Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    Sunday 29th November

    Book - Grandpa the Sniper

    The 1916 Centenary celebrations are upon us & many people are wondering about what their own families did during the Rising. Joining Marian in Studio is Frank Shouldice, who found out his grandfather was a sniper in 1916. His own father, also Frank aslo is in studio this morning.

    John Le Carré Biography

    Bestselling author John Le Carré has written number of titles including 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy' - 'The Spy Who Came In from The Cold' & joining Marian from the BBC in Bristol is Adam Sisman, who has written a book about John Le Carré.

    Ban on Abortion

    Panel discuss the issue of the 8th Amendment of the Constitution of Ireland.

    Syria Air Strikes

    David Cameron has made his case for airstrikes in Syria & next week the House of Commons will vote. Joining Marian from London is Chris Woods an investigative journalist who runs the website

    Sunday's Newspaper Panel

    Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health - Stephen Donnelly, Social Democrats TD for Wicklow/East Carlow - Derek Deane, IFA County Chairman for Carlow & former Deputy President - Catherine Heaney, Founder & Managing Dir of DHR Communications & Claire Mahon, President of the Irish Nursing & Midwives Organisation.

    Saturday 28th November

    Ask the Specialist - Skin and Hair

    Director of the 'Skin Sciences Centre' at the University of Bradford, Professor Desmond Tobin joins Marian in studio.

    Work Christmas Party Guidlines

    Organisational Psychologist Patricia Murphy joins Marian in studio to talk about the do's and don'ts of a work Christmas party.


    Pat Bergin who is Campus Manager at Oberstown House detention centre joins Marian in studio.

    Panic Attacks - Willie Penrose

    Labour Part TD Willie Penrose joins Marian on the line to talk about panic attacks.

    Returning Emigrants

    Marian is joined by Richard Donovan, Sarah Griffin, Karen O'Reilly and Ciara Kenny who have returned to Ireland and Ciara Kenny of the Irish Times who curates the section Generation Emigration.

    Crime Corridors - Paul Melia

    Environment Editor with the Irish Independent Paul Melia talks about access burglers have to rural Ireland through the motorway network.

    Sunday 22nd November

    France 2016

    Marian is joined by Ireland supporters Emmet Malone, Ger Keville, Niall Keaveney and travel operator Pat Dawson who talk about the upcoming European Championships in France.

    Black Mass

    Marian is joined by writer Dick Lehr who talks about his work on Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger.

    The Terrorist Mindset

    Professor of Psychology in TCD Ian Robertson joins Marian in studio.

    The Newspaper Panel - 221115

    The Panel: David McWilliams - Economist & Professor TCD Business School, Stephen McNamara - Communications Director,IRFU, Cathy Kelly - Author & UNICEF Ambassador, Susan Mitchell - Health Editor – Sunday Business Post, Colm Doyle - Retired Irish Army Colonel

    Saturday 21st November

    Ask the Specialist - Living a longer healtheir life

    Christine Loscher - Director, Health Technologies & the Healthy Ageing Society Hub, DCU joins Marian in studio.

    Conor Pope - Black Friday

    Consumer Affairs Correspondent with the Irish Times Conor Pope joins Marian to talk about Black Friday, online shopping and the changing face of retail.

    Kevin Dundon - Christmas Recipes

    Chef Kevin Dundon joins Marian in studio to talk about preparing and freezing food for Christmas.

    Paris Attacks

    Fergal Keane joins Marian in studio and Matthew Holehouse, Daily Telegraph's Brussels correspondent joins Marian on the line.

    Martin O'Neill

    Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill joins Marian on the line.

    Sunday 15th November

    Doping in Sport

    Marian is joined by Dr. Conor O'Brien and former Irish athlete Roisin McGettigan who has been upgraded to a bronze from the 2009 European Indoor Championships.

    The Newspaper Panel - 151115

    The Panel:Eoghan O’Neachtain-Director Henaghan Comms & Former Gov Press Secretary, Herve Amoric-France 24, Justine McCarthy-Sunday Times, Noel Whelan-Barrister & Irish Times Columnist,Michael Colgan-Artistic Director Gate Theatre,John O’Brien-Former Det. Chief Superintendent,Cormac Lucey-Financial Analyst

    Saturday 14th November

    Paris Attacks - Part 2

    Marian talks to: Comms Director with the IRFU Stephen McNamara, Helene Conway-Mouret - French Senator Socialist Party & former junior Minister for Foreign Affairs, Philip O’Connor on Closing of Borders in Swedan and Marian is also joined by Richie Sadlier and Tony O’Donohue who talk about the first leg of Irelands playoff against Bosnia.

