President Michael D Higgins is a popular man at the best of times but he's about to be promoted to top dog by the children of Ireland. In a bold move, he has called for homework to be banned, to allow young people to engage in more creative pursuits outside of school hours. On this morning's Gift Grub, he joined Ian on the line to voice his opinions on the topic.
This Friday on the Late Late Show, the country picks its entry into Eurovision from a shortlist of six songs. Given we haven’t won it since 1996, questions have to be asked. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Miriam O'Callaghan take a trip down down memory lane...
2 February Finished
Last week, musical legend Rod Stewart called into Sky News to give out about the waiting lists, the health system and the NHS. He also, very generously, offered to pay for people’s scans too. This has led to a number of Irish musicians jumping on the bandwagon and calling into live radio news programmes including the News at One on RTE.
1 February Finished
Our favourite boyband, The Fear Of Gods, better known as The FOGS, are back. To celebrate the return of the Six Nations, Paul O'Connell, Ronan O'Gara and Alan 'Quinny' Quinlan have returned to the studio and they've recruited a new member for their latest single.
31 January Finished
Ian is off this week and, the one and only, Ray Foley is keeping the seat warm. Some of the Gift Grub gang joined Ray on the line this morning to say hi and Daniel O'Donnell saw it as an opportunity to get a few of his favourite Death Metal tracks played....
30 January Finished
On this morning's Gift Grub, 'Dancing With The Stars' judges, Arthur Gourounlian and Brian Redmond, joined Ray to give a full debrief on last night's antics but they actually were more interested in judging his performance thus far...
30 January Finished
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, has been dragged over the coals for the past couple of weeks over some undeclared expenses but in this morning's Gift Grub, he'd had enough...
27 January Finished