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In the 1970s, the Provisional IRA was in the early days of its armed campaign to end British rule on Ireland. In the United States, a small group of activists began organising on their behalf. They called themselves the Irish Northern Aid Committee, or Noraid—and they were looking for a fight. Hosted by documentary filmmaker Nate Lavey, Foreign Agent is a podcast series about the connection between ordinary Irish Americans and a revolutionary socialist guerrilla group. In six episodes, trave ...
 
The Ireland on the Fly podcast is about the people and places of fly fishing in Ireland. From salmon and sea trout to brown trout, bass and pike, the show looks at the future and tradition of the sport. Visit the show page at: https://www.irelandonthefly.com Contact the show at: info@lastcastmedia.com.
 
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, pl ...
 
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The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission say Ireland is currently in clear breach of its international obligations regarding newly arrived asylum seekers. Thirty-one asylum seekers who arrived here this week are currently without State accommodation.Roderic O’Gorman, Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth joined Ki…
 
The Dublin Citizens’s Assembly has voted in favour of a powerful new directly elected mayor being created for the city, with ranging powers – similar to other international cities.Kieran was joined by Jim Gavin, chairman of the Dublin Citizens’ Assembly and Derek Mooney, public affairs consultant and former Irish government adviser to discuss...…
 
Enoch Burke is now likely to be hit with a €700 fine for failing to purge his contempt of court before today’s 2pm deadline. And for every day that passes without him purging his contempt, he will continue to be hit with a 700e daily fine. That’s €4,900 per week. Newstalk reporter Aoife Kearns and Newstalk’s Courts Correspondent Frank Greaney joine…
 
All this week, we’ve seen coverage of this controversy around Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe’s expenses. Has all the reaction has been slightly hysterical, and to the detriment of politics in general? Kieran was joined by Stephen Collins, Political Columnist with The Irish Times...
 
World Rugby are looking to lower the legal tackle height over the next few years. It is part of a response to head injuries being commonplace in the game, as the RFU have moved to ban tackling above the waist in the community game. Kieran was joined by Matt Williams rugby coach and pundit and Matt Campbell, Professor in Genetics in Trinity College,…
 
According to historian Dan Stone, popular understanding of the Holocaust, in all of its horror and complexity, is often incomplete or fractured. Speaking with Matt Elton, Dan explores some of the overlooked and misunderstood aspects of the Holocaust, from the scope of international collaboration to the ways its horrors reverberated for decades afte…
 
Paris Hilton yesterday announced her and her husband have welcomed their first baby together, a son, via surrogate. The socialite and her husband are both first time parents in their forties, which is an increasingly common trend in modern society.  Tanya Sweeny, journalist with the Irish Independent and Medical Journalist, June Shannon joined Kier…
 
87 consultants at University Hospital Limerick have written to management to say their ability to provide care to their patients is ‘stretched beyond it’s current capacity.’ Kieran was joined by Professor Declan Lyons, a consultant physician and geriatrician in University Hospital Limerick to discuss……
 
Unpublished research by the Housing Commission says Ireland may need up to 62,000 homes built per year until 2050 to meet demand – almost double the annual target in the Government’s master plan for this decade. Meanwhile, a new study has revealed apartment construction costs rose by as much as 25k last year.  The report by leading consultants Mitc…
 
While the salmon season has officially begun, we’re still in the thick of it so to speak with the long nights still hanging over us and many of you are getting busy at the vice in anticipation of your own local waters opening in the coming weeks. So for this week’s episode we catch up with former international angler and renowned fly tyer, Ryan Hou…
 
On 23 January 1978, Baron Édouard-Jean Empain was snatched from the streets of Paris, in an audacious kidnapping attempt. Before long, a ransom of 80 million francs was demanded. And to show they meant business, the kidnappers chopped off the baron’s little finger – with the disturbing warning that more body parts would follow. In conversation with…
 
Fianna Fáil Senator Malcolm Byrne is calling for the reintroduction of town councils across Ireland. "If we believe in local democracy and local government we have to move away from a system of local administration, which we effectively have," he said.To discuss the possibility of the reintroduction of town councils, Kieran was joined by Noel McCar…
 
Imagine an ancient Greek or Roman body, and the first picture that pops into your head is probably made of marble or stone – perhaps an austere bust, or a gleaming, musclebound sculpture, polished, cold and pale. But what about the experience of living in a real body, in all its pleasure, pain and flaws, during antiquity? Speaking with Elinor Evans…
 
Kieran was joined in studio by Fine Gael Senator, Regina Doherty, and Socialist Party TD for Cork North Central, Mick Barry. Continuing the series, ‘Common Ground’, they will debate some of the biggest, most divisive topics around. The series continued with a discussion around 'Is there a place for single sex schools in society?'…
 
