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Friday 14th December

Heros and Zeros of 2018

As the year crawls to an end, it is time to look back at the highs and lows of 2018 – Stefanie Preissner, Shane Hegarty and Fiona Looney. Help Ray to look back at the year

Soundtrack To Her Life Kathleen Watkins

Every Friday we invite people to tell us about the soundtrack to their life and youth. Today, Ray chat's to writer Kathleen Watkins

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On today's show, how to find your missing dog ? Soundtrack to her life Kathleen Watkins and Heros and Zeros of 2018

Thursday 13th December

Colman Noctor Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Colman Noctor Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist is in studio this afternoon to help deal with all your parenting issues. If you have any queries for Colman email ray@rte.ie

A Force for Justice - The Maurice Mc Cabe Story

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On today's show, the store that has everything, getting rid of shop music, A Force for Justice - The Maurice Mc Cabe Story Mick Clifford and parenting advice with Colman Noctor

Wednesday 12th December

Getting Christmas Dinner Ready

Getting Christmas Dinner Ready

Live Music with Cathy Davey

We have a real treat this afternoon Cathy Davey popped into studio this afternoon to chat to Ray and tell him all about the Street Lights Album available in all good music shops now

Cameron Mackintosh Musical Producer

Les Miserables is now playing in the Bord Gais Energy Theatre and musical producer Cameron Mackintosh popped by to chat to Ray

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On todays show Good Deeds at Christmas, Ray chats to Musical producer Cameron Mackintosh, Live Music with Cathy Davey and Louise Lennox with dessert tips for this Christmas

Tuesday 11th December

Dame Esther Rantzen - Golden Day

You’ll know Esther Rantzen from the famous BBC series ‘That's Life’!  She also founded the children’s charity ‘ChildLine’ and ‘The Silver Line’ which is a helpline specifically for older people. She is now calling for a national ‘Golden Day’ holiday to celebrate older people in Britain and she talks to Ray this afternoon

Live Music - Ham Sandwich

We have live music today from Ham Sandwich! They’re here ahead of their Winter Residency in Whelans in Dublin.

Gleebag - Joanne Mc Nally

Comedian Joanne Mc Nally has a new show called Gleebag and she popped into studio this afternoon to chat to Ray

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On today's show Calories at Christmas, comedian Joanne Mc Nally on her new show Gleebag, Live Music from Ham Sandwich and Ester Rantzens

Monday 10th December

Food Safety at Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching chef Adrian Martin and food scientist Aileen Mc Glion came into studio to chat to Kathryn about how long those left overs can last for and other tips and advice to keep food safe over Christmas.

Pricewatch - Conor Pope

Losing Your Hair at 12 Years Old

Josh Groban Is Coming To Ireland

He’s sold more than 30 million records world-wide! He’s an actor, singer and song-writer who has performed along-side stars including Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. On TV, he’s starred in Ally McBeal, Glee and The Muppets to name just a few! and this Sunday he’s coming to Dublin’s 3Arena

The Ray D'Arcy Show with Kathryn Thomas

On today's show, Kathryn Thomas sits in for Ray and she talks to Josh Groban about his 3 Arena gig, Losing your hair at 12 years old, Pricewatch with Conor Pope and food safety at Christmas

Friday 7th December

Live Music with Jerry Fish

Soundtrack to Her Life Geraldine Plunkett

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On today's show Soundtrack to her life with Geraldine Plunkett, live music from Jerry Fish and Ray chats to Bay City Roller Les Mc Keown

Thursday 6th December

What 2018 Has Been Like For Joan Freeman

Senator Joan Freeman was a candidate for the 2018 presidential election but she is better known as the founder of Pieta House which is a charity that helps people at risk of suicide and self-harm. She chats to Ray about an eventful year in Irish politics

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On today show Pierce Healy is the new lord of the rings, what 2018 has been like for Joan Freeman and Fiona Looney looks at the news

Wednesday 5th December

Paddy Smyth - Dating with a Disability

Paddy Smyth of First Dates fame joined Ray in studio to talk about dating with a disability and life with cerebral palsy.

Vicky Phelan

Vicky Phelan joined Ray in studio to discuss the year that was and being named one of the BBC's 100 Women in 2018.

Fiona and the Lost Folder

We got an email in from Fiona in Bunclody in Wexford who has lost a really important folder and is looking for the listener's help to track it down!

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On today's show Fiona is missing her folder of baby scan pictures, Vicky Phelan joined Ray in studio to discuss the year that was, Paddy Smyth told Ray about dating with a disability and Damien Dempsey treated us to some live music.

Tuesday 4th December

What 2018 Has Been Like For.....Joanna Donnelly

Meteorologist Joanna Donnelly is here to tell us about her new book... and to look back at the extreme weather events of 2018!

