Turning 40 for some people can be a little bit depressing.
But not for this group of Irish lads who have been planning and saving up for the trip of a lifetime for the last five years
Back in 2014, Ian and his friend came up with the idea of organising a group holiday for when all ten of them turned 40, they will all have hit the milestone birthday between late last year and the middle of this year.
So they set up a bank account and they each contributed, via standing orders, €50 every month.
Here's the maths: €50 a month for five years by ten people works out at €30,000.
Ian and his mates got busy planning an incredible joint 40th birthday trip with €30,000 to play with!
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Recently, there was a discussion on Dermot and Dave which got the biggest reaction we've probably ever had to anything we've covered before. The question was 'should you tell your friend if they're overweight?' and it had listeners divided. Some felt that you should, some felt that you shouldn't and others thought that the topic shouldn't be discussed at all. One thing that was apparent across the show and the days that followed is that it is a highly emotive and personal thing for a lot of us and it's something that we wanted to revisit to have a bigger discussion. Emma Murphy is a psychotherapist specialising in Disordered Eating and Founder and Clinical Director of Eating Freely. She joined Dermot and Dave to give her expert view on the original question as well as discussing how important it is to not link exercise to weight loss and why being healthy and happy is the most important thing, no matter your size. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/08/06124406/930-Emma-Murphy-on-body-image.mp3"][/audio]
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A signed script from episode 1 of Normal People and even a pair of Connell's famous GAA shorts are up for grabs. They're among a number of items being auctioned off for the Jack and Jill Children's Foundation later this month. Paul Mescal recorded a message for the charity, encouraging people to support the emergency fundraising appeal We are very excited to announce that IRISH actor @mescal_paul has kindly signed Connell’s GAA shorts as part of the #AuctionThrill4JackandJill Charity Online Auction taking place from Friday August 21 at 10am to Friday August 28 at 7pm. Find out more: https://t.co/rlMcwBcrhm pic.twitter.com/eLn1YKMvPD — The Jack & Jill Children's Foundation (@JackandJillCF) August 4, 2020 There are a total of 41 items being auctioned off such as: Munster Rugby Team’s shirt signed by the 2019/2020 squad An Ireland rugby ball signed by members of the team A double magnum of Château Lynch-Bages, Pauillac, Grand Cru Classé 1981, signed by Bono of U2, Philip Orr, President of the IRFU 2017/18, and Jean Charles Cazes, owner of Lynch-Bages An original signed sketch of the ‘Casino’ jumpsuit from Paul Costelloe’s Spring Summer 2020 collection, along with the actual outfit (size 8) A year’s supply of Lily O’Brien’s chocolates Two tickets from Universal Music Ireland for Dermot Kennedy’s sold-out show in July 2021 An overnight luxury stay with dinner and afternoon tea at the Johnstown Estate in County Meath Carmel Doyle from the Jack And Jill foundation joined Dermot to discuss the prizes. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/08/05122136/JackAndJill.mp3"][/audio]
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Keith Barry has spoke about about the delay of Phase 4 by the government. A financial support package for pubs which still can't open is being considered by the government. Several Ministers are working on a scheme for businesses which remain shut due to Phase 4 of lifting Covid-19 restrictions being delayed by three weeks. Pubs won't reopen until at least August 31st, following advice from the National Public Health Emergency Team, which is concerned it would lead to an increase in community transmission of the virus. Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar says it's too early to say what the extra supports for pubs will be. Keith joined Dermot & Dave after posting a series of tweets last night. Was just in the local shop which is small - medium sized. 4 customers including me. I was the only one wearing a mask. The guy serving me had his mask down and eating - then put his mask on and served with no sanitizer.The pubs are not the problem. #phase4 WE ARE ALL THE PROBLEM — Keith Barry (@KeithpBarry) August 4, 2020 Pubs not opening on Monday. I feel pubs should be trusted they can accommodate their customers safely alongside gastropubs and restaurants - most important would be to put a curfew of 10pm or 11pm when the real messiness can’t be avoided. RT if you agree ! — Keith Barry (@KeithpBarry) August 4, 2020 I don't think it's my DNA.I don't think it's genetics. My resolve and desire to be better and more positive every day no matter what crap life throws at me comes from MENTAL programming to be the best possible version of myself. I fail regularly at that. BUT I try and try again. — Keith Barry (@KeithpBarry) August 3, 2020 Listen to Dermot's full chat with Keith below. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/08/05112909/KeithBarryPodcast.mp3"][/audio]
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It was one of the major events that fell victim to Covid-19, but it looks like we will get to see some Rose of Tralee this year. Daithi O'Sé joined Dermot & Dave this morning to speak about what he has been up to during lockdown, and it turns out he's been very busy shooting a Rose of Tralee documenatry. Daithi revealed he has been working on a project with RTÉ to celebrate his 10 years working on the festival. He also spoke about the TG4 partnership with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, brings us Fleadh2020, a 4-night celebration of Fleadh Ceoil around the world from 6th- 9th of August at 9.30pm on TG4. Fleadh2020 is a gathering (socially distanced and virtual) of Irish traditional musicians from around the world who, under normal circumstances, would be coming together to celebrate the All-Ireland Fleadh - ‘The Homecoming’ - in Mullingar in August. Over the 4 nights 6-9 August, Fleadh2020, will capture the essence of this annual event - the music, song and dance and the stories – and present a unique insight into the fleadh community, across Ireland and around the world. From Brisbane to Buncrana the young and the old, the learners and the legends come together to bring you a fleadh like never before. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/08/05105026/DaithiOSe.mp3"][/audio]
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It's a once in a generation bird and you could be the person who gets to name them. The first female white-tailed eagle to fledge in Ireland in 100 years was born in Co Cork's Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve 11 weeks ago. Her mother is one of 100 birds who were brought from Norway over the past number of years as part of a reintroduction project for the rare bird. She already weighs 6.8kgs and is in good health, despite the fact that one of her parents hasn't been seen at the nest in some weeks. While you currently can follow her progress on the live Glengarriff EagleCam, soon she'll be flying the nest and before she goes, you have the chance to name her. Speaking to Dermot and Dave, Clare Heardman from Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve explained more about the as yet unnamed eagle and how you can submit your name suggestions. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/08/04131648/930-CLARE-HEARDMAN-RE-EAGLE.mp3"][/audio]
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Clodagh O'Hagan was on a beach in Croatia on her holidays when she decided that it was time to start trying for a baby. It's a big decision for anyone, but for Clodagh, it was a monumental choice as she was going to go it alone. While she had known she'd wanted to have a baby since she was in her mid-30s, it was a call from her doctor after she turned 40 that pushed her to make the decision to find a sperm donor and become a solo mother by choice. After 18 months, Clodagh welcomed baby Frank at the start of May and he's a little dote! View this post on Instagram Love is ... Frank William O'Hagan Born 22.04.20 @ 13.02 weighing 7lbs 4. I'm thrilled he was born on the marriage equality anniversary, it bodes well for the wonderful world that I want him to grow up in. 🌈♥️ A post shared by Clodagh O'Hagan (@clodeine) on May 22, 2020 at 8:34am PDT Speaking to Dermot and Dave, Clodagh revisited the long and often heartbreaking road from finding a sperm donor to 'imagining a party in her womb' and how life has been as a new mother in lockdown. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/08/04125506/1030-CLODAGH-PODCAST.mp3"][/audio]
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