Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    Saturday 3rd October

    Frank Kelly

    Frank Kelly joins Marian to talk about his memoir 'The Last Gig'.

    Accomodation - Niall Harbison

    Niall Harbison talks to Marian about AirBnB and his website

    Ask the Specialist - Exercise

    Marian is joined by Dr. Nina Byrnes and Pat HEnry who talk about exercise.

    Refugee Crisis

    Marian is joined by Valarie and Brian Cox and Tracey Ryan from the Ireland Calais Migrants Solidarity Group after a quick call with Conor Pope who talks about the postal strike.

    Rural Crime

    Marian is joined by Frank Duane - Business Owner - Kiltullagh, Galway, Fr. Joe Tynan - Curate – Littleton, Co Tipperary, John Tully - Shop Keeper - Two Mile Borris and Agricultural Contractor Robert O Shea.

    Sunday 27th September

    Volkswagen - Emissions

    Marian is joined by Motoring Editor with the Irish Independent Eddie Cunningham and car dealer Bill Cullen. They are also joined on the line by Sam Dawson from the Volkswagen Audi Group Enthusiasists.

    Sport - Des Cahill

    Des Cahill joins Marian to talk about the days sport and they are also joined on the line from London by former Irish rugby player Donal Lenihan.

    Refugee Crisis - Orla Guerin

    Orla Guerin joins Marian on the line from Eastern Croatia.

    The Newspaper Panel 270915

    The Panel: Lord Henry MountCharles - Businessman, journalist, Distiller, Frankie Sheahan - Founder Pendulum Summit & Former Irish Rugby International, Tom Lyons - Biz Editor Sunday Business Post, Sophie Magennis - Head of Office UNHCR Ireland, Katie Hannon - Political Cor. RTÉ Current Affairs

    Saturday 26th September

    Ask the Specialist - Insurance

    Insurance agent Caeva O'Callaghan joins Marian in studio.

    Talking Children Through Tough Times

    Rosaleen McElvaney talks about helping children through tough times.

    The Change Agent

    Business expert Alan O'Neill joins Marian to talk to four owners about affecting positive change to their businesses.


    Marian is joined by Brian and Chris who talk about the experience of living in hotels while also taking care of their children.

    Sepp Blatter - Fifa

    Eamon Dunphy joins Marian on the line to talk about Fifa and Sepp Blatter.

    Sunday 20th September

    Aidan Tierney

    Impressionist Aidan Tierney joins Aine for a chat.

    Buildup to the All Ireland Football Final

    Aine comes live from the Croke Park Hotel with a buildup to the Dublin v Kerry All Ireland Football Final.

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    The Panel:Michael O’Regan-Parliamentary Correspondent, The Irish Times,Phillip O’Connor-Journalist covering sport & life in Scandinavia,Mary Lou McDonald-SF Dep leader/TD for Dublin Central,Jimmy Deenihan-Minister for Diaspora Affairs,Claire Grady-Former Ed. IRISH Indo & Evening Herald

    Saturday 19th September

    Girl Guides

    Helen Concannon, Jillian Van Turnhout and Aoife Leamy from the Irish Girl Guides join Aine in studio.

    Harvest Time

    Aine is joined by Darragh McCullough who talks about harvest time & the National Ploughing Championships. They are joined on the line by farmer Tom Short & Clodagh Doyle of The National Museum of Ireland - Country Life.

    Plain English - Inez Bailey

    Inez Bailey of the National Adult Literacy Agency in Ireland joins Aine to talk about the use of plain English.

    The Secret War - Sir Max Hastings

    Sir Max Hastings joins Aine on the line to talk about Hitlers botched spying efforts in Ireland during World War 2.

    Donncha O'Callaghan

    Aine talks to former Irish rugby international Donncha O'Callaghan about the big game and his work in Sudan with Unicef.

    Sunday 13th September

    Election of Jeremy Corbyn

    Ken Livingstone, former Mayor of London and Pat Rabbitte, former Labour Party Leader speak to Marian and panel about the Election of Jeremy Corbyn as new Labour Leader.

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    Marian was joined by Sean Haughey, Fianna Fail Councillor. Stephen Donnelly TD, Social Democrat TD Wicklow East Carlow. Eileen Gleeson, Chartered Director, Former advisor to President McAleese. John Downing, Political Correspondent The Independent, and Colonel Colm Doyle,Former Irish Army Colonel.

    Saturday 12th September

    Jeremy Corbyn is Labour Leader

    Kevin Maguire, Associate Editor Daily Mirror, joined Marian live from The Queen Elizabeth II Centre where Jeremy Corbyn was announced Labour Leader in a landslide victory.

