Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    Sunday 22nd May


    Discussing the Vietnam War are lecturer in US Foreign Policy and History UCC, David Fitzgerald and veteren Sean Fleming who is from Kerry.

    Drone Strike - Declan Power

    Security and defense analyst Declan Power talks about the US drone strike that killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor

    Egypt Air Crash

    Consulting Editor with Flight Global, David Learmont joins the panel to talk about the Egypt air crash.

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    Prof. Alan Barrett - Director, ESRI, Evan Cullen - President of the Irish Airline Pilots Association, Michael O’Flynn - Managing Director O’Flynn Group, Grainne Healy - Former Co-Director of the Yes Equality Campaign & Theo Dorgan - Novelist & Poet

    Saturday 21st May

    Ask the Specialist - Adventure Holidays

    Roisin Finlay from Outsider Magazine joins Marian to talk about adventure holidays.

    Financial Advice - David Kerr

    David Kerr from joins Marian in studio.

    Food Travel

    Marian is joined by chef Catherine Fulvio, Evaleen Coyle of and food blogger Patrick Hanlon.

    Des Bishop

    Des Bishop joins Marian on the line from New York to talk about USA94 and family.

    Euro 2016 Security

    Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Charlie Flanagan joins Marian in studio to talk about security during Euro 2016 and former Irish International Paul McGrath joins the conversation down the line.

    Sunday 15th May

    North Korea

    Marian is joined by broadcaster Matt Cooper and Dr. Kevin Cawley who is director of The Irish Institute of Korean Studies at UCC.

    Euro2016 Security

    Marian is joined by Herve Amoric from France 24

    Dublin Gangland Culture and the Inner City

    Marian is joined by Councillor Gary Gannon who is from Dublin's North Inner City.

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    The Panel: Colm McCarthy - Economist, Cian O’Carroll - Solicitor Specialising in Medical Negligence, Fiach Kelly - Political Cor, Irish Times, Carol Hunt - Journalist with the Sunday Independent & Rory Hearne - Snr. Policy Analyst with independent think-tank ‘TASC’

    Saturday 14th May

    Ask the Specialist - Suitcase Packing

    Deirdre McQuillan, Fashion Editor with the Irish Times joins Marian with some hints and tricks for suitcase packing.

    Psychological Benefits of taking a Holiday

    Clinical Psychologist Maureen Gaffney joins Marian in studio.

    Gambling Addiction

    Galway hurler Davy Glennon joins Marian to talk about his gambling addiction and his upcoming walk in aid of the Cuan Mhuire rehabilitation centre.

    Health Insurance

    Dermot Goode from joins Marian to talk about health insurance.

    Shane Ross

    Newly appointed Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Shane Ross joins Marian in studio.

    Sunday 8th May

    The Psychology of Trump

    This week Ted Cruz pulled out of the US Presidential campaign, calling Donald Trump 'a bully' and 'a narcissist'. Professor of Psychology in Trinity College Dublin Ian Robertson, and Trump supporter John Steinberger discuss, along with Kate Anderson Brower who has written 'First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies'

    Urban Planning

    John Moran, former Secretary General, Dept of Finance, thinks we are approaching urban housing planning in totally the wrong way, that the concept of everyone having their own house and garden has to change

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    Today's panel to discuss the topics of the week are Finian McGrath, Independent TD and new Super Junior Minister; Stephen Kinsella, Senior Lecturer University of Limerick and columnist with Sunday Business Post; Norah Casey, Broadcaster and Publisher; Harry McGee, Political Correspondent, The Irish Times; Jack Chambers, FF TD for Dublin West.

    Saturday 7th May

    Ask the Specialist - Music Festivals

    Irish Times columnist Brian Boyd joins Brendan in studio.

    Neven Maguire

    Neven Maguire joins Brendan to talk about budget recipes.

    The Course of Love

    Author Alain de Botton joins Brendan to talk about marriage and long term love.

    My Money and Me

    Brendan is joined by broadcaster - Kathriona Devereux and Behavioural Economist - Dr. Pete Lunn.

    Joan Burton

    Brendan talks to Labour Leader Joan Burton.

