Joe Duffy

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Joseph "Joe" Duffy (born 27 January 1956, Mountjoy Square, Dublin) is an Irish radio personality employed by RTÉ. A Jacob's Award winner, he is the current presenter of RTÉ Radio 1's Liveline, which is broadcast Monday - Fridays between 13:45 and 15:00.

Duffy has a history as a student activist; he was President of the Union of Students in Ireland (U.S.I.) and was once jailed for an occupation in which he participated. In 2008, he appeared on the RTÉ television series Who Do You Think You Are?, where his family history in the British Army in India was revealed. He was named 11th most influential person of 2009 by Village.

Early life

Joe Duffy was born in Mountjoy Square, Dublin, and brought up in Ballyfermot. He went to Trinity College, Dublin in 1977 (to study Social Work) and was elected President of Trinity College Students' Union in 1979, becoming President of the Union of Students in Ireland (U.S.I.) four years later.

Career

In 1992, Duffy won a Jacob's Award for his reports on RTÉ Radio 1's The Gay Byrne Show.

In October 2008 he was proactive as a supporter of wealthier Irish pensioners who marched on......
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