Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Sunday 19th February


Fergal Keane joins Marian to talk about the history of tribunals in Ireland and they finish off with Donald Trump.

Brexit and Blair

Assistant Editor with the Guardian Micheal White joins Marian on the line to talk about Tony Blair and Brexit.

The Panel 190217

The Panel: Dearbhail McDonald - Group Business Editor of INM, Danny McCoy - IBEC CEO, Blair Horan - Former head of CPSU Brian Hayes - FG MEP & Trina O'Connor - Community Activist

Saturday 18th February

The Cashless Society

Financial advisor with MoneyWhizz.Org Frank Conway joins Marian from our Limerick studio.

Oliver Callan

Impressionist Oliver Callan joins Marian to talk about Enda's leadership and Donald Trump.

George Best Documentary

Marian is joined by documentary film maker Daniel Gordon and former flame of George Best, Ani Rinchen.

Mark Little - Fake News

Journalist, former head of Twitter Ireland and founder of Storyful, Mark Little joins Marian in studio to talk about fake news.

Mia Farrow

Marian talks to Mia Farrow about her highly eventful life so far.

Sunday 12th February

The Newspaper Panel

Simon Carswell, Barry O'Leary, Paulyn Marrinan Quinn, Justine McCarthy, Gary Murphy, George Lombardi, Pat Kinsley Bloggers Rosemary McCabe and Conor O'Flaherty.

Saturday 11th February

Breakfast & Brunches with Catherine Fulvio

Catherine Fulvio joined Marian in studio this morning to give us some delicious recipes for Breakfast and Brunches.

Ireland V's Italy - Six Nations

Former head coach of Ireland, Eddie O'Sullivan joined Marian on the phone ahead of today's rugby match ... Ireland V's Italy.

Life after redundancy

Marian was joined in studio by Tom O'Keefe who was made redundant twice from, Digital in Galway and Dell in Limerick and Sean Egan who was made redundant from Waterford Crystal. Both spoke to Marian on life after redundancy.

The Joy Bells - Mary McAleese

Former President of Ireland, joined Marian in studio this morning to discuss an event that will be happening om Waterford's Christchurch Cathedral next month ... The Joy Bells.

Dancing with the Stars

Marian was joined in studio by Dancing With The Stars, Des Bishop, Katherine Lynch and Stuart O'Connor.

The Latest on the Garda Whistleblower

John Downing, Political correspondent for the Irish Independent,  joined Marian on the phone this morning.

Sunday 5th February

Newspaper Panel

Donal Donovan Verona Murphy, Eoin Ronayne, Aileen Hickie, Michael O'Regan, Michael O'Sullivan, Mick Rafferty, Trina O'Connor and Donald Clarke.

Saturday 4th February

Leonie Cornelius - Spring Gardening

As we're officially in to Spring as of now, garden Designer Leonie Cornelius joined Marian in studio this morning about what planning we can be doing this month.

Eddie O'Sullivan - Former Ireland Head Rugby Coach

With the Six Nations Tournament upon us, Eddie O'Sullivan, Former Ireland Head Rugby Coach joned Marian in studio this morning.

Commuter stories

Our three guests this morning who spoke to Marian, make their living working in urban areas, but at the same time commuting to their jobs from rural Ireland. They are:  Sinéad Fox, Solicitor and blogger, Johnny Fallon who works in PR and Eavan McCallig, recruitment Consultant.

Caravaggio Painting - Adrian Le Harivel

Adrian Le Harivel is the Curator of British Art at the National Gallery of Ireland and he joined Marian in studio to fill her in on the 'Beyond Caravaggio' exhibition.

Writer Joseph O'Connor

Novelist, poet, playwright, songwriter and columnist Joseph O'Connor joined Marian in studio this morning.

Sunday 29th January

The Marian Finucane Show

Eddie Malloy, Sinead O'Carroll, Niamh Hourigan, David Horgan, Ciaran Conlon, Adam Boulton, Melissa Hildago, Virginia O'Connor. Brian Boyd and Nadne O'Regan.

Saturday 28th January

Motivating Men to Excercise

Transformation Coach, Pat Divilly joined Brendan in studio to discuss how to motivate men to get up and exercise.

Multigenerational Living

Author and Broadcaster, Teena Gates and Electrician Conor, spoke to Brendan this morning on the difficulties people face when trying to buy a house.

President Trump's first week in the White House.

Professor Ian Robertson, psychologist and Director of The Global Brain Institute at Trinity College Dublin joined Brendan in studio this morning to discuss Trumps first week in politics.

Death of actor John Hurt

Michael Colgan, Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre joined Brendan this morning in studio on the death of actor John Hurt.

Mary Mitchell O'Connor

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O'Connor joined Brendan O'Connor in studio this morning to tel him about her political career and much more.

Sunday 22nd January


Marian is joined on the line by Suzanne Lynch - European Correspondent, Irish Times.


Marian is joined in studio by Professor Ferdinand Von Prondzynski - Principal of Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and on the line by Edwina Curry - Former Tory MP.

