Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    Sunday 20th April

    1916 Part 3

    Eoin Sweeney with extra material recorded after the show.

    1916 Part 2

    Marian is joined by Dr. Brian Hughes and Eoin Sweeney.

    1916 Part One

    Marian is joined on the line by Joe Duffy and in studio by Eunan O'Halpin and Lorcan Collins.

    Newspaper Panel

    Today's Panel: Niall Harbison - Digital Entrepreneur, start up mentor and investor, Philip McCabe - Manager Citizens Information Service Co Monaghan, Noirin Hegarty - Managing destination editor with Lonely planet & Former Editor of the Sunday Tribune, Jim Power - Economist, Sinead O’Carroll - The

    Saturday 19th April

    Ted Talks

    Rowan Manhan, Patrick Kinsella and Roddy Flynn discuss Ted Talks.

    South Korea Ferry Sinking

    John Power joins Marian from South Korea with the latest on the ferry disaster.

    Charlie Bird

    Charlie Bird joins Marian to talk about his recent trip to the Arctic.

    The Wolfe Tones

    The Wolf Tones join Marian in studio to talk about 50 years on the road.

    Saturday 12th April

    Planning Ahead for Easter

    Mark Graham and John O'Dwyer joins Aine to talk about festivals and walks.

    Des Bishop in China

    Des Bishop joins Aine to talk about his trip to China and learning Mandarin.

    Poems that Make Grown Men Cry

    Radio producer and member of Horslips Jim Lockhart along with former rugby player Brent Pope join Aine to talk about a new anthology - Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

    First Lady Fashion

    Designer Paul Costello and fashion writer Nicole Mary Kelby join Aine to talk about the importance of fashion for a 'first lady'.

    Pressurised Jobs

    Bomb disposal expert 'James', air traffic controller Gwen Morgan and fire fighter Glen Ellis join Aine to talk about their jobs.

    Heartbleed Bug

    Alex French director at Bitbuzz joins Aine to talk about the 'Heartbleed Bug'.

    The State Visit

    Fergal Keane of RTÉ & Philip Nolan of the Irish Daily Mail join Aine to talk about their experience of President Michael D. Higgins state visit to Britain

    Sunday 6th April

    President Jimmy Carter

    Former President of the United Sates of America Jimmy Carter joins Marian on the line.

    UK Sate Visit

    John Bowman joins Marian to talk about the state visit to the UK by President Michael D. Higgins.

    The Newspaper Panel

    Peter McKenna - Commercial and stadium Director GAA, Fiona Looney - Mail on Sunday Columnist, Playwright & Creator Celebrity Bainisteoir, Mary Hanafin - Former F.F. Minister for Education, Declan Power - Security analyst, Mick O’Keefe - MD Pembroke Comm & Ex Dublin Footballer, Mark Duncan - Co author The GAA: A Peoples History & GAA Member

    Saturday 5th April

    Conscious Uncoupling

    Psychologist and couples therapist Colm O'Connor on Gwyneth Paltrow and 'conscious uncoupling'.

    Energy Price Deals

    David Kerr from on price deals with energy providers.


    Alison O'Reilly, Rosita Boland, Abigail Rieley and Beth Merriman join Marian to talk about the processes and problems involved with adoption.

    Men Losing Weight

    Labour TD Willie Penrose and 'Dragon' Gavin Duffy discuss their success in losing weight.

    GAA SKY Coverage Deal

    Radio broadcaster and former Kerry footballer Weeshie Fogarty and Irish Daily Mail journalist Philip Nolan join Marian to talk about the GAA deal with Sky Sports to cover some of this year's All Ireland Championship.

    Rising Rent

    Nuacht journalist Caoimhe Ní Laighin joins Marian to talk about the problem of a rising rental market in Dublin.

    Sunday 30th March

    Memorable Mothers from the Movies

    Editor of the Irish Independents Health and Living section Yvonne Hogan joins Marian to talk about memorable mothers from the movies.

    Pressures of 24 Hour News

    Online media analyst Stephen O'Leary joins Marian to talk about the pressure to fill 24 hour news channells and how it affects journalism.

    President Higgins State Visit

    Philip King talks about President Michael D. Higgins State visit to Britain and the relationship between Ireland and our closest neighbours.

