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 …

Beyond the Sky ‘With anything to do with science… no matter where you pitch it, you’ll undershoot someone or overshoot someone.’

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He is, of course, primarily known as a comedian, but Irishman Dara Ó Briain is also something of a maths and science buff. He studied maths and theoretical physics at university. He’s met Stephen Hawking, he’s made science programmes with Professor Brian Cox. He’s quite clever, don’t you know. And now he’s written an astronomy-focused book for children, called Beyond …

Sleep Well?Michael Murphy: ‘The dream is pointing you towards the truth all the time.’

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Psychoanalyst and broadcaster Michael Murphy has released a book for anybody who has ever woken up in a cold sweat dreaming they were running naked through O’Connell Street.  Michael Murphy’s Book of Dreams: Unlock the Hidden Meaning of your Dreams takes some of the most common dream tropes and deciphers their messages.  First of all though, Ray D’Arcy is curious …

Living with PKU‘I’ve wrestled her as a toddler for a chicken cube that fell under the table.’

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Every baby born in Ireland gets a heel prick test within the first five to seven days. As parents of new-borns know, it’s not a happy occasion, but it is vital as it tests for a variety of illnesses and conditions. When her daughter Maria was ten days old, Bernadette Gilroy got a call from the maternity ward in Sligo …