Writer Eoin Colfer ‘Other teachers were literally punching people in the head and our dad was letting us hold a grenade’

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How do you put a soundtrack to your life? Do you gloss over the embarrassing bits and choose only the tracks you know will impress, or embrace the music you once loved that might raise eyebrows? Writer Eoin Colfer chose the latter when he joined Ray D’Arcy to talk about some major milestones in his life and the music that …

Comedian Aidan Comerford‘Sophie was diagnosed in September 2010. And 4 days later I was made redundant. It was my 34th birthday.’

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Writer-comedian Aidan Comerford found himself being a little too forthright one day when the doctor asked how he was. Joined by his wife, Martha on The Ray Darcy Show, he described the sequence of events that led to him publishing his memoir, Cornflakes For Dinner: How I found magic in a life turned upside-down. His answer to his doctor’s routine …

Living with HIV‘It’s not gone away. It’s still here…there are so many that are living in silence’

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Liz Martin was diagnosed with HIV in the early 90s following a relationship with a drug user. She appeared on the Ray Darcy Show to give an insight into living with HIV, the developments in treatment and the prejudice she still faces. At the time of Liz’s diagnosis, there was a lot of misinformation and scare-mongering surrounding HIV. As Liz …

Badly Drawn Boy‘We’re right in the eye of the storm in terms of everything that’s going on in the world’

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Badly Drawn Boy, a.k.a. Damon Gough, joined Ray in studio on The Ray Darcy Show to play some songs. Gough has been taking stock. He told Ray about raising a new baby (5-month-old Reuben, who was listening online) and the changes he has noticed since he had his first child, 16 years ago: “I didn’t have a mobile phone back …

Paul Galvin on testimonials‘It’s a dirty word, ‘money’, Ray. And there’s loads of it in the game.’

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Former Kerry footballer and clothing designer, Paul Galvin joined Ray Darcy to talk about his new clothing range, Shelby, and his support for his former team-mate, Colm “The Gooch” Cooper’s testimonial on The Ray Darcy Show. Galvin told Ray that his new clothing line was inspired by the television show, Peaky Blinders. Launching the range with a fashion show that …

Graham Linehan on TV‘5% of all content is good and the rest of it is trash.’

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In a changing media space, network television executives are trying desperately to stay ahead of the latest trends, as Netflix, Amazon and YouTube continue to pull people away from traditional TV. If you’re a TV executive wondering how you can get – or stay – ahead in this ever-evolving world of digital entertainment, you’ll take good advice from wherever you …

Trapped in the Private Rented Market‘It’s extremely precarious. It’s very dangerous for him, it’s very dangerous for me.’

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As usual, in the aftermath of the Budget, there was much analysis and discussion on the measures announced in the Dáil by Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe.  Although he was on-air between the News at One Budget Special and the Drivetime Budget Special on Tuesday, Ray D’Arcy decided not to analyse the budget itself, instead choosing to focus on the …

Mayo Woman on track to make Space History‘Hopefully someday soon I’ll be waving the Irish flag from space’

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Ray D’Arcy spoke to a Mayo woman with out-of-this-world dreams.  Dr Norah Patten of the International Space University has her eye on the prize when it comes to being the first Irish person in space.  After stumbling across NASA while on a family holiday at the age of eleven, Norah craved a piece of the interstellar action for herself.  “I …