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It's the most wonderful time of the year and spirits are high. The festive feeling clearly got a hold of Gift Grub's Mary Lou McDonald, who decided to serenade Brian Dobson, with a wonderful rendition of 'Santa Baby'. Hit play now to hear the full episode.
It's December, which means that the 'Elf On The Shelf' is back. The country is overrun with these elves, getting up to all kinds of mischief and acting as spies for the Big Man at the North Pole! Gift Grub's Daniel and Roy joined Ian this morning, to tell him about their own bold elves. Hit play now to hear the full episode.
Could Paschal Donohoe be leaving Ireland? Surely not! Say it ain't so. Rumours have been flying and the word is that Paschal is considering a bid to be the next head of the IMF. He joined Ian on this morning's Gift Grub to give him an update. Hit play now to hear the full chat.
As we all know, there are Irish people dotted all over the world, and thousands of them still tune into Today FM every day for a little taste of home. Well, Ian is doing something very exciting this Christmas - he will be flying one lucky listener who is living abroad (and up to three of their friends or family members) to spend the festive period at home here in Ireland. The lucky winner will be chosen on the 15th of December and Ian will be catching up with all 5 of the finalists between now and then. This morning, he spoke to Ciara Maguire from Cork, who is living in Australia. Click the play button above to hear Ciara's chat with Iano. If you are living overseas and want to apply to spend Christmas Time Back Home, you can apply here.
Ian Dempsey is flying one lucky listener and their loved ones home this Christmas, and naturally, the entries have been coming in their droves. However, we weren't expecting entries from CELEBRITIES! Some of the Gift Grub crew were in touch this morning wondering how they could get their hands on the prize! Hit play now for the full episode.
Our researcher Shauna headed off to meet a selection of students from 1st and 2nd class at St Peter’s National School in Dunboyne in Meath She spoke to Leah, Indy, Shauna, Luke, Alexandre, Ryan, William P, Zand, Nathan, William B, Michael and Amelia and quizzed them about perfume for babies and parents struggling with primary school level homework. Click play now to hear what they had to say!
After Katie Taylor's victory against Chantelle Cameron, Ed Sheeran has promised that he'll sing Katie Taylor out if she fights at Croke Park next year. But it turns out, he's already written the perfect song for when it happens. Hit the play button to hear it.
Bray's own Katie Taylor and Chantelle Cameron went head-to-head on Saturday night, in their hotly anticipated rematch and Ireland rejoiced to see Katie regain her title. Some of the Gift Grub gang joined Ian this morning to give their feedback on the intense bout, including a very animated Paschal Donohoe. Hit play now to hear the full episode.
All eyes will be on Patrick Kielty this Friday night, as he takes on his very first Late Late Toy Show. This morning's Gift Grub gave us a little sneak preview and it seems they've decided to go down a different route with the guests and toy reviewers. Hit play now to hear the full episode.
For the last couple of weeks, there has been an ongoing conversation around the Republic of Ireland football team and who might take over from Stephen Kenny, if and when he moves on. Some of Gift Grub's best-known characters joined Ian on the line this morning to give their take on the situation. Hit play now to hear the full episode.
Controversial politician Nigel Farage last night entered the jungle, as part of the cast of this year's 'I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here'. Amazingly, Ian was able to make contact with him in Australia and he joined Ian on the line for this morning's Gift Grub, along with the show's hosts Ant and Dec. Hit play now to hear the full episode.
One of the biggest stories this week was the news that Ryan Tubridy is off to work in the UK. On this morning's Gift Grub, Ian actually managed to nab the man himself to catch up with him. He was joined by some of his colleagues, both past and present. To listen to the full podcast, hit play now.
David Cameron, former Prime Minster, has made somewhat of a comeback, returning to the fold in the UK government this week. All this talk of comebacks has sparked a conversation with Bertie Ahern and some more of our former Taoiseach, who are wondering if there's space for them to get the band back together. Hit play for the full episode.
The Boys in Green will take on Netherlands this Saturday in the Euro Qualifiers but in a bizarre twist of fate, Ireland would actually be better off losing the game. The Gift Grub gang joined Ian this morning to explain and they went through all the various permutations. Click play now to hear the full episode….
After a long summer holiday, Shauna’s School Run is back! Our researcher Shauna headed off to meet a selection of students from 1st and 2nd classes at Holy Family National School. She spoke to Zach, Ava, Ruby, Liam, Stella, Adrian, Thomas, Madison, Charlotte, Kevin, Sara, and Carter and quizzed them about putting the Christmas decorations up nice and early and the cost of hotels in Ireland. Click play now to hear what they had to say!