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What is the secret behind Penneys success?

26 November 2021 - 7 mins
Podcast Series The Hard Shoulder Highlights

Penneys plan to invest €250 million in Irish stores in the coming years which begs the question, why are Irish people so enamored with the fashion retailer?

Kieran speaks to Business Lecturer, Editor & Corporate Advisor Emmet Oliver to find out more

7 mins

Series Episodes

"People went above and beyond during the pandemic" - Pharmacy union calls to be included in bonus

"People went above and beyond during the pandemic" - Pharmacy union calls to be included in bonus

As the Government aims to clarify who will qualify for the €1,000 bonus for frontline workers, several groups have called on more than just healthcare workers to be included. Kieran spoke to David Cullinane Sinn Fein TD and party Health spokesperson, Dermot Toomey, President of the Irish Pharmacy Union and Laura Durcan, Consultant Rheumatologist and associate professor at the the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland to discuss... 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'.

16 mins

20 January Finished

"In the past we have been wholly neglected" - Rural Ireland being left behind

"In the past we have been wholly neglected" - Rural Ireland being left behind

Former Kerry footballer Pat Spillane says ‘almost 40% of the population live in rural Ireland, but its future never tops the political agenda’...

14 mins

20 January Finished

Is After Life Ricky Gervais' best show?

Is After Life Ricky Gervais' best show?

The dark comedy has broken records in its popularity, despite only three short seasons on screen.

12 mins

19 January Finished

“You have to draw the line somewhere..” - Leo Varadkar on frontline bonus payments

“You have to draw the line somewhere..” - Leo Varadkar on frontline bonus payments

Public healthcare workers who worked on the frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic are to receive a once-off €1,000 tax free payment under a plan passed by Cabinet this morning. Along with the bonus the government has given the go-ahead to an extra Bank Holiday on March 18th this year with it moving to St Brigid's Day from 2023. The Tánaiste Leo Varadkar took Kieran through the detail of what's involved.

15 mins

19 January Finished

Should Ireland have a broadcasting charge?

Should Ireland have a broadcasting charge?

RTE is set to look for a reform of the licence fee including an extra €30 million in funding and the introduction of a broadcasting levy. Kieran was joined on Wednesday's edition of The Hard Shoulder by Pat Rabbitte, the former Minister for Communications and Peadar Tobin, the Aontu leader to talk about whether we should have one.

12 mins

19 January Finished

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