The Ray D'Arcy Show

The Ray D'Arcy Show

Monday – Friday, 3pm -4.30pm or tweet us @RadioRayRTE


Wednesday 19th September

The Ploughing, Mary Berry and Much More!

Ray was supposed to broadcast from The Ploughing Championships but due to the weather he comes from the Central Hotel.

Tuesday 18th September

Conor Pope - Pricewatch

Conor is dealing with your consumer queries and asks if Ireland is now a better place to live.

GOLD For Ireland - Sanita Puspure

On Sunday Sanita Puspure won World Rowing Gold for Ireland! She DOMINATED the competition and she joins me live from our Cork studio

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Monday 17th September

Under The Clock

A new film ‘Under The Clock’ features the stories of those who met under the iconic Clery’s Clock on Dublin’s O’Connell Street From the makers of Older Than Ireland, the documentary is both heart warming and nostalgic. Director Colm Nicell and Kathleen & Peter Cullen, a couple whose love story is shared in the film chat to Ray this afternoon.

Survey On Gambling

Professor Colin O'Gara consultant psychiatrist in addiction services at St. John of God Hospital in Dublin discusses his latest survey on gambling.

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On today's show gambling with professor Colin O'Gara, musician Jimmy Smyth is not running for President and Under The Clock the documentary

Thursday 13th September

Gina London Former CNN Anchor

Gina London former CNN anchor, an Emmy award winner no less and she is an international communications expert living in Ireland

The Dangers of Sepsis

In January this year, fifteen year old Sean Hughes passed away suddenly. After complaining of the flu, Sean’s health deteriorated rapidly. Shortly after feeling unwell, Sean - who was a budding rapper from Finglas, died tragically from Sepsis.

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On today's show, Gerry Mooneys picture of Meghan Markle, losing a child to sepsis and former CNN anchor Gina London

Wednesday 12th September

Relationship Advice with Ray & Alison

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

Cervical Check Commission

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On today's show, the cervical check commission and relationship advice with Ray O'Neil and Alison Keating

Tuesday 11th September

Patrick James on X Factor

There was an Irish-man on The X-Factor on Saturday night! Dublin singer Patrick James - who won 'The Voice of Ireland' in 2015 - faced the judges at the audition stage but things didn’t go to plan and he was stopped half-way through the song by Simon Cowell. He came into studio this afternoon to tell Ray what happened

Remembering the Lambert Puppet Theatre

Paula Lambert is best known as the voice behind ‘Bosco’, but today she joins us to chat about her life beyond the cheeky puppet. Paula is the daughter of Eugene Lambert, the acclaimed puppeteer who founded the iconic Lambert Puppet Theatre in Monkstown Co. Dublin. With news last week that the Lambert Theatre is set to close its doors after 46 years in business - Paula joins us to share her memories of her very showbiz childhood.

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On today's show, finding a new home for encyclopedia, remembering the Lambert Puppet Theatre and how Patrick James got on when he went to the X Factor

Monday 10th September

The John Pauls

Cyber Safe Ireland

How children are using technology is a constant worry for parents. Cyber Safe Ireland has conducted a study of over 5,000 children between the ages of 8 and 13 on this issue. One stark finding is that the number of children speaking to strangers every day has trebled since last year - but what impact does the constant and widespread use of technology have on our children? Cliona Curley, Programme Director of Cyber Safe Ireland chats to Ray this afternoon.

Honour your Heroes - Ronan Collins

Last year, our own Ronan Collins ended up in Beaumont hospital for 18 days after the frightening experience of waking up and not being able to move either of his legs.

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On today's show, Honour your everyday Heros, Cyber Safe Ireland and The John Pauls

Friday 7th September

Hugo Weaving - Black 47

Hugo Weaving is the star of a new Irish movie that’s been called a Famine Epic, a potato western and a brain twitching revenge thriller!

Hozier Has a New EP

Hozier is back with new music! His EP is called ‘Nina Cried Power’ and his gigs in the Academy in Dublin this week have got rave reviews and he chat's to Ray this afternoon. Hozier’s new EP is ‘Nina Cried Power’ – keep an eye on for all news on upcoming gigs and new music.

Soundtrack to His Life - Paul Howard

Every Friday, we invite people to tell us about the soundtrack to their life and youth. Today, Ray chat's to creator of Ross O'Carroll Kelly, Author Paul Howard

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On today's show, Hugo Weaving Black 47, Soundtrack to his life Paul Howard and Ray chats to Hozier

Thursday 6th September

Comedian Deirdre O'Kane

Comedian and Actress Deirdre O’Kane turned 50 this year. Fresh from a successful stint on Dancing With The Stars, she set off on a nationwide comedy tour.

