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Most Influential Moments of The Last 20 Years

16 November - 20 mins
Podcast Series The Hard Shoulder Highlights

As we get closer and closer to the end of 2020, we're trying to find the 20 most influential moments of the last 20 years… That’s right, 20 years have passed since the Millennium and in that time, we’ve had political upheaval at home and abroad, technological advances that have made the Nokia look dated and significant social change…

The Fukushima Nuclear disaster, as picked by Kieran Cuddihy, made headlines in 2011. Thierry Henry's handball saw us miss out on a place at the World Cup, the Queen visited Croke Park, we ditched the Punt for the Euro...

Kieran gathered his fellow Newstalk presenters Pat Kenny, Ciara Kelly and Shane Coleman to hear heir take on the most influential moments of...

20 mins

Series Episodes

The Hard Shoulder Health Check: Gambling Addiction

The Hard Shoulder Health Check: Gambling Addiction

Gambling has now taken over as the fastest growing addiction in Ireland. Psychotherapist and Director at SeeMe.ie, Enda Murphy. Enda, thanks for joining me for the Health Check this afternoon joined Mark Cagney to discuss the impact lockdown has had on the illness.

10 mins

24 November Finished

"I don't think anyone should be objectified in this way"

"I don't think anyone should be objectified in this way"

Students at a Carlow secondary school have been told by teachers not to wear tight-fitting clothing to PE. The reason? It is distracting for staff. For more on this, Mark Cagney was joined by Newstalk reporter Kacey O’Riordain and Saoirse Exton, equality officer with the Irish Second Level Students Union.

11 mins

24 November Finished

New law to criminalize sharing intimate photos online

New law to criminalize sharing intimate photos online

Cabinet has approved new legislation to criminalize the sharing of intimate images of a person without their consent. Under the new laws, someone may be jailed for up to seven years if they have published abusive material with the intent of causing harm. It comes after thousands of pictures of women and girls were leaked online last week. Labour Party Justice Spokesperson Brendan Howlin has campaigned on this issue for many years and he joined Mark Cagney to discuss.  TJ McIntyre, Associate professor in the school of law in UCD and Chair of Digital Rights Ireland also joined with his take on this. 

15 mins

24 November Finished

9/11: Do those same threats still exist?

9/11: Do those same threats still exist?

Over the next four weeks, we are exploring Newstalk’s 20 most influential moments of the past two decades, as chosen by our listeners. One of those moments took place on September 11th 2001; one of the worst terror attacks in modern history and a day that is etched in people’s memories forever.  It was a turning point in terrorism, instilling a new level of fear in people across the globe. So, are we still facing the same threats and what lies ahead?  Colin P. Clark is the author of ‘After the Caliphate: The Islamic State & the Future Terrorist Diaspora’ and Chris Phillips is the former Head of the UK National Counter Terrorism Security Office. They joined Mark on Tuesday's edition of The Hard Shoulder to give their analysis.

14 mins

24 November Finished

Tobacco free Ireland: Is it realistic?

Tobacco free Ireland: Is it realistic?

A new report by the department of health is aiming to make Ireland tobacco free by 2025 with less than five percent of people smoking…  But is this realistic? For more on this, Mark Cagney was joined by John Mallon, spokesperson for Forest Ireland.

11 mins

24 November Finished

Why is the uptake of the children's flu vaccine so low?

Why is the uptake of the children's flu vaccine so low?

Flu vaccine may be extended to teenagers due to low take-up in children. But will this actually increase the demand? For more on this, Kieran Cuddihy was joined by Doctor Ray Walley, North Dublin GP & former president of Irish Medical Organisation and Darragh O’Loughlin, Secretary General of the Irish Pharmacy Union.

8 mins

23 November Finished

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