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"I hate the idea that a good negotiator has a brass neck"

26 November 2021 - 8 mins
Podcast Series The Hard Shoulder Highlights

Farmer and Broadcaster, Darragh McCullough speaks to Kieran about the art of haggling

8 mins

Series Episodes

"They are frozen!" - Children wearing gloves and scarves in school to battle cold

"They are frozen!" - Children wearing gloves and scarves in school to battle cold

Lots of children are coming home from school complaining about being cold due to windows being open for Covid safety. Windows open to allow for ventilation, but with temperatures under 10 degrees outside, heating systems are struggling to cope. Kieran spoke to Aoife, who is a secondary school teacher and Dee, a primary school teacher about what the conditions are like in their schools... 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'.

6 mins

20 January Finished

"People went above and beyond during the pandemic" - Pharmacy union calls to be included in bonus

"People went above and beyond during the pandemic" - Pharmacy union calls to be included in bonus

As the Government aims to clarify who will qualify for the €1,000 bonus for frontline workers, several groups have called on more than just healthcare workers to be included. Kieran spoke to David Cullinane Sinn Fein TD and party Health spokesperson, Dermot Toomey, President of the Irish Pharmacy Union and Laura Durcan, Consultant Rheumatologist and associate professor at the the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland to discuss... 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'.

16 mins

20 January Finished

"In the past we have been wholly neglected" - Rural Ireland being left behind

"In the past we have been wholly neglected" - Rural Ireland being left behind

Former Kerry footballer Pat Spillane says ‘almost 40% of the population live in rural Ireland, but its future never tops the political agenda’...

14 mins

20 January Finished

Is After Life Ricky Gervais' best show?

Is After Life Ricky Gervais' best show?

The dark comedy has broken records in its popularity, despite only three short seasons on screen.

12 mins

19 January Finished

“You have to draw the line somewhere..” - Leo Varadkar on frontline bonus payments

“You have to draw the line somewhere..” - Leo Varadkar on frontline bonus payments

Public healthcare workers who worked on the frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic are to receive a once-off €1,000 tax free payment under a plan passed by Cabinet this morning. Along with the bonus the government has given the go-ahead to an extra Bank Holiday on March 18th this year with it moving to St Brigid's Day from 2023. The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar took Kieran through the detail of what's involved.

15 mins

19 January Finished

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