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Friday 15th December

Giving Your Son a Kidney

10 year old Luke Herlihy and his dad Shane talk to Ray this afternoon, Luke was born with kidney failure and this year, his dad became his living donor.

Sound Track To My Life - Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan sat down with Ray this afternoon to share her soundtrack to her life.

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On today's show, help Zara get a new Hopeypotomus for Hope, The Last Big Christmas Thank You, Karen and Jim represented the Ray D'Arcy Show at the secret wedding, Soundtrack to Mary Coughlans Life and donating a kidney to your son.

Thursday 14th December

Hypnotist & Brain Hacker Keith Barry

Irelands Fittest Family The Final

Live Music with Cathy Davey

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On today's show, The Big Christmas Thank You, live music with Cath Davey, Irelands Fittest Family the Final, being a witnesses at a Wedding and Keith Barry

Wednesday 13th December

Getting Ready For Christmas with Lily Higgins

We’re getting so Christmassy and festive here – and it’s time to start prepping the fest!! Food writer and Irish times Columnist Lilly Higgins is here to talk Christmas traditions and she’s loads and loads of tips to get the dinner on track

Larry Gogans Favourite Christmas Songs

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On today's show, The Big Christmas Thank You, Larry Gogans favorite Christmas song, relationships at Christmas and Lily Higgins on the food preparation for Christmas

Tuesday 12th December

Reducing & Preventing Gender Based Violence

Dr. Chloe Schwenke is a keynote speaker at a conference tomorrow, which is being run by Christian Aid Ireland, in the Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College Dublin The conference is entitled: Reducing and preventing gender based violence. She has advised the Obama administration and talks to Ray this afternoo

The Junior Eurovision - Muireann Mc Donnell

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On today's show, My Name Is Campaign protest today, The Big Christmas Thank You, Muireann Mc Donnell went to the Junior Eurovision and Reducing & Preventing Gender Based Violence conference Dr. Chloe Schwenke

Monday 11th December

Live Music with Ham Sandwich

It's Monday it is nearly Christmas and we live music from the fantastic Ham Sandwich. They perform their new single Bodies.

Pricewatch - Conor Pope

Conor Pope joins us once again to champion your consumer issues, if you have a consumer problem you can send it to pricewatch@rte.ie

Meet The Operation Transformation Leaders 2018

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On today's show, The Big Christmas Thank You surprises another person, meet the Operation Transformation 2018 leaders, Pricewatch with Conor Pope and Live music with Ham Sandwich

Thursday 7th December

Robbie Williams - Reveal

Robbie William’s newest official biography Reveal has just been published, The long-awaited sequel to the 2004 bestseller Feel. Everything from the Take That split and reconciliation, Robbie’s marriage to Ayda and becoming a father. He’s had a busy year with his The Heavy Entertainment Show Tour and he chats to Ray this afternoon

Sound Track To Your Life - Mary Black

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On today's show, unusual names, sound track to your life with Mary Black and Reveal Robbie Williams new book.

Wednesday 6th December

My Year – The Aislings!

It’s been a great year for Aisling!! Aisling is the girl pounding the pavement in her sketchers in the early morning with her sensible shumper (shirt/jumper). She never misses the hotel breakfast and she is first in the queue on a Ryanair flight. She goes home every weekend and can always dress up her GAA jersey with dangly earrings for a trip to Coppers.

Live Music with The Academic

We’ve live music this Wednesday afternoon!  The Academic are here!

The Secret of Christmas

Christmas represents something different to all of us. ‘The Secret of Christmas’ is on RTE One this Saturday at 10.30pm and on rte.ie right now you can watch short Christmas stories which are revealed each day on the RTE Advent Calendar. I have three people joining me today who shared their stories - Asa Bjork and Gwen Brown and Pat Carey chat to Ray this afternoon

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On today's show, Pets love Christmas tunes, The Secret of Christmas, live music and chat with The Academic and My Year – The Aislings!

Tuesday 5th December

Extreme Curvature of the Spine and Weigh Lifting

Eva Butterly is 26 and she’s from Dublin, she has worked as a model and an actress. Eva was diagnosed with an extreme curvature of the spine as a preteen but in recent years she has found that lifting weights has dramatically improved her condition. Eva tells Ray more this afternoon

Looking Back at 2017 - The Village of Kiltyclogher

It’s been some year for the village – so back in studio we’ve new residents Tammy Farlane, Carol McGowan  On the phone is Susan Carton – who was secretary of the campaign and Rachel Ashe who moved up from East Wall in Dublin

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On today's show, Smart phone addictions, what 2017 has been like for the Village of KiltyClogher, Portmagee is now Porguemagee and weight lifting extreme curvature of the spine

Monday 4th December

Very Twomey

Vera Twomey has just returned home from Holland with her daughter Ava Barry, who is 8 suffers from an extremely rare form of epilepsy and Vera has been campaigning for her to receive access to medicinal cannabis in Ireland which she believes helps her condition.

