Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    Sunday 23rd August

    German POWs

    In August 1940 a German warplane crash landed in Co Kerry and the six Germans on board were taken to the Curragh as prisoners of war. Kurt Kyck, the son of one of the prisoners; Ryle Dwyer, historian, and Michael O'Dowd whose father lived nearby tell us more

    Missing Persons

    Barry Cummins, RTE Prime Time Reporter, is in studio to discuss the ongoing search for Ciara Breen and other people who have gone missing in Ireland


    Des Cahill is in studio to talk of today's GAA Semi Final between Kerry and Tyrone; Show Jumping and Athletics; and Arthur Spring pays tribute to Mary Keane, wife of John B, who died this month

    Newspaper Panel

    Today's Panel are: Arthur Spring, Labour TD for North Kerry and West Limerick; Sinéad O’Carroll, News Editor at The; Blair Horan, former head of CPSU; Ursula Tipp - Solicitor with Tipp Mc Knight and International Tax Expert; Peter Power, Exec Director, UNICEF Ireland and former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

    Saturday 22nd August

    Ask the Specialist - Freezing Food

    Agnes Boucher Hayes joins Marian to talk about freezing food.

    Ashley Madison

    Technology Editor with the Irish Independent, Adrian Weckler joins Marian to talk about internet security and the data breach at Ashley Madison.

    Neven Maguire

    Neven talks about his new book: 'Ireland's Favourite Healthy Food' and also school lunches.

    Van Morrison at 70

    Marian is joined in studio by Paddy Moloney, Cait O'Riordan, Brian Kennedy and on the line by Phil Coulter and Gerald Dawe.

    Daniel O'Donnell - Strictly Come Dancing

    Daniel O'Donnell joins Marian to talk about taking part in this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing' and they are joined on the line by previous contestents Diarmuid Gavin and Nicky Byrne.

    Sunday 16th August

    Irish Soccer Fans of English Clubs

    Marian is joined by Chelsea fan Paul McEvoy, Everton fan Joe O'Reilly, Liverpool fan Simon Mooney and Manchester United fan Malachy Doyle.

    Maverick Politicians

    Jamie Bartlett of the Demos Think Tank and Professor David Farrell of UCD discuss the UK Labour leader contest.

    Des Cahill - Sport

    Des joins Marian on the line to talk about rugby, GAA and boxing.

    The Newspaper Panel 160815

    The Panel: Alice Leahy - Director of Trust, Anthony Flynn - Director - Inner City Helping Homeless (ICHH), Michael O'Regan - Parliamentary Correspondent Irish Times, Timmy Dooley - FF TD Clare Spokesperson on Transport, Tourism & Sport, Kieran O'Donnell - FG TD for Limerick

    Saturday 15th August

    Change Agent - Alan O'Neill

    Alan O'Neill is known as the change agent through his involvement with the turn-around of many struggling businesses.

    Trip Advisor - Joe O'Shea

    Joe O'Shea joins Marian on the line to talk abbout the funnier side of Trip Advisor comments.

    Ask the Specialist - Health

    Dr. Nina Byrnes from Generation Health Medical Clinic joins Marian to talk about longevity.

    Mark Graham - The Wild Atlantic Way

    Mark Graham with the latest on his cycle trip along the Wild Atlantic Way including a chance meeting with the Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

    Second Curve

    Marian talks to 3 people who have made big career changes.

    North Korea Time Zone

    John Power joins Marian from Korea to talk about North Korea changing their time zone.

    Jason Corbett

    John Corbett joins Marian to talk about the story behind the death of his brother Jason and the issues involved with getting his two children back from the U.S.

    Sunday 9th August


    Historian and author Antony Beevor joins Marian on the line to talk about his work being banned in Russia.


    Professor Stephen Knowlton of DCU joins Marian to talk about Donald Trump.

    Des Cahill - Sport

    Des Cahill joins Marian to talk about today's sporting fixtures.

    Ryan Tubridy - Ethiopia

    Ryan Tubridy joins Marian to talk about his recent trip to Ethiopia with aid organisation Goal.

    The Newspaper Panel

    Fergus O'Dowd TD - Fine Gael, Paul Somerville - Market Analyst Niamh Hourigan - Head Dept of Sociology, UCC, Eoghan Ó’Neachtain - Director Heneghan PR Former govt. press secretary, Jim Clarkin - CEO Oxfam

    Saturday 8th August

    Ask the Specialist - Longevity

    Dr. Nina Byrnes from Generation Health Medical Clinic joins Marian to talk about longevity.

    Mark Graham - The Wild Atlantic Way

    Mark Graham joins Marian with the latest installment of his Wild Atlantic Way adventure.

