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Highlights from The Hard Shoulder

Podcast Series Highlights from The Hard Shoulder

Highlights from The Hard Shoulder 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.

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Series Episodes

The Mythology of Nurse Ratched

The Mythology of Nurse Ratched

Newstalks Simon Tierney joined Kieran to discuss the mythology of nurse Ratched.   

9 mins

18 September Finished

Flights to Nowhere!

Flights to Nowhere!

Qantas Airways said this week that it would operate a seven-hour scenic flight over Australia next month; thus adding to a growing trend in Asia of "flights to nowhere" that take off and land at the same airport. Aviation analyst Alex Macheras joined Kieran to discuss what it is like to take a flight to nowhere.

7 mins

18 September Finished

"House parties are to blame, not pubs and restaurants"

"House parties are to blame, not pubs and restaurants"

We will find out this evening if pubs and restaurants in Dublin will be forced to close for the next three weeks, after the National Public Health Emergency Team made the recommendations to Cabinet yesterday. An annoucement is expected from Taoiseach Michael Martin at around 6pm. The Restaurants Association of Ireland released a statement saying they are shocked and that they were not the problem. While a number of resataurant and pub owners have said they feel the hospitality sector is being unfairly treated. Our reporter Barry Whyte has more...

18 September Finished

"Consent is not even a thing adults talk about!"

"Consent is not even a thing adults talk about!"

According to research from the National Youth Council of Ireland over half of young people are confused as to what consent means. Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre joined Kieran to discuss some of the reasons there is still confusion when it comes to consent.   

7 mins

18 September Finished

"We need be asking what is the purpose of this book..?"

"We need be asking what is the purpose of this book..?"

The Department of Education is considering removing certain novels from the school curriculum following complaints about a number of works which contain racial slurs, such as To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee or John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Yemi Adenuga Fine Gael Councillor for Navan who moved to Ireland from Nigeria and Malcolm Byrne  Fianna Fáil Senator , joined Kieran to discuss if these books still have a place in our classrooms. 

12 mins

17 September Finished

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