Radio review: Newstalk’s Kieran Cuddihy doesn’t have the giant-sized personality of George Hook (for good and bad)

The Hard Shoulder host has his biases, as well all do, but generally makes a sincere effort to see both sides of the story

The Hard Shoulder host Kieran Cuddihy

Darragh McManus

Appropriately enough for a programme whose title references driving, The Hard Shoulder(Newstalk, Mon-Fri 4pm) gets a quick start on the competition every weekday, zooming out of the grid half an hour before Radio 1’s Drivetime and The Last Wordon Today FM.