Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    Sunday 14th September

    Apple Products and U2

    Editor of Silicone Republic David Kennedy joins Marian to talk about the new Apple products and U2's association with the California tech company.

    Scottish Independence Referendum

    The Most Revd David Chillingworth and media producer Scott Fairweather discuss the Scottish Independence Referendum.

    Des Cahill - GAA

    Des Cahill talks to Marian about todays camogie final between Cork and Kilkenny and next weeks football final between Kerry and Donegal.

    The Panel

    The Panel: Kevin Cullen - The Boston Globe, Ciara Kelly - GP and Broadcaster, Alan Barrett - Research Professor with the ESRI, Gerard Howlin - Public Affairs Consultant and Irish Examiner Columnist, Sam Smyth - Columnist – The Irish Mail on Sunday.

    Saturday 13th September

    Culture Night - Jim Lockhart

    Producer and member of Horslips Jim Lockhart joins Marian to talk about Culture Night.

    Ian Paisley - Peter Hain

    Former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain joins Marian on the line to talk about Ian Paisley.

    Vulnerability - Maureen Gaffney

    Clinical Psychologist Maureen Gaffney joins Marian to talk about vulnerability and how it can be a positive.

    Ian Paisley - John Cushnahan

    Former Alliance Party Leader John Cushnahan talks to Marian about Ian Paisley.

    Ian Paisley - Mary Banotti

    Former MEP Mary Banotti share her memories of Ian Paisley.

    David Puttnam

    With 10 Oscars under his belt, a peerage, and chancellorship of the Open University, Lord David Puttnam has also managed to become an honorary Corkman. He is in Dublin this weekend for two dates, a TED talk and a concert with the RTE Concert Orchestra – who will be playing scores from his films such as The Mission & Chariots of Fire.

    Ian Paisley - Eamonn Mallie

    Journalist and broadcastor Eamonn Mallie joins Marian to talk about the life and times of former Democratic Unionist Party leader Dr Ian Paisley.

    Sunday 7th September

    GAA - The Hurling Final

    Des Cahill joins the Panel to preview today's All Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary

    Death of Joan Rivers

    Joan Rivers' funeral is taking place today in New York and TV Producer and Director Bill Hughes who worked with her and Paddy Cullivan of the Camembert Quartet who supplied the music for her last tour talk of their experiences.

    Doing Business in the Middle East

    Dave Mulvihill, a business man who spends half his year working in Beirut and has been there for many years, talks of his experiences of working in the Middle East

    Newspaper Panel

    Today's Panel to discuss the issues of the week are: John McGuinness TD, Chair of PAC; Sinéad O’Carroll , News Editor at The; Carol Hunt, Sunday Independent columnist; Colm McCarthy, Economist; Sean Kelly, Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South (Former of President of GAA)

    Saturday 6th September

    Neven Maguire

    Neven Maguire has just published a new book: The Nation's Favourite Food Fast! and he comes into studio to discuss his recipes with Marian

    Queuing for a House in Swords

    Megan O'Shaughnessy and Samantha Barnwall have been queuing outside a housing estate in Swords for the last few days with the hope of securing their dream house. They talk to Marian just prior to the opening of the house sales office.

    John Simpson

    John Simpson, BBC News World Affairs Editor, is one of the longest serving and most respected foreign correspondents in the world. He has reported from more than 120 countries including thirty war zones and has interviewed many world leaders.

    Derval O'Rourke

    Derval O'Rourke is an Irish former sprint hurdles athlete. She retired suddenly last June and has just published a book called Food for the Fast Lane: Recipes to Power Your Body and Mind.

    Marco Pierre White

    Marco Pierre White has been called the Godfather of Modern Cooking and he has arrived into Dublin today to celebrate the first anniversary of his second restaurant in Donnybrook in Dublin.

    Helen Mirren

    In an industry dominated by youth and beauty, Dame Helen Mirren has remained at the top of her profession. Her latest movie is called 'The Hundred Foot Journey' and Dame Helen Mirren joins Marian by phone from France.

    Sunday 31st August

    The Sea Garden

    It's fresh, it's nutritious and it's free. All along our coast are miles and miles of beaches full of sea weed ready to be picked. Aine met Marie Power on Kilferassey Strand in Waterford to gather some seaweed.


    Seamus Martin - Retired Irish Times International Editor and Foreign Correspondent talks about the worsening situation in Eastern Ukraine.

    The IRA Ceasefire

    Political writer Eamon Maille joins Aine in studio to talk about the 20 year anniversary of the IRA ceasefire.

    The Panel

    Des Cahill - The Sunday Game, Charlie Bird - Journalist & Broadcaster Ann Ferris - Labour TD - Wicklow/East Carlow, Diarmuid Ferriter - Professor of Modern Irish History in UCD, Alison O'Connor - Irish Examiner Columnist, Jim Power - Economist Orla Hardiman - Consultant Neurologist Declan Power - Security Analyst

    Saturday 30th August

    School Lunches and After School Dinner

    Catherine Fulvio joins Aine in studio to talk about feeding school kids.

    Women in the Irish Drinks Industry

    Five women who are at the top of their game in the Irish drinks industry join Aine in studio.

