Christmas Preperation and TV
Dave Fanning, Mark O'Regan and Yvonne Keating join Marian in studio and they are joined by chef Jordan Bourke.
Dave Fanning, Mark O'Regan and Yvonne Keating join Marian in studio and they are joined by chef Jordan Bourke.
Photographer Barry McCaul joins Marian in studio to talk about taking the perfect picture.
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.
Clinical psychologist Maureen Gaffney joins Marian to talk about the pressures that present themselves during Christmas.
David Kerr of Bonkers.ie joins Marian in studio to talk about smartphone packages.
Technology Editor with the Irish Independent Adrian Weckler joins Marian in studio.
Ian O'Herlihy, Partner of Mason Hayes and Curran joins the panel to talk about whistleblowing legislation.
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
Rowan Manahan joins Marian in studio to talk about job applications.
Che Guevara visited Ireland 50 years ago. His interpreter Felima O'Callaghan joins Marian on the line from Spain.
Janet Hawkins of The Blessington Bookstore and Stephen Boylan of Easons join Marian in studio.
Ronnie O'Toole of the Central Bank on a shortage of small coins.
Irish cricketer John Mooney and Cavan GAA goalkeeper Alan O'Mara join Marian in studio.
Lee Furlong on reuniting a man with his family for Christmas.
‘Stories I never told my Mother’ is an online log of childhood adventures, mishaps, innocence and fun. Simon Digby joins Marian on the line.
In the 92 years of the state, we have had a grand total of 13 Taoisigh. A good number are very much in living memory and it seems as good a time as any to look back at the various office holders to see what common traits – apart from being male – they held. In studio are Michael Kennedy, a historian with the Royal Irish Academy and Eoghan O Neachtain, former Government Press Secretary.
Richard Boyd Barrett, United Left ALliance TD/People Before Profit; Mike Allen, Focus Ireland; John Downing, journalist and former deputy government press secretary; Charlie Bird, journalist and broadcaster; and Lindsay Earner Byrne, UCD School of History and Archives and Dr Conor Powell
It’s that hectic time of year again when we tend to buy and cook larger quantities of food. The fridge is overloaded and catering for large numbers is a major challenge. As stress levels soar in the kitchen, food safety procedures are often neglected. Our specialist in studio this week is Agnes Bouchier Hayes, Home Economist and Lecturer, Limerick IT.
Yvonne Keating loves Christmas but hates when it is ruined by stress which it was in previous years. These days Yvonne is super organised and so enjoys the season. She fills us in on her to do list for the busy time ahead.
Do you feel you’re working too many hours and not getting enough time to just switch off? Or perhaps you can’t switch off and you keep checking your emails? Psychologist and author Owen Fitzpatrick is in studio.
There have been civil rights protests in New York since Wednesday over the death of a black man called Eric Garner held in a chokehold by a white police officer last July. A Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict the officer responsible for the chokehold. It echoes the findings of a grand jury last week in Missouri over the death of Michael Brown. Jonathan Moore, a civil rights lawyer, is representing his family. He talks to Marian
The death of homeless man, Jonathan Corrie, who was found dead some twenty yards from Leinster House earlier this week, has dominated the headlines since this tragic event occurred. Sr Stanislaus Kennedy gives her reaction to what happened and how tragedies like this come about.
Recent events have reminded us that homelessness in Ireland is a growing crisis. Former principal conductor with RTE Concert Orchestra David Brophy is doing something truly different - he plans to create Ireland's first homeless choir. Bressie is in studio with Marian to talk to David Brophy
Niall Breslin - better known as Bressie - has started a blog. My1000hourBlog - a blog about taking care of your mental health. .He says he wants to change the conversation and attitudes to mental health in Ireland
The fiftieth anniversary of Brendan Behan’s death is to be marked tomorrow with the airing of a new documentary entitled ‘Brendan Behan – The Roaring Boy’ on RTÉ 1. The film is something of a labour of love for actor and director Adrian Dunbar who chronicles the tale of a creative genius who’s most convincing character was himself.
Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in a St Louis suburb resigned from the Police Force yesterday…..just days after the announcement he would not face criminal charges. Jack Healy, Western Correspondent of the New York Times was in Ferguson this week.
During the week it emerged that the Law Reform Commission is seeking views on the inheritance rights of convicted killers....specifically those found guilty of killing their spouse. This brought the 2008 killing of Celine Cawley by her husband Eamon Lillis back into the headlines. Marian talks to Chris and Susannah Cawley......Celine Cawley’s brother and sister.
Today's panel to discuss the Sunday newspapers are: Leo Varadkar TD– Minister for Health; Larry Donnelly, Law lecturer, NUI Galway and journalist with thejournal.ie; Anne Chambers author and biographer; Eoin O’Broin (Brin) – Sinn Fein Councillor; Fintan O’Mahony – history teacher and ASTI Executive Member
Now on this last weekend in November Darina Allen gives ideas for edible gifts and what can go in your freezer right now, to help cut out stress and panic, once the Christmas season is upon us.
