There's a major crisis unfolding and Professor Luke O'Neill took to Liveline to express his concern.
No, not about the Covid-19 pandemic, about the lack of adjectives left to describe it.
Serious, challenging, worrying, distressing, terrible, sobering - we've heard them all at this stage.
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How does a legend, who already has so much, celebrate a lockdown birthday? Brian O'Driscoll turned 42 this week. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amy Huberman (@amy_huberman) He joined The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show to reveal how he marked his special day. Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button below. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/22140413/Gift-Bod-Birthday.mp3"][/audio]
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There's been a lot of talk this week about the salaries of the top paid presenters at RTÉ. Ryan Tubridy remains their top earner, banking a whopping €495,000 in 2019. With Ray D'Arcy not too far behind. Some of the highest paid RTÉ presenters joined The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show where we got a sneak peak at how they splurge their earnings. For all the Gift Grub fun press the Play button below. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/22135400/Gift-RTE-Wages.mp3"][/audio]
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Did you know that today is officially International Hugging Day! However, with lockdowns in place across the globe, physical hugs are not allowed. Enter virtual hugs! Two Limerick sisters have devised an app called Huggnote which allows you to send a virtual hug through the use of songs to express how you feel. Inventors Jacqui and Perri Meskell joined The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show to tell us more about Huggnote, which is simply a web app, which means there’s nothing to download. We're feeling all the love from Irish people 2day - so amazing to see so many of you using @huggnote to share some hugging vibes with loved ones across the globe 2day. Happy International Hugging Day everyone! https://t.co/iHp2MP73gx #worldhuggingday #virtualhugs #sayitwithlove https://t.co/64e7Yc44yq — huggnote (@huggnote) January 21, 2021 Just go to huggnote.com to login, select your musical theme, choose the song you want and send this with your personal message for free. Catch their full chat by pressing the Play button below. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/21162558/Huggnote-Meskell-Sisters.mp3"][/audio]
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It's official, it's President Biden now. Millions of people around the world tuned in to the US presidential inauguration yesterday. They watched as Trump got dumped and Biden became the 46th President of the United States. Here at home some well known Irish faces were queuing up to wish Biden well. Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button below. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/21161345/GIFT-Biden-Congrats-Messages-.mp3"][/audio]
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🎵 Bye bye Donald Trump and your lies Back you go to Maralago with your oversized ties And stuffing your face with your burger and fries Screaming Four More Years I'll spring a surprise 🎵 And just like that, he's gone. Donald Trump's time at the White House has come to an end. Looking back over the last four years, it's nearly impossible to summarise everything that has happened. Enter Mario Rosenstock. The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show and Gift Grub presents an Irish goodbye to President Trump, just as the next president, with Irish roots of his own, takes office. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/20105452/gg-190121-TRUMP-AMERICAN-PIE_-V3.mp3"][/audio]
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Including a very special personalised celebrity call from Down Under Tánaiste Leo Varadkar celebrated his birthday this week. However with current restrictions in place he was forced to mark his special day virtually on Zoom. At least he has his BFFs to wish him well and shower him with pressies. Catch all the Gift Grub fun by pressing the Play button below. [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2021/01/19170509/gg-180121-leo-birthday.mp3"][/audio]
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