Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Sunday 19th March

Daves Favourite Irish Films

Dave Fanning joins Marian with a selection of Irish films to coincide ith St Patricks Day.

Bishop Eamon Casey

Marian is joined by oral historian & archivist for 'Irish Life & Lore' Maurice O'Keefe and Irish Times Religious Affairs Correspondent Patsy McGarry.

Enda in the US

Political Editor with the Times [Ireland Edition] Niamh Lyons joins Marian on the line from Manhattan to talk about Enda Kenny in the US for the St Patrick's Day celebrations.

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The Panel: Gina London - Former CNN Correspondent, Declan Power - Security Analyst, Sinead O’Carroll - News Editor, John O’Brennan - Prof. of European Integration Maynooth University & Alan Barrett - Director of ESRI

Saturday 18th March

Fantasy Travel

Marian talks to travel writer and documentary maker Manchan Magan and Teena Gates who is an author and broadcaster.

Ireland v England

Marian talks to Donal Lenihan about Ireland's chances of spoiling England's grand slam hopes.

Hospital Parking Fees

Consumer Affairs Correspondent with the Irish Times, Conor Pope joins Marian in studio.

The First Responder

Marian is joined by first responders Mary Walsh, Fergus Cooney and John Kearney.

Charlotte Rampling

Marian talks to actress Charlotte Rampling about her new book: Who I Am.

Sunday 12th March


Technology Editor with the Irish Independent Adrian Weckler joins Marian to talk about drones.

Cheltenham Preview

Marian is joined by Brendan McArdle from the Irish Field and trainer Mouse Morris.

St Patrick's Week in Washington

US Correspondent with the Sunday Business Post Marion McKeone joins Marian in studio.

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The Panel: Daire Keogh - Professor of Modern Irish History, DCU, Grainia Long - Chief Executive, ISPCC Childline, Cormac Bourke - Editor, Sunday Independent, Theresa Reidy - Political Scientist UCC and Eoin Fahy - Chief Economist, KBI Global Investors

Saturday 11th March

Grand Marshall

St. Patricks Day Parade Grand Marshal Annalise Murphy joins Marian on the line.

Food Waste

Marian is joined by Colm Carey from and Dragons Den investor Eamon Quinn who talk about food waste.

Ardal O'Hanlon

Marian is joined by comedian and actor Ardal O'Hanlon who talks about the upcoming Paddy's Night comic relief gig in the 3Arena.

Married Priests

Fr. Tony Flannery joins Marian to talk about the possibility of married priests.


Marian is joined by Fiona Whyte and Sean Malone who used surrogacy to have children together.

Sunday 5th March

Tuam Mother and Baby Home survivor - Thomas Warde

Thomas Warde who was born in Tuam in the Mother and Baby Home, joined Marian on the phone.

Northern Ireland Roundup

Eamonn Mallie, journalist and broadcaster spoke to Marian on DUP MP, Gavin Robinson, has said the party is not ruling out  its leader Arlene Foster standing down temporarily.

New Repossessions Bill - Julie Sadlier

New legislation recently introduced to the Dail by Independent Alliance TD Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran could help keep thousands of families in their homes. Julie Sadlier Joined Marian in studio this morning.

The Newspaper Panel

Simon Coveney, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government Claire Solon, Head of Property Friends First & President of Society of Chartered Surveyors Timmy Dooley, FF TD for Clare, Niamh Lyons, Political Editor, Ireland Edition of the Times, Michael Doherty, Professor Employment Law Maynooth University, Christina Finn,

Saturday 4th March

Cleaning Routines

Domestic Diva Aisli Madden joins Marian in studio.

Coping with Anxiety

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Claire Hayes joins Marian in studio to talk about her new book: Finding Hope in the Age of Anxiety.

Neven Maguire - St Patrick's Day Recipes

Neven joins Marian in studio with some traditional favourites.

Jaha Dukureh - FGM

Founder and Director of Safe Hands for Girls Jaha Dukureh joins Marian in studio.

NI Assembly Elections

Marian is joined by Sinn Fein Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald and journalist Eamonn Mallie.

