Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Sunday 17th December

Traditions of Christmas Food

Food and Culinary Historian with UCC Regina Sexton joins Marian in studio.

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The panel discuss the Luas extension, Apple and social housing.

ANC Conference

Political Analyst and former ANC MP Melanie Verwoerd joins Marian on the line to discuss the ANC electoral conference.

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The Panel: Michael McDowell - Ind. Senator, was Tánaiste & Minister for Justice, Shona Murray - Special Correspondent with INM, Michael Doherty - Prof. Employment Law at Maynooth University, Olivia Buckley - Director of Comms, Irish Tax Institute & Diarmaid Ferriter - Prof. of Modern Irish History in UCD. Eoghan Corry also talks about Ryanair.

Saturday 16th December

Christmas TV

Marian is joined by Dave Fanning and Sinead Fox of the Bumbles of Rice blog.

Christmas Food and Drink

Marian is joined by Neven Maguire and Tomas Clancy who is Wine & Spirits Correspondent with the Sunday Business Post.

Subscriptions for Christmas

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

Brendan O'Carroll

Brendan O'Carroll drops by for a chat.

Sunday 10th December

Tech Gifts for Christmas

Marian is joined by Adrian Weckler who is Technology Editor, Irish Independent.

Impact of Brexit on Business

Marian is joined by chef and restaurant owner Richard Corrigan and Larry Murrin who is CEO of Dawn Foods.

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The Panel: Olivia O’Leary - Broadcaster & Columnist, Michael Somers - Was CEO of NTMA, Lucinda Creighton - CEO Vulcan Consulting & was Minister of European Affairs, Tom Lyons - Deputy Editor, Sunday Business Post, Gerard Howlin - Public affairs consultant & Irish Examiner columnist and Adrian Weckler - Technology Editor, Irish Independent.

Saturday 9th December

Children's Books for Christmas

Marian is joined by Aoife Murray from Children's Books Ireland.

Life in Australia

Marian is joined from Melbourne by Stephen Kinsella who left the University of Limerick for a post in Melbourne University.

Online Shopping for Christmas

Marian is joined by Aoife Barry who is Assistant News Editor at

Egg Freezing & Future of Work

Group Business Editor of INM Dearbhail McDonald joins Marian to talk about fertility and the future of work along with her own experience of getting eggs frozen.

Sunday 3rd December


Dave Fleming, Bitcoin broker, founder of joined Marian in studio and gave us an update on the Bitcoin market.

Trump's tax win

Niall Stanage, White House Columnist, The Hill joined Marian on the line to fill us in on Trump's new tax legislation.

Britain's perception of Ireland

Sir Ivor Roberts, former British Ambassador to Ireland joined Marian to fill us in on Britain's perception of Ireland.

Newspaper Panel

Dermot Ahern, Was Minister for Justice Alan Dukes, Was Leader of Fine Gael & was chairman of IBRC Sheila Reilly, Group Head of Digital, Iconic Newspapers Harry McGee, Political Correspondent, Irish Times Niamh Hourigan, Head of Department of Sociology, UCC

Saturday 2nd December

Lynda Booth - Vegetarian Christmas

Lynda Booth joined Marian in studio to give us some ideas for a vegetarian Christmas.

The Royal Engagement

Hotelier, John Fitzpatrick  spoke to Marian on the Royal Engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

An Taoiseach Leo Vradkar

An Taoiseach, Leo Vradkar joined Marian live in studio about the recent political crisis and Brexit talks.

Sunday 26th November

Artificial Intelligence

MD of the IT company back from the future, Colin Baker joined Marian in studio.

American and President Trump on Thanksgiving weekend

Washington Correspondent for the Irish Times, Suzanne Lynch joined Marian in studio to fill us in on America and President Trump on Thanksgiving weekend.

Angela Merkel

Kate Connolly from The Guardian joined Marian on the phone to bring us up to speed on German politics.

