“Physically after the last one I decided that you have to have a point where you self-preserve.”

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Dr Sarah-Anne Buckley explained to Ray D’Arcy today why she chose to voice some of her most personal thoughts in public, charting the course of events she and her husband have followed over a two-year period.  Sarah-Anne recently wrote a piece in The Irish Times about living with the loss of successive miscarriages and the arc of the emotional journey: “Getting upset is …

Wonder Walls“I am lucky that I get to create work that brings that conversation to people in an important and sometimes, in a beautiful way.”

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Ray D’Arcy spoke to street artist Joe Caslin ahead of the broadcast of a new documentary on RTÉ2, Wonder Walls: The Story of Irish Street Art. Joe is one of the people whose work has been shaping the debate and conversation  on some of the big social issues of recent times. Joe filled Ray in on his background. He studied glass-blowing, but …

Cervical Check“I didn’t want to go on national television and tell the women of Ireland that I’ve no confidence in this report, but I couldn’t stand behind it either and tell them I have faith in it.”

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Cervical cancer survivor and patient advocate Lorraine Walsh spoke with Ray D’Arcy on Wednesday afternoon via the RTÉ Galway studio. On the day before, Lorraine announced her resignation as one of the patient representatives on the Cervical Check Steering committee. She told Ray how she was feeling 24 hours later: “I’m heartbroken, Ray. To be quite honest with you, I didn’t want …

Mary Crosby“David was a little nervous and dad was a little weary. Then they started talking music and you could just see them both just relax, because it was about the music.”

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David Bowie turned up with a full face of make-up to a recording with the famously conservative Bing Crosby and the two of them got on brilliantly. Bowie wasn’t all that keen at first, but the Thin White Duke and the man known to his German fans as ‘Der Bingle’ quickly found common ground. That’s according to Mary Crosby, Bing’s …

Statia's Snaps“Statia inadvertently, without knowing, ran a youth club before the term was ever coined.”

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Eating a bag of crisps and drinking Coke from a glass bottle down the local pool hall sounds like paradise to Ray D’Arcy. Or so he told Wexford man Shane Mc Donald as they basked in a wave of nostalgia brought on by Shane’s stories of his home village of Raheen and the legendary Statia Murphy. Statia was the local …

The Fregoli Heart Project

The Fregoli Heart Project“It was like an antidote to all the hate press, all the stuff about borders and differences.”

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At 91 Burt Bacharach is still performing live and still closing his shows by singing, “What the world needs now, is love sweet love, it’s the only thing that there’s just too little of”. Over half a century after this hit song was written, its sentiment sadly holds true. Galway based theatre company, Fregoli clearly feel it too and have decided …

Ray D'Arcy and Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer“I find that if I’m doing a project with someone else, I’m able to enjoy it, I can actually appreciate it, because I’m not completely responsible for it.”

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Eoin Colfer is a busy man. He’s got books, shows, musicals and movies on the go at the moment, but thankfully took time to join Ray D’Arcy live in studio to talk about ‘Artemis Fowl’ spin-off ‘The Fowl Twins’. Myles and Beckett (named after two of Colfer’s Irish literary heroes) came into the world as non-identical, conjoined twins. Myles is …

Baby sleep advice from Erica Hargaden

Baby Sleep Expert“Wake a baby every morning at 7 o’clock.”

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If you’re the sleep-deprived parent of a wee baby, chances are you’ve begged, bargained and beseeched your baby. Please. Just. Go. To. Sleep. Certified Child Sleep Consultant, Erica Hargaden has been there. She joined Brenda Donohue on The Ray D’Arcy Show to share her top tips for helping your baby to get to sleep – and stay asleep. Erica had …