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Top: John Bercow, Speaker of the UK House of Commons

On The Late Late Show…

…Maureen Catterson writes:

The Late Late Show will honour Brendan O’Carroll  with a performance from Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Musical.

Joe Duffy and co-writer Freya McClemence will join Ryan to talk about some of the often forgotten tragedies from Northern Ireland, those of the innocent children killed in conflict,

Order, order! The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, has become a global phenomenon.  he will be swapping the Speaker’s chair for The Late Late Show couch, in his first ever Irish interview…

As Ireland enter the final stages of preparations for Saturday’s clash against Samoa in Japan, former Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip will chat to Ryan about what it’s really like inside a Joe Schmidt World Cup squad…

Bernard O’Shea will discuss masculinity, marriage all in his new book, My Wife is Married to a Feckin’ Eejit,..

And singer Sibeal Ni Chasaide performs The Beatles’ Blackbird…

The Late Late Show at 9:35pm on RTÉ One.

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Richie Sadlier

On The Late Late Show

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

It has been over two months since his phenomenal win at the British Open, and tomorrow night, Ryan will catch up with golfer Shane Lowry to see how life has changed for the Offaly man…

Jeffrey Archer joins Ryan in studio to chat about why, at the age of 79, he has no intention of putting down the pen…

Former Ireland International and RTÉ soccer analyst Richie Sadlier will be in studio to discuss a very personal story for the first time….

Twenty-five years since Riverdance debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest at The Point Theatre in Dublin, Ryan will be speaking to show dancers from down the years…

Limerick native Jean Tierney captured the hearts of the nation when she told her story on Operation Transformation earlier this year… Jean will be in studio to share some news with us all….

And D.Cullen performs his new single for the first time …

*begins 48 hour unnecessary journey*

The Late Late Show at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

Screenshot: RTÉ

Tommy Tiernan in Dark Lies The Island

On The Late Late Show.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Two powerhouses of Irish comedy, Pat Shortt and Tommy Tiernan, will chat to Ryan about joining forces for the gritty black comedy Dark Lies the Island

Rising star of the airwaves and of screen, Doireann Garrihy will discuss the biggest year of her career to date

Former Irish football international Kevin Kilbane will be in studio to discuss among other things, feeling Irish whilst living in Britain in the Brexit era…

A special performance from Moya Brennan, along with the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, ahead of receiving her Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards.

There will also be a debut performance of the new single from Hudson Taylor.

The Late Late Show at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

Dublin Football legend Barney Rock (left) and his son Dean

On The Late Late Show

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Laura Madden, the Monaghan-born former Miramax employee, who was one of the first women to go public with allegations of sexual abuse against film producer Harvey Weinstein, joins Ryan to discuss her experiences working with him in the early 1990s.

In celebration of the Dublin Senior Footballers’ 5-in-a-row, Dean Rock and his father Barney Rock, a former Dublin player, will be in studio,…while rugby legend Shane Byrne helps us kick off the Rugby World Cup, Japanese style.

Popular TV chef Donal Skehan is on hand to discuss life in LA and raising his family there

The finalists of the Farm Heroes Awards will tell their stories,…

Phil Coulter, son of Derry, will give his thoughts on the future of Northern Ireland…

A musical performance from English singer-songwriter Freya Ridings, who will sing Castles.

Plus…they are the most sought-after tickets of the year, and we have a pair up for grabs for The Late Late Toy Show…

*cancels ‘no-hard drink September’*

The Late Late Show at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

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The Late Late Show’s’ iconic owl’ returns tomorrow


On The Late Late Show

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

From the off this Friday night there’s a familiar face back at The Late Late Show, with the return of the iconic flying owl, swooping across screens, and the original theme tune music along with Ireland’s most famous introduction, “To whom it concerns…”

Also, when Limerick woman Vicky Phelan got the shocking news that she had just 12 months to live, she had no idea that the subsequent year would see her take on the Government and medical establishment and win. Vicky joins Ryan on Friday night to share the extraordinary story of her life….

Former Liverpool and England legend Michael Owen will join us to talk about the goal that changed his life…

Dermot Bannon and Diarmuid Gavin, Ireland’s latest double act, will be talking about collaborating on Room to Improve…

Cork comedian Maeve Higgins jets in from New York…

Music’s hottest property Dermot Kennedy performs his massive hit ‘Outnumbered’, and the legendary Christy Dignam will sing a classic, and also chat with Ryan about his life and times.

*aims shotgun at owl*

The Late Late Show at 9.35pm on RTÉ One

Pic: RTÉ

Late Late host Ryan Tubridy will go tie-less tomorrow night

The Late Late Show returns for its 58th season.

With no tie and a new chair!

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Star of summer series Love Island, Longford’s own Maura Higgins, will be telling Ryan about her meteoric rise to fame following her stint on the show.

