 Aug 14

    Duration:
    30 mins

    Available:
    17 days remaining

    It's almost a month since the Driver and Vehicle Agency closed in Coleraine and with it the ability to tax your car or get your driving licence in a local office. A lot of you have been in touch saying the transfer hasn't gone too well. Wendy Austin has been listening to your concerns.

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