Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Saturday 17th March

Sporting Superstitions

Will Slattery from joins Marian in studio.

Good Places to Stay

Marian is joined by Travel Editor with Pol O'Conghaile.

St Patrick's Day

Marian is joined from O'Connell St Dublin by RTÉ Arts and Media Correspondent Sinead Crowley.

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon joins Marian in studio.

Rugby: Ireland v England

Marian is joined by former Irish scrum half Tomás O'Leary from London along with commentator Ryle Nugent and TG Ceathair analyst Eoghan O'Neachtain.

Sunday 11th March

The Business of Mother's Day

Pat Kinsley, MD of Newworld Associates discuses the origins of Mother's Day and all that it entails.

Death of Garech Browne

PR consultant, James Morrissey joined Marian on the phone to talk about his close late friend, Garech de Brún.

Russian Spy story

Bill Browder, Financier joined Marian on the phone to discuss Russia and Putin.

North Korea, Trump and Leo's Visit

Suzanne Lynch, Washington Correspondent spoke to Marian about North Korea and An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar's visit with President, Donald Trump.

Newspaper Panel

Eddie Molloy, Management consultant & member of the Commission on the Future of Policing Fr.Vincent Twomey, Theologian,                                            Grainne Healy, Chairwoman of Marriage Equality, Daniel McConnell, Political Editor; Irish Examiner, Noelle O'Connell, Executive Director, European Movement Ireland

Six Nations Victory

Eoghan O'Neachtain, TG4 Rugby Analyst joinedMarian on the phone to discuss Ireland's defeat against Scotland in the Rugby match yesterday.

Saturday 10th March

Donegal Recipes

Marian is joined by Donegal chef Brian McDermot.

Changing Faith

Marian is joined by convert to Buddhism Ian Kilroy, convert to Islam Ann Quinlan and convert to Catholicism Brett Lockhart.

Ireland V Scotland

Marian is joined by TG Ceathair Rugby analyst Eoghan O'Neachtain.

Catherine Day

Marian is joined by Advisor to Jean Claud Juncker and former Secretary General of the European Commission - Catherine Day.

Sunday 4th March

Italian Elections

Marian is joined by Josephine McKenna who is a journalist based in Rome.

The Oscars

Dave Fanning joins Marian in studio.


Marian is joined on the line by Brexit Correspondent for the Guardian - Lisa O'Carroll.

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The Panel: John Fitzgerald - Adjunct Professor TCD, Niamh Randall National Spokesperson of Simon Communities, Michael O'Regan - Parliamentary Correspondent of the Irish Times, Sinead O'Carroll - News editor & Kieran Hickey - Head of Geography at UCC. They are also joined by Ben Lowry - Deputy Editor of the Belfast Newsletter

Saturday 3rd March

Saving Accounts

Marian is joined by David Kerr from

Television for Snowbound People

Marian is joined by Tara Loughrey Grant who is Digital Editor with RTÉ Lifestyle.

Weather Advice

Marian is joined by motoring journalist Michael Sheridan and CEO with - Ted Laverty.

Dermot Morgan Anniversary

On the 20th anniversary of Dermot Morgans death, Marian is joined by Dermot Morgans son Don.

Weather Update

Marian talks to Gerry Murphy from Met Eireann and RTÉ's Environment & Agricultural Correspondent George Lee. She also takes calls from around the country with local updates.

Sunday 25th February

Florida School Shooting

Marian is joined on the line by former Dublin Lord Mayor Royston Brady who now lives in Florida.


Marian is joined from Damascus by Krishnan Guru Murthy from Channel 4 News.

Michael D Higgins

Dr Eoin O'Malley joins Marian to talk about whether Michael D. Higgins will go for another term in office after previously appearing to rule it out.

