Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    Sunday 1st March


    Des Cahill and Brent Pope talk about the big rugby match between Ireland and England.

    Jihadi John

    Ian Robertson - Professor of Psychology in Trinity College joins Aine in studio.

    The British Ambassador

    British Ambassador Dominic Chilcott joins Aine in studio.

    The Panel

    Tara Buckley - Director General of RGDATA, John Downing - Journalist Irish Independent & former deputy government press secretary, Michael Taft - Economic Advisor Unite Trade Union, Sheila Reilly - Editor of the Longford Leader, Gerard Howlin - Public Affairs Consultant, Irish Examiner Columnist and former FF special advisor

    Saturday 28th February

    Ask the Specialist - Sport for Kids

    Kieran Duffy joins Aine to talk about keeping children interested in sport.

    Birds and Frogs

    Aine and wildlife film maker Colin Stafford Johnson go to Lough Ree to find some birds and frogs.

    Leonard Nimoy - Spock

    Harvey O'Brien from the UCD School of English, Drama and Film joins Aine to talk about the death of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy.

    Missing - Trevor Deeley

    Michael Deeley joins Aine to talk about his missing son Trevor and they ar joined on the line by Rosita Boland of the Irish Times.

    Growing Older

    Professor Moira O'Brien and Constultant Geriatrician Dermot Power join Aine to talk about growing older.

    Eurosong - Molly Sterling

    Eurosong winner Molly Sterling joins Aine on the line.

    Stephanie Roche & Dean Zambra

    Stephanie Roche and her partner Dean Zambra join Aine to talk about 'that goal' and going to America.

    Sunday 22nd February

    300 Years of Dublin House Prices

    Karl Deeter has published a study by a team of people on Dublin house price variations for the last 300 years

    Missing British Schoolgirls

    The families of three London school girls, apparently en route to Syria to join Islamic State, have pleaded with them to come home. One of the teenagers reportedly had on-line contact with a 20 year old Glasgow woman, Aqsa Mahmood, who went to Syria to be a 'jihadi bride' in 2013. James Matthews of Sky News Scotland has the latest update

    Preview of The Oscars

    In studio to discuss the upcoming Oscar ceremony tonight are Dave Fanning and Brendan Courtney

    HSE Confidential Recipient

    Leigh Gath has been appointed by the HSE as their Confidential Recipient for Abuse Allegations in Car Homes

    Newspaper Panel

    Today's newspaper panel to discuss the issues of the week are Matt Carthy, Sinn Fein MEP for Midlands North West; Ursula Tipp of Tipp McKnight Solicitors; Michael O'Regan of The Irish Times; Jennifer Kavanagh, Law lecturer, Waterford IT; Karl Deeter of Irish Mortgage Brokers and The Irish Sun

    Saturday 21st February

    Ask the Specialist - Weather

    Professor John Sweeney of Maynooth University joins Aine to talk about the weather.

    Haunted Houses

    Aine travels to Wicklow Gaol after a ride on the Dublin Ghost Bus.


    Former BBC Drama Controller John Yorke joins Aine on the line to talk about 30 years of Eastenders.

    New President of Trinity Students Union

    Lynne Ruane became the Student Union President of Trinity last week after an unlikely start to adult life. She joins Aine in studio.

    Lying - Dr. Colm O'Connor

    Clinical psychologist Dr. Colm O'Connor joins Aine to talk about lying.

    Janet Bennis

    Janet Bennis takes a call with Aine to talk about moving to Australia to be with her grand children.

    Michael Buerk

    Michael Beurk made his name while reporting from Ethiopia at the height of the famine there in 1984. More recently he made a return to our television screens by taking part in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

    Sunday 15th February

    Rugby and the Chinese New Year

    Aine is joined by Des Cahill and Brent Pope who talk about yesterdays big win over France and they are joined by Eva Pau who talks about the Chinese New Year.

    50 Shades

    Former Irish Film Censor John Kelleher joins Aine to talk about 50 Shades of Grey.

