Marian Finucane

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    Saturday 6th February

    Vegetable Growing in Early Spring

    Andrew Davidson of Quickcrop.ie joins Marian in studio.

    Ask the Specialist - The Flu

    Dr. Illona Duffy joins Marian to talk about dealing with the flu and associated symptoms.

    A New Home - Brian Doyle

    Brian Doyle joins Marian to talk about his new home after spending 14 months living with his family in a hotel room.

    John Moran

    Former Secretary General at the Department of Finance, John Moran joins Marian in studio.

    1916 Documentary

    Marian talks to Professor Briona Nic Dhiarmada of the University of Notre Dame and Liam Neeson who has narrated a new 3 part series on 1916.

    Sunday 31st January

    Solving the Housing Crisis

    Edmund Honohan, Master of the High Court, joined Marian in studio.

    Mike Quill

    Martin Luther King once said of this Irishman that he 'would be a man the ages would remember'. His death made the cover of TIME magazine fifty years ago.. however very few people here would know much about him. His name was Michael J Quill and he was president of the American Transport Workers Union. And joining Marian today was his neice and former TD Máirín Quill, and historian Ryle Dwyer.

    The Newspaper Panel – 310116

    Colette Browne – Columnist, Irish Independent; Donal Donovan – Former Deputy Director of the IMF; Michael McDowell – Senior Counsel, Former Tainiste & Minister for Justice; Richard Moore – MD of MComm Communications Consultants & Former government advisor; Diarmuid Ferriter – Historian & Author

    Terry Wogan

    Following the sad news of the death of Limerick-born broadcaster Terry Wogan, Marian spoke to his friends and former colleagues Henry Kelly, and Fr. Brian Darcy.

    Saturday 30th January

    Ask the Specialist - Hip Health

    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Gary O'Toole joins Marian in studio.

    Deirdre O'Kane

    Deirdre O'Kane talks about acting, comedy and going back on the road.

    Musical Pilgrimages

    Joan Scales, Pete Brennan and Maurice Colgan talk about Elvis, The Beatles and Rory Gallagher amongst others.

    Michael Somers

    Former NTMA CEO Michael Somers joins Marian in studio.

    Margaret Murphy - Patients for Patients Safety

    External Lead Advisor of 'Patients for Patients Safety', Margaret Murphy joins Marian in studio.

    Sunday 24th January

    Davos

    European Correspondent with The Irish Times, Suzanne Lynch joins Marian on the line.

    English National Anthem

    Labour MP Toby Perkins talks about introducing an English National Anthem.

    Sarah Palin

    Dr Sandra Scanlon Lecturer in American History - UCD and Tom Plank - Chair of Republicans Abroad Ireland join Marian to talk about Sarah Palin endorsing Donald Trump.

    Newspaper Panel - 240116

    Martin Donnellan - Former Assistant Garda Commissioner, Nora Owen - Former Minister for Justice, Tom Lyons - Business Editor Sunday Business Post, Noeline Blackwell - Director FLAC & Peter Murtagh - Reporter - The Irish Times

    Saturday 23rd January

    Ask the Specialist - Parenting

    Dr. John Sharry and first time mother Claire Keely join Marian in studio to talk about parenting.

    Brevity is Best

    Domini Kemp joins Marian in studio to talk about recipes requiring less preperation and less ingredients.

    The Zika Virus

    Dr. Graham Fry from the Tropical Bureau joins Marian on the line to talk about the Zika virus.

    Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

    Archbishop Diarmuid Martin joins Marian to talk about the 1916 commemoration.

    Bataclan Couple

    Survivors of the Bataclan massacre Katie Healy and David Nolan join Marian in studio.

    Sunday 17th January

    Turkey

    Stephen Starr of the Irish Times joins Marian from Turkey and Pat Dawson of the ITAA talk about the recent terrorist activity in Turkey.

    Obama's Legacy

    Eli Attie joins Marian from Los Angeles to talk about the presidency of Barack Obama and his legacy.

    Calais Migrant Camp

    Elaine Mernagh from the Ireland Refugee Solidarity Group joins Marian in studio to talk about the 'jungle' camp in Calais.

    The Newspaper Panel - 170116

    The Panel: Alan Barrett - Director ESRI, Elaine Geraghty - CEO ReachOut Ireland, Gary Murphy - Professor of Politics DCU, Michael O'Regan - Parliamentary Correspondent Irish Times, Stephen O'Byrnes - MKC Communications

    Saturday 16th January

    Ask the Specialist - College Application

    Guidance councillor with Malahide Community School, Aoife Walsh joins Marian in studio.

    How to Stretch a Meal

    Lynda Booth from the Dublin Cookery School joins Marian in studio.

    Garry Hynes

    Theatre director Garry Hynes joins Marian in studio.

    Brain Health

    Professor Sabina Brennan from Trinity College Dublin joins Marian to talk about maintaining good brain health.

