The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Wednesday 21st March

Damo & Ivor The Movie

Damo and Ivor started off as a duo on Republic of Telly and it wasn’t long before they landed their own spin off TV show. It’s hit the big screen and ‘Damo & Ivor: The Movie’ is out in cinemas now. Andy Quirke is the star and he chats to Ray this afternoon

The Blackberry Bush Baby

Anthea Ring who has a remarkable story. She was the so- called blackberry bush baby. Found abandoned in brambles in the English South Downs back in August 1937 aged nine months - with her hands tied. It was a national scandal at the time.

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On today's show, the baby in the blackberry bush, Meeting the Pope today and Damo and Ivor The Movie

Tuesday 20th March

Pricewatch - Conor Pope

Live Music with Cathy Davey

Women in The Priesthood

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On today's show who did Peter O'Mahoney give his medal away to? Meet 3 Church of Ireland women Priests, Live music from Cathy Davey, Hetty Lawlor into the final of Portrait Artist of the Year and pricewatch with Conor Pope

Friday 16th March

Soundtrack To Her Life Ruth Fitzmaurice

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On today's show where is Irelands smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade? Ruth Fitzmaurice on Soundtrack to her life and the water refund project where is the money going?

Thursday 15th March

Because We Are Bad - Lilly Bailey

Lily Bailey is 24, a model and a writer by the age of 13 she thought she had killed someone with a thought, spread untold disease, and was spying on children. Only a secret succession of routines could correct all her wrongdoings but it was never enough.

Alison Spittle - Paddy's Night In Support of Comic Relief

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On today's show, Comedian Alison Spittle, Lily Bailey on her book Because We Are Bad and who designed the bowl for the bowl of Shamrock for President Donald Trump.

Wednesday 14th March

Little Hours

John Doherty is a multi-instrumentalist and singer song writer from Killybegs Co.Donegal. He's about to embark on an Irish tour and release the video of his new single Heavy on You today.....John played live in studio this afternoon!

The Open Book - Airbnb / bookshop for travellers

One of the most popular Airbnb listings is in Wigtown in the southeast of Scotland and it’s called The Open Book. Guests don’t just get a place to stay, they also get to run a bookshop for a week or so...Brenda spoke with owner Rosemary Bythell.

'Our Secrets and Lies' - Sinead Moriarty

Sinead’s new book ‘Our Secrets and Lies’ deals with how parents sometimes try to live vicariously through their children... Sinead spoke with Brenda about her 13th novel.

The Happiest Country in the World!

Anna Henderson, analyst with the Happiness Research Institute in Denmark has been looking at the findings of the report...Finland comes first but where did Ireland come?!

Tuesday 13th March

Our Wheely Big Journey

Noah from Mitchelstown  in Cork has Escobar syndrome but that doesn’t stop him and his family from living life! His mum and dad - Sharon and Denis want to change the attitudes towards disability and Sharon has set up a blog called ‘Our Wheely Big Journey’ to tell their story.

The First Anniversary of Travellers Gaining Ethnic Status

Tommy Tiernan

Comedian Tommy Tiernan chats to Ray this afternoon! Tommy is taking part in “PADDY’S NIGHT IN SUPPORT OF COMIC RELIEF” The cream of Irish stand-up comedy is gathering at Dublin’s 3Arena on Saturday night.

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On today's show, comedian and actor Tommy Tiernan, Traveller Ethnicity celebration and Wheelie Big Journey!

Friday 9th March

The Stunning

The Stunning are here for some Friday music! The New Single is ‘HEADS ARE GONNA ROLL’ and it’s from the new album: ‘TWICE AROUND THE WORLD’ which is being released on the March 16th – the Stunning are also going on a nationwide tour, you can find all their dates on -

Rory O'Neill

Every Friday, people have been telling us about the soundtrack to their life and youth! Today, we are joined by the unofficial Queen of Ireland - Panti Bliss... also known as Rory O’Neill.

Thursday 8th March

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is fast approaching and, to celebrate, this week we have teamed up with Olay Total Effects to bring some extra-special prizes for all those extra-special mums around the country.

'What Are You Eating?'

The popular show 'What Are You Eating?' returns to our TV screens this evening with episode one focusing on the Vegan diet. Presenter Philip Boucher-Hayes spoke to Ray about his experience of going vegan for a month.

Stacey Dooley 'On the Front Line with the Women Who Fight Back'

Stacey Dooley has been making documentaries with BBC3 for ten years, she has travelled to some of the most dangerous places in the world to shed light on issues like child abuse, war, drugs and much more.

