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Roy Keane

On The Late Late Show.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Roy Keane makes his eagerly anticipated return for an exclusive sit down chat with Ryan Tubridy. Roy’s companion will be an adorable Labrador puppy in training for Irish Guide Dogs….

In honour of Care Day, the world’s biggest celebration of children and young people with care experience, we will visit the remarkable stories of Ireland’s young people in foster care …

Following the tragic death of Love Island presenter Caroline Flack last weekend, RTÉ 2FM and Love Island Australia star Eoghan McDermott, will reflect on the woman he knew…

The Great House Revival presenter and architect Hugh Wallace will be here to give his radical solutions for Ireland’s housing crisis…

We’ll be taking a look at some rare and exclusive rock memorabilia with music historian Jeff Nolan.

Choice Music Prize nominee Mick Flannery will be in studio for a very special performance of single, Baby Talk, with Susan O’Neill.

Singer Lisa McHugh will perform her new single, The Scandal.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

Ryan Tubridy

On the Late Late Show

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

It’s that time of the year again when over 200 singletons put their hopeful hearts in Ryan Tubridy’s hands for The Late Late Show Valentine’s Special, this year aptly taking place tomorrow evening, Friday February 14.

Assisting Ryan will be a cast that includes former Wet Wet Wet front-man Marti Pellow

Eilish O’Carroll, star of Mrs Brown’s Boys, and her partner Marion O’Sullivan, will be among the couples joining Ryan for a special segment entitled Love Will Find A Way.

The inimitable Mary O’Rourke will be joined by Pat Spillane and Sharon Higgins to give their “Agony OAP” life advice to millennials in distress

The famed three-chair challenge also returns, sending some audience members on a romantic and luxurious date… to The Late Late Show greenroom.

The Late Late Show Valentine’s Special, RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

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Arlene Foster

On The Late Late Show.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

At 11pm tomorrow evening, the bell will toll on the UK’s membership of the EU, and Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster will be live in studio with Ryan.

Best-selling novelist Marian Keyes will be in here to discuss her latest work….

Tomi Reichental and Suzi Diamond, two holocaust survivors who went on to create lives for themselves in Dublin, will join Ryan to discuss their harrowing childhood concentration camp experiences…

This year marks 40 years since Johnny Logan‘s Eurovision glory with What’s Another Year, and  Johnny will be in studio to celebrate the milestone with a special performance of the song. Shay Healy, who penned the 1980 winning entry, will also be here and we will have music from Somebody’s Child.

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


Niall Horan

On The Late Late Show.

Jennefer O’Brien writes:

We pay tribute to the incredible patients, families and staff at CHI [Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital] at Crumlin in Dublin…

Sophie Barnes Aabo from November’s Late Late Toy Show, who brought the nation to tears speaking about her brother Cian, who is receiving treatment the children’s hospital, will be joining Ryan…

Munster rugby player Billy Holland and his wife Lanlih will also be on the show to speak about the tireless work of Crumlin’s medical teams when it came to treating to their baby daughter Emmeline

Niall Horan is back home in Ireland, and will be performing his hit single Nice To Meet Ya.

Actress Siobhán McSweeney, who plays consistently cynical nun, Sister Michael, in Derry Girls, will be joining Ryan in studio…

Sarah Corbett Lynch and her aunt Tracey Corbett Lynch will talk about the tragic loss of Sarah’s father and Tracey’s brother, Jason, and how, at just 13 years old, Sarah has penned her first book aimed at helping young people coping with grief.

Plus, singer Aoife Scott will give a special musical performance of Dublin Suanter.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

Drummer Pete Best was a member of The Beatles from 1960 to 1962

On The Late Late Show

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Meabh and Sebastian Quoirin will join Ryan to thank the Irish public for their continued support following the devastating death of their daughter Nóra during their family holiday in Malaysia last August

A former Ireland captain who has swapped his football boots for virtual ones, and is making waves as one of the best FIFA videogame players in the world, will be joining Ryan for a chat.

Alan Sugar won’t be mincing his words when it comes to his feelings on Jeremy Corbyn, and will discuss the calibre of aspiring Irish entrepreneurs he’s on the lookout for ahead of the next series of The Apprentice.

Pete Best, former drummer for The Beatles, will be in studio to discuss his early days as part of the group that went on to be the biggest band in the world…

When she appeared on The Late Late Show two weeks ago, Kathleen Keyes appealed to people all over Ireland to sign up for organ donation.Tomorrow we will meet some of the people who have benefited from the courageous decision to donate.

Limerick’s Hermitage Green will also be among the musical performances tomorrow evening.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

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Brenda Fricker as The Pigeon Lady in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

On The Late Late Show…

…Jennifer O’Brien writes:

We honour legendary Irish actress Brenda Fricker. A special segment of the show will look back on Brenda’s illustrious Hollywood career which has spanned six decades and included roles in titles from The Field and A Time To Kill, to Home Alone 2.