Newspaper Panel

Eddie Molloy, Management Consultant and member of the Commission on Future of Policing in Ireland. Theresa Reidy, Political Scientist UCC. John Downing, Political Correspondent Irish Independent. Clare Duignan, Former MD for RTÉ Radio and Bord member with the Irish Times. Ciarán Mac an Bhaird, Lecturer in Economics and Finance in DCU.

Saturday 25th November

Christmas Book Selections

Marian is joined by Arts Editor wit hthe Sunday Business Post - Nadine O'Regan and Bob Johnson from Gutter Press Bookshops. They are also joined by Oliver Callan.

Patrick Kavanagh

Oliver Callan joins Marian to talk about Patrick Kavanagh on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Online Safety

Cyber-psychologist Mary Aiken joins Marian in studio.

Mike Nesbitt

Former leader of the Ulster Unionist Party Mike Nesbitt joins Marian in studio.

Sunday 19th November

Grassroots Football

Marian is joined by Dundalk FC manager Stephen Kenny.


Marian is joined by Anne O'Mahony who is International Director of Programmes with Concern.


Editor of the Irish Medical Times Lloyd Mediwa joins Marian in studio.

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The Panel: Aisling Garvey - Managing Director, Teneo, Michael O'Sullivan - Was Assistant Commissioner, An Garda Siochána Fergus Finlay - CEO, Barnados, Eoin Fahy - Chief Economist, KBI Global Investors & Geraldine Kennedy - former Editor of The Irish Times

Saturday 18th November

Tastes Like Home - Catherine Fulvio

Catherine Fulvio joins Marian in studio with some mouth watering recipes.

Irish Fashion

Marian is joined by Daniel Kearns who is Creative Director of Kent & Curwen, Irish Times Fashion Editor Deirdre McQuillan and hat designer Margaret O'Connor.

Health Insurance

Dermot Goode from joins Marian in studio.

Other Voices

Philip King joins Marian from Dingle to talk about his hugely successful Other Voices Festival.

Sunday 12th November

Ireland v Denmark

Tony O'Donoghue joins Marian on the line to talk about the upcoming second leg of Ireland v Denmark.

British Politics - Edwina Currie

Edwina Currie joins Marian on the line.

Web Summit

Tech Editor with the Irish Independent Adrian Weckler talks about this years Tech Summit in Lisbon.

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The Panel: Donal Donovan - Former deputy director of the IMF, Adrian Weckler - Technology Editor, Irish Independent, Orlaith McBride - Director of the Irish Arts Council, Alison Cowzer - East Coast Bakehouse & Dragon's Den investor & David Horgan - MD of Petrel Resources

Saturday 11th November

Tips for Saving Money

Marian is joined by Frank Conway from

Centenary of Anniversaries

Marian is joined by historian and broadcaster Myles Dungan and Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame - Briona NicDhiarmada.

Paul McGrath

Former Irish international Paul McGrath joins Marian to talk about the playoff between Ireland and Denmark. They are also joined from Copenhagen by die hard fan Tara Spain.

Katie Ascough

Former UCD Student Union President Katie Ascough joins Marian to talk about her recent impeachment.

Sunday 5th November

New York Terror

Marian is joined by Siobhan Brett who is a journalist in New York.

Westminster Sexual Harassment

Marian is joined on the line by Sky News reporter Enda Brady.

Re-Opening of Bewley's

Marian is joined by writer and director Peter Sheridan & Jennifer Carberry who is a historian and tour guide.

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The Panel: Paulyn Marrinan Quinn - Former founding Ombudsman of the Defence Forces & first Insurance Ombudsman, Oliver Callan - Comedian, John O'Brennan - Professor of European Integration in Maynooth Uninversity, Shona Murray - Special Correspondent with INM & Paul Sommerville - Market Analyst

Saturday 4th November

TV for the Winter Months

Marian is joined by Donald Clarke from the Irish Times and Brian Lloyd from

Returning to Work

Marian talks to Mary Leahy, Amanda Evans and Karen O'Reilly about returning to work after a career break.

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Presenter: Marian Finucane


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