Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Sunday 23rd October

Norma Costello, Freelance Conflict Reporter

Marian speaks with Freelance Conflict Reporter, Norma Costello about operation began to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS.

Maria Dickenson, Managing Director, Dubray Books

It was a good week for book lovers... on “Super-Thursday” FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY titles were published... Why so many on the one day??  Maria Dickenson is MD of Dubray books and she fills Marian in.

Brian Finnegan, Author and Editor of Gay Community News

Author and editor of the Gay Community News, Brian Finnegan joins Marian to talk about that posthumous pardon granted to gay and bisexual men in the UK this week.

News Paper Panel

Marian discusses various topics on today's show such as: Industrial Relations, Garda strike, Teachers strike, housing, Brexit, tributes to Anthony Foley.

Saturday 22nd October

Pól Ó Conghaile - The World’s Best Hotel

It probably came as a bit of a surprise to most of us this week that the world's best hotel is situated in a quiet corner of Co Laois.. Ballyfin Demense is the top hotel, as voted by readers of Conde Nast Traveller Travel editor with the Irish Independent, Pól O’Conghaile who has stayed in Ballyfin, will describe it to us.

A taste of Home - Catherine Fulvio

Catherine Fulvio joins Marian in studio and fills her in on her food memories from her childhood and her new book.

Ask the Specialist - The line between good and bad.

What makes some people good and some people bad? According to Dr. Ian Gargan, Forensic Psychologist, the line that moves you from one to the other can be thinner than you think. The book is called The Line: What would it take to make you cross it?

Munster's return to action

Marian catches up with Billy Keane, columnist and writer, Marcus Horan, former Munster and Ireland player and Des Cahill from RTÉ sports on Munster's reaction to action and the tragic loss of Munster rugby legend Anthony Foley.

Minister for Health, Simon Harris

Marian speaks with Minister for Health, Simon Harris on his role in Government, how he came into politics, his brother Adam and much more.

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Sunday 16th October

Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan

Dave Fanning and Conor McPherson talk about Leonard Cohen and Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan.

Scottish Independence

Columnist with the Daily Telegraph Alan Cochrane joins Aine to talk about a possible second independence referendum in Scotland.

Citizens Assembly

John Downing of the Irish Independent joins Aine on the line to talk about the inaugural meeting of the Citizens Assembly.

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Minister Leo Varadkar - Minister for Social Protection, Mick Barry TD - AAA – Cork North Central, Lise Hand - Journalist, Denis Staunton - London Editor of The Irish Times and they are joined by Bob Schmuhl - Professor of American Studies at Notre Dame.

Saturday 15th October

Cruise Travel

Aine is joined by musician Phil Coulter, Sarah Slattery - and blogger Martina Reynolds -

Hilda Ogden

Broadcast Historian with UCC Finola Doyle talks to Aine about the death of Jean Alexander, who starred as Hilda Ogden in Coronation Street.

Diarmuid Gavin

Diarmuid Gavin joins Aine to talk about his new book: The Extra Room.

Jenny Greene & The RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Jenny Green joins Aine to talk about her dance music collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

Dundalk FC

Aine is joined by Dundalk FC manager Stephen Kenny, former Dundalk player and RTÉ pundit Alan Cawley along with players David McMillan & Sean Gannon.

Sunday 9th October

Moldova v Republic of Ireland

RTÉ soccer correspondent Tony O’Donoghue joins Aine on the line ahead of the Republic of Ireland's world cup qualifier game against Moldova.


Next year will mark the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. Producer and director John McColgan joins Aine in studio to discuss his recent trip to West Bank and Gaza where he was meeting and photographing those affected by the conflict for an upcoming exhibition.


Former Tory MP and columnist with The Times and The Spectator joins Aine on the line to discuss the countdown to 'Full Brexit'.

Trump Vs Hilary

Aine is joined on the line by Marian McKeone from The Sunday Business Post and in studio by Erin Meehan Breen, former Political Reporter with CBS TV to discuss the upcoming second Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton.

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The Panel: Feargal O'Rourke - Managing Partner with PWC, Justine McCarthy - Columnist and Political Correspondent with The Sunday Times, Nora Owen - Former Fine Gael Minister for Justice, Timmy Dooley - Fianna Fáil TD for Clare & Dr. Maura Adshead - Senior Lecturer in Politics and Public Administration in University of Limerick.

