'It was just beautiful' -  Henry McKean granted Irish Citizenship at Dublin ceremony Image

'It was just beautiful' - Henry McKean granted Irish Citizenship at Dublin ceremony

2 October - 11 mins
Podcast Series The Hard Shoulder Highlights

Minister for Justice Helen McEntee TD has today welcomed the granting of Irish citizenship to 3,000 new Irish citizens in three separate ceremonies at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Henry McKean was one of them being granted Irish Citizenship and he joined Kieran to discuss...

11 mins

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Shane MacGowan: 'A man of art and taste'

Shane MacGowan: 'A man of art and taste'

The Pogues frontman and songwriter Shane MacGowan has died at the age of 65. Kieran was joined by Jonathan Cronin, from Of Cronin, Charles Hendy, from The Mary Wallopers, Liam Ó Maonlaoí, Musician and Mundy to discuss...

13 mins

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'If you teach history properly everbody is going to be interested in it'

'If you teach history properly everbody is going to be interested in it'

The Council of Europe has released a report which examines the way history is taught across seventeen European countries, including our own. The way subjects are taught in Ireland can often be a topic of debate so let's see how Ireland fared.  Kieran was joined by Journalist and Historian, Ronan McGreevy and Aodhan Ó Riordain, Labour Party TD and Education Spokesperson...

12 mins

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'He was very patriotic' - Gerry Adams Remembers Shane MacGowan

'He was very patriotic' - Gerry Adams Remembers Shane MacGowan

The Pogues frontman and songwriter Shane MacGowan has died at the age of 65. His death was announced by his wife Victoria Mary Clarke and by The Pogues this morning. Gerry Adams, Former President of Sinn Fein joined Kieran to discuss...

8 mins

30 November Finished

How to make Darina Allen's Ultimate Mince Pies

How to make Darina Allen's Ultimate Mince Pies

One Scottish Hotel has set its stall out for Christmas by announcing after 53 years of serving Mince Pies, it will stop.  Glynhill Hotel & Spa, in Glasgow has decided to save on food waste by not including the Christmas desert which is no longer a favourite amongst its customers.  Darina Allen Chef, Author and founder of Ballymaloe Cookery School joined Kieran to discuss and told him the best way to go about making them... 

6 mins

30 November Finished

COP28: Day 1

COP28: Day 1

COP28 has finally gotten underway in Dubai and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been in attendance today.   Throughout the climate conference we want to cut through the noise and tell you exactly what has been discussed.  Sadhbh O’Neill, senior climate advisor to Friends of the Earth Ireland joined Kieran to discuss... 

9 mins

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Is history being taught wrong in schools?

Is history being taught wrong in schools?

Today the Council of Europe has released a report which examines the way history is taught across seventeen European countries, including our own. The way subjects are taught in Ireland can often be a topic of debate so let's see how Ireland fared.   Kieran was joined by Carl O’Brien, Education Editor with The Irish Times to discuss...

9 mins

30 November Finished

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