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Oscar winners, tourists and rugby fans arrive at Dublin Airport

16 March - 10 mins
Podcast Series The Hard Shoulder Highlights

People are signing off and checking out for a weekend of festivities.

Communities are preparing for parades, of all shapes and sizes, in villages and towns across the country.

Newstalk reporter Josh Crosbie went to Dublin Airport to met with tourists who have come to Ireland especially for St Patrick’s Day. Josh also met with Irish Oscar winners who have just arrived home from L.A.

10 mins

Series Episodes

'The world is their classroom' - Home educator writes open letter to Mícheál Martin

'The world is their classroom' - Home educator writes open letter to Mícheál Martin

Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Mícheál Martin has said he is not a fan of homeschooling because it leads to problems with socialising. To discuss this further, Kieran Cuddihy was joined by two home educators, Aisha Ali in Sandyford and Fiona Harford in Wexford...

13 mins

20 March Finished

‘It was something special’ - Henry McKean gets reaction to Ireland’s Grand Slam win

‘It was something special’ - Henry McKean gets reaction to Ireland’s Grand Slam win

Off the back of the Ireland rugby team's historic Grand Slam win in Dublin at the weekend, Henry McKean joined Kieran in studio to discuss what it was like at the game. He also met with some teachers, students and rugby players alike to get their reaction...

10 mins

20 March Finished

A dummies guide to the current banking crisis

A dummies guide to the current banking crisis

The world's six largest central banks have taken action to shore up the financial system amid fears over the ‘emergency rescue’ of Credit Suisse. This comes just one week after the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank in the United States. Kieran Cuddihy was joined on The Hard Shoulder by Lorcan Allen, Business Editor with the Business Post to discuss the current global banking crisis...

11 mins

20 March Finished

‘People feel that they can be whatever they want to be’ - Finland ranked world’s happiest country

‘People feel that they can be whatever they want to be’ - Finland ranked world’s happiest country

Finland has maintained its position as the country with the happiest population for the sixth year in a row, according to the World Happiness Report released this morning, with Ireland coming in at 14th. Along with the Finns, Denmark and Iceland rounded up the top three happy countries. With Lebanon and Afghanistan maintaining their positions as the world’s unhappiest countries. Kieran was joined from Finland by Ronan Browne, Irish journalist with YLE, Finland’s State Broadcaster,

7 mins

20 March Finished

Government eviction ban decision 'doesn't make any sense at all' - Thomas Pringle

Government eviction ban decision 'doesn't make any sense at all' - Thomas Pringle

Government party leaders will meet later this evening to discuss how they will respond to Sinn Féin's motion to extend the eviction ban until the end of next January. Kieran was joined on The Hard Shoulder by Ivana Bacik, Labour leader and TD for Dublin Bay South, Thomas Pringle, Independent TD for Donegal and Mattie McGrath, Independent TD for Tipperary to discuss…

13 mins

20 March Finished

IPCC report: Renewable energy must replace fossil fuels 'as rapidly as possible'

IPCC report: Renewable energy must replace fossil fuels 'as rapidly as possible'

An IPCC report has today warned of the irreversible levels of global warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2018 said emissions must be halved by 2030 to keep temperature rises to 1.5 degrees Celsius. Sadbh O’Neill, coordinator of the Stop Climate Chaos coalition joined Kieran to discuss the report…

11 mins

20 March Finished

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