The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Friday 18th January

Author Michael Mosley

Author Michael Mosley talks about his new book ' The Fast 800'

John Boyne 'Soundtrack To My Life'

Author John Boyne joined Ray for 'Soundtrack To My Life'

First Dates Lorraine From Limerick

First Dates 'Lorraine From Limerick'  recounts her showstopping performance on First Dates

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The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show On todays show, Author John Boyne joins Ray for 'Soundtrack To My Life', First Dates 'Lorraine from Limerick' recounts her outing on the show and Author and healthy living campaigner Michael Mosley discusses his new book 'The Fast 800'

Thursday 17th January

Fiona Looney : The weeks big stories

Fiona Looney : The weeks big stories

Oisin Davis: Alcohol free pub

Oisin Davis: Alcohol free pub

David Hall: ICare Housing Scheme

David Hall: ICare Housing Scheme

Operation Transformation: Pamela Swayne

Operation Transformation: Pamela Swayne

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The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show

Wednesday 16th January

Why Do Young Men From Disadvantaged Areas Turn to Drug Dealing?

Why do young men from disadvantaged areas turn to drug dealing? William Priestley wrote about this issue in the Irish Times recently. He has worked with at-risk young people mainly in Limerick but also in Dublin and the States. He now provides training in the area of social work and he talks to Ray this afternoon.

Sober Diaries - Clare Pooley

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On todays show, James Kavanagh and his photo mystery, book The Sober Diaries and William Priestley on youth services

Tuesday 15th January

Learning To Swim in Your 40s

We’re now halfway through January and many of you will have taken up new hobbies or made promises to yourself to improve your health in 2019. This year Radio and TV presenter Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh is determined to learn to swim - once and for all.

The Struggles of a New Parent

Being a first time parent can be a really lonely experience. Journalist Jen Hogan wrote about this in the Irish Times Health Supplement – she’s had another six kids since her first!

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On today's show, advice for being lonely at home after your first baby and learning to swim in your 40s

Monday 14th January

Book: Bolder Making The Most of Our Longer Lives

Carl Honore became a bestselling author with his book In Praise of Slow 15 years ago and now has taken on a new topic, that of ageing. He used to think of ageing as a ‘chamber of horrors’ but now argues we are in a golden age and he tells Ray why this afternooon

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

Dr. Darragh McGee - Gambling Study

Donegal man Dr. Darragh McGee of the University of Bath has spent two years working closely with groups of football supporters aged 18-35 in Derry, recording their gambling habits in depth, and his disturbing findings show that gambling is the worst addiction and some young men cannot watch games without multiple bets, he tells ray more this afternoon

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On today's show, the disappearing beach in Mayo, Dr. Darragh Mc Gee on his gambling study, Pricewatch with Conor Pope and Bolder Making The Most of Our Longer Lives

Friday 11th January

Eddi Reader

Eddi Reader joined Ray for an in studio preformance

Mario Rosenstock

Mario Rosenstock (and friends) popped into Ray for a chat ahead of his new tour

Soundtrack To Your Life - Jason Byrne

Comedian Jason Byrne was Ray's guest on today’s Soundtrack To Your Life

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The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show

Thursday 10th January

Henry Stewart - Eating At Your Desk

Henry Stewart, founder and 'chief happiness officer' of the workplace consultancy Happy spoke to Ray about the  rules for eating at your office desk.

Comedian PJ Gallagher

Comedian PJ Gallagher chats to Ray about what's to come in 2019

Dr Sumi Dunne - Operation Transformation

Laois based GP Dr Sumi Dunne popped in to Ray to chat about her new role on this season's Operation Transformation

Martin O'Sullivan - Right To Repair

Consumer campaigner Martin O'Sullivan  spoke to Ray about consumer rights when it comes to repairing items and household goods.

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The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show

Wednesday 9th January

Relationship Advice with Ray & Alison

Our relationship experts are back, Alison Keating Psychologist and Ray O’Neill, psychoanalyst. Are in studio this afternoon to answers all the listeners relationship queries and questions.