    The Newsapaper Panel

    The Panel: James MacGuill – MacGuill & Co. Solicitors Harry McGee – Political Correspondent with the Irish Times, Richard Moore – former advisor to Dermot Ahern, Catherine McGuinness - Retired Judge and former Senator, Paul Williams – Special Correspondent with the Irish Independent

    Saturday 29th March


    Marian talks to Siobhan McGinty about Irish dancing, Chris O'Reilly - ballroom dancing and Ingrid Nachstern about ballet.

    Cumman na mBan

    Kay Sheehy, Ann Matthews and Margaret Ward talk about the founding and significance of Cumman na mBan

    Missing Flight 370

    James Matthews from Sky News joins Marian to discuss the missing missing Malaysian flight 370

    Daniel O'Donnell

    Daniel O'Donnell joins Marian to talk about tackling cancer with his wife Majella and taking a break from performing.

    President Higgins visit to the UK

    British Ambassador Dominic Chilcott joins Marian in studio to talk about British Irish relations and President Higgins visit to the UK

    Sunday 23rd March

    Ted Talks

    Ted Talks are a series of inspirational talks that have been going since 2006. Organiser of the independent Ted X event - Rowan Manahan and DCU Communications lecturer Roddy Flynn join Marian in studio.

    Ian Robertson - Vladimir Putin

    Professor Ian Robertson joins Marian to talk about Vladimir Putin.

    Flight 370 - Prof. Clive Kessler

    Professor Clive Kessler from the University of New South Wales joins Marian on the line to talk about Flight 370.

    The Newspaper Panel

    Robert Hoban – Director of Auctions Allsop Space, Niamh Hourigan – Senior Lecturer in Sociology UCC, Brendan Keenan - Economics Columnist - Irish Independent, Jackie Lavin - Businesswoman, Evan Cullen - President of the Irish Pilots association and Fionnan Sheahan also joins Marian on the line to discuss the Patrick Nulty resignation.

    Saturday 22nd March

    Yoga Holidays

    Katie Byrne - Editor Independent Weekend Magazine, Natasha Fennell - Clearwater Communications and Ear to the Ground Presente Darragh McCullough join Marian in studio to talk about Yoga holidays.

    Windows XP

    Technology Editor with the Irish Independent Adrian Weckler joins Marian to talk about the removal of support for Windows XP by Microsoft.

    Jean McConville Case

    Journalist Eamon Mallie joins Marian on the line to discuss the arrest of Ivor Bell in connection with the murder of Jean McConville.

    Greek Incarceration

    Julie Marku talks about the incarceration of her husband in Greece.

    Data Protection

    Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes discusses the protection of information withing the Gardaí.

    Gay Byrne - Whistleblowers

    Chair of the Road Safety Authority Gay Byrne joins Marian on the line to talk about whistleblowers.

    Sunday 16th March

    Irish People Who Changed The World

    Seán Dukes, Science Journalist and author of Irish Scientists who Changed the World; and Thomas Molloy, Group Business Editor with Independent Newspapers; give their favourite nominations.

    Stephen Roche

    Stephen Roche is Grand Marshall of the Dublin St Patrick's Day Parade. He talks about cycling, the rugby in Paris yesterday and tomorrow's parade.

    Newspaper Panel

    Today's panel are: Tom McGurk, Broadcaster; Ciaran Mac an Bhaird, Business Lecturer in DCU; Sinead O’Carroll ,; Gemma Hussey, former government minister; Larry Donnelly, Law lecturer in NUIG; Stephen O’Byrnes , Owner and Director of MKC Communications.

    Niall O'Dowd from the US

    Niall O'Dowd gives us an update on the St Patrick's Day festivities in the US

    Rugby Celebrations

    Joe Schmidt, Manager of the Irish Rugby Team; and Eddie O'Sullivan, former manager, talk to Marian about the rugby match in Paris yesterday when the Irish rugby team won the 6 Nations Championship

    Saturday 15th March

    Walking in Ireland

    Harry McGee, Eibhear Walshe and Mary Mulvihill talk about their favourite places to walk.

    Dylan McGrath

    Dylan McGrath talks about food and growing up in Belfast.

    Two Phoners

    Melanie Verwoerd talks about the Oscar Pistorius trial and Marian also talks to some Irish rugby fans ahead of the big game against France.

    Keith Duffy

    Keith Duffy talks about Boyzone, autism and acting.

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