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The Hard Shoulder Highlights with Kieran Cuddihy on Newstalk. Join Kieran every weekday afternoon from 4-7pm for a round-up of the day’s events, interviews with the people at the centre of the stories – and a bit of craic along the way. Listen and subscribe to The Hard Shoulder on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

The Hard Shoulder Highlights with Kieran Cuddihy on Newstalk. Join Kieran every weekday afternoon from 4-7pm for a round-up of the day’s events, interviews with the people at the centre of the stories – and a bit of craic along the way. Listen and subscribe to The Hard Shoulder on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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Ireland

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The Hard Shoulder Highlights with Kieran Cuddihy on Newstalk. Join Kieran every weekday afternoon from 4-7pm for a round-up of the day’s events, interviews with the people at the centre of the stories – and a bit of craic along the way. Listen and subscribe to The Hard Shoulder on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify. Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App. You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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English


Episodes

Roe V Wade: Biden - "Women in this nation are now at risk"

6/24/2022
President Biden gave a live address to the nation expressing his concerns and sadness about the decision to overturn Roe V Wade. Lisa Bennatan, Journalist with Fox News Digital in the United States, and Eilish Mulroy, spokesperson for the Pro-Life Campaign joined Kieran Cuddihy to discuss the decision made by the US Supreme Court.

Duration:00:10:56

The 75th anniversary of Anne Frank’s Diary

6/24/2022
On Saturday 75 years ago the first edition of Anne Frank’s Diary was published, 2 years after the end of World War 2 To discuss its significance, Kieran was joined by Tony Kushner, Professor of history of Jewish/non-Jewish relations at the University of Southampton.

Duration:00:07:51

Should the Leaving Cert be brought forward?

6/24/2022
Kacper Bogalecki, International Officer with the Irish Second-Level Students Union, and Martin Majoram, TUI President joined Kieran to discuss if the Leaving Certificate should be brought forward to May.

Duration:00:10:34

Right to abortion overturned by US Supreme Court

6/24/2022
Martin Wall, Washington Correspondent with The Irish Times, and Leslie Shoemaker, Counselling Psychologist and Lecturer in TU Dublin joined Kieran Cuddihy to discuss the decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn Roe V Wade.

Duration:00:11:30

What fate awaits Boris Johnson?

6/24/2022
The Tories lost two more by-elections last night, this has left everyone wondering what does it mean for Boris? Lord Robert Hayward, a British Conservative Party Politician joined Kieran Cuddihy on the show to discuss.

Duration:00:07:16

Dublin Airport passengers ditching their cars in local estates

6/24/2022
More controversy surrounding Dublin Airport as residents in Swords and Santry have said that airport goers are abandoning their cars in their areas and clogging up already congested roads. Our reporter Emma Tyrell spoke to residents of housing estates in Swords to hear about what they are dealing with. Joe Newman, Swords Councilor and Eoghan Corry Editor of Air & Travel Magazine joined Kieran on the show to discuss.

Duration:00:12:14

Do we know our garden wildlife?

6/24/2022
Most adults can’t identify the overwhelming majority of different birds and insects in their garden. So found a new study from the UK. Our Reporter Daragh Faughnan took to the streets of Dublin to see whether people could identify a picture of a sparrow. Éanna Ni Lamhna, Author, Broadcaster, and President of the Tree Council of Ireland and Primary School Teacher Katie both joined Kieran on the show.

Duration:00:10:02

"I don't know where I will be living come the end of July.."

6/23/2022
The Tenant Sentiment Survey released today showed that 54% of those surveyed will still be renting in 2027 and 1 in 5 people are unable to access social housing. CEO of Threshold and former Head of Social Justice and Policy with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul John Mark McCafferty joined Kieran and Ciara Walsh, who is struggling to find a home to rent, to discuss the impacts of the ongoing housing crisis.

Duration:00:09:18

"This is an opportunity to review what we have done in the past 20+ years."

6/23/2022
The central statistics office preliminary data from this year’s census showed that Ireland’s population has topped five million for the first time since 1851 and is now at the highest level it’s been since before the Famine. Kieran was joined by Jill O’Mahony Sociology Lecturer at South East Technological University, Yemi Adenuga Fine Gael Cllr in Navan originally from Nigeria and Adrian Kavanagh Lecturer in Maynooth Department of Geography, to discuss what we can learn and how we can use...

