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Ray Darcy Friday 1 December 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.

You can listen back:

Losing a Child To Suicide (October 2016)

This time last month 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. He came into studio today to chat to Ray about his lovely son Ryan. Click here to listen back

The Ray D'Arcy Show - Mental Health Special (September 2016)

Today we had a special radio programme, There was an audience of brave people who shared their personal stories about mental illness and suicide. Click here to listen back

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On The Ray Darcy Show this afternoon...

Have you received your water refund yet?  Wondering what to do with it?  Kieran Mulvey is in studio to tell us all about The Refund Project...

And it’s a very special day today, because we’re joined live by one of the super-stars of children’s books!

Jeff Kinney, the creator of Diary Of A Wimpy Kid, is with us ahead of the publication of his latest book!

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Ray is joined by Kieran Mulvey, for more information about The Refund Project, and it's a special day as we're joined in studio by Jeff Kinney, author of Diary Of The Wimpy Kid series, and his many fans!

The Refund Project

Three of Ireland’s best-known charities, Simon Community, Focus Ireland and Peter McVerry Trust, have launched a major national fundraising campaign today called "The Refund Project" to coincide with the upcoming Irish Water national repayment scheme which will see €173 million handed back to almost 1 million account holders over the coming months.

The Refund Project is asking people who can afford it to donate their Irish Water refund to The Refund Project which will help people who are currently homeless.  A special oversight group is being formed to spearhead this initiative, and it is chaired by the former head of the Workplace Relations Commission, Kieran Mulvey, who joins Ray in studio to tell us all about it...

For more information, visit

Jeff Kinney & Diary Of A Wimpy Kid

The first "Wimpy Kid" book came out ten years ago in 2007.  Since then, author Jeff Kinney has sold over 150 million copies globally, and the series has been translated into more than 50 different languages.  His latest installment is called "The Getaway", and we are delighted that Jeff Kinney is with us in studio this afternoon, as is a live audience of "Wimpy Kid" super-fans!!

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