The Ray D'Arcy Show

The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Monday 20th November

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Operation Transformation 2018

Today is the assessment day for Operation Transformation 2018. Ray meets potential leaders, past leaders and the experts.

Friday 17th November

Bond Girl and Actress Britt Ekland

Britt Ekland the famous Swedish actress and singer chats to Ray this afternoon fresh from the airport from LA! She’s in town as guest of honour of Ballet Ireland for a production of Romeo and Juliet. In the Gaiety Theatre tomorrow night 7.30pm

Live Music - River Matthews

Within just two years, singer-songer writer River Matthews went from working in a school to being named BBCs Jo Wiley as her ‘New Favourite Thing’ He’s been likened to Jeff Buckley and Sugarman and he chat's to Ray this afternoon and performs his track Sunshine.

Maria Doyle Kennedy - Sound Track To Your Life

Maria Doyle Kennedy is here this Friday afternoon with The Soundtrack to Her Life!

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show

On Today's show, the new beach in Achill, sound track to your life with Maria Doyle Kennedy, legendry actress and Bond Girl Britt Ekland and live music with River Matthews

Thursday 16th November

Comedian Karl Spain

Beauty and the Beast – Ireland’s first touring pantomime will be kicking off in a few weeks time and Karl Spain will be playing Bertie the Gatekeeper – and it’s not the only panto he’s involved with and he tell's Ray more this afternoon

Paul Stewart author of Damaged

Paul Stewart is an English former professional footballer who played top division footballer for Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool and was capped three times at senior level for England in the early 1990s, and also won the FA Cup Tottenham Hotspur, but today he's with us for another reason he was abused by his coach for four years between the age of 11 and 15, almost on a daily basis.

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show

On today's show, Gary the painter broke his Ray D'Arcy Show mug, former footballer Paul Stewart shares his story, comedian Karl Spain and Irelands Greatest sporting moment

Wednesday 15th November

Losing Weight and Keeping It Off

Live Music and Chat with Phil Coulter

We have live music this Wednesday afternoon from Phil Coulter

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show

On today's show, how Daniel got on being a mascot at last nights Ireland v Denmark game, live music and chat with Phil Coulter and losing 7 stone and keeping it off

Tuesday 14th November

Actor Brendan Gleeson

The Sleep Experts - Dr John Garvey, Consultant Respiratory Physician and Audrey Russell, Senior Sleep Physiologist

We all have to sleep, but we can all at one time or another have issues with broken sleep or insomnia Dr John Garvey, Consultant Respiratory Physician with a special interest in sleep apnoea and Audrey Russell, Senior Sleep Physiologist, both from St Vincent’s Hospital, are here to answer your sleep related queries this afternoon.

Daniel is Going To Be a Mascot Tonight!!

Daniel Braken is going to be mascot at tonight's Ireland v Denmark and he chatted to Ray this afternoon before he headed to the Aviva Stadium this evening

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show

On today's show, Daniel Braken gets to be a mascot tonight, sleep advice from Dr. John Garvey and Audrey Russell senior sleep psychologist and Brendan Gleeson on Paddington 2

Monday 13th November

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Ray D'Arcy full show

Guy Garvey

Elbow's lead singer Guy Garvey spoke with Ray about singing on the new John Lewis Christmas ad.

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

Will A Robot Steal My Job?

Will A Robot Steal My Job is a documentary that will air on RTÉ One at 9:35 tonight. Anne Marie Tomchak is the UK Editor of Mashable and the presenter of the documentary, and Barry O'Sullivan who is a Professor working in Artificial Intelligence at University College Cork, both joined Ray in studio today.

Anne Randolph

Anne Randolph is the mother of Darren Randolph who was man of the match on Saturday night when the Ireland soccer team played Denmark.

Friday 10th November

Victoria Smurfit

Irish actress Victoria Smurfit is starring in The Secret Market, to be screened this weekend at the Cork Film Festival. Victoria spoke with Ray about the film and life in Hollywood!

What is it like to be a non drinker?

Journalist with the Irish Times Laura Kennedy, Health and Wellness Coach  Alison Canavan and Reporter Brian O’Connell discuss being a non drinker in Ireland in 2017.

Daniel Bracken's Dream Comes True!

Three, proud sponsors of the Irish Football team, heard about Daniels dream to be a Mascot and wanted to make that dream a reality by giving him #TheCallUp to be the mascot for the Denmark game this Tuesday.

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Scott Evans

Irish professional badminton player Scott Evans spoke with Ray ahead of the Irish v Denmark match. Scott represented us with distinction at the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Olympic Games! And he’s got a ticket- in the Danish end- for the match!

