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Tuesday 16th January

Ellen McCourt - Frank McCourt’s Widow - Angela’s Christmas

The animated film ‘Angela’s Christmas’ is based on Frank McCourt’s only children’s book, it was shown on RTÉ over Christmas and received rave reviews. Meanwhile, Angela’s Ashes the Musical also could be hitting stages further afield after a successful run in Ireland.  Ellen McCourt, Frank McCourt’s widow is in a New York studio this afternoon to chat to Ray.

Lisa Rileys Honest Diet

Actress and presenter, Lisa Riley lost a remarkable 12 stone in 16 months through diet and exercise, going from a size 28 to a 12.  She has now written a book called Lisa Rileys Honest Diet and she chats to Ray this afternoon

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On today's show, RIP Dolores O'Riordan, Lisa Riley and her Honesty Diet and Ellen McCourt - Frank McCourt’s Widow - Angela’s Christmas

Monday 15th January

Operation Transformation

Leader Felicity Moroney and Dr Eddie Murphy joined us today to discuss week one of the transformation.

Pricewatch with Conor Pope

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

Susan Drew - Mother & Baby Home

In her U.S. home at the age of 15, Susan discovered she had been adopted from Ireland at the age of just two.

Liverpool Fan Song - Richy Sheehy

Richy Sheehy is the Cork Liverpool fan who has seen his football chant video take off with Liverpool fans everywhere. He has been riding the wave of his sudden success across the water.

Friday 12th January

Live Music - Eddi Reader

It is Friday and we have a real treat for you Eddi Reader is live in studio to chat to Ray and play a few tunes

Comedian Jarlath Regan - Organ Freeman

Comedian Jarlath Regan is here! He hosts the popular podcast ‘An Irishman Abroad’ and his latest stand up show ‘Organ Freeman’ got rave reviews at the Edinburgh fringe festival. He is bringing that show to Vicar Street tonight; tickets are on sale now - He chats to Ray this afternoon

Sound Track To My Life - Lisa Mc Inerney

Award winning Galway writer Lisa McInerney is here with her soundtrack to her youth/life

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On today's show, sound track to my life author Lisa Mc Inernay, Comedian Jarlath Regan on his new show Organ Freeman and live music with Eddi Reader

Thursday 11th January

Talking to Your Children About Their Online Behavior

Live Music - Beautiful Carole King the Musical

Beautiful the Carole king musical is currently on in the Bord Gais Energy, Bronté Barbé is the lead in it and we have a real treat for you she is here to perform some of the hits from the show

Women in The Defense Forces

Just over 6 per cent of our Irish Defence Forces are women. What is it like to be a woman serving your country? This afternoon three women currently working in the defence forces in all different roles – Katie O’Leary, Ciara Ni Ruairc and Tracey Walsh chat to Ray

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On today's show, Women in the defense forces, Beautiful - Carole King The Musical live music and Dr. Marina Everri children online

Wednesday 10th January

The Amputee Football League

An unusual football league is launching this year the amputee football league and teams will include one from Bohemians, Cork City, Shamrock Rovers and Limerick. The driving force behind this new league is Chris Mc Elligott one of last year’s leaders from operation transformation and also an amputee and he chats to Ray this afternoon

Accessing Care For Terminally Ill Mother

We came across an open letter to Simon Harris on Facebook – written by Siobhan Toibin who lives with her mother in Bray – it outlines an ordeal she went through trying to access out of hours doctors care for her terminally ill mother over the New Year’s weekend.

Derry Girls Writer

The new Channel 4 TV show ‘Derry Girls’ tells the story of a group of teenage girls growing up in Derry in the 1990s.  1.7 million viewers tuned into the first episode last week. Lisa McGee, the writer and creator of Derry Girls chats to Ray this afternoon

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On today's show, Lisa Mc Gee the writer of Derry Girls, Siobhan Tobin on access to Palliative care and the Irish Amputee Football Association.

Tuesday 9th January

Healthy Ireland - Making Healthier Choices

It’s January so everyone is talking about making healthier choices but how do we help change our habits as a nation?  The 2018 Healthy Ireland campaign was launched this week and Kate O'Flaherty, the Head of Health & Wellbeing in Department of Health and she chats to Ray this afternoon.

The Baby Snatchers - Mary Creighton

Mary Creighton is a 66 year old grandmother and great-grandmother living quietly in Liverpool but she has a remarkable story of being sent to a mother and baby home as a pregnant 16 year old, not only that but she also ended up in a Magdalene laundry with a subsequent pregnancy. She talks to Ray from London to tell about her life and her book The Baby Snatchers

The 12th Year This Sign Is Up

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On today's show, the oldest out of date road sign, Mary Creighton on her book The Baby Snatchers and Healthy Ireland - Making Healthier Choices

Monday 8th January

Operation Transformation is BACK!

Operation transformation is up and running again for 2018! The show kicks off tomorrow night on RTE 1at 830pm for its 11th series and is on Wednesday night as well! David Cryan, Felicity Monroe, Mary Diamond, Wayne O’Donnell and Sarah O’Callaghan are this year’s leaders. Leader David Cryan and expert Aoife Hearne joined Ray today

The Breadwinner - Cartoon Saloon

Director Nora Twomey of Cartoon Saloon joined us to discuss her nomination for her film The Breadwinner and her attendance at last night's Golden Globes where Saoirse Ronan bagged her very own Golden Globe.

