Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Sunday 21st August

Rio 2016

Brendan is joined by John Murray in studio and David Gillick in Rio.

Alison Canavan

Brendan talks to model Alison Canavan about her struggle with alcoholism.

The Obama Playlist

Jim Lockhart joins Brendan to talk about Barack Obama's recently released Spotify playlists.

The Newspaper Panel 210816

Sarah Bardon - Political Reporter The Irish Times, Aileen Hickie - Barrister, Gerard Howlin - Public Affairs Consultant & Examiner Columnist, John O’Brien - Former Detective Superintendent & National Head of Europol, Tom McGurk - Sunday Business Post & Broadcaster & Julie O’Neill - Former Secretary-General at the Dept. of Transport

Saturday 20th August


Brendan is joined by psychotherapist Anne Marie Tool, journalist Stephanie Costello and Stephen Bell who is director of Bell Lane Coffee in Mullingar.

Mike Gibney - Obesity

Emeritus Professor of Food & Health in UCD, Mike Gibney joins Brendan in studio to talk about his new book: Ever Seen a Fat Fox? Human Obesity Explored.

Majorca Murder

Retired detective Gerry O'Carroll joins Brendan on the line to talk about the murder of Trevor O'Neill in Majorca.

Pat Hickey - Rio2016

Brendan is joined in studio by Political Editor with the Irish Examiner Daniel McConnell and on the line from Rio by RTÉ's Philip Bromwell.

Alastair Campbell

Former Labour Party press secretary Alastair Campbell joins Brendan to talk about his recently deceased brother Donal who lived with schizophrenia.


Pat Shortt and writer Gerard Barrett join Brendan in studio to talk about their new TV3 series Smalltown.

Syria - Lord Henry Mount Charles

Lord Henry Mount Charles joins Brendan to talk about the war in Syria.

Pat Hickey Full Interview - October 2009

Pat Hickey talks to Marian in 2009 about receiving France’s highest decoration, the Legion d’Honneur.

Sunday 14th August

Rio 2016

Brendan is joined by John Murray in studio and David Gillick from Rio.

Cyber Security

President of the International Cyber Threat TaSK Force, Paul C. Dwyer joins Brendan in studio.

Anti Trump Letter

Mike Green from the Centre of Strategic & International Studies in Washington joins Brendan on the line.

The Newspaper Panel 140816

The Panel: Noel Rock TD - Fine Gael Dublin North West, Aodhan O’Riordain - Senator & former Labour Minister for State, Alison O’Connor - Political Commentator, Irish Examiner, Prof. Michael O’Keefe - Consultant Ophthalmologist - Mater Hospital & Norah Casey - Broadcaster & Publisher

Saturday 13th August


Brendan is joined by podcast enthusiast Ciara O'Connor Walsh and reporter and podcaster Liam Geraghty.

Ask the Specialist - Salads

Domini Kemp joins Brendan to talk about salads.

Difficult Conversations

Clinical Psychologist Rosaleen McElvaney joins Brendan to talk about having difficult conversations with children.

Giving to Charity

Sally Anne Clarke joins Brendan in studio to talk about giving to charity.

Sports Supplements

Head of Nutrition at the IRFU Ruth Wood Martin joins Brendan on the line to talk about sports supplements.

Averil Power

Brendan talks to Averil Power about life after politics and her new role as CEO of the Asthma Society of Ireland.

Rio 2016: The O'Donovan Brothers

Brendan talks to brothers Gary and Paul about winning silver medals in Rio.

Sunday 7th August

The Olympics

Marian is joined by John Murray who talks about the Olympics.

The Killings of Tony Blair

Former Respect MP George Galloway joins Marian on the line to talk about his new documentary on Tony Blair.

The Newspaper Panel 070816

The Panel: Pat Rabbitte - Former Labour Party Leader, Sarah McDonald - Freelance journalist with Irish Independent & The Tablet, Declan Power - Security & Defence Analyst, Niamh Hourigan - Head of Dept of Sociology, UCC & Fr Tony Flannery - Redemptorist

Saturday 6th August

Trashy TV

Marian is joined by Dr Finola Doyle - broadcast historian in UCC and Brian Lloyd from

Retiring Abroad

Managing director of Retirement & Life Planning, Patrick Murphy joins Marian in studio.

