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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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The Hard Shoulder Highlights Newstalk

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    • 3.6 • 98 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.
    
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    "I've seen him 50 times!"

    "I've seen him 50 times!"

    Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band will be playing the RDS in May 2023. Tickets are on sale this Friday and and one superfan who cant wait to get a ticket is superfan Anton Martin. He joined Kieran to explain why he thinks Bruce has stood the test of time and why even after seeing him 50 times he cant wait to make it 51.
     
     
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    • 5 min
    Daithi O’Shea

    Daithi O’Shea

    Daithi O’Shea Presenter of The Today Show and the Rose of Tralee joined Kieran in the Republic Of Work studio in Cork to chat about everything from the show to his love of Cork city.
     

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    • 14 min
    "I'm down hundreds of euro worth of expenses!"

    "I'm down hundreds of euro worth of expenses!"

    The passport office have said there’s no backlog in applications as long as you haven’t made any mistakes in your application. However  lots of listener have been contacting the show to share stories of applications being rejected over what they believe are false errors.
    Kieran was joined by two listeners who spoke about the difficulties they have faced while applying for a passport.
     
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    • 15 min
    "We really have to fight for what we want!"

    "We really have to fight for what we want!"

    This week hospitals will see tens of thousands of medical procedures and appointments cancelled due to strike action by medical scientists. The MLSA warned that if no progress was made they would continue Industrial action today and tomorrow.
    Newstalk reporter Mairead Cleary spoke to some of those striking today and, Stephen McMahon from the Irish Patients Association joined Kieran and Dr Fergal Hickey Consultant in emergency medicine at Sligo University Hospital about the pay discrepancies and career development issues.
     
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    • 11 min
    "The person who counts the pennies ends up with a conviction."

    "The person who counts the pennies ends up with a conviction."

    New figures from the Courts Service, released under Freedom of Information here on Newstalk, show that nearly €2.6m was paid into court poor boxes over the last 2 years. Mick Barry, People Before Profit TD for Cork North-Central, and Catriona Twomey, co-ordinator with Cork Penny Dinners  joined Kieran to debate if they are still useful part of the judiciary service, or whether they should be scrapped.
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    • 9 min
    "It's less hassle for them to sit on a vacant site!"

    "It's less hassle for them to sit on a vacant site!"

    Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien has said that the Government is planning to introduce a vacant property tax in Budget 2023 which could impact on an estimated 137,000 properties. A vacant designation would be based on data collated by the local property tax.
    Fergus O’Dowd Fine Gael TD for Louth joined Kieran to discuss what impact a tax would have and why so many houses lay vacant while the country battles through the housing crisis.
     
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    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 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!

leveller23 ,

Wrong report

Trying to listen to the bike upcycling article but just get a segment about tomato ketchup….???!! Much rather hear the other story …….

thepodlad ,

No great

Not great,a little woke at times,very PC.bring back Ivan Yates

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