Pricewatch with Conor Pope

Conor joined us to tell us how we can be smarter spenders in the new year! He also answered some of your post-christmas shopping consumer rights questions.

Pendulum Summit

Former Rugby star Frankie Sheahan has swapped the pitch for the stage – and he now runs Ireland’s only self empowerment summit. Taking place at the convention centre this week, it boasts an impressive line-up including Sir Richard Branson.

Road Safety Authority - Gillian Treacy

Two prominent road safety campaigners Gillian Treacy and Donna Price have been appointed to the board of the Road Safety Authority. Sadly Gillian lost her four year old son Ciaran Treacy after a drunk driver crashed into their car in April 2014 and she joined us on the phone today.

Friday 5th January

Live Music - The 4 of Us

All the Money in the World - Ridley Scott

Director Ridley Scott chats to Brenda this afternoon. His latest movie “All the Money in the World” is in cinemas today. It tells the true story of the famous Billionaire and oil tycoon J. Paul Getty who wouldn’t pay the ransom when his grandson was kidnapped in the seventies.

Striking Out - Neil Morrissey

Actor Neil Morrissey is best known for his role as Tony in Men Behaving Badly but he’s been kept busy ever since with roles in The Night Manager, The Line of Duty and closer to home he also stars in Striking Out as Vincent Pike which begins again this Sunday on RTE One at 9:30pm.

The Ray D'Arcy Show with Brenda O'Donohoe

On today's show, what do you give as a wedding present? Striking Out is back on our screens, film director Ridley Scott, Live Music with The 4 of Us and Micko the documentary

Thursday 4th January

Relationships in 2018

This week many of us will have long lists of New Year’s resolutions eat less, exercise more but I wonder how many resolutions will be to do with improving our intimate relationships. Marriage Counsellor Dr Ray O’Neill who many of you will know from the RTÉ’s television series called ‘Then Comes Marriage’  is here to talk about ways we can improve our relationships in 2018.

Live Music Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine

We’ve live music this Thursday afternoon from two legends of the Irish trad scene. Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine are here!  They will play St Patrick’s Cathedral on Thursday 25th of January

Lost Passenger in Heuston

Do own this pig? He was found in Heuston Station. If you think you might know who owns him let us know 1850 366 222 or

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On today's show who lost George from Peppa Pig? Live Music with Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine, Relationship advice for the New Year, Naked Gym Classes and Fuzzy Guzzie mystery solved ?

Wednesday 3rd January

Polly and The Beanstalk Extended

One of the stars of the The Olympia Theatre Christmas Panto - POLLY AND THE BEANSTALK  -  Rory Cowan which has been extended until Sunday, 14th of January chats to Brenda about how much fun he has been having in the Panto

Slow at Work

Author Aoife Mc Elwain who has just published her first book called Slow at Work. How to work less, achieve more and regain your balance in an always on World and Aoife chats to Brenda this afternoon.  Slow At Work is out now in all good book shops

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On today's show, The winner of Celebrity Home of the Year, author Aoife Mc Elwain on her new book Slow at Work, the Irish are taking over Eastenders, Rory Cowan and Polly and the Beanstalk and Do you know what a Fuzzie Guzzie is?

Tuesday 2nd January

The Tommy Tiernan Show Is Back

Brenda is delighted to chat to comedian Tommy Tiernan! “The Tommy Tiernan Show” is back on the on RTE One tomorrow night at 9.30

Pricewatch - Conor Pope

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On today's show, has the Big Euromillions been collected? Darts why is it so popular? Pricewatch with Conor Pope and the Tommy Tiernan Show is back

Friday 22nd December

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Today, Ray played some listeners' Christmas requests and spoke with Gayla Peevey, Ellen McCourt and José Feliciano

Thursday 21st December

Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon has had a busy year with a new album 'Sacred Earth and a vegan food van touring festivals. Sharon played live in studio this afternoon and had a chat with Ray.

Glen Hansard

Glen Hansard has a new album out on January 19th, called Between Two Shores, Glen joined Ray in studio to play a few tunes.

Mario Rosenstock

Comedian and impersonator Mario Rosenstock spoke with Ray about the soundtrack to his life and youth.

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Ray was joined in studio by Sharon Shannon, Glen Hansard and Mario Rosenstock.

Wednesday 20th December

Simon Delaney is Cooking the Christmas Dinner

Simon Delaney – one of Ireland’s busiest men – is here to chat to Ray. His cookbook was out earlier in the year – Simply Simon’s the Diner Cookbook.

Live Music with Jack L

It's Wednesday afternoon and we have live music from Jack L. You can catch Jack on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th April 2018 live in Vicar Street

Paralympic Medalist Ellen Keane

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On today's show, when Vinny helped Hughie, Paralympic medallist Ellen Keane, Live music with Jack L and Simon Delaney

Tuesday 19th December

Pat Shortt

Pat Shortt came into studio this afternoon to catch up with Ray

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