    The Panel

    The Panel: Paul Murphy - Anti Austerity Alliance TD – Dublin South West, Mick Clifford - Special Correspondent The Irish Examiner, Ciara Conway - Labour TD Waterford, Lise Hand - Political Writer - Irish Independent, Ciaran Mac An Bhaird - Lecturer Fiontar - DCU

    Saturday 14th February

    Ask the Specialist - Gardening

    Gerry Daly answers your gardening questions.

    Feeding Johnny

    Entrepreneur Colm O'Brien has an inspiring story of navigating through massive debt to the point where he now employs 80 people. He joins Aine in studio.

    Valentines Day

    Fiona Looney and Barry Devlin join Aine in studio to talk about Valentines Day with clips from Dublin Zoo, the Botanic Gardens and the National Gallery where Aine takes a look at the 'Meeting on the Turret Stairs'.


    Des Cahill talks to Aine about Ireland v France in the Six Nations.

    Fr. Tony Flannery

    Fr. Tony Flannery has been an advocate for many years for more openness in the Catholic understanding of faith and practice. He joins Aine in studio.

    Sunday 8th February

    The Magna Carta

    Thos year marks the 800th Anniversary of signing the Magna Carta. Ken Murphy, Director General of the Law Society joins Marian in studio.


    Peter Pomerantsev joins Marian on the line to talk about his book: Nothing is Real and Everything is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia

    Air BnB

    Marian is joined by Niall Harbison and Danielle Vierling who talk about hteir experience as Air BnB hosts.

    The Panel

    The Panel: Steven O’Riordan - Film Maker, Sinead Ryan - Consumer & Property Columnist Irish Independent & Herald, Mannix Flynn - Independent Dublin City Councillor & Artist, Colm McCarthy -Economist, Dermot Hanley - Managing director and founder of Nusli

    Saturday 7th February

    Ask the Specialist - Helping Your Child Sleep

    Paediatric Sleep Consultant Lucy Wolfe joins Marian in studio to talk about childrens sleep difficulties.

    Nutrition and Lifestyle

    Dr. Marilyn Glenville joins Marian to talk about proper nutrition and lifestyle habits for women.

    Jane Hawking

    Jane Hawking joins Marian on the line to talk about her marriage to Stephen Hawking and what it feels like to be portrayed on the big screen.

    Crowd Funding

    Crowd funding is helping many people to achieve their goals. Marian talks to Damien Mulley, Thomas McNally and Niamh Dunphy about their experience with crowd funding.

    The Six Nations

    Brent Pope joins Marian on the line to talk about the Six Nations.

    Sharon Murphy

    Singer songwriter Sharon Murphy joins Marian to talk about her time growing up in an orphanage and her success in The Voice UK.

    Sunday 1st February


    Author and broadcaster Betty Purcell joins Marian in studio to talk about protesting.

    Apartheid Assassin De Kock Given Parole

    RTÉ Primetime reporter Richard Downes joins Marian on the line to talk about parole being granted for Eugene de Kock after 20 years in prison.

    Reality Television

    Marian is joined by Anna Nolan, Joe McCaul, Mary Byrne and Martin Thomas who speak about their experience on reality television.

    The Panel

    Pádraig Ó Céidigh founder of Aer Arann & member of the RTÉ Authority, Liadh Ní Riada - Sinn Féin MEP, Thomas Molloy - Group Business Editor with the Irish Independent, Dr Ciara Kelly - GP, Boradcaster and Medical Expert on Operation Transformation, Simon Harris - FG TD & Minister of State for Finance, Noel Whelan - Barrister & Irish Times Columnist

    Saturday 31st January

    Ask the Specialist - Veins

    Professor Austin Leahy joins Marian to talk about varicose veins.

    How to Complain

    Jasper Griegson joins Marian on the line to talk about making complaints.

    Burglary in Ardfert

    Justin Horgan talks to Marian about his uncle who had to go through multiple burglaries at his home in Ardfert.

    Dry January

    Marian talks to Professor of Hepatology Kevin Moore of University College London about the benefits of not drinking alcohol.


    Fr. Brendan Purcell talks to Marian about Stephen Fry's opinion of God.


    Head of the Housing Agency Conor Skehan joins Marian in studio to talk about his decision to rent instead of buying a house.

    Roy Keane

    Journalist Paddy Mulchrone joins Marian to talk about his meeting with Roy Keane outside his house.

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