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The Panel: Donal Donovan - Former deputy director of the IMF, Ciaran Conlon - Director of MKC Communications & former Senior Government advisor, Eileen Gleeson - Head of the IOD Chartered Director Programme, Ian Kehoe Editor - Editor of The Sunday Business Post & Niamh Hourigan - Head of Department of Sociology, UCC

Saturday 24th February

Spiritual Tourism

Marian is joined by Dr. Bernadette Flanagan - Spiritual Studies Researcher at Waterford I.T. and John G O'Dwyer - author of Pilgrim Paths.


Marian is joined by Collette Browne and Ed Mullane who both have difficult stories to tell about their experience as home renters.

Ireland v Wales

Marian is joined by TG4 rugby analyst Eoghan O'Neachtain.

Surviving the Arms Trial

Daughter of Captain James Kelly, Suzanne Kelly joins Marian in studio to talk about the effect the Arms Trail had on her family.

Sunday 18th February


Marian is joined by Harvey O'Brien who is an Assistant Professor in the UCD School of English, Drama and Film.


New York based journalist and film maker Patrick Farrelly joins Marian on the line.

National Planning Framework

Marian is joined by Edgar Morgenroth who is Professor of Economics in the Business School at DCU.

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The Panel: Martin Mansergh, was Senator and Government Advisor, Colm McCarthy, Economist, Shona Murray, Special Correspondent, INM, Ray Bassett, was Irish diplomat, most recently Ambassador to Canada & Susan Mitchell, Health Editor, Sunday Business Post

Saturday 17th February

Car Insurance for the Under 25's

Marian is joined by Consumer Columnist with the Irish Independent - Sinead Ryan.

Narrative 4

Marian is joined by author Colum McCann who talks about Narrative 4.


Marian is joined by Wine Correspondent with the Sunday Business Post - Tómas Clancy, writer and student - Jeanne Sutton and lecturer in Communications at DCU - Dave Robbins.

Living with Dementia

Former Minister for Justice Nora Owen joins Marian to talk about life with her husband Brian who suffers from dementia.

Sunday 11th February

Farewell Tours

Conductor and Broadcaster David Brophy joins Marian in studio.

Military Parades

Marian is joined in studio by David Murphy who is a lecturer in Military History & Strategic Studies at NUI Maynooth.

Sinn Fein Leadership

Author and journalist Eamon Mallie joins Marian on the line to talk about new President of Sinn Fein Mary Lou McDonald.

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The Panel: Pearse Doherty - Sinn Fein TD for Donegal,Geraldine Kennedy - Was editor of the Irish Times,David McWilliams - Economist, Broadcaster & Author,Senator Kieran O'Donnell - Fine Gael from Limerick & Olivia Buckley - Director of Communications, The Irish Tax Institute

Saturday 10th February

Ireland V Italy

Marian is joined by former Ireland Head Coach Eddie O'Sullivan.

Savvy Shopping

Marian is joined by Robert Flavin who is Director of Strategic Planning with Shopper Marketing specialists Visualise.

Working on Films

Marian is joined by film & TV extra - Sheila Moloney, production designer Mark Geraghty and Maria O'Connor who is a locations manager.

Marian Leonard

Marian Leonard joins Marian to talk about her sister Esther and niece Jessica who were murdered by Frank McCann in 1992.

Sunday 4th February

Nostalgia TV

Lecturer in Television Studies in the School of English, Drama and Film, UCD, Jories Lagerway joined Marian in studio to recap on some of the iconic television series of all time.


Journalist from France 24, Hervé Amoric, joined Marian in studio to discuss French President, Emmanuel Macron being viewed as the man assuming the role of Europe;s leading figure.

National Planning Framework + public meeting

Business owner in Williamstown, Co. Galway, Declan Geraghty joined Marian on the phone to give us an insight on life in rural Ireland and the daily struggles they have to deal with it.

The Sunday Newspaper Panel

David Davin Power - Former RTÉ Political Correspondent - Jennifer Kavanagh, Law Lecturer, WIT              Sinead O'Carroll, News Editor , The                                      Donnacha Ó Beacháin Prof. International Relations, School of Law & Govt, DCU     Alan Barrett Director of the ESRI

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Presenter: Marian Finucane


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