Listener Living with Alopecia - Ger Creed

Before Christmas Kathryn Thomas had Yvonne and her daughter Shannon on the show, they spoke about both having alopecia. This inspired Ger to send us an amazing email about her own experience and Ger popped into chat to Ray this afternoon

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On today's show, what does veggie white pudding taste like ? Listener Ger Creed on living with her alopecia and relationship advice with Ray and Allison

Tuesday 8th January

Expecting Your First Baby - Tanya Sweeney

Journalist Tanya Sweeney is expecting her first baby and is gearing up to become a mother, aged 42, in just a matter of weeks. She’s been documenting her pregnancy for a column in the Irish Times, and she shares her stories of unsolicited advice, labour nerves and her last child-free Christmas with Ray this afternoon

Tackling Mental Health Demons - Shane Carthy

Former Dublin player Shane Carthy has written a blog post about tackling his mental health demons four years on from being hospitalised and Shane talks to Ray this afternoon

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On Today's show, the happiness study, former Dublin footballer Shane Mc Carthy on battling his mental health demons, veggie white pudding and catch up with Tanya Sweeney on having her first child at 42

Monday 7th January

Pricewatch - Conor Pope

Book: Jog On - How Running Saved My Life

Bella Mackie has written a book called “Jog On - How Running Saved My Life” It tells her story - about the break-up of her marriage after just a few months how her mental health hit rock bottom and held her back for decades, with crippling panic attacks that stopped her from flying or even taking the tube for over a decad

How To Make The Best Irish Stew

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On todays show, how to make the best Irish Stew ? Author Bella Mackie on her new book Jog On How Running Saved My Life, dogs on leads and Pricewatch with Conor Pope

Friday 4th January

The Ray D'Arcy Show with Brenda Donohoe

On today's show, Call out for the Rose of Tralee 2019, how to declutter your life with Julie Morgenstern, Brenda chats with comedian Sharon Manion, there is live music with Ultan Conlon and Aisling Leonard Curtin on her new book The Power of Small

Thursday 3rd January

The Ray D'Arcy Show - with Brenda Donohoe

On today's show Brenda chats to author John Boyne who won Celebrity Home of the Year, Karl Brodrick and Alan Hughes are 19 years going strong in Panto popped by, Leslie Shoemaker tells Brenda why new years resolutions are not a good idea and Rob Lipsett fitness influencer has a new book The Rob Lipsett Game Plan: Transform Your Body with My 3 Point Mindset, Nutrition and Training Plan.

Wednesday 2nd January

Celebrity Home of The Year

Judge on Celebrity Home of the year popped into studio to chat to Brenda about what we can expect from tonights show

New Year and New Me

It’s the second of January and many of us will have committed to New Year’s Resolutions – but sticking to them is the real challenge. Willpower is what’s needed and two women who have managed to successfully stick to their goals.  Marie O’Grady gave up smoking, while Rachel Flaherty is on track to lose five stone and has even taken up running and they both chat to Brenda

The Making of Old Town - Phil Lynott Scéalta Ón Old Town

Television director Brian Redden popped into studio to chat to Brenda about the the story behind the making of the singer's promo video for his song Old Town, which was made exclusively for RTÉ.

An Evening With Aonghus McAnally

Following on from his sold out tours celebrating the music of Christie Hennessy in 2016 and 2017, Aonghus McAnally is back with a brand new show. He also appeared in the Mrs. Browns Boys New Years special and he popped into studio to chat to Brenda this afternoon

The Ray D'Arcy Show with Brenda Donohoe

On today's show Brenda sits in for Ray, An Evening With Aonghus McAnally, The Making of Old Town - Phil Lynott, New Year and New Me and Celebrity Home of The Year

Thursday 20th December

Fair City Gets a New Look

In 2019, Fair City celebrates its 30th year and in anticipation the set has been given a major revamp. From the 1st of January viewers will be able to follow all the action in HD and see the new look for the likes of ‘McCoy’s’ pub and ‘The Hungry Pig’. To tell us what’s in store for Christmas in Carrigstown, Bryan Murray who plays Bob, and Nyree Yergainharsian who plays Melanie along with Executive Producer, Brigie de Courcy all chat to Ray this afternoon.

Live Music - Gary Lightbody

Gary Lightbody from Snowpatrol popped into studio this afternoon to chat to Ray and play a few tunes

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On today's show Gary Lightbody from Snowpatrol chats to Ray and performs a few songs and Fair City is about to get a new look and Brigie de Courcy, Bryan Murray and Nyree Yergainharsian all chat to Ray

Wednesday 19th December

Kevin Dundon - The Main Course on Christmas Day

Chef Kevin Dundon popped into studio this afternoon give us tips on the main course for Christmas Dinner .

Relationship Advice At Christmas

Our relationship experts are in studio to talk about the potential relationship problems Christmas can cause, Alison Keating Psychologist and Ray O’Neill, psychoanalyst.

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On Today's show, surviving Christmas with difficult relationships, Irelands longest selling Christmas Christmas Tree seller, live music with Mundy and The Main Course on Christmas Day with Kevin Dundon

Tuesday 18th December

Comedian Alison Spittle

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