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The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show
3 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
Gift Grub: Michael Flatley Tells The Story Of St Brigid
Earlier this week, the government announced a new Bank Holiday, due to fall around St Brigid's Day from 2023. To celebrate the news, Michael Flatley joined The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show this morning to tell the story of one of Ireland's most revered saints. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/21092241/GIFT-Michael-Flatley-St-Brigid-210122-STING.mp3"][/audio] We definitely hadn't heard his version before! Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
2 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
Gift Grub: Glenda And Miriam Big Up Paula MacSweeney Ahead Of New Show
Paula MacSweeney has been filling in on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show all week, and next week she'll start her new show on Today FM from 7pm to 10pm Sunday - Thursday. This morning, Paula took calls from Glenda Gilson and Miriam O'Callaghan who were very supportive about her new gig. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/21084443/GIFT-Paula-New-Show-210122-STING.mp3"][/audio] She also heard from Matt Cooper, her new evening colleague! Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
4 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
Gift Grub: Luke O'Neill And Pat Kenny Have The Ultimate Bromance
🎵 I've had the time of my life, never been on air this much before. 🎵 The pandemic has made celebrities of scientists and epidemiologists, and none more so than Professor Luke O'Neill. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/20103749/GIFT-Pat-Kenny-Time-Of-My-Life-200122-STING.mp3"][/audio] This morning on The Pat Kenny Show, Luke and Pat shared a moment to celebrate the friendship they've built over the past 2 years. Things got physical! Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
7 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Meet The Cavan Farmer With Over 50,000 YouTube Subscribers
As a kid, Adrian Morris used to rob his brother's camcorder and make home videos of his family's farm. Today, the Cavan dairy farmer has swapped out the camcorder for a drone and amassed 54,000 subscribers to his own YouTube channel, 'IFarm WeFarm'. This morning on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, Paula McSweeney spoke to Adrian about his newfound fame, both in Cavan and online. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/19102127/Adrian-Morris-I-Farm-We-Farm-190122-STING.mp3"][/audio] Adrian told Paula about receiving messages from fans from all over the world. His most popular video, 'A Day In My Life' has over 900,000 views... Same man! Catch Paula's full chat with Adrian by pressing the Play button above.
4 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Gift Grub: Familiar Faces Present Themselves For Munster Rugby Coaching Gig
Munster Rugby are on the lookout for a new coach after a decision was made by Johan van Graan and JP Ferreira to leave at the end of the season. This morning, Gift Grub went behind the scenes of the selection process, where a number of familiar faces offered themselves up as tribute. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/19092231/GIFT-Munster-Coach-Search-190122-STING.mp3"][/audio] Meanwhile, Paul O'Connell and Ronan O'Gara suggested a rather unusual choice. Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
4 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Gift Grub: Leo Varadkar Receives Birthday Messages From Around The World
Leo Varadkar turns 43 today and his colleagues in government threw him a surprise party this morning. The champagne was flowing and Leo was treated to special birthday messages from some of his favourite stars, like Kylie Minogue and Justin Trudeau. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/18085151/GIFT-Leo-Varadkar-Birthday-Party-180122-STING.mp3"][/audio] It was all fun and games until Paschal Donohoe walked in... Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
4 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Gift Grub: Dancing With The Stars Judge Arthur Gourounlian Is The Ultimate Hype-Man
Paula McSweeney is filling in on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show this week while Ian is on holidays. This morning, Paula caught up with Dancing with the Stars judge Brian Redmond to chat about last night's show, but something strange was going on with his mouth. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/17094436/GIFT-Brian-Redmond-Out-of-Sync-170122.mp3"][/audio] Paula was also joined by new judge Arthur Gourounlian who was absolutely fawning all over her! Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
3 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Gift Grub: Marty Morrissey Reports Live From Lotto-Winning Mayo
Paula McSweeney is presenting The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show this week while Ian is on holidays. On this morning's Gift Grub, Paula went live to County Mayo, where Saturday's jackpot-winning Lotto ticket was purchased. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/17093052/GIFT-Marty-Morrissey-Mayo-Lotto-170122.mp3"][/audio] Marty Morrissey gave a rousing report on the mood in the county. Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
8 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Ricky Gervais Says 'Never Say Never' For After Life Season 4
Ricky Gervais's After Life is the most-watched British comedy of the decade and it's back with its third, and most likely final, season today! This morning on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, Ian spoke to Ricky and cast member Tom Basden (Matt) about the new season and the success of the show to date. Despite saying he's 99% sure that season 3 will be After Life's last, Ricky did leave a sliver of hope for fans... [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/14094320/Ricky-Gervais-Afterlife-STING.mp3"][/audio] Ian also spoke to cast members Diane Morgan (Kath), Tony Way (Lenny) and Jo Hartley (June), who agreed that working on the show was 'the loveliest job'. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/14094517/Ian-Dempsey-Chats-With-After-Life-Cast-Members-.mp3"][/audio] All 3 seasons of After Life are available on Netflix now. Catch Ian's full conversations with Ricky Gervais and the cast of After Life by pressing the Play buttons above.