A listener is interested in finding out ore about her family history as she really only knows her parents and their siblings. John Grenham is a genealogist and writer on the topic and he joins Marian in studio
Clark Rockefeller came across as charming, gallant and said he was part of the famous oil family, a freelance international banker, with a private chef and married to a high profile banker. However, as author Walter Kirn was to find out, Clark Rockefeller was none of the above. He was a confidence trickster, and a murderer.
Treating gunshot wounds was the ‘bread and butter’ of Cork man Dr John Barrett when he headed the Trauma Unit in Chicago’s Cook County Hospital – the hospital that inspired the setting for the TV series ER. He was awarded an Alumni Achievement Award by his former college UCC last night and joins Marian to discuss his career
Last Thursday, President Obama invoked special executive powers to allow up to 5 million illegal immigrants to stay in the U.S. by protecting them from deportation for three years. In theory it looks hopeful for the 50,000 or so undocumented Irish living Stateside and Marian talks to two of them about their life in the US
Anne Elisabeth Moutet, a Paris-based journalist and political commentator, discusses the memoir of Valerie Trierweiler, the former partner of French President Francois Hollande which is just published
Deaglan de Bréadún, Political Editor, The Irish Sun, and Michael Clifford of the Irish Examiner discuss some of the most famous political u-turns of the last 30 years
John Carlin's book about Oscar Pistorius was published this week. He discusses the court case and a recent interview with June Steenkamp
Today's panel to discuss the Sunday newspapers are: Joe Higgins, Socialist Party TD for Dublin West; Michael Clifford, journalist and columnist, The Irish Examiner ;John S Byrne, social care worker and lecturer in Waterford Institute of Technology; Kate O’Connell, FG Councillor for Rathgar/Rathmines ; Sarah Nic Lochlainn, entrepreneur
In our segment 'Ask The Specialist' which you the listener can suggest the chosen topic in which we deal, our guest today was Ian Whyte of Whyte's Auctioneers
Donna Hartnett's letter to the Irish Independent about her money struggles went viral straight away. Her struggles and experience as a working parent with two children in childcare stuck a chord with thousands in this country. She spoke to Marian from the Cork studio.
The Jenkinsons stayed in the Broadway Hotel in Blackpool recently and gave it a very bad review on Tripadvisor. The hotel then fined them £100 for the review and said it was their policy.
Ivan Yates is in studio to talk politics, bankruptcy and more
Tanaiste Joan Burton talks of her involvement in a protest in Tallaght yesterday where she was trapped in her car for 2 hours yesterday
The Mexican Ambassador, His Excellency Carlow Garcia de Alba, is in studio with Marian to publicise the Mexican Gastronimic and Cultural Festival which runs from 18-22 November. for more information see http://www.tasteofmexico.ie/
John O'Brien, Police and Security Specialist and Richie Culhane, retired Special Branch detective discuss the report which issued this week which was critical of the Garda force and recommended widespread changes.
Today’s panel are: Senator Gerard Craughwell, former President of TUI; Stephen Kinsella, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Limerick; Suzanne Lynch, European Correspondent, The Irish Times; John Walshe, former Special Adviser to Education Minister; Fionnán Sheahan, Group Political Editor, Independent Newspapers and
Dr Mark Davis of the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in DIT, answers listeners’ queries relating to broadband downloading speeds and the safety of public wi fi hotspots
This week the Dept of Health and Finance announced new measures to compensate living kidney donors, a move which is very welcome to Joe Brolly, a man who has been through the experience himself
Sam Najjair, an Irish Libyan, volunteered in the uprising in Libya and became an officer with the Tripoli Brigade. He has written a book 'Soldier for a Summer: Story of The Tripoli Brigade'
In studio to discuss how parents have to struggle financially to raise their children ir order to pay tax after tax. In studio are Dr Lindsey Earner Byrne from UCD, Anna Cannon and Sarah Nic Lochlainn and Charlie Weston, Irish Independent.
In the second hour of the programme Martin Shanahan Chief Executive of the IDA, Paddy Cosgrove Co-Founder of the Web Summit, Derek Scally Irish Times and John Downing Irish Independent join the conversation to talk about the Web Summit and the 25th Anniversary of The Fall of The Berlin Wall
This morning Marian is joined by Regina Doherty Fine Gael TD Meath East, Brendan Ogle Unite and The Right to Water Campaign, Donal Donovan Former IMF Member of Staff, Ursula Tipp Solicitor with Tipp Mc Knight and International Tax Expert and Barry Kenny Corporate Communications Manager with Iarnród Éireann, to take a look at the stories from Todays papers
It's that time of year, if you want the best holiday deal for next year you need to start shopping around now, so with that in mind our travel expert Joan Scales of The Irish Times.
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Presenter: Marian Finucane