    Paris Attacks - Part 1

    Marian talks to: Cormac Flynn who lives in Paris, Hazel Bergin - Stade De France Witness, Nora Hickey - Director Irish Cultural Centre Paris, Declan Power - Security Analyst, Helene Conway-Mouret & Dr. Vincent Durac - School of Politics & International Relations, UCD.

    Sunday 8th November

    No Ordinary Women

    Historian and curator Sinead McCoole joins Marian to talk about her book: No Ordinary Women - Irish Female Activists in the Revolutionary Years 1900 - 1923.

    Vatican Books

    Rome Correspondent with France 24 - Josephine McKenna joins Marian to talk about two books that are critical of Vatican expenditure

    Brexit - Edwina Currie

    Former Conservative MP and author Edwina Currie joins Marian on the line to talk Britain in Europe.

    The Newspaper Panel - 081115

    The Panel: Mark Hennessy - News Editor Irish Times, Alice Leahy - Director & Co Founder of Trust, Gavin Duffy - Businessman John Fitzgerald - Economist, Dr Illona Duffy -GP in Monaghan

    Saturday 7th November

    Ask the Specialist - Back Pain

    Chartered Physiotherapist Jenny Branigan joins Marian to talk about back pain.

    Oils - Paula Mee

    Nutritionist Paula Mee joins Marian to talk about the benefits of coconut and other oils.

    Paddy Moloney

    Paddy Moloney of the Chieftains joins Marian in studio.

    Fr. Brian D'Arcy

    Fr. Brian D'Arcy joins Marian for a chat and to talk about his new book: 'And Catch the Heart Off Guard'.

    Liz O'Donnell

    Former PD and current RSA Chairperson Liz O'Donnell joins Marian in studio.

    Sunday 1st November

    Refugees in Ireland

    Marian is joined by four people who know what life is like as a refugee.

    Guantanamo Prisoner Release

    Enda Brady of SKY News joins Marian on the line.

    Russian Plane Crash

    Consulting Editor with Flight Global David Learmount talks about the crash on the Sinai Peninsula.

    The Newspaper Panel 011115

    The Panel: Brendan Ogle - Co-Ordinator of the Right2Change + Unite, Frank Flannery - Former strategist/Fine Gael, Philip McCabe - Director MABS, Niamh Hourigan - Head Dept of Sociology UCC, Ged Nash - Minister of State with responsibility for Business & Employment

    Saturday 31st October

    Ask the Specialist - Fire Safety

    Marian is joined by fire fighter and paramedic with the Dublin Fire Brigade - Glen Ellis.

    Animal Attacks

    Marian is joined by people who have been attacked by animals.

    Dermot Bannon - Modular Houses

    Architect Dermot Bannon joins Marian to talk about the housing shortage and modular housing.

    Jim Sheridan

    Filmmaker Jim Sheridan joins Marian in studio.

    Overcoming the Odds - Mark Pollock

    Marian talks to Mark Pollock who is blind and a wheelchair user about overcoming the odds.

    Sunday 25th October


    Marian is joined by John Concannon - Director 2016 Centenary Programme, Eadaoin Ni Cleirigh - Richmond Barracks Inchicore, Emer Cheasty - County Carlow Youth Theatre, Barbara Collins - 6th Class Teacher St Brigid’s NS Kildare

    US Presidential Race - Eli Attie

    Marian is joined from America by former assistant to Bill Clinton and speech writer for Al Gore - Eli Attie. Eli talks about the US Presidential race and about his new book: “Brooklyn: A Personal Memoir by Truman Capote, With the Lost Photographs of David Attie”.

    Maureen O'Hara

    Dave Fanning joins Marian to talk about the death of Maureen O'Hara at the age of 95.

    Rugby World Cup Semi Final

    Former Irish Rugby Captain and manager Donal Lenihan joins Marian on the line to talk about the upcoming World Cup semi final between Argentina and Australia.

    The Newspaper Panel 251015

    The Panel: Gerard Howlin - Public Affairs Consultant & Columnist Irish Examiner, Fran Rooney - Practicing Barrister & former Chief Executive of the FAI, Suzanne Lynch - European Correspondent of the Irish Times, Eddie Molloy - Management Consultant + Chairman of Mental Health Reform and Betty Purcell - Author & Broadcaster

    Saturday 24th October

    Ask the Specialist - Winter Warming Food

    Marian is joined by Valarie O'Connor from Dublin Cookery School who talks about winter warming food.

    Fermentation - Valarie O'Connor

    Cookbook author and fermentation specialist Valarie O'Connor joins Marian from the Limerick studio.

    House Swapping

    Marian is joined by 'house swappers' Fiona Redden, Padraig O'Ceidigh, Hazel Hester and Anne Kennedy.

    Donal Lenihan - Rugby

    Donal Lenihan talks about the Rugby World Cup.

    Noel Dempsey

    Former Fianna Fail Minister Noel Dempsey joins Marian to talk about the crash and Templebar.

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