    Obese Children - Donal O'Shea

    One in four primary school children in Ireland are overweight or obese. Professor Donal O'Shea is a consultant endocrinologist and director of the weight management clinic at St Columcille's Hospital in Loughlinstown and he joins Aine in studio.

    Nicky Byrne

    Nicky Byrne joins Aine on the line to talk about the Electric Picnic, Strictly Come Dancing and Dublin GAA.

    Anniversary of the Ceasefire

    Writer and republican Danny Morrison joins Aine in studio to talk about the IRA ceasefire of 1994.

    The Ice Bucket Challenge

    Apparently starting in 2013 – one man from Boston popularised the Ice Bucket Challenge & made it go viral. That man is Pete Frates, a former baseball player from Boston who has motor neuron disease. Joining Aine on the line are his parents John & Nancy Frates.

    Sunday 24th August

    Health Insurance - Dermot Goode

    Dermot Goode of joins Aine in studio to talk about health insurance.

    Iceland Volcano

    Iceland has issued a red alert to aviation after indications of a possible eruption under the country's biggest glacier, the Vattnajokull. Aine is joined by Kieran Hickey - Climatologist in NUIG and Eoghan Corry - Editor of Travel Extra.

    Foreign Correspondents

    Aine is joined on the phone by Irish Times Correspondent Mary Fitzgerald who has recently spent 8 months in Libya, Ruth Sherlock in Iraq and Aine Kerr of Storyful who talks about the weaponisation of social media.

    The Panel

    Stephen O’Byrnes-Former Gov. Press Sec. & Director MKC Communications,Mary O’Rourke-Former FF Minister,Sean Duignan-Former Government Press Sec. ,Brian Dowling-RTE, Dearbhail MacDonald-Associate & Legal Editor, Irish Independent & Breda O’Brien-Teacher & Irish Times Columnist & they are joined by Tim Ryan-Author of ‘The Longford Leader’

    Saturday 23rd August

    Tea and Coffee

    Paul O'Toole, master blender with Bewleys and Karl Purdy, managing director of Coffee Angel joins Aine in studio to talk about our two favourite beverages - tea and coffee.

    Bee Keeping - Philip McCabe

    During the week Aine joined beekeeper Philip McCabe in Termonfeckin to talk about world records, honey and queen bees.

    Ebola - Dr. Kevin Kelleher

    Dr. Kevin Kelleher, Assistant National Director of Health Protection joins Aine on the line to talk about the Ebola virus.

    Boomerang Parents

    Janet Bennis is moving to Australia to be with her children. She joins Aine on the line.

    Albert Reynolds

    Vincent Power, author of 'Send 'Em Home Sweating' and Steven Travers from the Miami Showband join Aine on the lineto talk about Albert Reynolds roots in the showband era.

    Joanne O'Riordan

    Joanne joins Aine to talk about her normal up bringing and hopes for the future.

    Sunday 17th August

    Cost of Third Level Education

    Mother of three and journalist Mary Feely talks to Marian about the cost of third level education and they are joined on the line by Ivan Kennedy who is a financial advisor and parent of two young children.

    Baby Gammy

    Journalist Rachel Browne joins Marian on the line to discuss Baby Gammy who was allegedley rejected by his Australian birth parents and left with his Thai surrogate.

    Brighid McLaughlin

    At the turn of the millennium Brighid McLaughlin was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Three years later her husband Michael drowned not far from their home. And in 2006, her sister Siobhán was murdered by the man she married. It was two years before Brian Kearney was sentenced to life in prison for the crime.

    The Panel

    John Kelleher - Film/TV producer & former director of film classification, Fiona O’Shea - Freelance Writer & former Principal Officer with the Revenue Commissioners, Martin Molony - Lecturer in DCU’s School of Communications - Charlie Weston - Personal Finance Editor - Irish Independent and Andrea Martin - Media Lawyer

    Saturday 16th August

    The Moth - Julien Clancy

    The Moth is an American phenomenon where people from all walks of life – both known and unknown – take to the stage to tell a true tale without notes and without memorisation. Julien Clancy - who is an independent radio producer - helping to bring The Moth to Ireland.

    The Rose of Tralee

    Dáithí Ó Sé joins Marian on the line to talk about the Rose of Tralee.

    Ian Gargan on Robin Williams

    Consultant psychologist and medic Ian Gargan talks about the death by suicide of Robin Williams along with the treatment and perception of depression in Ireland.

    Cliff Richard

    Vikram Dodd of The Guardian joins Marian on the line to discuss the search of Cliff Richards home an alleged historical sex offence.

    Eoghan O'Neachtain - Middle East

    Former Government and military press officer Eoghan O'Neachtain joins Marian in studio to talk about trouble in the Middle East and his time in government.

    Depression - Alastair Campbell

    Former Press Secretary to Tony Blair, Alastair Campbell who has spoken about his own battle with depression in the past joins Marian to talk about the death by suicide of Robin Williams.

    Sunday 10th August

    The Nixon Tapes

    To mark the 40th anniversary of the resignation of Richard Nixon Marian goes through a number of recordings from that time.

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