Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Saturday 24th September

Ask the Specialist - Cosmetic Dentistry

Marian is joined by dentist Gillian Smith.

John Le Carre Memoir

Novelists Declan Burke and Arlene Hunt join Marian to talk about the work of John Le Carre.

Sailing Around the World

Myra Reid and Paraic O'Maolriada talk about spending 6 years sailing around the world.

Jeremy Corbyn

London Editor with the Irish Times Denis Staunton joins Marian on the line to talk about Jeremy corbyns re-election as Labour Party Leader.

Road Deaths

Chairperson of the Road Safety Authority Liz O'Donnell joins Marian in studio.

Laura Whitmore

Laura Whitmore joins Marian to talk about Strictly Come Dancing.

Sunday 18th September

The Beatles Movie

Dave Fanning joins Marian in studio to talk about the new Beatles movie; Eight Days a Week.

Hillary Clinton

Former speech writer and advisor for Hillary Clinton Lissa Muscatine joins Marian on the line and in studio Michael Courtney who lectures in American Politics at DCU.

Dublin v Mayo

Des Cahill joins Marian to talk about the All Ireland Final between Dublin and Mayo.

The Panel 180916/2

The panel discuss NAMA.

Brian McEnery - NAMA

NAMA Directer and Chair of the Audit Committee Brian McEnery joins Marian on the line.

The Newspaper Panel 180916/1

Tom Lyons - Business Editor – The Sunday Business Post, Robbie Kelleher - Davy Stockbrokers & All Ireland Winner/Dublin 74/76/77, Pat Rabbitte - Former Labour Party Leader, Lisa Chambers - FF TD Mayo, John Downing & Political correspondent, Irish Independent

Saturday 17th September

Ask the Specialist - Hand Hygiene

Immunologist Christine Loscher from DCU joins Marian in studio.

The Great British Bake Off

Marian is joined by former head of creative leadership at the BBC Linda Green.

Emma Donoghue

Emma Donoghue talks about the film adaptation of her book 'Room' & her new work 'The Wonder'

Life in the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Marian is joined by Mia Cooper, David Agnew and Sunniva Fitzpatrick who talk about life in the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Sinead Cusack

Star of stage and screen Sinead Cusack joins Marian from Oxford.

Sunday 11th September

Culture Night

Aoife Barry from joins Marian in studio.

Tom Crean

Tom Creans grand daughter Aileen Crean-O'Brien joins Marian to talk about her plan to retrace her grandfathers steps.

9/11 Anniversary

Marian is joined on the line by journalist Marion McKeone who was in Manhattan on the day the towers fell.

The Panel 110916

The Panel: David McWilliams - Economist & Author, Fergal Hickey - Consultant Emergency Medicine, Sligo Uni. Hospital & Irish Association of Emergency Medicine, Brendan Ogle - UNITE Trade Union & Right to Water, Niamh Lyons - Political Editor, The Ireland Edition of the Times & Adrian Weckler - Technology Editor, Irish & Sunday Independent

Saturday 10th September

Ask the Specialist - Hacking a New Language

Marian is joined by Benny Lewis who is the author of 'Language Hacking - A Conversation Course for Beginners'

Importing Cars from the UK

Motoring journalist Michael Sheridan joins Marian in studio.

Kids Going to University

Marian is joined by psychologist Fergus Heffernan and parents Mary Feely and Patricia Heneghan.

The Political Week

Harry McGee of the Irish Times joins Marian to talk about politics after an eventful week in the Dail.

Brendan Gleeson

Brendan Gleeson joins Marian to talk about the hospice.

Sunday 4th September

Deportation from Australia

Bernard Lee joins Marian to talk about his recent deportation from Australia.

All Ireland Hurling Final

Des Cahill joins Marian to talk about the All Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary.

The Newspaper Panel 040916

Michael McDowell - Ind. Senator / former Tánaiste & Minister for Justice, Suzanne Kelly - Tax Lawyer, John McGuiness - FF TD for Carlow Kilkenny, Patsy McGarry - Irish Times Religious Affairs Correspondent & Diarmuid Ferriter - Professor of Modern History, UCD

Saturday 3rd September

The Electric Picnic

Arts Editor with the Irish Times Laurance Mackin joins Marian on the line.

Neven Maguire - Back to School

Neven joins Marian with some tasty lunchbox recipes.

Dare to be Wild

Marian is joined by garden designer Mary Reynolds and director Vivienne DeCourcy who has made a film about Mary.

Ian McKinlay

Rugby player Ian McKinley joins Marian to talk about his recovery from injury and return to a sport that he clearly can't do without.

Fiona Shaw

Actress and director Fiona Shaw joins Marian to talk about threading the boards, Harry Potter and Irelands Ancient East.

Sunday 28th August

Danny McCoy and Neil Callanan

Marian discusses Brexit with Neil Callanan and Danny McCoy.

Des Cahill

Marian speaks with Des Cahill on Olympics Reflection and GAA preview.

Newspaper Panel

Alan Dukes, Former Chairman of IBRC & former Fine Gael leader. Gráinne Long – CEO of ISPCC and Human Rights Commissioner in Northern Ireland Eoin Fahy, chief economist at KBI. Colette Browne Columnist – Irish Independent Sebastian Hamilton Editor in Chief - Irish Daily Mail.

Saturday 27th August


Marian is joined by Kate Irving who is a lecturere in nursing at DCU.


Michelle Darmody from the Cake Cafe joins JMarian to talk about cakes.

Mills and Boon

Senior Editor with Mills and Boon Flo Nicholl joins Marian on the line with some advice on how to write in their style.

Urban Architecture

Marian is joined by architect and author of 'Dublin Strolls' Greg Bracken.

Oliver Callan

Marian is joined by comedian Oliver Callan.

Pat Hickey

Hickey Family solicitor Anne Marie James joins Marian in studio.

Sunday 21st August

Rio 2016

Brendan is joined by John Murray in studio and David Gillick in Rio.

Alison Canavan

Brendan talks to model Alison Canavan about her struggle with alcoholism.

The Obama Playlist

Jim Lockhart joins Brendan to talk about Barack Obama's recently released Spotify playlists.

The Newspaper Panel 210816

Sarah Bardon - Political Reporter The Irish Times, Aileen Hickie - Barrister, Gerard Howlin - Public Affairs Consultant & Examiner Columnist, John O’Brien - Former Detective Superintendent & National Head of Europol, Tom McGurk - Sunday Business Post & Broadcaster & Julie O’Neill - Former Secretary-General at the Dept. of Transport

Saturday 20th August


Brendan is joined by psychotherapist Anne Marie Tool, journalist Stephanie Costello and Stephen Bell who is director of Bell Lane Coffee in Mullingar.

Mike Gibney - Obesity

Emeritus Professor of Food & Health in UCD, Mike Gibney joins Brendan in studio to talk about his new book: Ever Seen a Fat Fox? Human Obesity Explored.

Majorca Murder

Retired detective Gerry O'Carroll joins Brendan on the line to talk about the murder of Trevor O'Neill in Majorca.

Pat Hickey - Rio2016

Brendan is joined in studio by Political Editor with the Irish Examiner Daniel McConnell and on the line from Rio by RTÉ's Philip Bromwell.

Alastair Campbell

Former Labour Party press secretary Alastair Campbell joins Brendan to talk about his recently deceased brother Donal who lived with schizophrenia.

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Call: 1850-715150 / 08457-853333 Northern Ireland & U.K

Text: 51551

Presenter: Marian Finucane


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