Paula MacSweeney wedding

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Today FM presenter Paula MacSweeney ties the knot in New York

Breakfast show regular elopes for big day in the Big Apple

While her colleague Ian Dempsey gets ready to don a big white dress in aid of charity next week, Paula MacSweeney was showing him just how it's done with a stunning snap of her wedding day in NYC.

Today FM's Early Breakfast host Paula tied the knot with fiancé Aidan Donnelly, whom she met on dating app Tinder, after eloping to New York.

The couple were congratulated by Paula's colleague Ian Dempsey who announced their wedding as 'Breaking' from the Big Apple.


Paula revealed that she had quit the dating site Tinder on meeting her now-husband Aidan in 2015, saying it was 'a sad day for the men of Ireland' that she was officially off the market.

"Before I met Aidan I had been single maybe three years," she told the Irish Independent. "I'd go on [Tinder] and I'd have a few dates, and I'd get frustrated and I'd delete it for a while, then I'd go back on it.

"About six months before I met Aidan, I was just so sick of being single that I said, 'Right, I'm going on a date every week until I find someone', and that's what I did. With other guys before that, I'd gone on dates and I'd kinda thought, 'Oh, this guy is nice', but it always kind of petered out after a little while - there was never really that 'zing' that you look for.

"With Aidan, it was like, 'Woah' - and he was the same." read: How Tinder grew up

She was vocal about her experiences with singledom - revealing she went on one date per week over the course of eight months on the quest for love.  Meanwhile back on home soil, Ian Dempsey prepares for his own big day next week when he will present his radio show before a live studio audience while wearing a wedding dress.

Today FM's Dare to Care campaign in aid of the Irish Cancer Society is taking place all month, and the station is encouraging listeners to pull out their own dresses or borrow one from a friend of family member for the big day and help raise €50,000 for the Irish Cancer Society.

For more information on the campaign, visit