5 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Gift Grub: Famous Faces Cross Their Fingers Ahead Of Must-Win Lotto Draw
The €19 million lotto jackpot will finally be won this weekend as the National Lottery received the go-ahead for a must-win draw on Saturday. People up and down the country have been flat out purchasing lotto tickets, including a few famous faces. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/14083225/GIFT-Lotto-Must-Win-Draw-140122.mp3"][/audio] This morning on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, Ian spoke to Paschal Donohoe, Daniel O'Donnell and Michael D Higgins, who all have their fingers crossed for the big draw! Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
3 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Gift Grub: Football Pundits Give Their Hot Takes On The Africa Cup Of Nations
There's lots of interest in this year's Africa Cup of Nations, which kicked off last week in Cameroon. This morning on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, Ireland's top soccer pundits weighed in on the tournament. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/14081627/GIFT-Africa-Nations-Cup-140122.mp3"][/audio] Eamon Dunphy saw it as the future of world football, however, John Giles wasn't bothered by it. Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
7 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
'Not In A Trillion Years' - Kids Reveal Whether They'd Ever Go Vegan
A Visit To The Marble County The first edition of Aisling's School Tour for 2022 saw Aisling Bonner from The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show travel to the historic town of Callan in County Kilkenny. Aisling visited Bunscoil McAuley Rice and chatted to the kids in Ms Murphy's 3rd class. She spoke to Pádhraic, Kaylum, David, Isabelle, Tara, Mason, Conor, Zara, Emma, Olivia, Dominykas, Blanka, Alex, Maja, Mike, Kayne, Nicky, Ellie, Marko, Mark, Sophie, Josh and Callum. Going Vegan And Giving Awards Plant-based products are filling up supermarket shelves these days and the Veganuary challenge is well and truly underway for some people. Aisling asked the kids whether they'd ever consider going vegan... [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/13101437/Kilkenny-School-LIVE-STING.mp3"][/audio] And with awards season about to kick off, the kids told Aisling the one person in the world that they would give an award to. It garnered a very varied response! To hear Aisling's chat with the kids of Bunscoil McAuley Rice, press the Play button above. If you'd like Aisling to visit your school, send your details to email@example.com.
6 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
Gift Grub: Boris Johnson Fights For His Right To Party
🎵 I really don't know why I'm being hauled over coals, For some wine and some gin and a few sausage rolls. 🎵 Boris Johnson is in hot water this week after admitting to attending a party at Downing Street in May 2020 during Britain's first Covid-19 lockdown. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/13090012/GIFT-House-of-Commons-Right-to-Party-130122-STING.mp3"][/audio] This morning's Gift Grub went live to the House of Commons as Boris channeled his inner Beastie Boy. Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
9 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Never Make School Lunches Again With This Tipperary-Based Company
This week, The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show asked listeners this question: if you could get someone to do one thing for you every day that you hate doing, what would it be? The most popular answer? Making the school lunches! One listener, Johanna Whyte, came to the rescue by informing Ian of her employers, The Lunchbag: a school lunch delivery service, currently serving over 400 schools nationwide. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/12125610/The-Lunchbag-120122-STING.mp3"][/audio] This morning, Johanna joined the show to tell us all about The Lunchbag and explain how it has been a gamechanger for tens of thousands of parents all over the country. Catch Johanna's full chat with Ian by pressing the Play button above.
4 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Gift Grub: Michael D Goes Full Braveheart On The 8pm Pub Curfew
Michael D. Higgins is already sick of January. Broke, lazy and bored, the President headed to the pub for a pint only to be kicked out at 8pm. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/12120730/GIFT-Michael-D-Higgins-Braveheart-120122-STING.mp3"][/audio] Outraged, Michael D gave a rousing speech to his fellow punters, Braveheart-style. Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
6 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Gift Grub: Primetime Special - Fixing The National Lottery
The Lotto jackpot still hasn't been won after a record 62 rollovers. Pressure has been mounting on regulators to restore confidence in the National Lottery by creating a must-win draw. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/11083351/GIFT-Primetime-National-Lottery-110122-STING.mp3"][/audio] On Primetime, Miriam O'Callaghan spoke to a number of familiar faces about what could be done to fix this conundrum, including Marty Whelan, Ant and Dec, and even Morgan Freeman! Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
4 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
Gift Grub: Julian Benson Raves About His Dancing With The Stars Replacement
Dancing with the Stars was back on the tellybox last night after a year-long hiatus. Judge Brian Redmond joined The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show this morning to reflect on the first show back. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/10093536/GIFT-DWTS-Returns-100122-STING.mp3"][/audio] Former judge Julian Benson also chimed in to say that his replacement Arthur Gourounlian was judge-alicious! Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
4 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
Gift Grub: Famous Faces Get Fit For 2022
2022 still has its new-year shine, people are taking the stairs over the lift and the gyms are heaving. This morning The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show checked in with a few familiar faces to see how their fitness goals for 2022 are going. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/10081225/GIFT-Famous-Faces-Get-Fit-For-2022-100122.mp3"][/audio] Miriam O'Callaghan was in the middle of her daily run, Keith Duffy was pumping the guns in the gym and Paschal Donohoe was chattering his teeth after a sea swim. Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
3 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
Gift Grub: Leo Varadkar And Ray D'Arcy React To Mary Lou's 'Constipated' Comment
Mary Lou McDonald has been criticized this week over comments she made about the public service being "constipated". This morning on The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, Leo Varadkar said it was a new low for Mary Lou. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/07113617/GIFT-Ray-DArcy-Constipation-070122-STING.mp3"][/audio] Ray D'Arcy chimed into the conversation out of the blue, but he kind of missed the point... Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
4 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
Gift Grub: Daniel O'Donnell Has A Rant About The Ads On The Telly
On The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show this morning, Ian caught up with Daniel O'Donnell for the first time this year. It seems the Christmas break didn't do him much good as he was ready to have a rant. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2022/01/07112151/GIFT-Daniel-ODonnell-TV-Ad-Rant-070122-STING.mp3"][/audio] It started off with Fair City, then he started giving out about the ads on the telly. He did have a point, though.... Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
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