Michael Harding is Hitting The Road

Michael Harding is a novelist and playwright and he is hitting the road this Autumn and coming to a town near you!  Michael’s book ‘On Tuesdays I’m a Buddist’ is now available in Paperback and you can find the dates of his upcoming tour on

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On today's show, World Record Sausage Making, Michael Harding and comedian Deirdre O'Kane

Wednesday 5th September

Gogglebox is Back - Rory Cowan

Gogglebox Ireland returns tonight and narrator Rory Cowan is on hand to deliver witty quips as we settle down to watch other people react to the television we’ve all been watching. Rory popped into studio this afternoon to chat to Ray this afternoon

Younger On-Set Alzheimer and Walking the Camino

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On today's show, How To Be Famous - Caitlin Moran, younger on-set alzheimer and walking the camino and Gogglebox is back

Tuesday 4th September

15 Minute Parenting

Our lives are busier now than ever, and it seems we’re all trying to squeeze in time for everything - including parenting. Clinical psychotherapist and parenting expert Joanna Fortune shares her advice in her new book ‘15 Minute Parenting’.

Always Smiling - The World according to Toff

Georgia Toffolo rose to fame and stole hearts when she won 'I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!' last year. Before coming out on top ‘in the jungle’  Toff was known for her role in the reality TV show 'Made in Chelsea'. Recently she’s been working as a reporter on 'This Morning' with Philip and Holly  and she’s made headlines for speaking openly about her skin and acne and dealing with bullies and trolls online! She has a new book out - called 'Always Smiling - The World according to Toff'  and she chats to Ray this afternoon

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On today's show, running 32 marathons in 16 days, the best place in Ireland, Always Smiling - Georgia Toffolo and 15 Minutte parenting with Joanna Fortune

Monday 3rd September

David Gillick’s - Back on Track

As an elite track and field athlete, David Gillick’s life was meticulously planned out - from meal times to training sessions.  After retiring in 2013, David struggled find a new focus and adjust to life off the track.   David’s new book ‘Back on Track’ explores his journey to finding a healthy balance and he chats to Ray this afternoon.

To Be a Machine - Mark O'Connell

Mark O'Connell won the 2018 Welcome Book Prize for his book  To be a Machine. It’s an amazing trip around the world meeting the people who want to live forever.  The subtitle of the book explains it well! Adventures among cyborgs, utopians, hackers and the futurists solving the modest problem of death! Mark chats to Ray this afternoon

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On today's show The Liffey Swim, To Be a Machine Mark O'Connell, Pricewatch and former 400m sprinter David Gillick’s

Friday 31st August

Soundtrack To My Life - Diarmuid Gavin

Every Friday we invite people to tell us about the Soundtrack to their life and youth. Today, we're joined by Award-Winning Garden designer and broadcaster Diarmuid Gavin.

Dragons & The Presidency

With Three Dragons in the Presidential race, is there something in the water?  Norah Casey joins Ray on the line, we wonder if she'll be running herself.

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Wednesday 29th August

Comedian Joel Dommett

Comedian Joel Dommett chats to Ray this afternoon, you’ll know him as a finalist on ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here’ in 2016 and then as part of the Spin-off show ‘I’m A Celebrity Extra Camp’ last year!

Live Music - Hudson Taylor

We have a real treat for you this afternoon Hudson Taylor are live in studio this afternoon to chat to Ray and perform a few tunes. You can catch them live this Friday in The Seamus Ennis Arts Centre in Naul, Dublin or Staurday at Electric Picnic

A Boy In The Water

Drinkers Like Me

Yesterday Ray mentioned the BBC 2 programme ‘Drinkers Like Me’ which saw broadcaster Adrian Chiles take a long hard look at his drinking habits. Making the documentary forced Adrian to take stock of how much he was really drinking, and assess whether his routine of quietly drinking six days a week was doing more him more harm than good.

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On today's show Adrian Chiles Indenial About How Much We Drink, Tom Gregory The Boy In The House, live music with Hudson Taylor and comedian Joel Dommett

Tuesday 28th August

Sleep Experts

Our sleep experts Dr. John Garvey, Consultant Respiratory Physician with a special interest in sleep apnoea and Audrey Russell, Senior Sleep Physiologist are both from St. Vincent’s Hospital. Are in studio this afternoon to answer all of your sleep related questions.

Surviving Addiction Raising a Family

One of the stand out moments during the World Meeting of Families Papal ceremony in Croke Park on Saturday was when Damien and Mary Richardson and their 10 children took to the stage to meet the Pope. Damien and Mary came into studio this afternoon to tell Ray their story.

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On today's show, Help find the missing bunny, surviving addiction and raising a family of 10 and sleep experts Dr. John Garvey and Audrey Russell, Senior Sleep Physiologist

Monday 27th August

Going To Mars One Day

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

Progressive Drug Policy

The summer festival season continues and this Friday over 55,000 people will head to Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois. One of the tents that festival-goers can attend this year is a 'welfare tent' where people can find out about using drugs safely, if they’re planning on taking drugs. Tony Duffin is chief executive of Ana Liffey Drug Project and he talks to Ray this afternoon.

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On today's show, what happened to Popes Carpet? The Welfare tent at electric picnic, pricewatch and Hayden dreams of going to space one day.

Friday 24th August

Two Sets of Twins

Kathryn is joined by Noreen Fitzpatrick who is the mother of 2 sets of twins. Noreen recently gave birth to a set of twins on the exact same day that she gave birth to a set of twins 3 years ago, the 14th of August.

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