The Hard Shoulder Highlights
The Hard Shoulder Highlights
Om The Hard Shoulder Highlights
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 HSE will re-introduce their drug safety scheme at Irish Festivals this year as part of their safer night programme. This will be the 2nd year of it running. The UK have been doing this for the past 10 years and Harry Shapiro, Director of Drugwise, joined Anton to discuss how effective is it and does it led to better safety measure around drug taking.
There was been celebrations in Sinn Fein over the last couple of days after their success in the council elections up north. They upped their representation by 39 over the weekend, meaning they’re the biggest party at national and local level. Joe Brolly commentator and part of the Free State podcast, joined Anton to discuss if this could be down to an increasing number of Catholics being born over the past few years. But what is this down to? And why the move away from Unionism? Some have suggested it might be to do with more Catholics being born in recent years…
Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has signed legislation for warning labels to be put on alcohol in Ireland, and Ireland will be the first nation to do this. Independent Kerry TD Danny Healy Rae and Alcohol Action Ireland's Frank Murray debated its merits.
The Irish Mail on Sunday reported that the new National Children’s Hospital will not open until March 2025. Concern’s have been raised as to the funding of the hospital. Kieran was joined by Catherine Murphy, Social Democrat TD for Kildare North.
Leinster against La Rochelle tomorrow afternoon, and French fans have already started arriving in Dublin ahead of that Heineken Cup Final. Vincent Guerand is the French Ambassador to Ireland, and he joined Kieran today. We also talked to Munster coach, Mike Prendergast, who is a man who knows Ronan O’Gara very well. O’Gara is the head coach of La Rochelle, looking for his second straight European Cup as coach.
The 26,000 residents of Balbriggan North County Dublin have been advised not to swim on Balbriggan Beach this summer because of poor water quality. According to the EPA the beach has sewage discharge, faeces from dogs, birds and other animals and contaminated streams flowing from the town. Henry McKean visited Balbriggan Beach and sent us this report.
Communion Season is upon us! According to the Irish Independent, some families are willing to spend €2,700 on their child’s special day. Joining Kieran was Edelle Mellot, Co-Owner of Darcy Bow, a childrens occasion ware shop and Jen Hogan, Columnist with The Irish Times .
A video showing a teenager being bullied and beaten has resulted in a national outpouring of solidarity for the 14-year-old. The teenager suffered a concussion, broken teeth, and extensive bruising in the attack which left him with a shoe print on his forehead. Darren Kennedy TV presenter and Columnist, joined Anton to discuss his own experiences of bullying. This podcast does contain language that some listeners might find offensive and is not suitable for children.
The Irish Times reported this week that Sinn Fein has dropped its pledge to withdraw immediately from NATO and Defence agreements, should they get into Government. Is this backtracking, or is it sensible politics? Matt Carthy is Sinn Fein spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Defence and Mark Price is Co-Chair of the Irish Anti-War Movement.
A distressing video has been circulating online of a vicious attack on a Navan schoolboy. Katherine Donnelly Education Editor at Irish Independent, Fine Gael Seanad Spokesperson on Children Senator Mary Seery-Kearney and Anjelica Foley, welfare officer with the Irish Second-Level Students' Union all joined the conversation.
Ireland’s Katie Taylor squares off against Chantelle Cameron this Saturday at the 3Arena with Cameron's Light-Welterweight World titles on the line. The event has been co-sponsored by one Conor McGregor. Is this a good look for Taylor, and for the sport of boxing? Kieran Cunningham, The Irish Daily Star’s Chief Sports Writer, joined Kieran.
In 2016, the Canadian government legalized medical assistance in dying. The Canadian Supreme Court concluded that laws preventing assisted suicide stifled individual rights. Since then the range of who qualifies for assisted suicide was expanded. In 2021, the criteria that natural death must be ‘reasonably foreseeable’ was removed. But that expansion has been delayed. Dr Derryck Smith from Dying With Dignity Canada was speaking with Kieran.
The Climate and Health Alliance claims our current food system is “like a slow motion disaster” - they say it fuels premature death and disability due to diet-related chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type two diabetes and obesity. Holly White, vegan chef and lifestyle blogger was chatting to Kieran.
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