Welcome to today, this is your captain speaking. With Iano at the helm, the Breakfast Show brings you up to speed on everything. News, sport, guests, giveaways, listener interaction and music - not to mention the legendary Gift Grub - all add to the mix of this 2-hour radio rollercoaster. Buckle up and come and have your breakfast.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/25161457/Gift-Grub-Toy-Show-2021.mp3"][/audio] Ahead of the Late Late Toy Show this weekend, Gift Grub hosted a preview with Ryan Tubridy at the helm. The special preview featured toys including Monopoly 2021, Luke O'Neill dolls, Unbreakable James Cordon and Brian O Driscoll’s Zip Mobility Scooter! Can anyone spot Mairead Ronan in this sketch!? Catch all the fun by pressing the play button on this page.
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If you're a fan of the Last Word you will like today's episode of Gift Grub that features Courts Correspondent Frank Greaney and on-air maestro Matt Cooper. The Last Word kicks off at 4.30pm everyday and covers all the days main and breaking stories. The Gift Grub team were down at the Last Word with their microphones and heard what was going on. On the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, Matt Cooper heard from the Courts of a particularly gruesome case. It is also advised that listeners who are particularly sensitive should not listen to this audio. The defendant in this case is a male, Caucasian, 44 years of age, originally from Dublin, named as one Ronan Keating. Mr Keating was accused of hijacking, torturing and murdering up to twelve songs in an orgy of musical violence over the last few weeks. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/24091928/2411GGKeating.mp3"][/audio] Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
24 November Finished
After months of speculation, Garth Brooks announced the best news we have heard in a very long time. He announced that he is going to play Croke Park on the 9th and 10th of 2022. Ian headed out with the team yesterday to the press conference announcing the concert dates at Croke Park and got a chance to sit down with the country star and have a chat. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/23093831/2311GBInterview.mp3"][/audio] Brooks said the crowds here sing on pitch, have great timing and know the lyrics to his songs so for him that is ''dying and going to heaven without dying''. Ian asked Garth what is his favourite story song and the American said that it had to be ''American Pie'' by Don McClean. He also spoke directly to his Irish fans when he said ''for anyone last time who got a ticket, I would love somehow get together and finish this dance''. Catch Ian's full chat with Dermot by pressing the Play button above.
23 November Finished
Garth Brooks arrived in yesterday to Dublin and headed to Croke Park to announce his upcoming concert dates in the venue. There was huge interest in the country star and what he had to say. Brooks said that he would love to do 5 days but he thinks it might be ''impossible''. On The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, although Ian was there at Croke Park yesterday with so was the Gift Grub group and their microphones as well as Tánaiste Leo Varadkar who was the master of ceremonies for the press conference. The country music star serenaded the lucky media audience present at Croke Park with a song that laments the past shows in the venue that never were. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/23084523/2311GGBrooks.mp3"][/audio] Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
23 November Finished
On this morning's Classic Gift Grub we are going back to 2013 when it was announced that Roy Keane and Martin O'Neil would be Ireland's new management team. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/11/23075244/2311GGClassic.mp3"][/audio] Every Morning at this time, we play a classic Gift Grub from the archives. If you have a sketch from down the years that you want to hear on the radio again, text or whatsapp us on 087 410 0102 or email your suggestion to [email protected] Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button above.
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