Cyber psychologist Dr Mary Aiken

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On today's show, planned proposals, Dr. Mary Aiken Cyber Psychologist, why are avocados bad for the environment and what has 2018 been like for Joanna Donnelly

Monday 3rd December

Calendar Girls is Coming To Dublin

Ray talks to not one but two  stars of the stage and screen this Monday afternoon! Musical theatre royalty - famed for her role in Blood Brothers, Evita and Annie Rebecca Storm is here!  and star of Corrie and Loose Women Denise Welsh! They’re both in “Calendar Girls the musical” coming to Dublin’s Bord Gais Energy Theatre in January!

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

Making Sports Safer

Growing up Karen Leach dreamed of swimming for Ireland in the Olympics. As a promising young swimmer, she excelled at her sport until she suffered sexual abuse at the hands of her swim coach, Derry O’Rourke.   Now she is dedicated to making sport safer and determined to be a victor not a victim in spite of what she has been through and she talks to Ray this afternoon

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On today's show Karen Leech making sport safer for children, Pricewatch with Conor Pope and The Calendar Girls is coming to Dublin

Friday 30th November

The Next Person You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albon

The next person you meet in Heaven is the new book by Mitch Albom and he chats to Ray from his home in the USA this afternoon

Live Music with The Hot House Flowers

We have real treat for you this afternoon, The Hot House Flowers popped into studio this afternoon to chat to Ray and play a few tunes. You can catch them live this Sunday 2nd December in The Olympia Theatre Dublin.

Soundtrack to His Life Des Cahill

Every Friday we invite people to tell us about the soundtrack to their life and youth. Today, Ray chat's to sports presenter Des Cahill

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On today's show, Soundtrack to his life Des Cahill, live music with the Hot House Flowers and Mitch Albom on his new book The Next Person You Meet In Heaven

Thursday 29th November

Irish children's Passports Can Be Renewed Online

Irish children's passports can be renewed online and Irish Passport Cards are available to children for the first time since yesterday, so no more trips to the Garda station to renew passports. The head of the passport service Fiona Penollar talks to Ray about the new changes and everything else passport related.

Live Music - Wheatus

We have a real treat this afternoon Wheatus  popped into studio this afternoon to chat to Ray and play a few tunes. You can catch them live tonight in the Grand Social Dublin, tomorrow in Dolans Warehouse Limerick and Saturday in the Empire Music Hall in Belfast

Tommy Tiernan - Under The Influence

Tommy Tiernan has a new DVD, Under The Influence out today! He popped into the studio this afternoon to chat to Ray.

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On today's show, Comedian Tommy Tiernan has a new DVD, live music with Wheatus and Ray chats to the head of the passport office

Wednesday 28th November

Samantha Barry

Fact Checking Songs

How much is that doggie in the window ? Is this real life, is this just fantasy ? Who let the dogs out ? These are all questions posed in popular songs, but have you ever wondered what the answers are ? One man has been looking at the questions that crop up in well know tunes and fact check them!

Life Saving Message

We got an email from a listener Kallen Brady and he’s got a timely message in advance of Christmas which could without a doubt save your life.

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On today's show, Seat belt safety, Fact checking song and Samantha Barry

Tuesday 27th November

Brendan Murray - X Factor

Galway singer Brendan Murray has been flying the flag for Ireland on X Factor this year and wowed the judges week in and week out. Sadly, Brendan’s X Factor dream came to an end this weekend – just one week shy of the final. Now Brendan is back home and he chats to Ray

Surviving Rape and Waving Anonymity

Yeaterday Ray spoke to Lavinia Kerwick – she made legal history in 1992 when she waived her anonymity to speak publicly about her rape. She paved the way to give survivors a voice. Leona O’Callaghan made a powerful victim impact statement when her attacker was finally sentenced to 17 years in prison and she talks to Ray this afternoon Survivors Support Anonymous (SSA) hosts free and confidential meetings in Limerick visit survivorsupportanon.org or find the group on Facebook.

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On today's show, Leona O’Callaghan a rape survivour shares her brave story about waving her anonymity and Singer Brendan Murray on his X Factor sucesss

Monday 26th November

The Cripple of Inishmaan

Jamie Lee O’Donnell is here, she plays Michelle in the hit channel 4 show ‘Derry Girls’ which has become a massive success. She is now appearing in Martin McDonagh’s play ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ in the Gaiety in January. PLUG – Performances of Martin McDonagh’s ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ start from Friday the 25th of January in the Gaiety.

Surviving Rape and waving right to Anonymity

Lavinia Kerwick joined Ray to talk about her life and reforming the criminal justice system for survivors of rape. If you are affected by issues in this broadcast the Rape Crisis Centre national 24 hour helpline is - 1800-778888

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