Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    Sunday 24th May

    The Panel 2

    The panel discuss Ireland's high mortgage rates, Greek debt and the possibility of Britain leaving the EU. They are joined in studio by security analyst Declan Power & on the line by Peter Sutherland who is the Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Migration & Development.

    Limerick Deaths

    Midwest Correspondent with the Irish Examiner Jimmy Woulfe joins Marian on the line to talk about the curious case of Thomas Ruttle and Julia Holmes who were found dead in their home in Limerick.

    The Panel 1

    Joining Marian in studio: Patsy McGarry, Gary Gannon, Catherine McGuinness, Pat Carey, Jim Clarken, Ian Guider and Joey Kavanagh

    Saturday 23rd May

    The Referendum Part 3

    Marian is joined on the line by more callers who came home to vote and also by John Murray of the Iona Institute.

    British Ambassador

    British Ambassador Dominick Chilcott joins Marian in studio to talk about the Prince Charles visit to Ireland.

    The Referendum Part 2

    The panel is joined on the line by various callers who made the trip home to vote.

    The Referendum Part 1

    Marian in joined by Brian Dowling, John Downing, Kevin Myers, Maureen Gaffney, Brian Sheehan and Eoghan McDermot.

    Sunday 17th May

    Cultural Interchange Between Britain and Ireland in Literature

    Claire Connolly, Professor of Modern English in UCC, Garry Hynes, Director of the Druid Theatre Company Galway, and Dave Fanning on the co-relationship between our two literary cultures

    Visit of Prince Charles and his Wife, Camilla, to Mullaghmore

    Niall Delaney, Current Affairs Presenter on Ocean FM, Sligo, and Sr Kathleen Rooney, Director of Star of the Sea Retreat and Conference Centre Mullaghmore, discuss the arrangements and itinerary for the upcoming visit to the West of Ireland

    Dublin/Monaghan Bombings

    In studio to discuss the 41st Anniversary were Margaret Urwin, Coordinator of Justice for the Forgotten and Aidan Sheils whose mother was killed in Talbot St

    Newspaper Panel Discussion

    Jerry Buttimer, FG TD for Cork South Central; Brendan Keenan, Economic Columnist, Irish Independent; Alison O’Connor, Political Commentator, Irish Examiner; Ben Conroy, Iona Spokesman, Columnist with The Irish Catholic. Dr Micheál O’Tighearneagh, Inner City GP in the Meath Hospital.

    Saturday 16th May

    Recommended Viewing for the week ahead

    Mark O'Regan and Maeve Quigley give us their recommendations for next week's television

    Ask the Specialist - Spring Cleaning

    We all love when the evenings get brighter but one of the drawbacks is dust becoes more visible and our thoughts turn to spring cleaning. Aisli Madden and Cat Lawlor, aka The Domestic Divas, have some tips for us all.

    Obesity: The debate goes on

    In studio today is Declan Wall, Co-Director of Fitness by Design, a company providing a mobile fitness testing service in secondary schools throughout Ireland, and on the phone are Brian Ferguson, a retired teacher who taught in a French secondary school for 10 years and Jeanne Dowling, a home economics teacher from Tipperary.

    Philadelphia Train Crash

    There were around 240 passengers on Amtrak Train 188 as it travelled from Washington to New York when it derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday evening – 200 were injured and 8 were killed. Eimear Kelleher from Lucan was on the train

    Inner City Helping Homeless

    Anthony Flynn set up Inner City Helping Homeless in November/ December 2013 after a conversation with a number of his friends in a pub about the problem of homelessness. Anthony came into studio with two volunteers from the group: John Ross Reilly and Michelle O'Brien.

    Sunday 10th May

    British General Election

    Psephologist Adrian Kavanagh from Maynooth University joins Aine in studio to talk about he British general election.

    Obesity Policy

    The panel is joined by Derek Davis who has lost a lot of weight and Prof. Niall Moyna from the School of Health and Human Performance in DCU. They are also joined on the line by economist Stephen Kinsella from the University of Limerick.

    Newspaper Panel

    Kathleen Lynch - Min of State Department of Health, John Drennan - Renua Ireland’s director of communications & political strategy, Sebastian Hamilton - Editor in Chief, Irish Mail Group of Newspapers, Eamon Ryan - Irish leader of the Green Party, Sinéad Ryan - Consumer & property columnist the Irish Independent

    Saturday 9th May

    Recommended Viewing

    Film correspondent with the Irish Times Donald Clarke and Dave Fanning joins Aine to talk about upcoming TV.

    Peter Sheridan - Book Doctor

    Playwright Peter Sheridan joins Aine to talk about the Book Doctor scheme.

    British Election, Gogglebox and Gerald Kean

    Aine plays some clips from the Channel 4 show Gogglebox and also speaks to Gerald Kean about a clarification he wanted to make in relation to diabetes.

    The Third Daughter

    Eileen O'Mara Walsh joins Aine to talk about her family who led a liberal lifestyle in Ireland during the 50's and 60's.

    Referendum Poster

    Aine talks to 'Tom' who noticed a stock photo of himself, his wife and their child was being used on referendum billboards.

    Gilbert O'Sullivan

    Gilbert O'Sullivan joins Aine in studio to talk about super stardom and what motivates his creative process.