Women's March On Washington

Marian is joined on the line by Marion McKeone - US Correspondent for the Sunday Business Post.

The Newspaper Panel 220117

The Panel: Sean Donlon - Former Irish Ambassador to the US and Former Secretary General of Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Hamilton - Editor in Chief, Irish Daily Mail, Catherine Heaney - Founder and MD of DHR Communications, Ciaran Hancock - Finance Correspondent, Irish Times and Tom McGurk - Sunday Business Post Columnist and Broadcaster.

Saturday 21st January

Cutting Food Wastage

Agnes Bouchier-Hayes is a Lecturer and Home Economist with Food in the Limerick Institute of Technology and she joined us in studio to tell us how to reduce the amount of food we are throwing in the bin.

Open Plan Offices

The country is full of open-plan workplaces but, are they the best way to work? And, how can you optimise your work practices while sitting at an open-plan desk? Organisational Psychologist Patricia Murray joined us in studio to talk about it.

Financial Options for Elderly Care

Conor Pope, Consumer Affairs Correspondent of the Irish Times, joined us in studio to have a look at the facts and figures of the cost of care for elderly people, who wish to stay in their own homes.

Pedestrian Road Deaths

This week as well saw the inquest into the death of 18-year-old Mayo woman Melissa Patterson who died after being hit by a car while out walking in July 2015. Melissa’s mother Carmel Cusack and her twin sister Belinda Patterson joined us in studio today.

Donald Trump's Inauguration

Following Donald Trump's inauguration yesterday, we were joined by Christopher Nixon-Cox, the grandson of former US President Richard Nixon, Alice Butler Short from Virginia Women for Trump, Simon Carswell who is the Washington Correspondent with the Irish Times and John Steinberger, chair of the Charleston County Republican Party in South Carolina.

Sunday 15th January

Sunday Newspaper Panel

Martin Mansergh Declan Power Carole Coleman   Sam Smyth,  Columnist, Irish Mail on Sunday. Kim Bartley and John Connors,  Donnacha Ó Béacháin,  Simon Carswell,

Saturday 14th January

Ann Marie O'Connor, Author

Author Ann Marie O'Connor joined Marian in studio this morning about her new book The Happy Medium.

Aoife Walsh, Career Guidance Councillor.

Aoife Walsh, Career Guidance Councillor for Malahide community school, joined Marian in studio this morning to discuss various leaving certificate options and the CAO.

Syrians Living in Ireland

Mohammad Abou Hajar, Osama Abou Hajar and Michael Lenihan all joined Marian in studio this morning to share their experience with the Syrian war and how they've integrated into Ireland since fleeing their home country.

Eamonn Mallie, Author and Journalist.

Eamonn Mallie, Author and Journalist joined Marian in studio to discuss the resignation of Martin McGuinness and the Northern Ireland fall out.

Richard Kearney, Charles Seelig professor of philosophy at Boston College.

Richard Kearney, Charles Seelig professor of philosophy at Boston College joined Marian in studio this morning to discuss President-elect Donald Trump and the philosophy behind it all.

Sunday 8th January

The Marian Finucane Show

Niamh Brennan, Paul Sommerville, Michael O'Keeffe, Eileen Gleeson, Hugh O'Connell. Enda Brady, Ray Bassett and Kevin Meagher.

Saturday 7th January

Florida Airport Shooting

Nicola Beckford  speaks with Marian on her experience in Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida, USA, where a shooting took place.

David Gillick, Athlete,Euro champion and Olympian Masterchef

David joined Marian in studio this morning with his top tip to keep fit and healthy for the New Year.

Jim Coleman

Jim spoke to Marian this morning about his daughter and her family are being held captive by the Taliban for the past 4 and a half years.

Emma Sheridan

Artist and fashion designer Emma Sheridan, joined Marian in studio and spoke about her experience when she was shot in the tube in London. She tell Marian how her art helped her overcome this traumatic experience.

Frank Conway, Financial Advisor

Frank Conway, Financial Advisor of joined Marian in studio to discuss  credit rating, saving and much more.

Kevin O'Malley, US Ambassador to Ireland

Kevin O'Malley, US Ambassador to Ireland joined Marian in studio this morning about his time living here in Ireland.

Sunday 1st January

The Marian Finucane Show

David O’Byrne, Eoghan O'Neachtain,          Norin Hegarty Brian Hayes, Gary Gannon, John Bowman, Padraig Carmody and Eoghan Corry.

Sunday 18th December

Jim Lockhart - Legacies

Jim Lockhart came into studio and looked back on the musicians we lost in 2016.

The Marian Finucane Show

This morning our newspaper panel joined Marian in studio to discuss the current affairs of the week. Colonel Colm Doyle and Lyse Doucet, Chief International Correspondent for The BBC London on the Aleppo Ceasefire. David Learmount joined us to talk about Air safety. Jim Lockhart came into studio and loked back on the musicians we lost in 2016.

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Presenter: Marian Finucane


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