Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    Sunday 25th January

    Historical Drama

    Broadcaster Myles Dungan and casting director Maureen Hughes join Marian to talk about the appeal of historical drama.

    Greek Elections

    Marian is joined on the line by Joan O'Shea who have been living in Greece for 30 years and Kostas Karkagiannis who is a journalist with Kathimerini newspaper in Greece.

    Quantitative Easing & Davos

    Economist David McWilliams joins Marian in studio to talk about quantitative easing and his experience of Davos.

    The Panel

    The Panel: Niamh Brennan - UCD Professor of Management, Harry McGee - Irish times Political Correspondent, Sen. Averil Power - Fianna Fail, Dara Doyle - Bloomberg Dublin Bureau Chief, Ben Conroy - Iona Spokesman, writer Irish Catholic

    Saturday 24th January

    Travel Hotspots

    Marian is joined in studio by blogger and adventurer Teena Gates, producer and writer Deirdre Mullins, jouurnalist Philip Nolan and Joan Scales, travel writer with the Irish Times.

    Teenage Weight Loss

    Conor Doyle joins Marian to talk about his weight loss and about online bullying he experienced when he was overweight.

    Irish Water

    Paul Melia, Environment Correspondent with the Irish Independent talks about EU concern over Irish Water and government influence.

    Ask the Specialist - Avoiding Colds and Flu

    Dr. Illona Murphy joins Marian to talk about winter illnesses.

    Robert Mizzell

    Country music singer Robert Mizzell joins Marian in studio to talk about his rise to the top of the Irish country music scene.

    Jim Callery - Rural Infrastructure

    Jim Callery joins Marian on the line to talk about the lack of infrastructure in rural Ireland.

    Sunday 18th January

    William Butler Yeates in Popular Culture

    Dave Fanning and Jim Lockhart join Marian to talk about the work of William Butler Yeates and its imbrace by popular culture.


    The panel discuss the mini series 'Charlie'.

    Banking Enquiry

    RTÉ Business Editor David Murphy joins Marian to talk about the banking enquiry.

    The Panel

    Oliver Callan - Satirist and impressionist, Andrea Martin - Media Lawyer, Jackie Lavin - Businesswoman, Pat Rabbitte - Labour TD, Dublin South West, Fionnan Sheehan - Editor Irish Independent

    Saturday 17th January

    Art at the Cinema

    Mark O'Regan joins Marian to talk about 'Exhibition on Screen' which brings stunning art exhibitions from galleries around the world to local cinemas.


    Helen Shaw, John O'Brien and Adrian Weckler talk about American podcast sensation 'Serial'.

    Catherine Noone - Twitter

    Senator Catherine Noone talks about the abuse she recieved on Twitter after saying that UFC should be banned.

    First Aid - Paul Downes

    Paul Downes of St Johns Ambulance joins Marian to talk about first aid around the house.

    Behavioural Economics

    Pete Lunn of the ESRI joins Marian to talk about behavioural economics.

    Charlie Hebdo

    Musician Paddy Sherlock talks about singing at the funeral of Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphan Charbonnier (Charb) on Friday.

    Sunday 11th January

    Charlie Hebdo Paris case & Irish Water

    Prof. John Horne of Modern European History and Director of the Centre for War Studies, Trinity College Dublin, Martyn Turner, cartoonist with The Irish Times added their insight on this week in Paris. Elizabeth Arnett of Irish Water spoke with Marian. And Richard Downes provided an update from Paris.

    The Panel

    Marian welcomed the Minister for Health, Leo Varadkar, Frank Flannery of Fine Gael, Mick Rafferty, community practitioner in Inner City Dublin, Carol Hunt, Sunday Independent, and Colonel Colm Doyle, former Irish Army to discuss today’s papers. The French Ambassador, Jean Pierre Thébault, also spoke of the recent happenings in Paris this week.

    Saturday 10th January

    Small Claims Court

    Director General of The Law Society, Ken Murphy joined Marian as our specialist to talk about the occasions when you don't need to go to the expense of employing a solicitor and instead can resolve disputes in the Small Claims Court.

    Irish Auctioneer to the Stars

    Martin Nolan from Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles joined Marian to discuss personal possessions of stars such as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe which are coming up for auction.

    Overcoming Debt and Getting Back On Track

    Andrea Smith, journalist, joined Marian and spoke of her personal experience with debt. Philip McCabe, of MABS in Monaghan, highlighted the help that's available to those in debt.

    Panel discussion on the happenings in Paris and the possible implications.