Thursday 9th November

Joe Hill is the New York Times Bestselling Author of Horror

Joe Hill is the New York Times Bestselling author of horror and supernatural books like The Fireman, NOS4A2, Heart-Shaped Box and Horns. He is in Ireland to promote his new brand new book ‘Strange Weather’ and he chat's to Ray this afternoon. Joe Hill is in conversation with Deirdre Sullivan this evening at 6:30pm in  Eason O'Connell Street, Dublin to celebrate the launch of his new book 'Strange Weather'.

Ireland's Greatest Sporting Moment?

What was Ireland’s Greatest Sporting Moment?  That’s the big debate on RTÉ 2 this evening after the news. The show is simply called 'Ireland’s Greatest Sporting Moment'  Presenter Des Cahill and Sonia O’Sullivan chat to Ray this afternoon

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show

On today's show, will David Hall be running for President? What is Irelands Greatest Sporting Moment? and author Joe Hill

Wednesday 8th November

A New Van For Tracy and Brendan

On Budget Day Ray spoke to Tracy McGinnis. For those of you who may have missed it Tracy is a single mother of a severely disabled teenage boy Brendan Bjorn(13) who has a life limiting condition.

Live Music and Chat with Paul Brady

Why Is Everything So Expensive in Ireland?

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full show

On today's show, Rat's in the trees in Kerry, Why is everything so expensive in Ireland? David Mc Williams new TV show, Tracy Mc Ginnis finally got her new car and live music from Paul Bradley

Tuesday 7th November

Crowded House

26 year old Brian Barry from Limerick, like so many others his age was living at home with his parents! He took part in the programme ‘This Crowded House’ with Brendan Courtney and Brendan and Brian chat to Ray this afternoon

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show

On today's show, the world record hug, Crowded House the TV show, songs that give you goose bumps and baby Griffin is being denied an Irish Passport.

Monday 6th November

The Captain of Ireland's Rugby Team - Claire Molloy

Can You Help Find This Lost Wallet

Help find Marys wallet that was stolen last Thursday

Pricewatch - Conor Pope

Pricewatch - Conor Pope

The Housing Crisis

The Ray D'Arcy Show Full Show

On today's show, Long lost library book, renting in Ireland, help find a lost wallet and Claire Molloy captain of the Womens Irish Rugby team.

Friday 3rd November


Email any problems you have with television programmes – from Corrie to the Late Late – Emmerdale to Ear to the Ground and the legend that is Arthur Murphy will answer them for you! Email for all your notes and queries now!

Live Music with Mick Flannery

It's Friday and we have a special treat for you, Mick Flannery performs live in studio and chats to Baz.

Dustin v Bosco

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show

On today's show, CSO the health of the nation, Bosco v Dustin, Live music with Mick Flannery, the restaurant that booked out in 1 minute and Emailbag

Thursday 2nd November

Comedian Danny O'Brien

Irelands Refugee Hotel

A documentary looking at the experience of just over 200 Syrian refugees since their arrival in Ballaghaderreen in County Roscommon is on TV3 at 9pm tonight. Some of the people who feature in the programme are Jacqueline Mullen who runs the hotel where the refugees live and Ghassan who is a Syrian refugee himself and Mary Gallagher and they all chat to Baz this afternoon

Who Helped Anne Find Toby ?

This is Toby and Anne was helped by Ciara and Stephen to get him back on Halloween. Do you know cian and Stephen Anne wants to thank them

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On today's show, who helped Anne get her dog Toby back? Irelands Refugee Hotel, how to make kids eat vegetables and comedian Danny O'Brien

Wednesday 1st November

Refining Later Life

Gloria Hunniford - My Life

To mark her 70th year in show business yes 70th!! Gloria Hunniford has just published her autobiography – My Life and she chats to Baz about it this afternoon

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Full Show

On today's show, your first musical memory, TV legend Gloria Hunniford, being super active later in life and Sean Price on the live shows in X Factor.

Tuesday 31st October

Live Music - JD and The Straight Shots

In studio this afternoon we have JD and the Straight Shot – ahead of the gig in Whelan’s tonight You can catch them in Whelan’s tonight at 8pm  and if you fancy dressing up you could be in with a chance of winning a prize

Being a Wildlife Camera Man

Blue Planet II kicked off on Sunday on BBC1 – the wildlife series is due to take viewers to several amazing locations like Antarctica, Great Barrier Reef and South Africa but what is it like to work on a programme like this? David Attenborough called him 'The toughest in the business' Baz chats to award winning Cameraman Doug Allan this afternoon

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