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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

"140,000 will be vaccinated by Sunday"

"140,000 will be vaccinated by Sunday"

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly joined Kieran on Thursday's edition of The Hard Shoulder to give an update on vaccination figures, and explain whether the Government is on track with supply, and being able to administer the vaccines en masse.

6 mins

21 January Finished

Should whiplash payouts be reduced by 80%?

Should whiplash payouts be reduced by 80%?

The Car Rental Council of Ireland has called for an 80% reduction in whiplash payouts.  They say it would bring our compensation more inline with our European counterparts.  It comes as the Judicial Council is set to review personal injury award guidelines next month.  But is a set reduction fair? Stuart Gilhooly is a litigation solicitor and former President of the Law Society of Ireland, and Kieran was also joined by Moyagh Murdoch, the CEO if Insurance Ireland.

11 mins

21 January Finished

"I don't want to hear the word 'special' again when this is all over..."

"I don't want to hear the word 'special' again when this is all over..."

Newstalk's own Stephen Daunt joined Kieran on Thursday's edition of The Hard Shoulder to talk about why he gets frustrated with the language that gets used when it comes to people with special needs.

6 mins

21 January Finished

"140,000 will be vaccinated by Sunday..."

"140,000 will be vaccinated by Sunday..."

Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly joined Kieran on Thursday's edition of The Hard Shoulder to give an update on vaccination figures, and explain whether the Government is on track with supply, and being able to administer the vaccines en masse.

6 mins

21 January Finished

'They need their special classes open' Finian McGrath on getting special schools reopened

'They need their special classes open' Finian McGrath on getting special schools reopened

The reopening of special schools and classes has fallen through for a second time this month. Kieran was joined by John Farrelly, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Commission and Finian McGrath, former minister for disabilities to discuss the issue.

8 mins

20 January Finished

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