The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Thursday 25th February

Relationship Advice with Ray and Allison

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.

Anne Hegerty - The Chase

Quizzes have become such a huge part of a lot of people’s lives since Lockdown began last year. Whether you’re on a family zoom on the weekends, or like to sit back and relax and watch one in the afternoon on the telly, they have definitely grown in popularity. One familiar face who seems to be unbeatable when it comes to the tough questions is The Chase’s Anne Hegerty

Crazy Irish House Prices

Ciaran Mulqueen is from Dublin and runs an Instagram page called 'Crazy House Prices' where he shares the affordability problem with buying property in the capital. He joined Ray to tell us more.

Sing and Step With Padraig Howley

The past year has pushed many of us outside our comfort zones, inspiring us to do things we've never done before. 67 year old Padraig Howley from County Clare has set up an Instagram account and is trying something different. He joined Ray on the line to tell us more.

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On today's show we talk to Padraig Howley about his sing and step instagram account, Ciaran Mulqueen is on to talk about Crazy Irish House Prices, Ray is joined by Anne Hegerty from TV show The Chase and Alison Keating and Ray O’Neill are back with Relationship advice.

Wednesday 24th February

Ultan Conlon

Ray catches up with Ultan Conlon from our Galway studios and we have live music from his new album “The River Flows” which is out now.

Operation Transformation

We catch up with the inspirational Operation Transformation leaders ahead of tonights final!

Daily Dip for February

Ray speaks to Jemima Mulligan whos raising funds for charity - ARC Cancer Support Centres in memory of my late mum Tash.

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On today's show we talk to Jemima Mulligan about raising funds for charity, We catch up with the inspirational Operation Transformation leaders ahead of tonights final, and we have some live music from Ultan Conlon in our studio in Galway.

Tuesday 23rd February

From Kilkenny to Barcelona

Ray spoke to the runner up of Stand up and Be Funny competition Michael Rice who is now in Barcelona.

Vitamin D and COVID 19

Data has confirmed the benefit of Vitamin D, particularly as a factor in response to  COVID 19.Director of human nutrition and dietetics at TU in Dublin, Dr Daniel McCartney joins Ray to explain more.

The Freezbrury Boys

Neville Godfrey and Cian Murphy spoke to Ray about the new trend popping up on your social media this month called Freezbrury.

Moving up the vaccine priority list

Ray spoke to Aisling McNiffe who cares for her son Jack who requires 24 hr care. She says her son needs her for everything and carers need to be moved up the vaccine list.

Monday 22nd February

Ireland's Fittest Family Winners

After weeks of gruelling endurance challenges, the Mahoney family from Wexford took him the title of 'Ireland's Fittest Family' Ray is joined by Joanne and Kevin Mahoney alongside their coach, Davy Fitzgerald.

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.

Hospital Chaplin

Fr John Kelly the head of the pastoral care team at Tallaght University Hospital joined Ray to speak about the third Wave of Covid in our hospitals,

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On today's show John Dunne from the Central Statistics Office talks about people staying within 10km of their homes during this lockdown, Ray chats to head of the pastoral care team at Tallaght hospital, Fr John Kelly, Conor Pope is back with Pricewatch and we chat to Ireland's Fittest Family Winners, Kevin and Joanne Mahoney and

Friday 19th February

Vaccine Experience

There has been an exciting development for Larry and his wife Kay in Walkinstown in Dublin. They have just been given their first vaccine, and Ray speaks to Larry to tell us his experience.

David Gray

David Gray fans rejoice! His 12th studio album, Skellig, is out today and David joined Ray on the line from the UK.

Operation Transformation

The Operation Transformation Virtual 5K continues today and we're joined by three of the leaders who are each in different parts of the country and ready to take on the challenge! Sharon joins us from the Phoenix Park in Dublin, Hazel is in Limerick, while Paul is setting off from his home in Galway.

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On today's show Operation Transformation continues we chat to Sharon Gaffney, Hazel Hartigan, Paul Devaney and Andrew Burke Hannon, David Gray's talks about his new album Skellig, Ray chats to Larry and Kay in Walkinstown in Dublin who just got their vaccine and Ray chats to Hughie and Paul after last nights episode of First Dates.

Thursday 18th February

Charlene McKenna - New Show

Charlene McKenna will be back on our TV screens on Sunday Night, as part of the new Belfast-based BBC crime series “Bloodlands” she joined Ray for a chat.

Dominic McAleenan Rescues Elderly Swedish Couple

An elderly Swedish couple out for a walk in a remote forest were lucky that Banbridge man Dominic McAleenan was out for a ski at the same time. Dominic joined Ray to tell us the story.

Dr Edith Eger - New Book

Dr Edith Eger joined Ray to talk about her Her latest book called “The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save your Life”

Operation Transformation

The Operation Transformation Virtual 5K starts today! Susuana Komolafe in Cavan is the first leader to do theirs and she joined Ray on the line with Karl Henry

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On today's show Susuana Komolafe and Karl Henry chat to Ray ahead of Operation Transformation Virtual 5K that starts today! Dr Edith Eger talks about her new book called The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save your Life, Hero Dominic McAleenan tell us about the Elderly Swedish Couple he rescued, Charlene McKenna talks about a new crime series called Bloodlands.

