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Paul McGrath receives ‘Player of the Tournament’ at the Italia ’90 homecoming in College Green, Dublin 2 on July 1, 1990

On The Ray D’Arcy Show

Sinéad Harrington writes:

Football legend Paul McGrath will join Ray this Saturday night to mark 20 years since his retirement from professional football in 1998.

After a ten year hiatus from our screens presenter Pamela Flood will return next week with a new television series called Healthy Appetite. She will chat to Ray about how winning Miss Ireland 25 years ago kick-started her career in modelling and television.

Blessington brothers Sean and Conor Price will be live in studio to perform their new single ‘Be Like You’.

Having spent the last number of months running the entire coast of Ireland to raise money for the Irish RNLI, Mary Nolan Hickey will join Ray in studio to talk about the overall experience and what made her undertake such a challenge…

*runs to pub*

The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ One at 9:40pm.


Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern (left) with American diplomat, Senator George Mitchell and his wife Heather in 1998

On The Ray D’Arcy Show...

Sinéad Harrington writes:

Twenty years on from the Good Friday Agreement former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Senator George Mitchell will take us behind the scenes of what really happened during those crucial negotiations at Stormont.

In their first live TV interview since winning Dancing With the Stars Jake Carter and dance partner Karen Byrne will chat to Ray about becoming champions and sharing a few of the secrets to their success.

The brilliant Brennan brothers, John and Francis, will be in studio to reveal what they’ve learned over their 10 seasons of At Your Service…

And there’ll be laughter with Pat Shortt who joins Ray straight from his performance in ‘How’s Tings’ in the Pavillion in Dun Laoghaire.

*joins Real IRA*

The Ray D’Arcy Show this Saturday at 9:45pm.


Georgia Toffolo

On The Ray D’Arcy Show

Sinéad Harrington writes:

Made in Chelsea star Georgia Toffolo will chat to Ray about her “I’m A Celebrity” success, her friendship with Stanley Johnson, her love of politics and partying at Helen Mirren’s house after the Oscars!

Fresh from Can’t Stop Dancing Bláthnaid Treacy and her mum Anne will join Ray on the couch.

One year on from the anniversary of his wife Tina’s disappearance Richard Satchwell will talk to Ray about what the last year has been like for him and the hope he has that his wife will be found safe.

Ten years from the anniversary of his death, Christy Hennessey’s children Hermione, Amber and Tim will pay tribute to the man who had great hits like “Messenger Boy” and “Don’t Forget Your Shovel if You Want to Go to Work”.

*ingests Tide Pod*

The Ray D’Arcy Show  at 9:45pm on RTÉ One.

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Shane Lynch

On The Ray D’Arcy Show.

Sinéad Harrington writes:

Shane Lynch will be joining Ray this Saturday night, to talk about his recent time in the Celebrity Big Brother house and the impact Dyslexia has had on his life.

Former World Champion Andy Lee will be on the show this Saturday night to chat about his decision to retire from boxing

The original Supernanny Jo Frost will join Ray on the couch to talk about parenting in the modern age…

…Also there will be a battle of soap stars as Claudia Carroll (Nicola from Fair City) and Isabel Mahon (Michelle from Glenroe) go head to head during this week’s lip sync battle…

*pours bleach into shot glass*

The Ray D’Arcy Show at 9.55pm on RTÉ One.

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Is the smell of fresh rolled cut grass filling up your senses?

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There will be a celebration on The Ray D’Arcy Show this Saturday night, as the Hothouse Flowers join Ray to mark the 30 year anniversary of their hit ‘Don’t Go‘. Released in 1988, the album ‘People’ was one of the most successful debut album in Ireland. The band will join Ray in studio for a special performance and a look back through their song book.

Sr. Stan will be in studio to tell Ray about her lifelong battle against social inequalities and her thoughts on the future of the Church as she marks her sixtieth year of religious life.

And model Alannah Beirne and her rugby star brother Tadhg will drop by to chat to Ray. Alannah will reveal how she’s feeling facing into the first week of the dreaded dance off on Dancing with the Stars and Tadhg will discuss his flourishing rugby career…


 The Ray D’Arcy Show this Saturday at 9:45pm on RTÉ One.

