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'Cool the jets!' - Advice for a stress free Christmas Dinner

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 8:04


According to The Star 42% of people say sorting the Christmas dinner guest list is their most stressful task during Christmas. Kieran was joined by Ambassador for The Harvey's Point Hotel in Donegal, Noel Cunningham to tell us how to be the host with the most this party season and eliminate the Christmas dinner anxiety...

You Are What You Eat: Winter Salads

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 9:56


Aisling Larkin TV Chef and mindful eating coach joined Kieran to dive into some winter salads to try your hand at for the festive season...

Regency Trial: 'Dowdall likely to take the stand next week'

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 7:17


All ten hours of a secretly recorded conversation between Gerry Hutch and Jonathan Dowdall will form part of the deliberations in the Regency Hotel murder trial. It's after the judges of the non-jury court decided to allow it into evidence, despite eight of those hours being recorded across the border in Northern Ireland. Newstalk's Courts Correspondent, Frank Greaney joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder to give the latest update...

Sport with Ger Gilroy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 9:56


Off The Ball's Ger Gilroy joined Kieran Cuddihy on The Hard Shoulder to review the week in sport and look ahead to the weekend action...

Government may 'need to raise more in taxes' in the face of ageing population

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 9:36


Ireland is aging faster than anywhere else in Europe. That's according to a new report from the Department of Health. Kieran was joined by Paul Cullen Irish Times Health Correspondent and Dr Barra Rowntree Economist at the ESRI

Elton John is 'a near perfect' Glastonbury headliner

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 6:22


Pop Icon, Elton John has been announced as Glastonbury 2023's Headline Act. He'll join a long list of musical greats who have performed at the legendary English Music Festival. Kieran was joined by Journalist and Broadcaster, Pat Carthy to explain why the Rocket Man was the perfect choice for the main stage...

Dublin Councillor says city has become 'too hostile' for residents

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 13:26


Green MEP Ciarán Cuffe is calling for more residential buildings on O'Connell Street as a way to prevent anti-social behaviour. He put forward the argument that more residents in the city would make it less threatening than it is already. However, is it a case of needing to move more people into the city centre or to improve the city for those who already live there?  Kieran was joined by Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn and Kim who lives around the Arnott Street area of town to discuss...

'I start in January!' - Henry meets Christmas shoppers in Dublin

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 11:01


Stress levels on Christmas Day reach boiling point at exactly 9:37am, a new study has found. Newstalk reporter, Henry McKean was investigating what stress levels are like on the streets of Dublin with just 21 days left of Christmas shopping...

Children and pensioners queue at Grafton Street food bank

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 11:37


Now as some of you might be heading off to buy presents in the lead up to Christmas, we must not forget the ongoing struggles many living in poverty are facing. Only last week we passed record homeless figures with more than 11,000 people accessing services. We still don't know the actual extent of rough sleepers as many are not included in these official figures. Newstalk reporter Josh Crosbie has been along to the Grafton Street Kitchens to speak with volunteers and service users.

Brenda Fricker on the 30th Anniversary of Home Alone 2

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 11:11


In the year that 'Home Alone 2: Lost in New York' celebrates it's 30th Anniversary, the Irish actress Brenda Fricker joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder to discuss her Oscar, filming in New York and meeting Donald Trump...  

Wallace: 'We have to get around to reusing old buildings'

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 11:09


Hugh Wallace returns to our screens tonight with the finale of his new show My Bungalow Bliss. Hugh has travelled all over the country to transform four drab bungalows into dream homes. Hugh joined Kieran in studio to discuss the journey and the future of the pattern of housing in Ireland...

Cork Councillor understands the ‘upset and perturbment' of protesters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 9:36


An anti-immigration protest was staged at the front gates of St Joseph's Convent in Fermoy last night, with the organiser calling for asylum seekers inside to be deported. The protesters carried out their action despite local concern for the children among the refugees. Kieran was joined by Cork City North-East Councillor Ken O'Flynn to discuss...

TD says the pressure being put on hospital staff is 'a disgrace'

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 7:39


Geraldine Leonard joined Kieran to speak about about her father, who is in his 80's. He was left waiting on a trolley in St Vincent's hospital for almost 24 hours last weekend due to staff shortages. He had originally presented at Loughlinstown Hospital A&E where he was turned away as it was past 6pm. John Brady, Sinn Féín TD for Wicklow joined Kieran on the show to discuss...

What Irish foods deserve UNESCO heritage status?

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 8:24


The French baguette has been awarded UNESCO heritage status. Holly Dalton, Chef and Director of Conbini Condiments joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder to discuss what uniquely Irish foods are deserving of UNESCO heritage status... Image: Taste Atlas

83-year-old man 'left on a trolley for the night' in Dublin hospital

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 7:56


After being joined on the show yesterday by Mary Rose Carroll, Assistant Director of Industrial Relations with the INMO to discuss the ongoing trolley crisis, listeners got in touch with their stories about the crisis. Geraldine Leonard got in touch about her father, who is in his 80's. He was left waiting on a trolley in St Vincent's hospital for almost 24 hours last weekend due to staff shortages. Geraldine joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder to discuss...