Wednesday 7th March

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is fast approaching and, to celebrate, this week we have teamed up with Olay Total Effects to bring some extra-special prizes for all those extra-special mums around the country.

'Karl Henry's Healthy Living Handbook'

Personal trainer and Operation Transformation expert Karl Henry chats with Ray about his first book 'Karl Henry’s Healthy Living Handbook'

Thamil Ananthavinayagan

Thamil Ananthavinayagan wrote in a recent journal article, 'I have always considered myself as a world citizen: Tamil by ethnicity, German by heart, Dutch by fondness, Irish by spirit, Italian by love.....'. Thamil joined Ray in studio this afternoon to talk about life as a Hindu in Ireland for the past five years.

Tuesday 6th March

Riptide Movement

Mal and JP from Riptide Movement played live in studio this afternoon.

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is fast approaching and, to celebrate, this week we have teamed up with Olay Total Effects to bring some extra-special prizes for all those extra-special mums around the country.

Amanda Byram

Dancing With The Stars presenter Amanda Byram spoke with Ray about health, career and love.

Geraldine O'Reilly Bolger and husband Derek Bolger share their CPR story

Geraldine O'Reilly Bolger and husband Derek Bolger joined Ray in studio to tell the story of a frightening night last summer when CPR saved a life. Derek wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for Geraldine!

Monday 5th March

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Legally Blonde!

Legally Blonde has been made into a musical that’s showing now at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre!e.

'Tony 10' by Declan Lynch & Tony O'Reilly

Tony O’Reilly has written a book called 'TONY10' with Declan Lynch about the postman who gambled 10 million. Both Declan Lynch and Tony O'Reilly joined Ray in studio.

Granny Pic Goes Viral !

A photo of a great-granny from Cork, sledding down a hill with her grandson behind her, went viral at the weekend and made front page of the Irish Examiner yesterday.

Tuesday 27th February

Katherine Lynch - International Women's Day

Comedian, actor, dancer star of the stage, screen and dance-floor, Katherine Lynch is here! Katherine will be taking part in RTÉ’s celebration of International Women’s Day in the Little Museum of Dublin on Thursday March 8th and she chats to Brenda this afternoon

Live Music with Brian Deady

It’s Tuesday afternoon! We’ve got some great live music for you today Brian Deady is here. He’s got a new single out Eloise he performs that for Brenda and a very special cover

Operation Transformation The Finale

The finale of Operation Transformation 2018 kicks off at 7pm tomorrow night on RTE 1 – and later at 9.30pm we’ll see our leaders in all their transformative glory and Brenda chats to them about the last 8 weeks

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On todays show, weather update, the quilting machine has found a home, Operation Transformation the finale, International Womens day and live music with Brian Deady

Monday 26th February

Eat Happy - Melissa Hemsley

Melissa Hemsley she’s the author of international bestsellers The Art of Eating Well and Good and Simple. She’s written a new book called Eat Happy a book crammed with 120 recipes which she claims are simple nutritious and delicious! The big promise in this book is that everything can be made in 30 minutes or less! She tell's Brenda all this afternoon

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

Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children

Last week on the show Ray mentioned a new parenting book. Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children. We had a huge response to the ideas in it, so we asked the author Sara Zaske onto the show to chat to Brenda

Would You Like A Quilting Machine?

Derek needs a home for his late mother in laws quilting machine

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On today'show the Beast from the East update, Do you have a home for a quilting machine, raising a child the German way, Pricewatch, Complete Aisling has been optioned and Melissa Hemsley Eat Happy

Friday 23rd February

Super Nanny aka Jo Frost

We’re very excited today because Ray chats to Bestselling Author, Children's Advocate & Family Coach Supernanny Jo Frost.

Live Music - Hermitage Green

We have a very special treat for you this afternoon, Hermitage Green are live in studio this afternoon. They have just released their latest single Bring It On Down.

Sound Track To His Life Jack L

Every Friday, we ask people to tell us about the soundtrack to their youth. Today Ray talks to singer - songwriter Jack L. Jack L plays Vicar Street Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of April

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On today's show, Live music from Hermitage Green, Do you have urban Foxes in your garden? Jack L on the sound track to his life, how this years Operation Transformation leaders are ahead of their 5K and super nanny Jo Frost chats to Ray

Thursday 22nd February

Gender Neutral Toilets Come To UCD

News Reader Una O'Hagan is Finishing In RTÉ

After bringing us the news for 34 years – journalist Una O’Hagan is leaving RTÉ but she wants you to know that she is NOT retiring. Una popped into studio this afternoon to chat to Ray about the last 34 years

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On today's show Newsreader Una O'Hagan is leaving RTÉ and Gender neutral toilets in UCD

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