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Has Ireland slipped into mass hysteria over Covid?

26 November 2021 - 12 mins
Podcast Series The Hard Shoulder Highlights

Political commentator John McGuirk, and financial advisor Karl Deeter joined Kieran on Friday's edition of The Hard Shoulder to talk about whether Ireland is panicking too much over Covid-19.

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