''I'd rather see a golfer doing it for Ireland, than doing it for himself...'' Image

''I'd rather see a golfer doing it for Ireland, than doing it for himself...''

19 July - 13 mins
Podcast Series The Hard Shoulder Highlights

“I’m not a very patriotic guy, I’m doing it because I think it is the right thing to do.

I missed it last time and for golf to be an Olympic sport you need your best players there and I feel I want to represent the game of golf more than anything else.”

For more on this we’re joined by Gerard Craughwell, independent senator, Kieran Cunningham is the chief sports writer with Star and Kieran was also joined by comedian, Jim Eilliott...

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13 mins

Series Episodes

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

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

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 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'.

25 mins

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"How much influence do big food industries have over infant feeding?.''

"How much influence do big food industries have over infant feeding?.''

As I’m sure any parent will tell you that there’s no shortage of advice, recommendations and anecdotes when it comes to raising children, our next guest has taken issue with a supermarket promoting ‘follow-on’ milk for toddlers. Dr Aoibhinn Ní Shuilleabháin, mom of two boys and a mother representative on NMH infant feeding steering group and member of Breastfeeding Law Group of Ireland, joined Joe Molloy on the show... 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

30 July Finished

'"Ireland get nine bank holidays a year, we're down the bottom of the EU charts...''

'"Ireland get nine bank holidays a year, we're down the bottom of the EU charts...''

People Before Profit is proposing 3 extra Bank Holidays - February 1st, the last Monday in September and the last Monday in November.  While a long weekend is always nice, do we actually need them and what impact would this have on businesses around the country? Paul Murphy, People Before Profit TD from Dublin South West joined Joe Molloy to talk through the proposal as did David Hall, CEO of The Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation... 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

30 July Finished

''It's fantastic that they were able to perform on the world stage...''

''It's fantastic that they were able to perform on the world stage...''

Dr. Olivia Hurley,Assistant Professor of Psychology and Sport Psychology at IADT, Chartered Psychologist and Accredited sports psychologist, joined Joe Molloy 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'.

13 mins

30 July Finished

Ailbhe Smyth "Why is nobody listening to the women giving birth to the babies?"

Ailbhe Smyth "Why is nobody listening to the women giving birth to the babies?"

For months now on The Hard Shoulder we’ve been covering the maternity restrictions here in Ireland... Activist, Ailbhe Smyth, 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'.

15 mins

29 July Finished

Anti Vax Graffiti ''Sprayed on the surgery in large red spray paint...''

Anti Vax Graffiti ''Sprayed on the surgery in large red spray paint...''

Gardaí are investigating anti-Covid-19 vaccine graffiti at a GP surgery in Co. Meath.  Conspiracy theory messages were spray-painted onto the Summerhill Primary Care but no arrests have been made as of yet.  GP Dr Joseph Clarke 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'.

4 mins

29 July Finished

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