    Calais Migrant Crisis

    Marian talks to representatives of the trucking industry; Eoin Gavin, Joseph Druhan, Jim Druhan, Joe Moore and Verona Murphy.

    Medecins Sans Frontieres - Mediterranean

    Will Turner from Medecins Sans Frontieres joins Marian from the Phoenix - a search and rescue vessell in the Mediterranean.

    Pat Egan

    Legandary music promoter Pat Egan joins Marian in studio with Francis Rossi from Status Quo contributing on the line.

    Newspapers and Bertram Allen

    Marian takes a look at Saturday's newspapers and takes a call with Bertram Allen who was part of the Irish team that won the Aga Khan Trophy at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show on Friday

    The Six Million Euro Man

    Lotto winner Gerry Murphy joins Marian on the line.

    Sunday 2nd August

    Shift Work and Sleeping

    Marian is joined by cognitive behavioural therapist for insomnia Deirdre McSwiney, paramedic Glenn Ellis, early rising yoga teacher Gillian Mooney and presenter of RTÉ Radio 1's Risin' Time - Shay Byrne.

    Tourists in Ireland

    Why do tourists visit Ireland? Eoin Sweeney goes to Dublin airport to find out.

    Donald Trump

    Boston lawyer and law lecturer in NUIG Larry Donnelly talks about the Donald Trump run for the US Presidency.

    Upcoming Sport

    Des Cahill joins Marian to talk about drugs in sport, the Championship.

    The Newspaper Panel

    The Panel: Aodhan O’Riordain - Min. of State for Equality, New Communities, Culture & National Drugs Strategy, Dr Stephen Kinsella - Lecturer in Economics at UL, Brendan Ogle - UNITE union & Right2Water campaign, John Lonergan - Former governor of Mountjoy Prison, Noirin Hegarty - Operations Director, Ireland with Lonely Planet.

    Saturday 1st August

    Ask the Specialist - DIY

    Ted Laverty of joins Marian in studio to talk about common DIY jobs.

    Are you there Garth, It’s me Margaret

    Maclean Burke who many will know as ‘Damian Halpin’ from Fair City will be downing the paintbrush and hanging up the overalls for a guitar and Stetson as Garth Brooks in the musical Are You There Garth, It’s Me Margaret?

    Mark Graham - The Wild Atlantic Way

    Mark Graham joins Marian with his latest update from his trip along the Wild Atlantic Way.

    Authorised Sequels

    Novelist and lecturer in the UCC School of English Eibhear Walshe joins Marian in studio to talk about authorised sequels.

    Irish Camino's

    Marian is joined by Mike O'Donnell of the Kerry Camino, Ian Cumming of the St Patrick's Pilgrim Way and David Ross of St Finbars Pilgrim Way.

    Anglo Trial Sentences - Dearbhail McDonald

    Dearbhail McDonald of the Irish Independent joins Marian on the lineto talk about the jailing of 3 former Anglo Irish Bank employees.

    Lenny Abrahamson

    Film director Lenny Abrahamson joins Marian to talk about movies, adverts, Dublin's Jewish community and his Polish family background.

    Sunday 26th July

    The Change Agent

    Alan O'Neill - The Change Agent spoke about his work with big businesses like Harrods, Selfridges and AIB with Marian and Harvey O' Brien - Lecturer at the UCD School of English, Drama & Film.

    Orson Welles Centenary Year

    Harvey O' Brien - Lecturer at the UCD School of English, Drama & Film talks about Orson Welles.

    The Wild Atlantic Way

    Mark Graham joins Marian from Galway to talk about the latest leg in his trip along the Wild Atlantic Way.

    Qatar, Rugby World Cup & Weekend Sport

    Dr. Robbie Butler - Department of Economics in UCC, Barry Loughlin - Irish Rugby Supporter and Des Cahill - RTE Sports Broadcaster joined Eamon Dunphy and Leo Varadkar in studio to talk sport with Marian.

    The Panel

    The Panel: Leo Varadkar - Minister for Health, Eamon Dunphy - Journalist & Broadcaster, Anna Cannon - Businesswoman & owner of Rainbusters, John O'Keefe - Criminologist at TCD & Chief Executive of AdVIC, Richard Boyd Barrett - People Before Profit TD.

    Saturday 25th July

    Ask the Specialist - Jenny Branigan

    Chartered Physiotherepist Jenny Branigan joins Marian to talk about common complaints for the over 60's.

    Neven Maguire - Easy Summer Recipes

    Neven Maguire joins Marian to talk about summer recipes.

    Buying Property Overseas

    Solicitor Anthony Joyce and former property investor Alan O'Neill joins Marian to talk about the pitfalls of buying property abroad.

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