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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

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.6 • 117 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'.

    Sue Murphy: ‘2am, no sleep, horrified that I couldn’t look after my child…’

    Sue Murphy: ‘2am, no sleep, horrified that I couldn’t look after my child…’

    This is The Soapbox. Today, Kieran was joined by Newstalk’s Sue Murphy to discuss the concept of ‘mom guilt’.

    • 11 min
    No Irish allowed outside the Bundestag - why?

    No Irish allowed outside the Bundestag - why?

    Over in Berlin a group of Irish Activists in Berlin have been told they are not allowed to speak Irish outside the Bundestag, even though it is recognised as an EU language...  
    Kieran joined by a member of the Irish Bloc in Berlin, Aodhán Donnelly, to discuss.

    • 4 min
    The Bookshelf with Dr Ciara Kelly

    The Bookshelf with Dr Ciara Kelly

    Dr Ciara Kelly, Newstalk Breakfast presenter, joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder to discuss some of her favourite books…

    • 11 min
    Should Bambie Thug boycott Eurovision?

    Should Bambie Thug boycott Eurovision?

    Should Bambie Thug boycott Eurovision?
    Over 400 Irish artists have written a letter to Ireland’s Eurovision entrant Bambie Thug asking the singer to boycott the competition. They say Bambie should stay “on the right side of history.” 
    Joining Kieran is Musician and Singer, Mary Coughlan to discuss.

    Image: Andres Poveda Ltd

    • 7 min
    Reactions to the Stardust apology

    Reactions to the Stardust apology

    Taoiseach Simon Harris has extended the Governments apology to the families of the victims of the Stardust tragedy. 
     Joining Kieran to give their takes on the apology are Newstalk reporter Stephanie Rohan and Sinn Féin senator Lynn Boylan.
    Also joining Kieran to discuss is one of those affected, Lisa Lawlor, who was 17 months old and lost both her parents in the tragedy.

    • 17 min
    Your Recycling Questions - Answered!

    Your Recycling Questions - Answered!

    With increased emphasis on recycling recently, it’s important to know what waste goes into which bin. And, since Kieran isn’t a bin expert, Colin O’Byrne, coordinator at VOICE joins him to answer all of your recycling queries.

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
117 Ratings

117 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!

polcoranoraknot ,

Great!

Kieran is a breath of fresh air after George/Ivan. Good command of detail and wry sense of humour at times. I like the travel slot, the head to head/common ground. Better week in review possible of a Friday. Very good at uploading podcasts quickly which is great.. V good on insta/social. So far this show is my preference to last word/Drivetime. Great show!

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 …….

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