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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.

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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

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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.


Dermot Bannon

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Sinéad Harrington writes:

This Saturday night, Ireland’s most popular architect Dermot Bannon joins Ray D’Arcy to talk about being like a kid in a sweet shop when he crossed the Atlantic to look at homes in L.A. and New York for his new television series.

‘House Hunt’ goes celebrity this weekend. One well-known Irish personality will open up their doors to Ray this week to play for cash for their chosen charity

Also on the show, Peter McVerry will be asking people to donate their water charge refund to “The Refund Project”, a campaign spearheaded by the Simon Community, Focus Ireland and the Peter McVerry Trust, to help homelessness.

And as it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…Ray might just treat viewers to a seasonal lip sync!

*pours fast-drying concrete over telly*

The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ 1 at 9.55pm.

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Donald Trump and first wife Ivana

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Sinéad Harrington writes:

Businesswoman, author and the former wife of the 45th President of the United States Ivana Trump, will join Ray this Saturday night to chat about her relationship with Donald Trump. She will discuss what attracted her to him, what he was like as a husband and father and will give viewers an insight into one of the most famous and powerful families in the United States.

Fresh from their X Factor success Wicklow brothers Sean and Conor Price will be live in studio this week sharing their X Factor experiences.

Former Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh has made her mark on the world of fashion and will chat about the secrets of her style and success.

Broadcaster Charlie Bird will join Ray to talk about his new series After The Headlines in which he revisits some of the biggest news stories to have rocked the nation.

*feeds remote to hungry, stray dog*

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

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Cian Twomey

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Joining Ray on the show this week is legendary musician Sharon Shannon. Sharon, who credits Ray for helping her during her career, will be in studio to celebrate the launch of her new album ‘Sacred Earth’.

Ahead of the start of a brand new series, Ireland’s Greatest Sporting Moment, co-presenter Evanne Ní Chuilinn and panellists Eamon Dunphy and Ted Walsh will share with viewers some of their favourite Irish sporting moments from the television age.

TV presenter, business woman and model Amanda Bryam will join Ray on the couch to chat about her struggles behind the camera.

Internet star Cian Twomey will chat to Ray about how video skits of him playing an altered version of his girlfriend went viral and how he has now amassed over five million followers on Facebook, a million more on Instagram and fans all over the world.

And lovebirds Paddy and Joan Darcy, who are married 55 years, will reveal to Ray how they have navigated the waters of marriage – from youth to old age.

*donates telly to Martin*

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

 Brendan Courtney

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Masterchef’s Gregg Wallace will take us behind the scenes of one of the world’s most loved cooking shows as well as telling Ray about meeting wife number four on Twitter!

Brendan Courtney will tell Ray about hanging out with ministers Eoghan Murphy and Simon Harris; and he will also talk about his new RTÉ2 show This Crowded House which explores the issue of millennials stuck in the family nest due to the housing crisis.

Ray talks to swimmer Karen Leach about turning her life around after being abused by her former swimming coach, in what became one of the biggest scandals in Irish sporting history.

Meath woman Angela Scanlon will talk about the new series of BBC’s Robot Wars, and being a rising star in the UK.

Ray meets the Mayo teenagers Lisa Lavelle and Stephen Gallagher who went viral this week following an impromptu Irish dance performance at a cancer awareness event.

And which county will it be this week for Ray’s House Hunt, a game of memory, speed and stamina where one lucky viewer has the opportunity to win some cash, live on telly, from the comfort of their own home. If you want to play Ray’s House Hunt, e-mail Raydarcyshow@rte.ie

*punches own face*

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


Shay Given

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On the release of his autobiography “Any Given Saturday” Irish soccer legend Shay Given will join Ray on the show to take us behind the scenes of his goalkeeping career which has spanned three decades.

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Ray will share a TV screen with his old pal Dustin The Turkey on this Saturday’s show to take a trip down memory lane. And to celebrate we will be recreating the Den and are looking for Dustin fans or people who appeared on the Den get involved this Saturday night. Message from Dustin here.

Ireland’s Fittest Family coaches – camogie champion Anna Geary, Olympic athlete Derval O’Rourke and GAA legend Davy Fitzgerald – will discuss the fierce competition on the show and Ray will give them a taste of their own medicine by setting them a gruelling challenge of in studio.

Also appearing on the show will be seventeen year old Eimear O Tuathail. The talented songwriter’s dream came true when she was flown to Los Angeles to meet her idol, Ellen de Generes, last week.

*weeps softly*

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

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Simon Delaney

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Following his success on Celebrity MasterChef actor and presenter, Simon Delaney’s passion for cooking will be showcased on the show as he whips up tasty dishes and cocktails for Ray to sample. As well as sharing recipes from his book ‘Simply Simon’s The Diner Cookbook’ he will chat about his career and plans for the future.

Irish Snapchat star Paddy Smyth will join Ray to talk about dating with a disability. Born with Cerebral Palsy in his legs, Paddy documents his experiences online to show that having a disability should never be a barrier to living a full and fun-filled life.

Fresh from their gold medal win at the World Rowing Championships in Florida, Skibbereen rowers Mark O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll join us for their first TV interview after their biggest achievement yet.

And broadcaster and author Kathleen Watkins will join Ray on the couch. She’ll chat about the success of her book ‘Pigin’ and how she was inspired by her grandchildren’s imagination to create her fictional character.

*puts telly in oven at 150c*

The Ray D’Arcy Show  tomorrow at 9:35pm on RTÉ One.

Pic: Fran Veale

Markus Feehily

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Sinead Harrington writes:

Former Head Coach of the Irish Boxing Team Billy Walsh will join Ray for his first in-depth TV interview since his controversial resignation two years ago.

Singer and songwriter Markus Feehily will join Ray in studio to chat about the exciting news that he will support Mariah Carey during her 2017 Christmas tour later this year.

Following its popularity last year Good News is back and this time it’s Teresa Mannion who takes to the newsdesk to bring us some feel good news from all over the country

And Ray’s House hunt is back…the game of speed, memory and stamina that anyone can play for money from the comfort of their own home.

*punches own head with remote*

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

Pic: Sportsfile

David Hall

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Sinéad Harrington writes:

Newly crowned All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Champions, Dublin, will bring the Brendan Martin Cup into studio.

Ray will also be joined on the couch by Dublin star couple Niamh McEvoy and Dean Rock. Dean scored the winning point two weeks ago to clinch Dublin’s third consecutive All-Ireland title.

Controversial campaigner David Hall will chat to Ray about his new mortgage deal with AIB to help people who are in severe arrears and whose homes are on the verge of repossession. We will also be joined by people in the audience who will be affected by the new deal.

Actors Pauline McLynn and David Rawle have joined forces for the new kids comedy Drop Dead Weird

Aonghus McAnally will be about celebrating his close friend Christie Hennessy on his forthcoming tour.

*sells telly to vulture fund*

The Ray D’Arcy show at 10:05pm on RTÉ One.