Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Sunday 18th June


Dan Hegarty, presenter of The Alternative on 2FM and 2XM joins Brendan in studio.

Grenfell Tower Update

London Editor of The Irish Times, Denis Staunton joins Brendan on the phone to give an update on the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

DUP deal in Tory Government

Eamon Mallie joined Brendan O'Connor and the newspaper panel from Belfast to discuss the DUP deal in a Tory lead Government.

Newspaper Panel

John McGuinness, Fianna Fail TD Niamh Hourigan, Head of Sociology UCC Brian Hayes, Fine Gael MEP Dublin Nadine O'Regan, Arts and Books Editor, Sunday Business Post. Eoghan O'Neachtain, Director of Henegan PR & former Government Press Secretary.

Saturday 17th June

Hidden Beaches

Brendan is joined by blogger from - Sinead Fox.

Fleet: Car Rental

Maurice Sheehy talks to Brendan about his new car rental business: Fleet

Dads Who are Carers

Brendan is joined by Dads who are also carers - Damien Douglas, John O'Leary and Jerry Mulligan.

Mariella Frostrup

Mariella Frostrup joins Brendan to talk about her Dalkey Book Festival reading titled: Desire, the Kama Sutra and other stories.

Supergarden Winner

Supergarden winner Des Kingston joins Brendan in studio to talk about the journey that brought him to gardening.

Sunday 11th June

U2's Joshua Tree

Brendan is joined by musician Cait O'Riordan and writer, director & Horslips member Barry Devlin.

Jeremy Corbyn

The panel discuss the appeal of Jeremy Corbyn.

Ireland v Austria

RTÉ Soccer Correspondent Tony O'Donoghue joins Brendan in studio.

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The Panel: Dr. Pete Lunn - Behavioural Economist with ESRI, Gerard Craughwell - Independent Senator - Former President of TUI, Maura Conway - Prof. International Security – School of Law & Govt – DCU, Michael O'Regan - Parliamentary Correspondent - Irish Times & Gemma Hussey - Former Fine Gael Minister for Education

Saturday 10th June

Picnics for Grown Ups

Brendan is joined by co founder of Joe's & Alchemy Juice Company Domini Kemp.

Roaming Charges

Editor with Silicone Republic John Kennedy joins Brendan on the line to talk about a change to European roaming charges.


Brendan is joined by Michael Nugent, Ursula O'Reilly and Noreen Ardill who talk about life after losing their partners.

Arundhati Roy

Brendan is joined by author Arundhati Roy who talks about her new book: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson joins Brendan in studio to talk about his new film: Hampstead.

Sunday 4th June

Manchester Concert

Marian is joined by Darryl Morris who is a presenter with Manchester's Key 103. Marian is also joined by athlete and author David Gillick who talks about the Women's Mini Marathon.

London Terror

Marian is joined by Associate Editor of the Daily Mirror, Kevin Maguire and Dr. Orla Lynch - Lecturer in Criminology , UCC

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Ciaran Hancock - Business Editor, Irish Times, Ulick McEvaddy - Omega Air, Justine McCarthy - Pol Cor. Sunday Times, Eddie Molloy - Management Consultant & Camille Loftus - Social Policy Researcher. They are joined by Robert Wright - Financial Times & Elayne Devlin - Today with Sean O'Rourke who talk about the London attack.

Saturday 3rd June

Credit Card Rewards

David Kerr from joins Marian in studio.

Family Sun Holidays

Travel writer with the Irish Daily Mail and Jill Holtz from join Marian in studio.

Lovin More Than Dublin

Niall Harbison from 'The Lovin Media Group' joins Marian in studio.

New Fine Gael Leader

Marian is joined by Political Editor with the Times Ireland Edition, Niamh Lyons and Gary Murphy who is a Professor of Politics in DCU.

Remembering Maeve Binchy

It has been five years since the passing of Maeve Binchy. Her partner of 35 years, author Gordan Snell and theatre director of 'Minding Frankie' Peter Sheridan both join Marian in studio.

Sunday 28th May

Brexit Impact on Travel

Marian is joined by Eoghan Corry from Travel Extra.

The Garda Representative Association

John O'Keefe tells Marian why he has become a spokesperson for the GRA.

Manchester Update

Marian is joined by North of England correspondent with the Financial Times - Andy Bounds and Jen Dale - Faith producer with BBC Radio Manchester.

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The Panel: Yanis Varoufakis - Was Minister for Finance in Greece & Co Founder of DiEM25, Olivia Buckely - Communications Director, Irish Tax Institute, Alan Dukes - Was Leader of FG and former chairman of IBRC, Jennifer Kavanagh - Law Lecturer, Waterford Institute of Technology & Simon Carswell - Irish Times journalist

Saturday 27th May

Guns N' Roses at Slane

Son of Lord Henry Mountcharles, Alex Conyngham joins Marian on the line ahead of the long awaited return of Guns N' Roses to Slane Castle in Meath.

Retiring from the Bench

Marian is joined by Mister Justice Garrett Sheehan who talks about life as a judge and retirement.

Summer Reads

Marian is joined by author John Boyne and Books & Arts Editor with the Sunday Business Post Nadine O'Regan.

Manchester Bombing

Marian talks to poet Tony Walsh and Chief Executive of Trafford Council Theresa Grant.

Exiting NAMA

Property developer and author David Daly talks about his experiences with NAMA.

Sunday 21st May

Cold War Spy Stories

Declan Power Security and Defence Analyst

Protecting Your Privacy Online

Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor Irish and Sunday Independent

Enda Kenny

Tom Kelly Connaught Telegraph

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Sam Smyth

Saturday 20th May

Conor McPherson

Playwright and director Conor McPherson joins Marian in studio to talk about television and Bob Dylan.

Life After Abuse

Abuse survivor Stephen Kershaw joins Marian in studio.

Fine Gael Leadership

Marian is joined by Sarah Bardon from the Irish Times and long time friend of Enda Kenny - Maurice Manning.

Fergal Keane

BBC Special Correspondent Fergal Keane joins Marian from Wogan House in London.

Sunday 14th May


Chief film correspendent with the Irish Times Donald Clarke joins Marian to talk TV and Netflix.

Mandatory Pension Enrolment

Consumer and property columnist with the Independent and Herald, Sinead Ryan joins Marian in studio.

Brexit - Will Hutten

Observer columnist Will Hutten joins Marian on the line to talk about Brexit.

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Alan Barrett - Director, ESRI, Geraldine Kennedy - was editor of Irish Times, Gary Murphy - Professor of Politics, DCU, Katharine McGillicuddy - Barrister & Stephen O'Byrnes - MKC Communications. They are also joined by Marion McKeon - US Correspondent with the Sunday Business Post who talks’ about President Trump.

Saturday 13th May

Travelling Solo

Marian is joined by travel Editor with - Pol O'Conghaile, secondary school teacher - Sinead McKee and public relations executive Lisa Regan.

Eurovision Preview

Marty Whelan joins Marian on the line from Kiev in Ukraine.


CEO of the IDA Martin Shanahan join's Marian in studio.

The 1987 Murder of Nancy Smyth

Nancy Smyth's nephew Des Murphy joins Marian in studio.

Hilary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

Marian is joined by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes who talk about their book: 'Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign'.

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Presenter: Marian Finucane


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