Sinéad O’Connor is in studio to perform two songs, including Pogues’ hit Rainy Night in Soho and one other extremely special number. S

Aisling Bea is currently starring in her own comedy series on Channel 4,This Way Up, which she has also written and co-produced. Aisling will be chatting to Ryan…

Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi, who achieved mainstream success this year, performs his summer hit Someone You Loved…

The first episode of his new RTÉ One series The Keith Barry Experience aired this week, and magician Keith Barry will be in studio and messing with the minds of our guests.

Ahead of the first night, Ryan Tubridy said: “There are also going to be lots of little changes, from the loss of the tie, to a brand new chair and lots more besides, you will have to tune in to find out.”.

*kicks telly*

The Late Late Show, Friday, September 6 at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.

Pic: RTÉ

Jackie Healy Rae

On the final The Late Late Show of the season.

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

Brothers Patrick and John Collison conquered Silicon Valley, having built their online payments software firm Stripe from a few lines of code to a company that’s now worth $22 billion. They’ll be chatting about how they did it…

Michael Healy-Rae, Danny Healy-Rae, Johnny Healy-Rae, Maura Healy-Rae and Jackie Healy-Rae Jr will be in studio to discuss the modern political dynasty started by Jackie Healy-Rae…

The Late Late Show will celebrate the life of the late Laura Brennan, with Laura’s familymum Bernie, dad Larry and brothers Colin, Fergal and Kevin – joining Ryan to talk about their loss and the impact that Laura had on those who loved her and on the country.

Oliver Callan swings by to give us his take on the week in politics and his recent dinner date with members of the Royal family.

We’ll be revealing the winner of the Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song competition and Luka Bloom will be performing the winning tune.

Plus music from The Waterboys, and one lucky member of the studio audience will be going home with a brand new Renault.

The Late Late Show tomorrow at 9.35pm on RTÉ One.



Roz Purcell

On The Late Late Show.

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

Following 30 years in Toronto, tenor Colm Wilkinson is back on home soil and joins host Ryan Tubridy to take a look back at his glistening career, as well as treating us to a song.

After weeks of canvassing and debate, the RTÉ/TG4 Exit Poll results will be announced live in studio following the close of polls by David McCullagh and Páidí Ó Lionaird

Author and influencer Roz Purcell spent years basing her self-worth on how much she weighed, but it took her sister Rachel to be diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia for her outlook to change. Roz and Rachel join Ryan to discuss the events that led to this realisation…

Following his retirement from club and international football back in March, former Ireland player Jonathan Walters joins Ryan to chat about how the death of his mother at a young age had such an influence on his career…

Inter-county referee David Gough is the only openly gay referee working with the GAA, and David joins Ryan to discuss what it was like to come out in the sporting world…

Music will be from The Coronas and Ryan will be chatting with Danny from the band about their new single and upcoming tour of Ireland.

The Late Late Show, on RTÉ One tomorrow at 9.35pm.


John Sheahan

On The Late Late Show...

Sara Whiteacre writes:

With more than a half-century of performing experience under his belt, John Sheahan is one of Ireland’s most recognisable and most loved folk musicians.

To celebrate his 80th birthday, John will join host Ryan Tubridy and some familiar faces for chats and tunes, including Declan O’Rourke, Damien Dempsey, Ralph McTell, Phelim Drew, as well as Steve Wickham, Zoe Conway, Máire Breatnach and Colm Mac Con Iomaire.

Nine-time Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March of last year and, following medical advice, announced his retirement earlier this month. Pat joins Ryan to discuss how it felt to come to that decision, and what the future holds.

Three of the leading lights of the Irish crime fiction scene – internationally successful authors Liz Nugent, Jo Spain and Patricia Gibney – will join Ryan to discuss how they started writing, the secrets to their success and why people are so fascinated with the world of crime.

Over the years, Anne Randolph has been a constant support for her goalkeeper son Darren, who plays for both Middlesbrough and Ireland, but now she’s stepping in to the limelight to pursue a career as a singer.

…music will be from Soda Blonde, a new band from four of the five members of Little Green Cars.

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One at 9.35pm.


Bobby Ryan’s children Robert and Michelle outside the Criminal Courts of Justice following the conviction of their father’s killer

On The Late Late Show.

Sarah Whiteacre writes:

Bobby Ryan’s children Michelle and Robert will join host Ryan Tubridy to speak about their father and the sentencing of Patrick Quirke….

Chart-topping band Kodaline will be in studio for a chat ahead of their Dublin shows later this month, and they’ll also perform their hit single ‘Brother’.

In her new book Can I Say No?, Stefanie Preissner explores why simply saying ‘no’ is such a difficult thing to do. Stefanie joins Ryan to discuss how we’ve lost the ability to say no…

With just under a month to go until the Leaving Certificate begins, Ryan will catch up with 6 students from around the country who are currently preparing for the exams…

We’ll also have the first Late Late Show birth as we meet the robot being used to teach medical students about the process of having a baby…and music will be from SYML.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.