Fianna Fáil Councillor says 'a cull should be examined' for seagulls

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 10:08


A new trial will begin in Dublin City Council putting seagull proof sacks to use, to help end bin bags being teared open by birds. Kieran was joined by Keith Connolly Fianna Fail councillor on Dublin City Council and Niall Hatch, from Birdwatch Ireland…

Wellness: Ageing Well

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 8:31


Kieran was joined on The Hard Shoulder by Clare McKenna, presenter of Alive and Kicking on Newstalk, to discuss how to age well...

The Shopping Trolley Hotline: Digestive Biscuits

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 10:51


Newstalk's own, Simon Tierney joined Kieran for the new series 'The Shopping Trolley Hotline'. The series will give listeners pause when they're filling their trolleys, to consider their options. This week Simon and Kieran took a look a the different brands of digestive biscuits...

Housing Ukrainians in tents during winter is 'inhumane'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 12:06


Yesterday, Fianna Fáil TD for Clare Cathal Crowe spoke to Clare FM refugee crisis, and how Clare, as a county was coping. Cathal Crowe TD and Nick Henderson, CEO of the Irish Refugee Council joined Kieran on the show to discuss...

'Whole system shift' required to introduce Alzheimer's drug in Ireland

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 8:17


Physicians and experts in the realm of Alzheimer's research have hailed the “beginning of the end” in the search for effective treatments after a new drug was seen to reduce memory decline among patients in the initial phases of the disease. To discuss the landmark findings and their potential significance, Kieran was joined by Professor Sean Kennelly, Consultant Physician in Geriatric Medicine at Tallaght University Hospital...

Café owner says card only payments 'has been a godsend'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 6:34


New rules for banks mean the cafes and restaurants may be forced by law to accept cash payments, with an increasingly cashless society what does this mean for businesses who have already taken the plunge to being card only? James Fegan, the owner of Fegans 1924 on Chancery Street joins us now to tell us about running a business completely cashless...

Trolley Crisis: 'There's physically no space left'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 10:04


12,000 people were on trolleys in our hospitals this month, that's according to figures from the the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The organization says it's the highest figure ever recorded for November since records began. Kieran was joined by Mary Rose Carroll, assistant director of Industrial Relations with the INMO in Dublin and Mick Molloy, who is a Consultant in Emergency Medicine, as well as a Member of the IMO Consultant Committee and IMO Council to discuss...

EY Entrepreneur of the Year: 'The best time to start a business is now'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 9:52


The Hard Shoulder was live from the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2022 at the Powerscourt Hotel. Kieran was joined by Frank O'Keefe, EY Ireland's Managing Partner and Bobby Kerr, Presenter of Down To Business on Newstalk to kick things off... Image: EY

Should schools get rid of the bleep test?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 7:46


New advice for the Department of Education will advise against the use of aerobic fitness tests in schools. In other words, they want to ban the bleep test. The move is aimed at trying to ensure that pupils with lower levels of fitness aren't discouraged. Kieran was joined by Professor Niall Moyna from the DCU School of Health and Human Performance to discuss...

Common Ground: Should the banks be nationalised?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 13:53


Kieran Cuddihy was joined in studio by Fine Gael Senator, Regina Doherty, and Socialist Party TD for Cork North Central, Mick Barry. For the next few weeks, in a brand new series called ‘Common Ground', they will debate some of the biggest, most divisive topics around. The series continued with a discussion around should the banks be nationalised?

Road toll increases are 'not something we can look forward to'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 10:39


The decision to delay road toll increases by six months will cost the taxpayer around €12.5m. Cabinet this morning officially agreed to delay the increase. Kieran was joined by Verona Murphy, Independent TD and Former President of the Irish Road Haulage Association and Hazel Chu, Former Mayor of Dublin and Green Party Councilor to discuss...

Young people are 'happy' to change behaviour to protect the climate

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 9:41


According to an ESRI study, over 90% of those between 16 and 24 are concerned about the environment, with over half willing to ban domestic non-essential flights and 3 in 10 saying they'll eat a plant based diet long term. Kieran was joined by Patrick O'Connor from Extinction Rebellion Ireland and Caillum Hedderman, an environmentalist and social activist to discuss...

Guilty Pleasure Songs

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 8:04


Those of you on social media will no doubt have seen Insta Fest - a new app allowing Spotify users to create their very own festival lineup! Like Spotify Wrapped, which is on the way this week, Instafest has been revealing everyone's top artists but – more importantly - their guilty pleasures. But what constitutes a guilty pleasure? Do we all have them? Kieran was joined by Today FM's Ed Smith to discuss all things guilty pleasures...