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David McSavage

On The Ray D’Arcy Show

Sinéad Harrington writes:

 Katie Price will join Ray to talk about her visit to the UK Parliament this week where she urged MPs to make online abuse a specific criminal offence. ..

…GAA legends Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Seán Óg Ó hAilpín will join Ray for their first television interview together.

Controversial comedian David McSavage will chat to Ray about his new show ‘A Terrible Want’ and his interesting career to date…

…A Waterford bullock called Ray D’Arcy will join his namesake…

…Ray will also surprise someone live in studio in a new segment called ‘Make Someone Happy’!…

*unlocks drinks cabinet*

The Ray D’Arcy Show this Saturday at 10:05pm on RTÉ One.


Katie Hannon

On The Ray D’Arcy Show…

…apart from Amanda Knox

Sinead Harrington writes:

Ray will be joined on the couch by Sarah McInerney, Katie Hannon and Fionnuala Sweeney, the new presenters of RTÉ Radio 1’s The Late Debate….

…Sarah will chat about her shock departure from Newstalk and Katie will discuss some of the biggest issues facing Ireland today.

…Also on the show is 12 year old Allie Sherlock from Cork who will chat to Ray about how she has gone from busking to breaking America! She became the toast of LA this week when she received a standing ovation on The Ellen Show.

Viewers are in for a treat as singer Sean Keane will perform the classic ‘He Ain’t Heavy’ with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

The Ray D’Arcy Show at 10pm on RTÉ One.

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Amanda Knox during her trial in 2008

On The Ray D’Arcy Show…

Sinéad Harrington writes:

Amanda Knox will appear on The Ray D’Arcy Show this Saturday 3 February. Amanda made headlines all over the world when she and her boyfriend at the time Raffaele Sollecito were wrongfully convicted of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Puglia in Italy in 2007.

This Saturday, Amanda will reveal to Ray what it was like to be imprisoned in a foreign country for a crime she did not commit, the heart stopping final twists of her fight for freedom and how her life dramatically changed when she became the centrepiece of one of the most talked about trials of the century.

The Ray D’Arcy Show this Saturday at 10pm on RTÉ One.

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Shane MacGowan backstage at the National Concert Hall on his 60th birthday with President Michael D. Higgins, Johnny Depp and partner Victoria Mary Clarke.

On The Ray D’Arcy Show...

Sinéad Harrington writes;

On the week that he celebrated his 60th birthday, Shane McGowan and his partner Victoria Mary Clarke join Ray to talk about Monday night’s celebrations at the National Concert Hall.

The ‘Kerry babies’ story shocked the nation in 1984 and is now dominating the headlines again. Mary O’Rourke will join Ray on the couch to discuss how the country rose up after her impassioned speech on the treatment of Joanne Hayes at the Kerry Babies Tribunal.

Actor Marcus Lamb caused a stir as Dr. Oakley in Fair City and he joins Ray with his Mum, Geraldine Plunkett, to talk about following in her footsteps, family ties and memories of the much loved series Glenroe.

David Norris
will chat to Ray to talk about winning Celebrity Home of The Year, his 17 portraits and why he has written and recorded his own eulogy!

As well as all that Ray will be joined by the Liverpool fan from Cork, Richie Sheehy, who caught the attention of Noel Gallagher, Jamie Carragher and Robbie Fowler when he created one of the greatest Liverpool songs of all time.

The Ray D’Arcy Show at 9:45pm on RTÉ One.

Pic: Mark Stedman

Catherine McGuinness

On The Ray D’Arcy Show

Sinead Harrington writes:

As the new series of Operation Transformation kicks off, Ray will chat to the five inspirational people who’ll be leading the country to a healthier 2018…

…The ‘bad boy’ of ballroom, Brendan Cole, will talk to Ray about the ‘Strictly’ curse, his thoughts on Dancing with the Stars and touring Ireland with his stage show – ‘Brendan Cole: All Night Long’.

…And discussing the big issues facing Ireland today, former Supreme Court Judge Catherine McGuinness joins Ray, as she looks back over her life’s work in Irish political, legal and social life.

Ray will also surprise an unsuspecting member of his studio audience and one family in the country will get their five minutes of fame with “Ray’s House Hunt”.

*refashions telly into foot rest*

The Ray D’Arcy Show tomorrow at 9:50pm on RTÉ One.