The Ray D'Arcy Show

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Ray Darcy Monday 15 June 2015

                                

RTÉ is launching a special initiative on Youth Mental Health across all its channels next week culminating next Thursday April 26th with an hour long TV documentary which will show the reality of mental health issues among Ireland's young population and the crises in our services.   

If you have a story about Youth Mental Health and you would like to share it with us here on RTÉ Radio 1 then we want to hear from you please get in touch with us, email to ray@rte.ie and a member of our team will be in touch.

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In September 2016, we dedicated a whole show to families who have been effected by suicide. Fran Dempsey wanted to be there on the day to share the story of his son Ryan, who sadly passed away on 31st October 2014.  Fran came into studio in October 2016  to chat to Ray about his lovely son Ryan 

Fran criticized the mental health system after his young son took his own life in the hospital after four previous attempts. Fran said the health system "let him down". Fran is still campaigning for a better mental health system. If you need to talk to someone the Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 24 hours a day. Click here to listen back

Mental Health Special 

In September 2016, The Ray D'arcy show dedicated a whole programme to mental health.

Ray spoke to Caitriona about her teenage son Fergus, who became increasingly withdrawn before hosting a party the weekend he took his life.

Ray also spoke to Linda about her teenage son Darragh, who on the other hand, gave no indication of suicidal intentions, telling his mother he would be back in a couple of minutes when he left her for the last time.

Ray was also joined by Julie who remembers her nephew Leon, whose mental illness overwhelmed him so much that he took his own life while waiting for a doctor to see him on a weekend night at St James’s Hospital.

The programme focused on the systemic deficiencies that meant catastrophic mental health issues were not attended to in a timely or suitable manner. Click here to listen back

Sebastian

At the end of May we spoke to Conor about his Son Sebastian who had been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. After getting what was the worst news imaginable -  Conor and his wife Ann wanted to bring Christmas Day forward and so they asked us to help them in making it the best Christmas Day ever for Sebastian

Sebastians Christmas Day happened on Saturday 30th with the help of the local community in Killaloe and the listeners to this show – we were blown away with the outpouring of generosity and caring toward Sebastian and his family – I described it at the time as if the whole country was giving Sebastian a big hug

Sebastians Mum and Dad were so thankful to everyone and I know that it helped them in such a terrible time

It is with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that poor little Sebastian passed away earlier today. We would like to pass on our sincere condolences to his Mum, Ann, Dad Connor and Big Brother Ethan ... his Uncle Dan and family friend Kieran along with extended family members.

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Speaking Plain English

Speaking Plain English

We’ve all been faced one time or another with lengthy forms that make no sense or bills that make even less sense. Well the civil service in the UK have banned certain words – such as tackle unless related to sports and deliver unless in reference to pizzas. And now there’s a campaign for Plain English to be used here – Inez Bailey from the National Adult Literary Agency joins Ray to take him through some of the worst examples.

Sex Worker - Laura Lee

Sex Worker - Laura Lee

During this Dail term, Justice Frances Fitzgerald hopes to publish the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015. It has to do with child pornography, incest, confirms age of consent for sexual activity and it also criminalises the purchase of sexual services. One person who is against this final element is Laura Lee, who is an Independent Escort based in Glasgow and she talks to Ray.

Pricewatch - Conor Pope

Pricewatch - Conor Pope

Conor Pope joins us once again to champion your consumer issues, if you have a consumer problem you can send it onto pricewatch@rte.ie 

Lego

Lego

Last night a documentary on Channel 4 gave us a behind the scenes look at the Secret World of Lego. We have Lego super-fan David Fennell on the line to tell us what he thought.

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Stephanie Roche

Stephanie Roche

Stephanie Roche is just about to sign for a new team she has had a busy year so far and chat to Ray this afternoon

 

 

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Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)

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