Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Sunday 13th August


Technology Editor with the Irish and Sunday Independent Adrian Weckler joins Marian in studio.


Des Cahill talks about the day's sport.

Kim Jong-un & Donald Trump

Professor Emeritus of Psychology in TCD, Ian Robertson joins Marian to talk about narcissists.

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The Panel: Michael Murphy - Security Analyst, Was deputy director of Military Intelligence, Gina London - Columnist, Sunday Independent, former CNN Correspondent, Jim Power - Economist, Averil Power - CEO, Asthma Society, Tom Lyons - Deputy Editor, Sunday Business Post & Stephen O'Byrnes - Consultant, MKC Communications

Saturday 12th August

Moving to the Country

Marian is joined by Caroline Kelleher, Moira Ní Ghallachóir and Philip Judge who talk about their experience of moving to the country from an urban environment.

Devil's Bargain

Author Joshua Green joins Marian on the line to talk about his new book - Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency.

University & School Costs

Consumer Columnist with the Irish Independent and Herald Sinead Ryan joins Marian in studio.

Tanya Airey

Tanya Airey from Sunway Travel joins Marian in studio.

Sunday 6th August

Women's Rugby World Cup

Evan Ní Chuilinn from RTÉ Sport, Rosie Foley, former Munster and Ireland player and Sharon Lynch, former Leinster and Ireland player joined Marian to discuss the Women's Rugby World Cup.

Who will replace Scaramucci?

Johnathan Allen, author of 'Shattered - Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign' and columnist for the newspaper 'Roll Call', joined Marian on the phone to discuss who will replace former White House Communications Director?

Diana in her own words

Jennie Bond and Dickie Arbiter joined Marian on the phone to discuss tonight's new documentary on Lady Diana - Diana: in her own words.

Newspaper Panel

David Horgan, Managing Director at Petrel Resources - Gráinne Healy, Chairwoman of Marriage Equality - Mary Minihan, Irish Times Political Correspondent - Richard Moore Managing Director of MComm Communications - Philip McCabe Director of MABS and the Citizens Information Centre Monaghan

Saturday 5th August


Rachel Doyle from Arboretum Garden Centre joins Marian in studio with some seasonal tips.

Coastal Restaurants

Restaurant Critic Tom Doorley joins Marian with a selection of his favourite coastal restaurants.

Adults Living at Home

Marian is joined by Arwen Foley, Jennifer McShane and Brian Fitzpatrick who all live at home with their parents to save money.


Consumer Affairs Correspondent with the Irish Times, Conor Pope joins Marian in studio to talk about Black, Green and Brown bins.

Tracy Piggott

Tracy Piggott joins Marian in studio to talk about her life around horses.

Sunday 30th July

The Galway Races

Editorial Manager with The Irish Field - Mark Costello joins Marian in studio.

House of Cards

House of Cards author Michael Dobbs joins Marian on the line from Cork.

Russian Election Hacking

Financier Bill Browder joins Marian on the line to talk about the US Senate Judiciary Committee that is looking into claims of Russian interference in last years US General Election.

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The Panel: Pádraig Ó'Céidigh - Independent Senator, was CEO of Aer Arann, Jerry O'Sullivan - Presenter, Kerry Today, Radio Kerry, Geraldine Kennedy - Was editor of The Irish Times, Camile Loftus - Independent social policy researcher & Philip O'Connor - Journalist based in Sweden

Saturday 29th July

New Director of The Gate Theatre

New Director of The Gate Theatre Selina Cartmell joins Marian in studio.

Dara O'Briain

Dara O'Briain talks about his upcoming tour.

Life as a Conductor

David Brophy joins Marian in studio.

Anne Anderson

Outgoing Irish Ambassador to the United States Anne Anderson joins Marian in studio.

Sunday 23rd July

Sale of Clonkeen College Land

Marian is joined by author and past pupil of Clonkeen College - Colum McCann.

Irish Fishing

CEO of the Killybegs Fisherman's Organisation Sean O'Donoghue joins Marian in studio.

Alastair Campbell - Brexit

Former Press Secretary to Tony Blair and current Editor of the New European - Alastair Campbell joins Marian on the line.

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The Panel: George Lee - RTE Agricultural & Environment Correspondent, Jennifer Carroll McNeill - Barrister & Political Scientist, Danny McCoy - CEO of IBEC, Niamh Hourigan - Head of Department of Sociology, UCC & Gerard Howlin - Public Affairs Consultant & Examiner Columnist

Saturday 22nd July


Great Great Grandson of Charles Darwin, Chris Darwin joins Marian in studio.

Direct Provision

Former High Court Judge Bryan McMahon joins Marian in studio.

Airline Price Comparison

Marian is joined by Travel Writer with the Irish Times - Joan Scales.

Emily O'Reilly

European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly joins Marian in studio.

Sunday 16th July

Film Tourism

Marian is joined by Irish producer of Star Wars Naoise Barry and Niall Gibbons who is Chief Executive of Tourism Ireland.

Theresa May - The First Year

Sky News Correspondent Enda Brady joins Marian on the line.

Hidden Levies

Frank Conway from joins Marian in studio.

The Newspaper Panel

The Panel: Conor Lenihan - Former Fianna Fail Minister of State, John Fitzgerald - Adjunct Professor of Economics TCD & formerly ESRI, Sheila Reilly - Group Head of Digital - Iconic Newspapers, John Downing - Political Correspondent Irish Independent & Noirin Hegarty - Operations Director Ireland – Lonely Planet

Saturday 15th July

Free or Nearly Free Days Out

Marian is joined by Philip Nolan who is travel writer and columnist with the Irish Daily Mail.

BBQ's - Neven Maguire

Neven joins Marian with some BBQ recipes.

Changing Career

Marian is joined by stylist & personal shopper Laura Jordan and Suzanne McGovern who is an adoption team member with the DSPCA.

Ed Sheeran

Marian is joined by 2fm presenter Eoghan McDermot and Ed Sheeran prize winner Fiona Kelly.

Chris Patten

Marian talks to Chris Patten about his new book - First Confessions: A Sort of Memoir.

Sunday 9th July

North Korea Update

Assistant Professor at the School of Politics & International Relations in UCD, Alex Dukalskis joins Marian on the line.

Weekend Sport

Des Cahill joins Marian to talk about sport.

Orla Guerin

BBC Middle East Correspondent Orla Guerin joins Marian on the line to talk about Libya, ISIS and Egypt.

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The Panel: Peter Murtagh - Reporter, The Irish Times, Alison Cowzer - Businesswoman & board member of Women for Election, Declan Power - Security Analyst, Aishling Meehan - Solicitor, Tax Consultant & Farmer & Colm McCarthy - Economist

Saturday 8th July

The End of Petrol and Diesel

Motoring journalist Michael Sheridan joins Marian in studio.

Last Minute Deals & Staycations

Marian is joined by Sarah Slattery from and Monchán Magan who is a broadcaster and documentary maker.

Precarious Employment

Marian is joined by Keith, Claire and Deborah who talk about precarious employment.

The G-20 in Hamburg

Foreign Correspondent with the Guardian and Observer newspapers Kate Connolly joins Marian in studio.

20 Years of The Tannery

Paul and Maire Flynn join Marian in studio to talk about 20 adventurous years in business.

Sunday 2nd July

Conor Niland and Sinéad O'Caroll - Wimbledon Tennis

Sinéad O'Carroll, News Editor with The and Conor Niland, Ireland's most successful tennis player, joined us in studio to discuss the tennis at Wimbledon which gets underway tomorrow.

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Presenter: Marian Finucane


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