Joe Duffy


Born: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA


Joseph Joe Duffy (born 27 January 1956) is an Irish broadcaster employed by Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ). One of RTÉs highest-earning stars, he is the current presenter of Liveline, which is broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1, Monday - Fridays between 13:45 and 15:00.He has a history as a student activist. As President of the Union of Students in Ireland (U.S.I.) he was once jailed for an occupation in which he participated. He describes himself as a Christian socialist who advocates justice very much based on Christian teaching and principles. Duffy retraced his Christian roots in 2010 by hosting an RTÉ One TV show called Joe Duffys Spirit Level. The show discussed the great faith of the Irish people and various religions present in the country, and also queried whether David McSavages satirical portrayal of Duffy could be considered blasphemous.Duffy is married, has triplets and resides in Clontarf, Dublin. He won a Jacobs Award in 1992.

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