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Podge & Rodge and Doireann Garrihy

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Fergus McCormack writes:

The return of the mischievous Podge & Rodge to Irish TV after an eight year hiatus is highly anticipated and the irreverent duo join Ray to introduce their new co-host, Doireann Garrihy.

World solo sailor Gregor McGuckin arrived home to a hero’s welcome this week, joins us to tell us about his journey, which ended when he lost both of his masts during a violent southern ocean storm.

Nine-year-old Lucy Harrington is one of Ireland’s youngest award-winning sheep farmers and she joins Ray with her All-Ireland champion lambs and prize-winning hoggets.

Political stalwarts and former ministers Mary O’Rourke, Gemma Hussey and Niamh Bhreathnach join Ray to talk about claims of sexism in the Dáil

And 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Dr. Edith Eger joins Ray to talk about how she learnt how to ‘find joy within’ after the horror of Auschwit

There’ll be music from Maria Byrne, with her stirring take of the Genesis classic, Follow You, Follow Me…

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

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Samantha Markle

On The Ray D’Arcy Show….

Via RTÉ:

Samantha Markle (Meghan Markle‘s half sister) joins Ray this week to talk about growing up with the Duchess of Sussex, how a rift has grown between them

Louise O’Neill will tell Ray about her excitement at seeing the stage adaptation of her novel Asking For It at the Abbey Theatre next month…

…And it’s been a great year for Dancing With The Stars winner Jake Carter, who joins Ray to talk about finding love with pro dancer Karen Byrne and his debut Dublin show in Vicar Street this month.

*stares at drinks cabinet*

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

Stephen Rea (right) in Irish box office hit  ‘Black 47’

On The Ray D’Arcy Show


 Ray will be talking to  Oscar nominated actor Stephen Rea about his role in Black 47, the number one movie at the Irish box office, based on the darkest year of the Irish Famine.

In the run up to next week’s National Ploughing Championships in Offaly, Ray is joined by much loved double act, Marty Morrissey and Aine Lawlor.

Social activist and Senator Lynn Ruane reveals the intimate details of her new book, People Like Me – an inspirational memoir about family, class and identity.

Ray meets transgender actor Rebecca Root, the first trans actor to play a trans role in a professional Irish play and finds out more about her upcoming Hollywood roles, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Joaquin Phoenix.

And in studio with Ray is photographer Gerry Mooney, who got the royal seal of approval this week when his photograph of Meghan Markle, was personally chosen to be the Duchess’s birthday ‘Thank You’ card.

*begins personal RTÉ famine*

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

Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Anne Louise Foley writes:

Just hours after the most anticipated nuptials of the year, Ray D’Arcy will have Ireland’s first replica of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress live in studio. He will also be joined by design duo Brendan Courtney and Sonya Lennon to discuss the hits and misses of the Royal Wedding style.

Donncha O’Callaghan will chat to Ray about his decision to retire from rugby last month…

…Dubliner John Sheahan will blow out the candles on his 79th birthday cake! Joining in the celebrations will be Paddy Moloney, Declan O Rourke, Sharon Shannon and Ruaile Buaile for a good old session in the studio…

…Ray also meets Meath men Richard Thorpe and Barry Ardel who say they are helping solve the housing crisis with their €45,000 pods, complete with fully fitted kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom…

*begins sniffing glue*

The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ One at 10:30pm.

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David McWilliams

On The Ray D’Arcy Show

Anne Louise Foley writes:

Dublin GAA player Nicole Owens will talk to Ray about joining hundreds of thousands of people all over the country, to walk from darkness into light for Pieta House’s annual event.

David McWilliams will be talking about the inflated property market, going back to the boom times, and whether or not he thinks we’ll go bust.

Una Healy will drop by for a tune and a chat, and Ray will be linking up live to Lisbon to catch up with Ryan O’Shaughnessy on the cusp of his first Eurovision song contest (the semi final airs on RTÉ2 this Tuesday).

Also on the show is Keith Broni the world’s first emoji consultant, who helps companies navigate their way through a growing emoji minefield.

And Ray will be catching up with Derek Mooney on the eve of the Dawn Chorus and Nature Live on RTÉ One this Sunday…

*hides telly*

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

Vicki Phelan

On The Ray D’Arcy Show

Anne Louise Foley writes:

Ray talks to 43-year-old Limerick woman Vicky Phelan who dominated news headlines this week when she settled her High Court action against a US laboratory for €2.5 million. Vicky is currently terminally ill with cervical cancer following missed diagnosis in 2011.

Also on the show is best-selling author and raconteur Michael Harding who will be sharing his entertaining musings on Irish life.

Wedding Planner Peter Kelly aka Franc will be talking about his new series of Say Yes to the Dress on RTÉ2, offering his top tips on planning the perfect wedding…and sharing his predictions for the Royal Wedding.

And this week’s show will also feature a ‘Battle of the Brides‘ where two brides will go head to head in a bid to win their own honeymoon.

The Ray D’Arcy Show on RTÉ One at 10.05pm.

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Louis Walsh

On The Ray D’Arcy Show

Anne Louise Foley writes:

This Saturday night, the Emmy award-winning broadcaster behind 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy, Baz Ashmawy, will be joining Ray D’Arcy to share his thoughts on gambling ahead of his upcoming RTÉ One documentary All Bets are Off.

In a first for Irish television, Irish adult film star Theo Ford will talk about growing up in Waterford as part of a Quaker family…

Ireland’s favourite talent show judge Louis Walsh talks to Ray about the music that has influenced his life…

Auctioneer Ian Whyte and historian Conor Dodd showcase the contents of Kitty Kiernan’s vanity case offering a fascinating insight into her life.

*smashes auctioneer’s gavel over own head*

The Ray D’Arcy Show airs on RTÉ One at 9.50pm.

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

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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

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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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