    Sunday 3rd May

    The UK Elections

    David Farrell-Professor of Politics UCD,Ian Robertson-Professor of Psychology TCD, Maeve Dineen-Journalist & comms specialist, Dan O’Neill - Activist & SIPTU Social Media Campaigner,James Doorley-Dep Director National Youth Council of Ireland, Joe O’Shea-London based journalist

    Baltimore Unrest

    Michael Fletcher from the Washington Post joins Marian to talk about the death of Freddie Gray and the resulting civil unrest.

    Presidential Age Referendum

    Maeve Dineen-Journalist & comms specialist,Gerard Howlin-Columnist Irish Examiner,Dan O’Neill-SIPTU Social Media Campaigner,Ian Robertson-Prof of Psychology TCD,Gary Gannon-Independent Councillor for Dublin North Inner City,James Doorley-Dep Director National Youth Council of Ireland

    Newspaper Panel

    The Panel: Mary O’Rourke - Former Fianna Fail Minister, Ian Kehoe - Editor of the Sunday Business Post, Maeve Dineen - Journalist & communications specialist, Gerard Howlin - Columnist Irish Examiner & Public Affairs Consultant, Dan O’Neill -Activist Young Workers Network & SIPTU Social Media Campaigner

    Saturday 2nd May

    Recommended Viewing

    Blogger Sinéad Fox and Dave Fanning join Marian to talk about upcoming TV and film.

    Ask the Specialist - Festivals

    Author of 'A Year of Festivals in Ireland' Mark Graham joins Marian in studio.

    Leaving Cert Countdown

    Specialist in family therapies and counselling psychology Dr. Fergus Heffernan joins Marian in studio.

    Christy Brown Exhibition

    Simon O'Connor from the Little Museum of Dublin joins Marian in studio.

    Bus Strike

    Marian talks to John Caulwell who has a Spar on O'Connells St Dublin and Geraldine Lohan who owns Lohans Bar and Grill in Salthill in Galway about loss of business.

    Elvis is my Daddy

    Eilsih O'Carroll of Mrs. Browns Boys and writer John Murphy join Marian to talk about their new production - Elvis is my Daddy.

    Royal Baby

    Former Press Secretary to Queen Elizabeth Dickie Arbiter joins Marian to talk about the Duchess of Cambridge giving birth to a baby girl.

    Sunday 26th April

    Health Insurance Community Rating

    Dermot Goode from joins Marian on the line.

    Migrant Crisis

    Peter Kefle tells his story of how he traveled from Eritrea to Ireland. He is joined by Fr. Alan Hilliard from DIT, Sue Conlan - CEO of the Refugee Council and Leonard Doyle of IOM in Zurich.

    The Newspaper Panel

    Hélène Conway-Mouret - French Senator & former Minister, Frank Fitzgibbon - Editor, The Sunday Times, Larry Donnelly - Law lecturer, NUIG, Suzanne Lynch - European Correspondent, Irish Times, Colm McCarthy - Economist & James Morrissey - Communications Consultant - Representing Denis O’Brien

    Saturday 25th April

    Recommended Viewing

    Brian Lloyd from and writer Sinead Moriarty join Marian in studio.

    Ask the Specialist - Processed Food Labeling

    Dietician Paula Mee talks about the labeling on processed food.

    Barry Lyttle - Sydney Punch

    Friend of the Lyttle family Cara McShane joins Marian on the line to talk about the home coming of Barry Lyttle who received a suspended 13 month sentence for assaulting his brother in Sydney on the 3rd of January.

    Dermot Bannon

    Dermot Bannon talks about Simon Open Door and answers your architecture questions.

    Prince Charles visit to Ireland

    With Prince Charles announcing a visit to Ireland during the week Marian talks to Mullaghmore resident Peter McHugh who helped recover the body of Lord Mountbatten in 1979 after he was killed by the IRA.

    Michael Nugent

    Creater of 'I, Keano' Michael Nugent joins Marian to talk about writing, grief and atheism.

    Sunday 19th April

    Dabate: Age of Eligibility for Election to the Office of President

    Marian is joined by Gerard Howlin - Irish Examiner columnist and Laura Harman - President of the USI

    Debate: Marriage Equality Referendum

    Marian is joined by Stephen McNamara - Communications Expert, Eoin Jackson - Teacher, Patrick Treacy - Senior Counsel Eoghan Mc Dermott - Director Communications Clinic,Laura Harman - President of Union of Students in Ireland Dr. Thomas Finegan - PhD in Law

    The Newspaper Panel

    Sinead Hussey-News Journalist with RTÉ, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird-Lecturer of Business & Management at Fiontar DCU,Eoghan O’ Neachtain-Former Govt press secretary,Adrian Weckler-Technology editor with the Irish Independent,Eileen Gleeson - Chartered Director & former presidential advisor & Stephen McNamara-Director of communications with the IRFU

    Saturday 18th April

    Recommended Viewing

    Donald Clarke of the Irish Times and Martin Molony from the School of Communications DCU both join Marian to talk about their favourite film and TV.

    Ask the Specialist - Gardening Injuries

    Jenny Branigan of Total Physio joins Marian in studio to talk about avoiding injury while working in the garden.

    The Second Curve

    Charles Handy joins Marian to talk about his new book: The Second Curve - Thoughts on Reinventing Society.

    Lotto Winner talks about Depression

    Lotto winner David Kevitt from Drogheda talks about the down side to winning the lottery.

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