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.
🎵"Basically I'm being a rock... what time is wine o'clock" 🎵 We’ll say this and we’ll say no more. Michael D can carry a tune! Everyone is starting to really feel the effects of lockdown, including some well known faces around Ireland. We couldn’t love this excellent cover of Michael Bublé’s hit song, ‘Home’ any more. Catch all the fun by pressing the Listen button on this page.
8 April Finished
There's a big sports-shaped hole in all of our lives right now. Spare a thought for Ireland's sports commentators who are rambling around their homes, eyeballing even the slightest chance of a sporting moment. The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show caught up with some of our most treasured sporting experts to see how they're handling lockdown in Ireland. Catch all the fun by pressing the Listen button on this page.
7 April Finished
"Some games just weren't made to be caged" This was exactly what was needed to brighten the start of another groundhog week. Everyone's favourite GAA punter Morgan Freeman dropped by to wax lyrical about the GAA. He even got a little feisty! Catch all the fun by pressing the Listen button on this page.
6 April Finished
A lot of people are struggling with boredom at the moment but one man decided to put his time and energy to good use (whilst adhering to government social distancing rules of course)! Mayo hurler and second year medical student, Cathal Freeman, set himself a bit of a challenge to raise money for frontline workers and the Irish Cancer Society. Cathal decided he was going to run a marathon but of course, he had to stay within 2km of his house. So, he ran 26 miles or 42 kilometers in his back garden which worked out 1400 circuits of his garden. Are you dizzy yet?! He set off at 11am yesterday morning and had completed his task by 7pm. We’re tired just thinking about it! But, it was all for a good cause and Cathal smashed his initial target of €20,000. In fact, he has raised almost €52,000 and counting, which is simply incredible! Cathal joined Ian on the line this morning, you can listen back to the chat with him by clicking play now! If you’d like to donate to the worthy cause, simply click here.
6 April Finished
All is far from rosy for Irish politicians at the moment. They're out there trying to stop the spread of a pandemic while also trying to figure out what the Irish government will look like following the shake up that was #GE2020. At times it must feel like they can't put a foot right. Those who attended a Dáil sitting this week getting some flack for doing so, with people saying they were flouting restrictions. Willie O'Dea and Danny Healy-Rae joined The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show to walk us through the current political landscape. Catch all the fun by pressing the Listen button on this page.
3 April Finished