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Eamon Dunphy’s podcast firm makes profit of almost €109,000

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New accounts filed by Dunphy’s Pepperwort Ltd show that the firm’s 2023 profits of €108,963 is a 5pc increase on the €103,595 profits for 2022.

The podcast generates its revenues from advertisers while subscribers can pay €5, excluding Vat, per month.

The current affairs, sport and culture podcast posts up to eight new episodes each week that includes Dunphy and his former RTÉ soccer pundit colleague John Giles discussing the latest events in football.

The Pepperwort accounts show that at the end of December last, the company was sitting on accumulated profits of €258,205 after a buoyant two years.

In a busy year for the business, the company’s cash funds increased by almost €110,000 from €161,100 to €270,749.

Dunphy co-owns the company with his wife and managing director Jane Gogan on a 50/50 basis. Aggregate pay to directors last year increased marginally from €65,077 to €72,719.

The couple launched The Stand in November 2016.

The successful podcast venture is the latest chapter in the long and successful media career enjoyed by the former Ireland international footballer. Dunphy will celebrate a milestone 80th birthday in August of next year.

He is currently working on the second volume of his autobiography. The first volume, The Rocky Road, told his story up to the 1990 World Cup and in an interview last month, he said “the next part will be funnier and lighter”.

Dunphy has been a mainstay providing analysis on TV and radio since the early 1980s and the Dubliner continues to write a column in the Irish Daily Star.

Dunphy has also written five best-selling books including an early critically acclaimed memoir Only a Game?, U2’s biography Unforgettable Fire, Matt Busby’s biography A Strange Kind of Glory, Roy Keane’s autobiography Keane, and The Rocky Road.

Addressing Pepperwort’s going concern status, a note attached to the accounts states that the directors have a reasonable expectation that the company has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future.

In 2022, Dunphy moved to voluntarily wind up his other media firm, Festuca Ltd, and a liquidator’s final statement showed that there was €392,931 available to return to the firm’s shareholders.

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