Saturday 8th October

Ask the Specialist - Home Winter Proofing

Head of Communications with the SEAI Tom Halpin joins Aine in studio.

Woodland Walks

Biologist and broadcaster Éanna Ní Lamhna and Tom Roche from 'Just Forests' join Aine in studio.

Fair City at 4000

Executive Producer of Fair City Brigie de Courcy joins Aine in studio.

Irish in Britain

Aine is joined by journalists Peter Geoghegan, Joe O'Shea, Rory Fitzgerald and Mary Kenny.

Pat McCabe

Author Pat McCabe joins Aine in studio.

Sunday 2nd October

The Ryder Cup

Grag Allen joins Aine from Hazeltine.

Oasis - Supersonic

Aine is joined by Colm Boohig from Storyful and director of the Oasis film Supersonic, Mat Whitecross.

Boomerang Kids

Journalist with the Sunday Times Eithne Shortall joins Aine in studio to talk about being a first time buyer and living at home with her parents.

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Brian Sherry - Former Detective Inspector, Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy - Min. of State for Health Promotion & FG TD for Offaly & North Tipp, Peadar Tóibín - Meath West TD - Sinn Féin, Brian Lucey - Professor of Finance - Trinity College Dublin & Sinead Ryan - Consumer & Property Columnist Irish Independent & Herald

Saturday 1st October

Luxury Train Travel

Aine is joined on the line by Jim Deegan who is MD of Rail Tours Ireland and passengers on the Emerald Isle Express Steve Dungar and Jennifer Lamm.

Youth Sport

Dr Ed Coughlan talks about youth sport.

Dublin v Mayo Replay

Aine is joined by a 'neutral' Marty Morrissey, former Rose of Tralee and Mayo Fan Maria Walsh and Dublin loving Aslan frontman Christy Dignam.

Dr. Michael Mosley

Dr. Michael Mosley joins Aine to talk about the Middle Aged Man's Guide to Healthy Living.

Letters of My Life

Mary O'Rourke joins Aine in studio to talk about her book: 'Letters of My Life'.

Sunday 25th September

State Sponsored Hacking

Ethical Hacker,and Vice President of Security with Trend Micro, Rik Ferguson joins Marian on the line to discuss what exactly is meant by the term 'state-sponsored hacking'.

The Great British Bake Off

Pastry Chef and co-creator of Foodoppi, Louise Lennox, joins Marian in studio to discuss the recent break-up to hit The Great British Bake Off after Mary Berry announced she is to leave the show after the current series.

Hilary Vs Trump Debate

Marian is joined on the line by David Frum, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and former speechwriter and advisor to President George W Bush, to discuss the upcoming Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton.

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The Panel: Prof Alan Barrett - Director ESRI, Noirin Hegarty - Operations Director Ireland, Lonely Planet, Tom Burke - Director of Retail Ireland, Jackie Lavin - Businesswoman & Owen Reidy - SIPTU Divisional Organiser.

Saturday 24th September

Ask the Specialist - Cosmetic Dentistry

Marian is joined by dentist Gillian Smith.

John Le Carre Memoir

Novelists Declan Burke and Arlene Hunt join Marian to talk about the work of John Le Carre.

Sailing Around the World

Myra Reid and Paraic O'Maolriada talk about spending 6 years sailing around the world.

Jeremy Corbyn

London Editor with the Irish Times Denis Staunton joins Marian on the line to talk about Jeremy corbyns re-election as Labour Party Leader.

Road Deaths

Chairperson of the Road Safety Authority Liz O'Donnell joins Marian in studio.

Laura Whitmore

Laura Whitmore joins Marian to talk about Strictly Come Dancing.

Sunday 18th September

The Beatles Movie

Dave Fanning joins Marian in studio to talk about the new Beatles movie; Eight Days a Week.

Hillary Clinton

Former speech writer and advisor for Hillary Clinton Lissa Muscatine joins Marian on the line and in studio Michael Courtney who lectures in American Politics at DCU.

Dublin v Mayo

Des Cahill joins Marian to talk about the All Ireland Final between Dublin and Mayo.

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The panel discuss NAMA.

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Presenter: Marian Finucane


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