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Ray Darcy Monday 6 November 2017


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Ray spoke to Caitriona about her teenage son Fergus, who became increasingly withdrawn before hosting a party the weekend he took his life.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

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On today's show, Long lost library book, renting in Ireland, help find a lost wallet and Claire Molloy captain of the Womens Irish Rugby team.

The Housing Crisis

The Housing Crisis

Tony Treacy is 77 years old. Tony like many people across the country has found himself in the midst of a housing crisis. Tony is currently in private rented accommodation and was given five months notice to vacate the apartment. The landlord has every right to do. Ray talks to Tony and his daughter Ruth this afternoon

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 to

Can You Help Find This Lost Wallet


We got this email at the weekend and hoping our listeners can help us at 51551 or


I wonder if you could mention on your radio show about me been robbed. I was in Dublin last Thursday 26th October. (Thursday before last) 
I was in Henry street and between 4 pm and 5.15 I was robbed of my wallet. I never noticed anything till I went into Penny's and saw my ruck sack open and wallet missing... Maybe the person who took this would take the money(over€300) and return my rectangular royal blue wallet.
It contained a lot of personal stuff including paper cuttings and pictures of my son whom I buried last January.
This has traumatised me so much. I told security people, the guards and the men in charge of where bins are emptied. These people were so helpful and caring that it restores ones faith and trust in humanity. Thanking you in advance


Yours Mary 

The Captain of Ireland's Rugby Team - Claire Molloy

The Captain of Ireland's Rugby Team - Claire Molloy

Claire Molloy led the most recent Irish Women's Rugby World Cup team as Captain, she was also voted Ireland’s women’s player of the year. What you might not know is that her day job is an Accident and Emergency Doctor. She joins me now in studio to chat about women in sport, health and her own very unique life. 

Music Played on the Show

Blitzkrieg Bop

Blitzkrieg Bop

The Ramones




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