Broadcaster and journalist Eamon Dunphy will talk about his relationship and dealings with U2 on the Ray D'Arcy Show on Saturday night after it emerged that he was the inspiration behind one of the band's new songs

Dunphy, who was a controversial choice as the band's biographer with his 1987 book The Unforgettable Fire, is said to have inspired Bono to write You're The Best Thing About Me, a new track which is set to feature on U2's next studio album.

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Speaking to the Irish Times after the band's show in Seattle on Sunday night, Bono said: "Eamon said this beautiful thing about me once in a bar in Dublin - he said "Bono, Ali is the best thing about you," in reference to Bono’s wife, Ali Hewson. "So the song is called You’re The Best Thing About Me."

The soccer pundit will also give his take on what has been a tumultuous week in Irish and international politics following the Fine Gael leadership race and further allegations about Donald Trump's presidency.

Former EastEnders actress Jessie Wallace who reprises her role as Kat Slater in new drama Redwater will also talk to Ray along with her co-stars Maria Doyle Kennedy and Angeline Ball.

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Also on the Ray D'Arcy Show on Saturday night, Ken Doherty will talk about his World Snooker Champion victory after a dramatic final which captivated the nation 20 years ago this month. 

The Dubliner will join Ray to recall the highs and lows of his career since then, as well as his memories of his mother, Rose, who passed away on Mother's Day this year after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. 

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Forensic cyberpsychologist Dr Mary Aiken will outline why it is so important for parents to educate themselves on the threats and opportunities which the internet provides.

This comes amid the release of a major World Health Organisation study this week which found that a dramatic rise in the use of computers and social media is negatively affecting the health of young people.

The Ray D’Arcy Show is on tonight at 9:35pm on RTÉ One.