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The Hard Shoulder Highlights with Kieran Cuddihy on Newstalk.
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The Hard Shoulder Highlights with Kieran Cuddihy on Newstalk.
Join Kieran every weekday afternoon from 4-7pm for a round-up of the day’s events, interviews with the people at the centre of the stories – and a bit of craic along the way.
Listen and subscribe to The Hard Shoulder on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Spotify.
    
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    "We have a fix for Covid, there is no fix for climate change." Reimagining Ireland: Putting the bicycle first

    "We have a fix for Covid, there is no fix for climate change." Reimagining Ireland: Putting the bicycle first

    Now it's time for "Reimagining Ireland", what would you like to see in a post pandemic Ireland? Perhaps car free towns and cities and putting the push bike first?



    Henry McKean jumped on his fold up bike and took a ride on the new Blackrock to Dun Laoghaire cycle path, meeting experts who have redesigned the town of Blackrock in Dublin, giving pedestrians and cyclists priority. Has it made a difference?



     
    With contributions from Robert Burns Director, Infrastructure, Sustainable Mobility and Climate Change, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown. And Clara Clarke Irish Founder from Cycling Without Age.

    • 11 min
    The Last Post: G. Gordon Liddy

    The Last Post: G. Gordon Liddy

    John Kelleher joined Kieran to tell him about the life and times of G. Gordon Liddy, the ‘dirty tricks’ operative, and mastermind of the bungled Watergate break-in that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, who passed away at the age of 90.

    Have you room to improve?

    Have you room to improve?

    Over the past 12 months we've seen our homes evolve and become our workplaces, workout spaces and home schools. As a result many of us have noticed there is room to improve in our homes.
    Kieran was joined by celebrity architect, Dermot Bannon, one of the talented architects taking part in the RIAI Simon Open Door campaign. The campain hopes to raise much needed funds for Ireland’s Simon community charity.

    Frustrations over mandatory hotel quarantine

    Frustrations over mandatory hotel quarantine

    Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly announced a “pause” on hotel bookings for quarantining on a precautionary basis, in order to ramp up capacity in the system.
    He confirmed yesterday evening that no bookings in mandatory hotel quarantine will be available until next Monday.
    CEO of IBEC Danny McCoy and Tonie Walsh, who is an archivist and writer currently living in Turkey, joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder to share the respective concerns and frustrations.

    • 11 min
    Minister Stephen Donnelly on the speed of the vaccine rollout

    Minister Stephen Donnelly on the speed of the vaccine rollout

    This week has seen significant setbacks to the vaccine rollout plans, just as the vaccines are set to start rolling out to more members of the public.
    The online registration for COVID-19 vaccinations will open tomorrow for people aged 65-69, as the priority list shifts to an aged-based system.
    Health Minister Stephen Donnelly joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder to explain the situation.

    • 18 min
    The Hard Shoulder Health Check: IBS

    The Hard Shoulder Health Check: IBS

    On The Hard Shoulder Health Check this week...
    April is World Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month and Kieran Cuddihy was joined by Professor Reza Kalbassi, Consultant in Colorectal, General and Minimally Invasive Surgery at Beacon Hospital to talk about the symptoms of IBS and treatments.

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