Broadcaster Emer O’Neill says we should never be shocked when we hear racism, because it is all around us. She says she continues to be subjected to racial abuse following her issues with Tommy Tiernan recently. But do the problems with race in this country go much further than that? Emer joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder to discuss……
 
'An Cailín Ciúin' has been nominated for Best International Picture at this year's Academy Awards. Cleona Ní Chrualaoí, producer of 'An Cailín Ciúin' joined Kieran on The Hard Shoulder.She was joined alongside Irish director, Lenny Abrahamson to discuss the success of Irish film in this year's nominations...…
 
The Oscar nominations were announced at a special ceremony in Los Angeles this evening. There was a record 14 nominations for Irish films with 'The Banshees of Inisherin' receiving nine nominations.Kieran was joined on The Hard Shoulder by actor, comedian and star of The Banshees of Inisherin, Pat Shortt.He was joined alongside Louise Ryan from Scr…
 
Hundreds of people took part in a protest and counter-protest this past weekend over immigration. Around 200 people took part in a "Refugees are Welcome" protest across the road from the Shelbourne Hotel. It was deemed a counter-protest to an anti-immigration demonstration outside the hotel, with about 200 people also in attendance. It’s the latest…
 
In 1946, Churchill declared that “from Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent”. But what exactly did this rhetorical border look like during the Cold War, and what’s happening along it today? Timothy Phillips tells David Musgrove about his experiences travelling the length of the border …
 
Dublin's Special Criminal Court has for the last 12 weeks held one of the most talked about cases in years, that of the murder trial of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch. Paul Williams, Crime Journalist and author of ‘The Monk - The Life and Crimes of Ireland's most enigmatic crime boss’ joined Kieran to discuss the trial thus far and look ahead to closing ar…
 
A new SPHE Junior Cycle curriculum is on the horizon which deals with topics such as gender identity and pornography and has left many parents looking to opt out of SPHE.Kieran was joined by Mary Creedon, an SPHE teacher and member of the Irish Education Alliance and Aontú Leader, Peadar Toibin TD to discuss……
 
Kilmacud Crokes defeated Glen in Sunday's All-Ireland club football final, however they did so with 16 men on the field during the final attack. The Derry club have contacted the GAA over the breach of the rules during Sunday's final.Kieran was joined by Joe Brolly to discuss...Image: Twitter @KCrokesGAAClub…
 
Is there a way in which we can actually start ditching the car? Gabrielle Monaghan was writing about it on independent.ie, and pointed out that you could save €10,000 a year getting rid of your car. Does it make financial sense to just ditch it? Janey Horner, Green Party Councillor for North Inner City Dublin and Tim Cullen, Deputy Director General…
 
A report by the Mental Health Commission has highlighted significant deficits in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health System.  It stated that many children and young people end up 'lost' in the system and in one catchment area, there were as many as 140 'lost' cases within the local CAMHS team.  Kieran was joined by Dr Brendan O’Shea, Kildare GP …
 
In 1917, the Russian Revolution saw scores of Russian aristocrats and artists flee to Paris to escape Bolshevik brutality. Speaking to Matt Elton, Helen Rappaport highlights some of their stories, exploring the dramatic shift in circumstances that many endured, and revealing what the city’s inhabitants made of the new arrivals. (Ad) Helen Rappaport…
 
When was the word “atheist” first used? How dangerous was it to question the existence of God in the Middle Ages? And how successful were communist regimes of the 20th century at stamping out religion? More than 2,000 years since the Greek philosopher Socrates was accused of atheism, Spencer Mizen speaks to Professor Alec Ryrie to answer your top q…
 
Some of you listeners may remember back in February of 2021, we spoke with Meath mother Tracy Carroll. Tracy’s daughter Willow suffers from cerebral palsy, epilepsy and other medical needs. Her family has been struggling for the past two years to find Willow a school place.Well that day has now arrived, and Newstalk reporter Josh Crosbie has been d…
 
There was a huge reaction all week to our caller Mary, whose son doesn’t want to return to training because he gets sidelined on matchday every week. The conversation continued with Minister for Sport Thomas Byrne calling children being sidelined week on week a ‘child welfare issue.’ Kieran was joined by the manager of Cobh Ramblers and Games Promo…
 
Colombian singer Shakira has revealed how she caught her husband and former Barcelona footballer, Gerard Pique cheating on her. She says she noticed jam missing from the jar when she returned home and he didn't like jam. She became suspicious and confronted him about it.Stephanie Regan, Clinical Psychotherapist and author of 'Relationships on the E…
 
The Irish government  today faced criticism as refugee groups described the possibility of  asylum seekers having to sleep on the streets as “a new low” for Ireland. Kieran was joined by Enda O'Neill, the Head of Office with UNHCR Ireland and Jennifer Whitmore, Social Democrats spokesperson for Children and Youth Affairs...…
 
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