Price Watch - Conor Pope

Conor Pope joins us once again to champion your consumer issues, if you have a consumer problem you can send it to pricewatch@rte.ie

Say Yes to The Dress Ireland

Wedding planner Franc joined Ray on the show to talk about 'Say yes to the dress' Ireland. If you would like to take part in 'Say Yes to The Dress Ireland' - Season 2, just click on the link below. https://www.rte.ie/tv/audience-participation/2017/1025/915073-say-yes-to-the-dress/

Other Voices

Having a band play a gig in your living room probably sounds like most people’s idea of a nightmare BUT that was a reality for Dolores and Diarmuid Begley for thirteen years! Their house hosted some of the biggest stars in the music business as part of the ‘Other Voices’ festival in Dingle.Dolores joined Ray on the phone.

Friday 1st December

Jeff Kinney & Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

It’s a very special day today, because we’re joined live by one of the super-stars of children’s books! Jeff Kinney, the creator of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, is with us ahead of the publication of his latest book, The Getaway - along with scores of his excited fans!

The Refund Project

Have you received your water refund yet? Wondering what to do with it? Kieran Mulvey is in studio to tell us all about The Refund Project...

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Ray is joined by Kieran Mulvey, for more information about The Refund Project, and it's a special day as we're joined in studio by Jeff Kinney, author of Diary Of The Wimpy Kid series, and his many fans!

Thursday 30th November

Bring Your Pet To See Santa

A pet shop in Carrigaline Co. Cork are hosting Santa Visits for pets. Your dog can have their picture taken with Santa in Santa’s Grotto the whole works. Billy O’Mahoney owner of Pet Essentials Carrigaline tells Ray more.

Domestic Abuse Follow Up

We had an overwhelming response to yesterdays domestic abuse programme and on the back of that Director of Womens Aid Margaret Martin is back in studio talking to Ray about the listens reaction and their question

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On today's show, We had an overwhelming response to yesterdays domestic abuse programme and on the back of that Director of Womens Aid Margaret Martin is back in studio talking to Ray about the listens reaction and their question, want your pets to meet Santa ? and Irelands greatest sporting moments

Wednesday 29th November

The Ray D'Arcy Show

During the 16 Days Campaign Women's Aid are focusing on changing how we talk about & tackle domestic abuse. Today The Ray D’arcy Show will hear directly from women who have survived domestic abuse We will hear their stories & opinions on how we do just that. If you are affected by any of the issues in the programme please know that our 24hr National Freephone Helpline will be open all day and through the night to listen, believe and support you. Call 1800 341 900 or visit www.WomensAid.ie.

Tuesday 28th November

Being a Carer

Back in May of this year I spoke to 80 year old Mary Mc Donnell on the show. Mary had been caring for her daughter Sinead in her home in Douglas in County Cork and she spoke to me about her life as a full time carer. Sinead was born with Cerebral Palsy of a very high degree and sadly, she passed away on October 18th and Mary talks to Ray about how she has been

Sex Therapist Mary O'Connor

We are joined once a month on The Ray D'Arcy Show by our resident sex therapist Mary O'Connor the respected relationship counsellor and psychosexual therapist. She is also the woman behind the Dear Mary column in the Sunday Independent every Sunday. Please email any problems or issues in confidence to sex@rte.ie which Mary will then answer on air.

Rachel Allen - Home Baking

Christmas is a time for cooking but as we all know, it isn’t as simple as – eat, drink and be merry. Chef Rachel Allen is with Ray this afternoon to talk about her new book called ‘Home Baking’

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On today's show, the sea gull sisters, chef Rachel Allen on new baking book, sex therapist Mary O'Connor and Mary O'Donnell being a career for her late daughter.

Monday 27th November

Pricewatch - Conor Pope

Blues Sisters - Dublin finally reach the promised land

In September this year - over 45,000 fans turned up in Croke Park to watch the Dublin ladies GAA team take on Mayo in their fourth attempt to be All Ireland champions. The story of their victory is captured in a documentary called ‘Blues Sisters’ which is on RTÉ 1 tonight at 9.35. Coach Mick Bohan and Dublin player Sinead Finnegan chat to Brenda this afternoon

Operation Transformation Leaders 2018 Reveal Leaders 4 & 5

Kathryn Thomas is out and about somewhere in Ireland to reveal the 3rd leader for Operation Transformation 2018.

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On today's show the final 2 leaders for Operation Transformation are revealed, Blues Sisters - Dublin finally reach the promised land, Pricewatch with Conor Pope and Sophie this years winner of GBBO

Friday 24th November

Live Music - Brian Deady

Alison Spittle - Sound Track To Her Life

Operation Transformation Leaders 2018 Reveal

Kathryn Thomas is out and about somewhere in Ireland to reveal the 3rd leader for Operation Transformation 2018.

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On today's show, leader 3 for Operation Transformation 2018 revealed, sound track to her life Alison Spittle, live music with Brian Deady and Jenny Dixon aka Kerri Ann from Fair City and that love triangle and being on Gogglebox

Thursday 23rd November

Big Brothers - Big Sisters

‘Big Brothers - Big Sisters’ is a youth mentoring programme that forms friendships between a young person and an adult to help support that young person as they grow up. Ray talks to three people who have benefited from the project - Brian Doherty, Eoin Mulvihill and his mum Emily.

The Farthest

Emer Reynolds is a celebrated film maker and editor. Her latest film, ‘The Farthest’ is about the fascinating story of ‘The Voyager’ space mission and it is being considered for an Oscar and Emer chats to Ray this afternoon

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