    Mindfulness - Dr. Colm O'Connor

    Dr. Colm O'Connor returns this week to talk more about mindfulness and his new book - The Awakening. For more information: DrColmO'

    Roisin Ingle

    Roisin Ingle joined Marian in studio to talk about her new book ‘Public Displays of Emotion’, her columns and her experience having an abortion.

    Steph Booth - Living With Someone Else’s Alzheimer’s

    The actor Tony Booth is best known for his role in Till Death Do Us Part, and also for being Tony Blair’s father in law. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2004. His wife Steph has been chronicling the progress of his disease in a series of articles called ‘Living With Alzheimer’s’ which have appeared in the Irish Times.

    Anthony Lyons

    Convicted sex offender Anthony Lyons was released from prison yesterday. Marian spoke to ‘Patrick’, the father of the victim.

    Sunday 6th September

    Sponsorship and Organisation

    Marian talks to Alan Milton of the GAA and Pat McDonagh of Supermacs and Padraig O'Ceidigh of Aer Arann.

    Returning Emmigrants

    Marian talks to Richie Buggy, Pat Uniacke and Peter Murray about coming back to Ireland for the match.

    Des Cahill - Kilkenny v Galway

    Des joins Marian to talk about the Galway Kilkenny match.

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    The Panel: John McGuinness TD - Fianna Fail Carlow Kilkenny, Padraig O’Ceidigh - Founder Aer Arann & Entrepreneur, Regina Doherty TD - Fine Gael Meath East, Conor Pope - Irish Times Consumer Affairs Correspondent, Brenda Power - Journalist & Broadcaster

    Saturday 5th September

    Mindfulness - Dr. Colm O'Connor

    Dr. Colm O'Connor talks about mindfulness and his new book - The Awakening.

    Spotlight Magazine

    James Morrissey, Sam Smyth, Pat Egan, Larry Gogan and Liz Long talk about their time producing 'Spotlight' magazine.

    Des Cahill

    Des Cahill joins Marian on the line to talk about the All Ireland semi final replay between Mayo and Dublin.

    1916 Film

    Marian is joined my film producer Kevin McCann who is raising money to make a film about 1916.

    Refugee Crisis

    Marian is joined by the BBC's Fergal Keane, Valerie Cox of RTÉ, Philip O'Connor from Swedan, Trigv Adal Bjornsson from Iceland and Syrian refugee 'Ali'.

    Sunday 30th August

    Barbara Broccoli

    Marian talks to Barbara Broccoli producer of the iconic James Bond franchise and also the stage version of 'Once - The Musical' which is playing in Dublin's Olympia Theatre.

    Germany and Migration

    Kate Connolly of the Guardian and Dr. Ulrike Guerot - director of the European Democracy Lab in Berlin join Marian on the line.

    Sport - Des Cahill

    Des joins Marian to talk about the All Ireland semi final between Mayo and Dublin.

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    The Panel: Eamonn Mallie-Author & Journalist,Eoin O’Broin-SF Cllr,South Dublin County Council,Ian Guider-Markets Editor, Sunday Business Post, Siobhan O ‘Donoghue - Director of the “UpLift” campaign & former director of the Migrant Rights Centre Ireland,Barry Andrews-Chief Executive of GOAL & Aine Collins TD-FG Cork North West

    Saturday 29th August

    Ask the Specialist - Head Lice

    Dr. Mary Casey of UCD joins Marian in studio to talk about head lice.

    CAO Offers - Aoife Walsh

    Guidance councillor Aoife Walsh joins Marian to talk about the CAO round two offers and what options lie ahead for students.

    Joanne O'Riordan

    Joanne O'Riordan joins Marian on the line to talk about her new award: Junior Chamber International Outstanding Young Person of the World Award for 2015

    Ireland Calais Solidarity Group

    Tracey Ryan from the Ireland Calais Solidarity Group joins Marian on the line.

    The Rise of Craft Beer in Ireland

    Marian is joined by Richard Siberry (Black Donkey Brewing), Sarah Roarty (N17 Brewing) and the Irish Times drinks correspondent John Wilson.

    Baz Ashmawy and Nancy Asmawy

    Baz Ashmawy and his mother Nancy join Marian in studio to talk about Libya, Egypt and '50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy'

    Doon Burglary

    Retired Garda Gerry Connors talks to Marian about John O'Donoghue who suffered a fatal heart attack after he came home to find his house being ransacked by thieves.

    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

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