Alison Hyland

Having been told for years by her sister that she was found in the rhubarb patch in the back garden, Alison was actually born in to a farming family in Skeheenarinky in South Tipp.

Having endured years of hard farm labour which included picking stones in a field in the height of summer, Alison embarked on an equally intensive career in radio for over a decade before leaving it for a brief stint in politics.

Today she can be found brainstorming with Fran Curry as they bring the best the Premier has to offer on our flagship programme Tipp Today every weekday morning from 9.