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"I want to save the swans from flying into a suspension bridge."

18 March - 11 mins
Podcast Series The Hard Shoulder Highlights

In Bray County Wicklow a new sustainable suspension bridge proposed for Bray Harbour has run into protests from locals who want to save the swans. The 100 swans who live on the River Dargle can't see suspension cables and fly straight into them causing their wings to be damaged or even death, as happens at the Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin. Henry McKean travelled to Bray and met locals who care about the welfare of the swans. With Swan conservationist Marcia Nicholson and Bray based vet Pete Wedderburn.

11 mins

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Public Expenditure and Reform Minister, Michael McGrath joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder to discuss Budget 2023...

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Kieran was joined by Sinn Féin Housing Spokesperson, Eoin Ó Broin TD, on The Hard Shoulder to get his reaction to Budget 2023. Eoin was joined alongside Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation and Neil McDonnell, CEO of ISME, to discuss the impact on the construction industry and small businesses...

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Budget 2023: Analysis

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15 mins

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The future of sheep and wool in Ireland

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5 mins

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6 mins

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