Shortall: Return of bankers' bonuses is 'a big mistake'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 10:46


Banks will be allowed to pay bonuses of up to 20,000 euro to staff after Government agreed to ease recession-era restrictions. Ministers also lifted the 500,000 euro pay cap on staff at Bank of Ireland, in which the State no longer has a stake. Kieran was joined by Roisin Shortall, Co-Leader of the Social Democrats and Michael Somers, Former CEO of the National Treasury Management Agency to discuss...

Minister 'not in favour of treating banks the same as any other company'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 11:12


A new deposit return scheme for cans and plastic drinks has been launched today. Kieran was joined by Ossian Smyth, Minister of State with responsibility for Communications and Circular Economy to discuss this, proposals to allow banks pay bonuses to staff and toll charges... Image: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews

Streaming services create 'a whole different ball game' for Irish shows

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 8:30


It's been a smash hit ever since its release 2018 release, but Derry Girls may well have just snagged its biggest celebrity endorsement in one Martin Scorcese. His comments have drawn jubilation all across the Derry Girls set! Kieran was joined by Aoife Moriarty, culture journalist with Buzz.ie and Tomm Moore, Director, & Co Founder at Cartoon Saloon to discuss…

Recommendation to cut home sizes is 'farcical stuff'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 10:24


Home sizes need to be cut by 28 per cent and the construction of detached houses discouraged – that's according to the Irish Green Building Council. Kieran was joined by Cian O'Callaghan Social Democrats Housing Spokesperson and Karl Deeter from Irish Mortgage Brokers to discuss…

Diet stress 'far more detrimental to the body than eating a spud'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 5:18


Carbohydrates often get a bad rep when it comes to weight loss but a new study has revealed including potatoes in your diet could actually help with weight loss.  Kieran was joined on the show by nutritionist, Gaye Godkin to discuss...

TV license is 'an anachronism' - Entrepreneur Declan Ganley

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 13:46


A universal levy to replace the TV licence fee has been suggested by the Taoiseach. Micheál Martin says all households should pay to fund public service broadcasting, whether or not they watch television. Kieran was joined by Timmy Dooley, Fianna Fáil's Seanad Spokesperson on Climate Action, Communication Networks & Transport and Declan Ganley, Businessman and entrepreneur to discuss...

Wendy's burger chain is 'the last thing we need'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 9:32


US burger chain Wendy's is coming to Ireland. The American brand has over 7,000 outlets worldwide and is best known for its made-to-order square hamburgers. The company said it is “actively recruiting franchise partners” in Ireland. Newstalk's own, Simon Tierney and Anthony Gray, owner of Eala Bhan and Hooked Restaurants in Sligo and Chair of Sligo Tourism joined Kieran to discuss…

A Man From Cork: 'He had a zest and energy for life'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 10:29


‘A Man From Cork' tells the fascinating true story of Dermot Fenton who made national headlines in 1998 following a rare heart and lung transplant operation which involved a race against the clock and a ‘mercy dash' to London on the Irish Government Jet. His brother Pio joined Anton Savage on the show...

You Are What You Eat: Christmas Baking

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 7:51


With the countdown to Christmas already begun, Aisling Larkin TV Chef and mindful eating coach joined Anton to delve into the world of Christmas baking...

Tóibín: 'We have younger generation that we have a responsibility to keep safe'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 10:29


A Red C survey conducted by Women's Aid has found that  81% of 18-25 year olds believe that pornography is increasing young men's interest in seeking rough or violent sex. It also discovered that most Irish people felt  pornography is too accessible to children, and that it is contributing to gender inequality, coercion and sexual violence against women and girls.  Anton Savage was joined by Enda Murphy  Psychotherapist and director of SeeMe.ie, Mary Crilly CEO Sexual Violence Centre, Cork and Peadar Toibin TD, Leader of Aontú to discuss...

Sport with Ger Gilroy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 11:37


Off The Ball's Ger Gilroy joined Anton Savage on The Hard Shoulder to review the week in sport and look ahead to the weekend action...

Ryan Tubridy: The Toy Show 'is my favourite of them all'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 9:42


This evening, The Late Late Toy Show will be on in most television screens around the country and Ryan Tubridy joined Anton Savage on the show ahead of the big night...

The pros and cons of work Christmas parties

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 10:52


Christmas party season is well and truly now upon us. Colleagues are socialising outside of the workplace, in many cases it's straight to the pub for a night of drinking. But if that's not for you, and you hate the thought of having to mix with co-workers. Newstalk reporter Josh Crosbie has been examining a court case in France where a man won his legal right to be what is being described as boring at work. Hear various views on work parties and find out your employment rights.

Bowel Cancer: 'Making sure you present early is really important'

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022 9:12


Kieran was joined in studio by Niamh Ferry, whose own battle with bowel cancer have prompted her to promote the importance of home test kits and early detection. Professor Reza Kalbassi, consultant colorectal surgeon and Niamh's surgeon at The Beacon Hospital also joined Kieran on the show...

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