    Marian Finucane is joined by John O’Brien, former national head of Interpol Europol, Karen Creed formally of France 24 and now RTE News, Paddy Prenderville, editor of The Phoenix magazine, Aonghus Collins, political cartoonist, and RTE reporter Richard Downes over the phone from Paris.

    Sunday 4th January

    Egyptian Journalists

    Sue Turton - Presenter/Senior Correspondent with Aljazeera English joins Marian on the line to talk about the jailing and retrail of two Aljazeera journalists in Egypt.

    Race in the U.S.

    Law lecturer Larry Donnelly from NUI Galway and Tavis Smiley, US talk show host, author, liberal political commentator join Marian to talk about race in the U.S. and the presidency of Barack Obama.

    The Panel

    Denis Staunton, Deputy Editor at The Irish Times, Eoghan O'Neachtain Former government press secretary, Eileen Gleeson Chartered Director and Former presidential advisor, Carole Coleman, Journalist, RTÉ, Frankie Sheahan 29 international caps with the Irish rugby team, Founder & Event Director Pendulum Summit

    Saturday 3rd January

    Ask the Specialist - Winter Driving

    Tony Toner from the Institute of Advanced Motorists of Ireland joins Marian in studio.

    Books and Big Screen Adaptations

    Marian is joined by John Boyne, John Kelleher, Emma Donoghue, Emma Nortan and Deirdre Purcell

    Popular Myths about the Brain / Mind

    Aidan Moran Professor of Cognative Psychology at UCD joins Marian in studio.

    Peter Casey

    Businessman Peter Casey joins Marian to talk about Dragons Den, America and growing up in Derry.

    Reboot Ireland

    Eddie Hobbs joins Marian on the line to talk about his co-launch of a new political party with the working title of Reboot Ireland.

    Sunday 28th December

    The Good Country Party

    Independent Policy Advisor Simon Anholt talks to Marian about a new global revolutionary party called the Good Country Party.

    State Papers 1984

    John Bowman joins Marian to discuss the release of state papers under the 30 year rule.

    The Panel

    Michael O’Regan - Parliamentary Correspondent Irish Times, Ken Murphy - Director General - Law Society of Ireland, Diarmuid Ferriter - Professor of Modern Irish History in UCD, Anne Chambers - Biographer and Author Sinead O’Carroll - News Editor of

    Sunday 21st December

    Declan Power - Taliban

    Declan Power talks about the good Taliban and the bad Taliban.

    Russia - David McWilliams

    David McWilliams joins Marian on the line to talk about Russia, Ukraine, oil prices and the Middle East.

    Declan Power - Security Analyst

    Security Analyst Declan Power joins the panel to discuss North Korea and the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

    The Panel

    David Sweeney-Managing Editor NPR,Colm O’Regan-Comedian,Contributor to BBC World Service and the Examiner,Cathy Kelly-Writer & UNICEF Ambassador,Niamh Lyons-Pol Cor. The Irish Daily Mail, Eddie Molloy-Management consultant–chairman of Mental Health Reform and Adrian Kavanagh-Lecturer in Geography in Maynooth University on the phone

    Saturday 20th December

    Christmas Preperation and TV

    Dave Fanning, Mark O'Regan and Yvonne Keating join Marian in studio and they are joined by chef Jordan Bourke.

    Ask the Specialist

    Photographer Barry McCaul joins Marian in studio to talk about taking the perfect picture.

    Home for Christmas - Noel Scanlon

    After the collapse of the Celtic Tiger Noel Scanlon went to Afghanistan to work. Noel joins Marian to talk about his experiences and how important it is to come home.

    Psychological Pressures of Christmas - Maureen Gaffney

    Clinical psychologist Maureen Gaffney joins Marian to talk about the pressures that present themselves during Christmas.

    Sunday 14th December

    Smartphone Packages

    David Kerr of joins Marian in studio to talk about smartphone packages.

    Tech Gifts for Christmas

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

    Whistleblowing Legislation

    Ian O'Herlihy, Partner of Mason Hayes and Curran joins the panel to talk about whistleblowing legislation.

    The Panel

    Fergus Clancy - CEO Mater Private Healthcare Group Noel Howard - Social Care Ireland Avril Clarke - Job-bridge intern and youth volunteer Colm O’Gorman - Executive Director, Amnesty International Ireland Alison O’Connor - Columnist Irish Examiner

    Saturday 13th December

    Ask the Specialist

    Rowan Manahan joins Marian in studio to talk about job applications.

    Che Guevara

    Che Guevara visited Ireland 50 years ago. His interpreter Felima O'Callaghan joins Marian on the line from Spain.

    Non Fiction Books

    Janet Hawkins of The Blessington Bookstore and Stephen Boylan of Easons join Marian in studio.

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