Duration:00:15:16

"Adding more money to this could fuel inflation."

6/23/2022
Economic growth is set to continue but challenges lie ahead with inflationary pressures, rising interest rates and tight labour markets, that’s according to the latest ESRI report. Alan Barrett, CEO of the Economic and Social Research Institute joined Kieran to discuss what could be a rocky economic road ahead.

Duration:00:11:24

Should we give 16 year old's the vote?

6/23/2022
TD are debating a bill this evening which proposes a referendum on reducing the voting age to 16. Thomas Pringle, the independent TD who initiated the bill, says he would like to see the referendum held alongside the local and European elections in 2024. Caillum Hedderman, Student and Vote at 16 Advocate and Noel Howard, Spokesperson for Social Care Ireland joined Kieran to debate if its time to lower the voting age.

Duration:00:13:24

The Missing Cryptoqueen

6/22/2022
Kieran was joined by Journalist Jamie Bartlett author of 'The Missing Cryptoqueen’ the wildly successful podcast, that has been turned into a book.

Duration:00:10:03

Nazi sa Ghaeltacht

6/22/2022
Investigative journalist Kevin Magee, joined Kieran to discuss his new documentary investigating why Dr. Ludwig Mühlhausen, a Nazi spy, was living in Donegal in 1937. "Nazi sa Ghaeltacht" will be aired tonight on TG4 at 9:30pm tonight.

Duration:00:08:46

"I want to give my son an education but I can't."

6/22/2022
Michelle Lynch was in touch with the show to discuss the issues she is having with the school place that has been offered to her son. Michelle's son is 12 years old and autistic, he is finishing primary school on Tuesday and has no place in his own town to start secondary school. She explained to Kieran how the place that has been offered is to far to travel and the only other option is to homeschool her son.

Duration:00:07:56

"He is a very very good looking man, that helps a lot!"

6/22/2022
From One Direction to a sold out, global solo tour, Harry Styles is taking the music and fashion scene by storm. Pat Carty, Writer for Hot Press Magazine and Broadcaster, joined Kieran to look back at his rise to stardom.

Duration:00:07:18

"An ordinary basic hotel is costing €350 to lie down for one night!"

6/22/2022
The tourism minister Catherine Martin has spoken in the Dail over the high costs currently being experienced in the sector. Daragh Cassidy From Bonkers.ie and Pat Dawson CEO of the Travel Agents Association joined Kieran to discuss what can be done to cut costs within the sector.

Duration:00:08:51

How can we boost Irish speaking in the country?

6/22/2022
Foras na Gaeilge has launched a nationwide campaign to encourage the use of Irish in communities outside of Gaeltacht areas. Blathnaid Treacy Television & Radio presenter, joined Diarmuid Lyng, Owner of Wild Irish Retreats, Hazel De Nortúin, Founder of Cafe Glic in Ballyfermot and Kieran to discuss what can be done to boost Irish speaking across the country.

Duration:00:15:38

Apprenticeships - what do they offer?

6/22/2022
Last year, there were record numbers of students applying for apprenticeships with 8,607 people taking the vocational route. With this years Leaving Cert results due in the upcoming months, Kieran was joined by Jessica Kelly, Apprentice butcher at the Village Butchers in Ranelagh, Dylan Bradshaw, Owner and Creative Director of Dylan Bradshaw and Eoin Caverly, Aer Lingus Aircraft Maintenance & Engineering Apprentice, to discuss the many career opportunities that can come from trade routes.

Duration:00:15:16

Crocs - Hot or Not?

6/21/2022
They are the marmite of the fashion world, Crocs are firmly back in fashion and Laura Mullet Fashion Expert for RSVP Magazine and TV Stylist joined Kieran with her take on if Crocs are hot or not.

Duration:00:06:33

"They have admitted now to being wrong for ten years at least!"

6/21/2022
World Rugby have today announced an extension to their concussion stand down period Players will now face an increased stand-down period of 12 days if they have a history of concussion or are removed from a match with obvious concussion symptoms. Dr Barry O’Driscoll, former medical adviser to World Rugby joins Kieran to discuss if these new protocols go far enough.

Duration:00:08:56