Wednesday 17th February

Spongebob Squarepants as Gaeilge

One of the most popular cartoons in the world Spongebob Squarepants has been revoiced in Irish for TG4. The actors who voice Patrick and Spongebob, Lochlainn O’Mearáin and Marcus Lamb joined Ray for a chat.

Operation Transformation

Operation Transformation continues tonight and the leaders are gearing up for this week's Virtual 5k. Ray chats to Leader Paul Devaney and Dr Sumi Dunne.

Surrogacy

Couples in Ireland who conceived through IVF and surrogacy fear that they may never be legally recognised as their children's parents, due to a gap in legislation. Brendan Spratt and his husband Gavin McConnon join Ray to tell us their story and how this affects them.

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On today's show writer Barbara Scully chats to Ray about her mother recieving the vaccine, we hear from Brendan Spratt & husband Gavin McConnon about surrogacy, Ray chats to Operation Transformations Leader Paul Devaney and Dr Sumi Dunne and Spongebob Squarepants episodes have been revoiced in Irish, Lochlainn O’Mearáin & Marcus Lamb tell us more.

Tuesday 16th February

Pancake Tuesday

It's Pancake Tuesday, Kevin Dundon joins us with his tips for making flipping perfect pancakes!

Flowers in Spring

Darragh McCullough from Ear to the Ground, is also a flower farmer. He chats to Ray about Flowers in Spring.

Fostering

Joan Ryan joins Ray on the line to share her Fostering experience with us.

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On today's show Ollie Brennan talks about the sense of Community during Covid, Joan Ryan joins us on the line to share her Fostering experience with us, Darragh McCullough chats to Ray about Flowers in Spring and as its Pancake Tuesday, Kevin Dundon joins us with his tips for making flipping perfect pancakes!

Monday 15th February

Clubhouse App

Nadine O’Regan and Keith Walsh tell us about a new app that's a mix of radio and live podcasting, called Clubhouse App.

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.

It's A Sin – TV Show

It's A Sin tells the story of a group of friends in the 1980s as the AIDS epidemic sweeps the world. One of the main characters Jill, has been hailed a hero for her compassion and kindness, taking care of many gay men diagnosed with HIV. Jill Nalder is the real-life Jill and she joins Ray tp share her story.

Vaccinations For The Over 85’s

Ray speaks to Anna May McHugh about the covid vaccinations for the Over 85’s.

Picture in Irish Times

If you’ve picked up The Irish Times today you will have seen the most amazing photograph of a starling caught in the claws of a sparrowhawk at Howth Pier. Photojournalist Gary Ashe who took the photo joins Ray for a chat.

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On today's show Ray chats to Gary Ashe about his photo in The Irish Times today, Anna May McHugh talks about vaccinations for the Over 85’s, Ray is joined by Jill Nalder from Tv show, It's A Sin Conor Pope is back with Pricewatch and Nadine O’Regan and Keith Walsh tell us about a new app Clubhouse.

Friday 12th February

Tom Dunne

Tom Dunne, Lead singer with Something Happens chats to Ray on getting the all-clear after heart surgery.

Neven Maguire - Valentine's Cooking At Home

Now this weekend is Valentine’s Day usually one of the busiest weekends of the year for the restaurant business but this year it will all have to be at home. Neven Maguire with a foolproof, tasty, Valentine’s Day meal that will knock your other half’s socks off!

My Parent’s Love Letters

We got an email sent in that stops us in our tracks from one of our listeners Jacqueline Anderson’s. Its about her parents love letters and she joined Ray for a chat to tell us more.

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On today's show one of our listeners Jacqueline Anderson’s tells us a about her parents love story, Tom Dunne talks about getting the all-clear after heart surgery and Neven Maguire gives us some tips for Valentine’s cooking at home.

Thursday 11th February

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year begins tomorrow, and we'll be entering the Year of the Ox. Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu joins Ray to tell us about the importance of the traditions.

The Book About Getting Older

There are a lot of difficult questions and conversations to be had around the whole issue of growing elderly and a leading Geriatrician from the UK Dr Lucy Pollock has written a book which can guide you through it, she joined Ray to tell us more.

Where Is The Snow?

There has been a lot of talk about weather this week and for us here in Dublin, we thought we were going to be seeing a lot of the white stuff but it hasn’t happened yet. Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather joins Ray to tell us more.

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On todays show Alan O’Reilly from Carlow Weather gives us an update on the snow, Dr Lucy Pollock talks about her new book and Ray chats to Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu ahead of the Chinise New Year.

Wednesday 10th February

Operation Transformation

Operation Transformation continues tonight at 9.35pm on RTE One, and leader Susuana joins us on the line alongside Dietician Aoife Hearne.

The Two Norries

James Leonard and Timmy Long are two Cork men who have come through incredible battles with alcohol and drug addiction and have turned their lives around They now they have a hugely successful podcast where they interview normal people about their own experiences.

“I’m Not a Cat”

Lawyer by the name of Rod Ponton had a CATastrophe on Zoom that has gone viral around the world.

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On today's show Ray chats to lawyer Rod Ponton who had a CATastrophe on Zoom that has gone viral around the world, we are joined by the two men behind 'The Two Norries Podcast' James Leonard and Timmy Long, Dr. Damien Ó Tuama talks about Greenways and Cycling in Ireland and

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