    Placido Domingo

    Marian is joined by legendary tenor Placido Domingo.

    Sunday 10th January

    The Hugh Lane Collection

    Director of the Hugh Lane Gallery, Barbara Dawson joins Marian to talk about the return of 39 impressionist paintings from London including paintings by Renoir, Monet and Manet.

    The Bridge

    Marian is joined by Philip O'Connor and Casey Duffy who talk about the introduction of passport controls on the bridge seperating Sweden and Denmark.

    US Presidential Race

    Communications consultant and former CNN correspondent Gina London joins Marian in studio.

    The Newspaper Panel - 100116

    The Panel: Kevin Cullen-Columnist Boston Globe, Stephen Kinsella-Lecturer in Economics at UL & SBP Columnist,Geraldine Kennedy-Former Editor of Irish Times,Dr. Fergal Hickey-Consultant Emergency Medicine Sligo Univ. Hospital,Gerald Kean-Solicitor

    Saturday 9th January

    The Awards Season

    Donald Clarke joins Marian to talk about the Golden Globes and the upcomingt film awards season.

    Black Pudding - Superfood?

    Marian is joined by Billy Sweeney of Leah's Gourmet Food and Regina Sexton who is a Food & Culinary Historian at UCC.

    Ask the Specialist - Utilities Prices

    David Kerr from Bonkers.ie joins Marian in studio.

    Promoting Women in University

    Professor Ita Richardson from the University of Limerick joins Marian in studio.

    1916 International Events

    Marian talks to Barry Devlin, Diarmuid Gavin and Pat Sullivan - Directer of Parks in Springfield, MA after taking a call with Tony Patterson of the Independent in relation to the New Year assaults in Cologne, Germany.

    Sunday 3rd January

    Don Patricio – The Saviour of FC Barcelona

    He is called “Don Patricio” and hailed as the saviour of football club FC Barcelona. Last Wednesday night Irish man Patrick O’Connell was inducted into the FC Barcelona Hall of Fame. Fergus Dowd, Chairperson of the Patrick O’Connell Memorial Fund, and Patrick O’Connell’s grandson Mike O’Connell is on the phone from Manchester.

    Motivational Speaker

    Up until now the general view was that the best sprinters come from Jamaica and the best long distance runners come from Ethiopia and Kenya. Rasmus Ankersen however says that talent spotting and mindset have an even bigger role to play in sport than race. He is coming to Dublin next week to speak at the Pendulum Summit in the Convention Centre.

    Rise of the National Front

    The National Front received 6.8 million votes in recent local elections in France and now controls 20% of the total seats nationwide. Their leader, Marine Le Pen, has made the party more moderate and broadened its appeal to voters. John Horne, retired Professor of Modern European History in Trinity College in in studio to discuss

    Newspaper Panel

    Today’s panel to review the Sunday papers is Brian Hayes, FG MEP and Director of Elections; John McGuinness, FF TD for Kilkenny/Carlow and Chairman of PAC; Ursula Tipp, Tax Expert, founding member Tipp McKnight Solicitors; Paul Williams, Irish Independent Crime Journalist; Ciarán Hancock, Finance Correspondent, The Irish Times.

    Saturday 2nd January

    Healthy Eating and Asian Coooking

    With the start of the New Year, minds naturally turn to dieting and detoxing... With that in mind Sarah Keogh from Dublin’s EatWell Clinic and Jordan Bourke, Chef and ‘Food Stylist’ based in London, are in studio with advice and tips. Jordan specialises in Korean/Asian cookery

    Travel Planning for 2016

    This is often the time of year when we start to look at where we will go on holidays. Joan Scales, travel writer with the Irish Times, is in studio with information on new flight and travel destinations for 2016

    Marriage Equality Referendum 2015

    Charlie Bird was particularly ‘moved’ by the Marriage Equality Referendum last year and was inspired to create a ‘multi-media experience’ ...... a play, a book and a photographic exhibition called ‘A Day in May’.

    Fionnuala Sherry

    Just over twenty years ago the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Dublin’s Point Theatre and Norway’s ‘Secret Garden’, featuring Irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry was the winner.  Last February she fell on Shelbourne Road and broke both her arms.  She tells of her difficult recovery and how she fought to get her career back on track

    Flooding

    Updates on the flooding situation around the country from some of the people whose homes have been directly affected. Dr Conor Murphy from the Irish Climate Analysis Research Unit in NUI Maynooth outlines some measures which could be taken to alleviate the problem of constant flooding around the Shannon

    Sunday 27th December

    Self Aid: 30 Year Anniversary

    Next May sees the thirtieth anniversary of the Self Aid concert and fundraising telethon. Dave Fanning – who was there, and Eoin Sweeney who has been raiding the archives join Marian to look back…

    Real Night at the Museum

    Joe O'Shea, broadcaster and author, spent a night at the Natural History Museum in London - called the “Dino Snores – Adult Sleepover”.

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