''I read that high risk pregnancies, partners were allowed in, so I didn't expect there to be an issue...'' Image

''I read that high risk pregnancies, partners were allowed in, so I didn't expect there to be an issue...''

30 July - 25 mins
Podcast Series The Hard Shoulder Highlights

We’ve been covering this story here on Newstalk, the difficulties partners are having accessing maternity services.

Linda Kelly, who has been leading the charge on BetterMaternityCare joined Joe Molloy on the show along with Alison, who shared her recent experience 

The Hard Shoulder

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25 mins

Series Episodes

''The evidence is that flexible working works''

''The evidence is that flexible working works''

Sir Cary Cooper, Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at University of Manchester Business School, joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder... The Hard Shoulder 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'.

7 mins

28 September Finished

''We discovered cracks, filled them in & painted over them, a year later they opened up again''

''We discovered cracks, filled them in & painted over them, a year later they opened up again''

Tomorrow, homeowner representatives on the Mica Working Group, set up by the Government to review the redress scheme for affected homes, will have a crucial meeting with officials and Minister for Housing Darragh O'Brien. This is before a final document is submitted to Cabinet on Thursday. Gary Breslin, who had to demolish his home in Donegal, because of Mica, Eileen Doherty, a campaigner, whose house has also been affected and Thomas Pringle, Independent TD for Donegal, all joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder... The Hard Shoulder 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'.

17 mins

28 September Finished

''The charity regulator has very limited powers, they're utterly useless, the powers need to be widely expanded''

''The charity regulator has very limited powers, they're utterly useless, the powers need to be widely expanded''

The situation with the charity inner city helping homeless continues to develop today. It comes as the interim CEO Christy Burke stepped down from the position. This follows weeks of turmoil  after the death by suicide of the charity’s CEO and Independent councillor Anthony Flynn. Cllr Flynn died by suicide on August 18. He was found dead in his home as gardaí investigated alleged sexual misconduct involving several individuals. David Hall was the chairman of the charity when Anthony Flynn killed himself - today he tweeted “The situation with Inner City Helping Homeless has highlighted the how utterly useless are charity regulatory system is. It’s an embarrassment! Change needed to weed out bad players and protect good charities!” David Hall, joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder... The Hard Shoulder 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

27 September Finished

Is Nuclear Energy the Solution to the Energy Crisis?

Is Nuclear Energy the Solution to the Energy Crisis?

There have been around 30 price hike announcements from Irish energy suppliers since the start of the year with some suppliers increasing their prices four times. The latest price rise announcement came from Bord Gáis at the end of last week. So, with the country seemingly in the midst of an energy crisis, should we be looking towards nuclear power? John Sodeau, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at UCC with research interests in Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerobiology, joined Kieran on the Hard Shoulder... The Hard Shoulder 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'.

9 mins

27 September Finished

''A good example is unlimited company's which several politicians have''

''A good example is unlimited company's which several politicians have''

Karl Deeter, Financial planner who helped compile the Irish Independent’s rich list, joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder to discuss... The Hard Shoulder 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'.

14 mins

27 September Finished

''In Norway the aim is to ban all new petrol & diesel engines by 2025''

''In Norway the aim is to ban all new petrol & diesel engines by 2025''

The Department of Finance’s Tax Strategy Group last week put forward changes to the Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) system that would mean the tax rate on regular cars with emissions above 100g/km rise by between 2 and 5 per cent. Lars Bevanger, journalist in Norway and Brian Cooke, Director General SIMI, joined Kieran to discuss... The Hard Shoulder 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

27 September Finished

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