Outspoken Michelin-starred chef Richard Corrigan will tell viewers why he’s not letting Brexit get in the way of his ever-expanding restaurant business…

During tomorrow night’s show, we will also be remembering the late broadcaster Larry Gogan….

Becky Loftus Dore will speak to Ryan about her experience of being a surrogate mother for two friends who had struggled to conceive….

Chart-topping Irish band Kodaline will be in studio…and Stockton’s Wing will treat the audience and viewers at home to their ever popular number, Beautiful Affair.

This year’s Operation Transformation leaders will also be in studio.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.

Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese at a Brexit event in Dublin last March

On The Late Late Show

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Former President, Mary McAleese, will discuss adjusting to life as a civilian after the presidency, taking on the Catholic church, and give her views regarding Brexit and its potential impact on Northern Ireland…

Dermot Bannon will reveal the trials and tribulations involved in overseeing an extensive renovation to his own home…

Singer Nathan Carter, who celebrates 10 years in Ireland this month, will give a special performance alongside The High Kings

Actress Miriam Margoyles will be in studio to discuss her prolific career on stage and screen.

Kathleen Keyes from Bray, County Wicklow, made headlines in December when she penned a letter to The Irish Times marking the anniversary of the death of her last surviving child. She joins Ryan tomorrow evening to tell her remarkable story and discuss how she copes with the loss of her three children…

The Late Late Show  on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.


Shane MacGowan and Victoria Mary Clarke in 2007

On The Late Late Show.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

Comedian and actor Pat Shortt is in studio, making his way through the audience as his latest character.

With Christmas around the corner, Ryan will be speaking to a number of volunteers who have been working tirelessly with Ireland’s homeless over the past year…

Comedian Jason Byrne will also be joining us, giving his take on recent news stories and chatting about his series of children’s books.

The main event of the evening will see the good and the great of the Irish entertainment and music industry pay tribute to the legendary singer and songwriter Shane MacGowan.

Tipperary’s most famous son is in studio, performing a number of his best-known songs, including a very special rendition of the greatest of all modern-day Christmas songs, Fairytale of New York.

Over the course of a lively evening full of songs, chat and laughter, Glen Hansard and Lisa O’Neill pay tribute to Shane, joining his band for a stunning rendition of A Rainy Night in Soho.

Guests including Aidan Gillen, Patrick Bergin, Moya Brennan, Philomena Begley and Pat McCabe will join Ryan, Shane, and his wife Victoria Mary Clarke, discussing the writing of some of his best-known songs and the impact he and The Pogues have had on the Irish music industry.

Shane’s sister Siobhán MacGowan, journalist and musician, will also be chatting with Ryan. US politician Martin O’Malley has flown in for the evening, giving a hat-tip to Shane and the impact his music had on him as an Irish-American.

The Late Late Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm.


Des Bishop

On The Late Late Show.

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

With speculation over the identity of the remaining Dancing with the Stars hopefuls reaching fever-pitch, Ryan will be unveiling more contestants…

One of the most decorated GAA players of the modern game, Dublin star Michael Darragh MacAuley takes us behind the scenes and lifts the lid on Jim Gavin’s shock exit as Dublin manager…

Comedian Des Bishop will discuss his new show Mia Mamma, in which he explores grief and loss and learning to cope with the death of his mother earlier this year….

There will be brilliant live music from Jerry Fish, MayKay and Mike Denver….

On September 6 this year, 16-year-old Mia O’Neill took her life, devastating her family and friends. Her mum Aisling and grandad Willie join Ryan on Friday night to share Mia’s story and tell viewers why her death cannot go unnoticed.

Award-winning impersonator Oliver Callan will also be in studio to give the political and sporting week a kicking….

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

Ryan Tubridy with  children from the Spotlight stage school at the set reveal for The Late Late Toy Show 2019

On The Late Late Toy Show

Jennifer O’Brien writes:

RTÉ’s most closely-guarded secret was this morning unveiled by Ryan Tubridy ahead of tonight’s eagerly anticipated Late Late Toy Show.

The magical, mystical wonderland world of Frozen has been revealed as the inspiration behind this year’s show-stopping production, and Ryan said that his opening number is his “most outrageous” to date.

Over 200 children from all around the country will participate in the live production from RTÉ’s Studio 4 – as singers, performers and toy demonstrators.

Hundreds of toys have been tested and will feature throughout the live production, and, of course, there will be a special nod to the late Gay Byrne.

This year’s spectacular set is set to melt the coldest of hearts, and was created by the RTÉ production Design Department, led by Marcella Power. RTÉ’s Costume and Make-Up departments, with costume led by Brigette Horan, have also been busily prepping the cast ahead of Friday’s extravaganza.

The Late Late Toy Show on RTÉ One at 9.35pm


RTÉ Player action worldwide during the night.

A list of the toys featured will be available on the show’s website following broadcast.

Pics: Andres Poveda