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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.
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    • 3.6 • 94 Ratings

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.
    
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'.

    How to work in cold conditions, the science of cold: Henry McKean

    How to work in cold conditions, the science of cold: Henry McKean

    Yesterday Paul O’Donoghue on the Pat Kenny show, was speaking to teachers and pupils complaining of ‘freezing’ classrooms. But what is the science behind getting really cold and can you work in these conditions long term, is it bad for you or does it strengthen your immune system and make you hardy? Henry McKean has been speaking to workers who normally work in fridge like conditions. With Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team and Leo Ryan from innate-strength.com

    • 11 min
    Richard O'Halloran returning home after three year detention in China

    Richard O'Halloran returning home after three year detention in China

    A deal has been struck in order to bring Irish businessman Richard O’Halloran back to Ireland from China. He has been unable to leave China in almost 3 years. 
    Jack Horgan Jones, political reporter with The Irish Times and Charlie Flanagan, Fine Gael TD for Laois-Offaly, and former Minister for Justice joined Kieran to discuss his return home...
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    • 12 min
    The Return Of The Handshake

    The Return Of The Handshake

    Newstalk's Simon Tierney joined Kieran on the show to chart the history of the handshake...

    • 7 min
    In Our Defence: Bert and Ernie, a cake and the UK Supreme Court

    In Our Defence: Bert and Ernie, a cake and the UK Supreme Court

    Gavin Dowd joined Kieran to look at a case involving Bert and Ernie, a cake and the UK supreme court...

    • 11 min
    CAMHS controversy a "much wider issue" - Special Rapporteur on Child Protection

    CAMHS controversy a "much wider issue" - Special Rapporteur on Child Protection

    Conor O'Mahony, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection and UCC Law professor published his second annual report today. He joined Kieran on the show to talk through the report and it's findings...

    • 11 min
    'Soul destroying' - Dervla O'Connor of Crystal Swing on lack of services for her autistic child

    'Soul destroying' - Dervla O'Connor of Crystal Swing on lack of services for her autistic child

    Former singer Dervla O'Connor says she is 'disgusted' at the lack of empathy and respect for children with autism.
    Dervla, who used to sing with her brother Derek in 'Crystal Swing', is now a full-time carer for her son Paul.
    He was diagnosed with severe autism three years ago.
    She spoke Kieran about the issues she's facing getting Paul the services he needs.
     

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

Pidcast Listener Ricky ,

Interesting

Mischievous with very good knowledge on general issues and excellent summary of political issues. Only problem is sometimes doesn’t listen to answers from his guests . Opinionated!

Aniallator83 ,

Too short

Way too short

podcastfanman ,

Fool

Horrible man. How dare he call anyone “snowflakes”- a favourite phrase of his. He who ran off when he went bankrupt and tried to claim a property that was no longer his. The worst example of the edgy middle aged man “telling it like it is”. Entitled moron. Stop listening and he might go away

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