Guests revealed for this week's Ray D'Arcy Show

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Guests revealed for this week's Ray D'Arcy Show

The return of the mischievous Podge & Rodge to Irish TV after an eight year hiatus is highly anticipated and the irreverent duo join Ray to introduce their new co-host, Doireann Garrihy.

Solo sailor Gregor McGuckin arrived home to a hero's welcome this week, after his attempt to become the first Irish man to sail non-stop around the world. He joins us to tell us about his journey, which ended when he lost both of his masts during a violent southern ocean storm.

Nine-year-old Lucy Harrington is one of Ireland's youngest award-winning sheep farmers and she joins Ray with her All-Ireland champion lambs and prize-winning hoggets.

Political stalwarts and former ministers Mary O'Rourke, Gemma Hussey and Niamh Bhreathnach join Ray to talk about claims of sexism in the Dáil and why only 19 of 200 senior ministers in Ireland have been women. All three feature in Martina's Fitzgerald's new book Madam Politician which made headlines this week when it emerged Charlie Haughey pulled on Gemma Hussey's bra strap during a Dáil debate.

And 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Dr. Edith Eger joins Ray to talk about how she learnt how to 'find joy within' after the horror of Auschwitz and to discuss her Irish number one selling book, The Choice.

There'll be music from Maria Byrne, with her stirring take of the Genesis classic, Follow You, Follow Me.