    Sunday 1st May

    Rural Electrification

    Brian McMahon from the ESB Archives Project joins Marian in studio.

    Rural Broadband

    Marian is joined by Adrian Weckler-Technology Editor with The Irish Independent, Peter Casey-Founder & Executive Chairman Claddagh Resources and Sean Butler-Farmer & Business Owner, Tipperary

    Ken Livingstone & Brexit

    Sky News reporter Enda Brady joins Marian on the line to talk about Ken Livingstones Hitler comment and Brexit.

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    The Panel: Kevin Humphreys-Newly elected Senator & former Labour TD, John Duddy-President The Irish Medical Organisation, Sinead O’Carroll-News Editor, Philip McCabe-Director-MABS & the Citizens Information Centre, Monaghan and Gerard Howlin-Former Advisor to Fianna Fail & Columnist Irish Examiner

    Saturday 30th April

    Ask the Specialist - Garden Design

    Marian is joined by award winning garden designer Alan Rudden.

    Expensive Irish Mortgages

    Personal Finance Editor with the Irish Independent Charlie Weston joins Marian to talk about high mortgage rates.

    Darkness into Light

    Marian is joined by Joan Freeman who talks about 'Darkness into Light' which is a Pieta House initiative.

    Recommended Viewing

    Dave Fanning joins Marian to talk about TV and radio over the weekend.

    Once in a Lifetime Trips

    Marian is joined by former travel journalist Karen Creed, blogger with Sarah Slattery and Pater Murtagh who is a reporter with the Irish Times.

    Tom Vaughan Lawlor

    Actor Tom Vaughan Lawlor joins Marian to talk about 'Trial of the Century' and life after 'Nidge'.

    Sunday 24th April

    Advertising Slogans

    Michael Cullen from talks to Marian about advertising slogans.

    Anders Behring Breivik Appeal

    Marian talks to author Asne Sierstad about the Anders Behring Breivik appeal.

    Katherine McGillicuddy

    Katherine McGillycuddy talks to Marian about suspended sentences.

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    Eamon Dunphy, Pat Mangier, David McWilliams, Suzanne Kelly and John Mullins.

    Saturday 23rd April

    Ask the Specialist - Gluten Free Cooking

    Chef Gearoid Lynch who is a Coeliac joins Marian in studio to talk about gluten free cooking.

    Adult Hobbies

    David Fennell, Caroline Brady and Fiona Kennedy talk about their hobbies: colouring, Leggo and roller skating.

    Patrick Bergin

    Actor Patrick Bergin joins Marian to talk about life in Hollywood and his participation in the Centenary of 1916 by reading the Proclamation at the childhood home of Patrick Pearse.

    Lighthouse Holidays

    Marian is joined by Eimear Ni Mhathuna who is bainisteoir of Fanad Lighthouse and writer Henrietta McKervey who travelled around many of Ireland and Britain's lighthouses.

    Dermot Ahern

    Former Fianna Fail Minister Dermot Ahern joins Marian in studio.

    Sunday 17th April

    Dublin Strolls

    Guidebook Publishers Audrey and Gregory Bracken talk about their new book: Dublin Strolls: Exploring Dublin's Architectural Treasures.

    Queen Elizabeth at 90

    Royal commentator Jennie Bond joins Marian on the line.

    Brexit & Irish Business

    Marian is joined by Richard Corrigan - chef and restaurateur, Larry Murrin - CEO of Dawn Farm Foods, Nicola Byrne - CEO Cloud90 and Martin McVicker - Founder of Combilift.

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    The Panel: John O’Brien - Former Detective Chief Superintendent & National Head of Interpol, Julie O’Neill - Former Secretary-General at the Department of Transport, Eamon Ryan - Leader of the Green Party & TD for Dublin Bay South, Katherine Zippone - Ind TD Dublin South West & Ciaran Mac an Bhaird - Lecturer Economics & Finance DCU

    Saturday 16th April

    Ask the Specialist - Weight Loss

    Personal Trainer and Coach Helen Walsh talks about losing some weight for the Summer.

    Leonardo Da Vinci Drawings

    Marian talks to Ann Hodge, who is a curator in the National Gallery about the upcoming exhibition of Leonardo Da Vinci drawings.

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