The Hard Shoulder Highlights
The Hard Shoulder Highlights
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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. 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'.
The medical council have warned doctors against using diabetes drug ozempic for weight loss. Susie Birney from the Irish coalition for people living with obesity joined Kieran to discuss the stigma that people are facing when asking for the drug.
Boyzone star Ronan Keating has revealed that he will be getting a vasectomy in the coming weeks. Speaking on the BBC’s Chris and Rosie Ramsey’s show over the weekend, Ronan said he has the date locked in for the snip but will be put under for it as he’s so nervous. Is it as scary as it once was or are more and more men seeing it as the best option for their later years? Dr. Emmet Kerin, Founding Partner of Gentle Procedures Ireland, spoke to Kieran.
British Triathlete Emma Pallant-Browne has received great support online after sharing a picture of herself running the race with her period visibly showing in the image. Kieran was joined by broadcaster, performance coach and former All Ireland winning captain, Anna Geary and Dr Lisa Ryan, head of the Department of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition in the School of Science and Computing at Atlantic Technological University.
An auctioneer in Belfast has been urged to stop the sale of a pencil that apparently once belonged to Hitler. The ornate silver-plated pencil is set to go under the hammer at Bloomfield Auctions in east Belfast next week. The pencil is believed to have been given to Hitler by his long-term partner Eva Braun as a gift for his 52nd birthday on April 20, 1941. It is inscribed with ‘Eva’ in German and the initials “AH”. Oliver Sears, Founder of Holocaust Awareness Ireland joined Kieran.
A landmark review was published on Tuesday that looked into instances of domestic homicide and familicide in Ireland. The report made various wide-ranging recommendations on how families could be better supported by the State. However many have been critical of the recommendations of the report including Andrew McGinley. Andrew McGinley spoke to Kieran about his critique of the report.
Ozempic, the specialist diabetes medicine that has been taken over by a Hollywood craze. As shortages of the drug create issues, the HSE has warned that using it for weight loss puts the population at risk. GP who specialises in obesity medicine, Dr Michael Crotty spoke to Kieran.
As the government looks to make one of the most significant changes to pub licensing in decades - the Vintners Federation of Ireland says more needs to be done to protect older Irish pubs. Newstalk reporter Aoife Kearns looks at how licensing and laws dating as far back as the 1840s, still shape how pubs operate today.
The Garda Ombudsman has said they don’t have the resources to investigate complaints against them. The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission were before the Oireachtas today they saying the need more staff to investigate Gardai. Crime Writer and Special Correspondent, Paul Williams, with the Irish Independent.
Ireland is among the countries in the EU who have the biggest increase in young adults living with their parents. Ireland’s home ownership rate decreased from 69.6% in 2012 to 69.3% in 2020 - this is compared to In 1990s and early 2000s, it had been ahead of the EU average. Senior lecturer in housing at Technological University Dublin, Lorcan Sirr, and journalist and author, Suzanne Harrington spoke to Kieran
"The digital stamp has been a winner for An Post". So say executives at the postal service who will launch the international version later this year. Both hope to encourage notes, cards and letters to be sent out on a whim, but who's even writing letters anymore and do pen and paper still have a place in our digital age? Newstalk's Sarah Madden reports.
According to executives, the digital stamp has been a winner for An Post. The postal service will launch the international version later this year. Both hope to encourage notes, cards and letters to be sent out on a whim, but who's still writing letters and do pen and paper still have a place in our digital age? Newstalk's Sarah Madden spoke to those still writing letters.
One of the findings of the Census is that the proportion of the population who reported themselves to be Roman Catholic fell by 4 per cent to 69 percent between 2016 and 2022. The number of people with no religion also increased by 62 per cent to nearly three-quarters of a million (736,210), which represented approximately 14 percent of the population. Newstalks' Chief Reporter, Barry Whyte has been digging into the findings of today's census and joined Kieran to chat through some of the points that he has found interesting. Kieran was also joined by Parish Priest in Fethard, County Tipperary, Father Iggy O'Donovan and CEO of Humanist Association of Ireland, Jillian Brennan.
Kieran Cuddihy was joined by Fine Gael Senator, Regina Doherty, and Socialist TD for Cork North Central, and member of the Oireachtas Enterprise, Trade and Employment Committee, Mick Barry. This week they debated if the government should introduce price controls.
According to the census figures, approximately a third of all workers work from home for at least some part of their week. Is this a sign that remote working is here to stay? Neil McDonnell, chief executive of ISME and Caroline Reidy, human resources expert from the HR Suite joined Kieran.
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