Dental Floss

Marian is joined by Periondontist Paul Quinlan who talks about dental floss.

Brendan Purcell

Marian is joined from Sydney by Brendan Purcell - Adjunct Professor in Philosophy at Notre Dame University, Sydney.

Rio 2016

Marian is joined from Brazil by Des Cahill and Sinead O'Carroll from and in studio Irish boxer and RTE pundit Kellie Harrington.

France Fire

Marian is joined by Paris based journalist Peter Allen

Priesthood Panel

Marian is joined by Fr Jason Murphy Diocese of Kilmore in Cavan, Fr Michael Cusack - Rector-St Josephs Redemptorist Community, Dundalk and Fr Paul Dempsey from Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Sunday 31st July

Islamic Terrorism

Assistant Professor of Islamic Civilisation TCD, Dr. Roja Fazaeli joins Marian in studio.

Hilary and Donald

Marian is joined by Nancy Soderberg Former Deputy National Security Advisor to Bill Clinton, Richard Downs - Primetime Reporter & Former RTÉ US Correspondent and Tom Foreman - Author & Host of CNN’s ‘Reality Check'

The Newspaper Panel 310716

The Panel: Alex White - Barrister & former Minister for Communications Energy & Natural Resources, Lisa Chambers - Fianna Fail TD Mayo, Larry Donnelly - Law Lecturer NUIG & Democratic Supporter, Cormac Lucey - Columnist with the Sunday Times & Frank Flannery - Consultant & former strategist with Fine Gael

Saturday 30th July

Ask the Specialist - Car Hire

Motoring journalist Michael Sheridan joins Marian in studio.

Weekend Breaks & Last Minute Deals

Sarah Slattery of joins Marian in studio.

Neven Maguire - Summer Dishes & Salads

Neven joins Marian with some seasonal recipes.

Gerard Hartmann - Rio 2016

Gerard Hartmann has worked with British and Irish teams at every Olympics since 1992. He is not going to Rio 2016. He joins Marian to explain why.

Helen Dillon

World renowned gardener Helen Dillon joins Marian in studio.

Sunday 24th July


Declan Lynch of the Sunday Independent discusses Tony Schwartz, who was the ghostwriter for Trump's memoir, 'Art of the Deal'.

Developments in Turkey

Aengus Collins, Country Forecast Director, Economist Intelligence Unit, speaks about the developments in Turkey following the first coup attempt in Turkey.

Trump and The Republic Convention

Áine speaks with journalist Lise Hand who was just back from the Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio and with Trump supporter and Chair of the Charleston County Republican Party, South Carolina, John Steinberger.

Newspaper Panel

Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Social Protection, Nicholas Kearns, Former President of the High Court, John Fitzgerald, Adjunct Professor of Economics TCD & formerly of ESRI, Mary Lou McDonald TD, Deputy Leader, Sinn Féin, Niamh Randall, Head of Policy and Communications, Simon Community.

Saturday 23rd July

Ask the Specialist - Improving Brain Power

President of the Irish Medical Organisation & Neurosurgery Specialist Registrar in Cork University Hospital Dr John Duddy joins Aine in studio.

Art Galleries Abroad

Aine talks to director of the Hugh Lane Gallery, Barbara Dawson and Anne Hedge who is the curator of print and drawings at the National Gallery.


Editor of Travel Extra Eoghan Corry joins Aine to talk about travel.

Gloria Steinem

Aine talks to feminist writer and commentator Gloria Steinem.

David Hall

David Hall joins Aine to talk about about his experience as interim CEO of Console.

Munich Shooting

JP Schluter of Munich Public Radio talks to Aine about the Munich shooting.

Sunday 17th July

Olympics - Rio 2016

Marian is joined in studio by Irish sprinter David Gillick and on the phone from Brazil by Tom Hennigan from the Irish Times.

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