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The Hard Shoulder Highlights

Podcast Series The Hard Shoulder Highlights

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.

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Series Episodes

"With the online system there's greater efficiency."

"With the online system there's greater efficiency."

For weeks we’ve been hearing about delays in people getting their passports, or issues with the online tracking system. Siobhan Byrne, Director of the Passport Service joined Kieran to explain some of the reasons behind the difficulties people have been facing.   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'.

12 mins

16 May Finished

"Organized crime is a very predatory world."

"Organized crime is a very predatory world."

Up to 600 people with suspected links to the Kinahan cartel have been banned from entering American. The aim is to make their world so small, it will finally squeeze them out.  Paul Williams, Author and Special Correspondent with the Irish Independent joined Kieran to discuss if putting harsher sanctions in will make life difficult enough to force them out.   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'.  

10 mins

16 May Finished

"NATO have an open door and NATO will be there."

"NATO have an open door and NATO will be there."

NATO has been saying that the war is ‘not going to plan’ for Russia. Reports are coming out of Ukraine that Russian troops are being pushed back from Kharkiv. Jim Townsend was the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO during the Obama administration he joined Kieran to discuss how significant the prospect of Finland and Sweden joining the alliance is.   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'.  

11 mins

16 May Finished

"It looks like we are not going to get a functional executive."

"It looks like we are not going to get a functional executive."

UK Prime Boris Johnson is visiting Northern Ireland today to meet the leaders of the main political parties at Stormont. The DUP has been pressing the British government to take unilateral action on the Northern Ireland Protocol, while our Government, the EU and the US have all been warning against it. Paul Johnston, the UK Ambassador to Ireland joined Kieran to discuss the on going situation and what progress has been made.    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'.

11 mins

16 May Finished

"In nobody's world is that affordable."

"In nobody's world is that affordable."

If you are earning a salary of €100,000 euro per year, you will now qualify for the Governments Affordable Housing Scheme The just-published regulations underpinning the scheme show a formula linking salary to the price of the property will be used to assess eligibility for it. Eoin O’Broin is a Sinn Féin TD and Housing Spokesperson Ciaran Breen Builder based in Clare. 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'.

13 mins

16 May Finished

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