Sunday 26th February

Meat Bans

Climatologist at Maynooth University, John Sweeney joins Marian to talk about the negative effect on the climate of meat.

Changing Consumer Habits

Behavioural Economist with the ESRI, Pete Lunn joins Marian in studio.

Trump Media Ban

Former CNN correspondent Gina London joins Marian from our Cork studios.

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The Panel: Leo Varadkar - Minister for Social Protection, Stephen McNamara - Communications Director, IRFU, Peadar Tóibín - Meath West TD - Sinn Féin, Caitríona Mullan - Specialist in Cross-Border Co-operation & Noel Whelan - Barrister & Irish Times Columnist

Saturday 25th February

Smart Homes - Ciara O'Brien

Technology journalist with the Irish Times Ciara O'Brien joins Marian in studio.

Ireland v France

Former Ireland Head Coach Eddie O'Sullivan joins Marian in studio.

Pat Falvey - Explorer

Explorer Pat Falvey joins Marian in studio with tales from some of his many adventures.

Small and Medium Businesses

Marian is joined by Ann Rudden who is founder and CEO of 'Aine Hand Made Chocolate' and Eilis Quinlan who is Principle of Quinlan & Co Accountants.

Michael Healy Rae

Marian is joined from Kerry by Independent TD Michael Healy Rae.

Sunday 19th February


Fergal Keane joins Marian to talk about the history of tribunals in Ireland and they finish off with Donald Trump.

Brexit and Blair

Assistant Editor with the Guardian Micheal White joins Marian on the line to talk about Tony Blair and Brexit.

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The Panel: Dearbhail McDonald - Group Business Editor of INM, Danny McCoy - IBEC CEO, Blair Horan - Former head of CPSU Brian Hayes - FG MEP & Trina O'Connor - Community Activist

Saturday 18th February

The Cashless Society

Financial advisor with MoneyWhizz.Org Frank Conway joins Marian from our Limerick studio.

Oliver Callan

Impressionist Oliver Callan joins Marian to talk about Enda's leadership and Donald Trump.

George Best Documentary

Marian is joined by documentary film maker Daniel Gordon and former flame of George Best, Ani Rinchen.

Mark Little - Fake News

Journalist, former head of Twitter Ireland and founder of Storyful, Mark Little joins Marian in studio to talk about fake news.

Mia Farrow

Marian talks to Mia Farrow about her highly eventful life so far.

Sunday 12th February

The Newspaper Panel

Simon Carswell, Barry O'Leary, Paulyn Marrinan Quinn, Justine McCarthy, Gary Murphy, George Lombardi, Pat Kinsley Bloggers Rosemary McCabe and Conor O'Flaherty.

Saturday 11th February

Breakfast & Brunches with Catherine Fulvio

Catherine Fulvio joined Marian in studio this morning to give us some delicious recipes for Breakfast and Brunches.

Ireland V's Italy - Six Nations

Former head coach of Ireland, Eddie O'Sullivan joined Marian on the phone ahead of today's rugby match ... Ireland V's Italy.

Life after redundancy

Marian was joined in studio by Tom O'Keefe who was made redundant twice from, Digital in Galway and Dell in Limerick and Sean Egan who was made redundant from Waterford Crystal. Both spoke to Marian on life after redundancy.

The Joy Bells - Mary McAleese

Former President of Ireland, joined Marian in studio this morning to discuss an event that will be happening om Waterford's Christchurch Cathedral next month ... The Joy Bells.

Dancing with the Stars

Marian was joined in studio by Dancing With The Stars, Des Bishop, Katherine Lynch and Stuart O'Connor.

The Latest on the Garda Whistleblower

John Downing, Political correspondent for the Irish Independent,  joined Marian on the phone this morning.

Sunday 5th February

Newspaper Panel

Donal Donovan Verona Murphy, Eoin Ronayne, Aileen Hickie, Michael O'Regan, Michael O'Sullivan, Mick Rafferty, Trina O'Connor and Donald Clarke.

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Presenter: Marian Finucane


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