Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    Saturday 25th April

    Recommended Viewing

    Brian Lloyd from and writer Sinead Moriarty join Marian in studio.

    Ask the Specialist - Processed Food Labeling

    Dietician Paula Mee talks about the labeling on processed food.

    Barry Lyttle - Sydney Punch

    Friend of the Lyttle family Cara McShane joins Marian on the line to talk about the home coming of Barry Lyttle who received a suspended 13 month sentence for assaulting his brother in Sydney on the 3rd of January.

    Dermot Bannon

    Dermot Bannon talks about Simon Open Door and answers your architecture questions.

    Prince Charles visit to Ireland

    With Prince Charles announcing a visit to Ireland during the week Marian talks to Mullaghmore resident Peter McHugh who helped recover the body of Lord Mountbatten in 1979 after he was killed by the IRA.

    Michael Nugent

    Creater of 'I, Keano' Michael Nugent joins Marian to talk about writing, grief and atheism.

    Sunday 19th April

    Dabate: Age of Eligibility for Election to the Office of President

    Marian is joined by Gerard Howlin - Irish Examiner columnist and Laura Harman - President of the USI

    Debate: Marriage Equality Referendum

    Marian is joined by Stephen McNamara - Communications Expert, Eoin Jackson - Teacher, Patrick Treacy - Senior Counsel Eoghan Mc Dermott - Director Communications Clinic,Laura Harman - President of Union of Students in Ireland Dr. Thomas Finegan - PhD in Law

    The Newspaper Panel

    Sinead Hussey-News Journalist with RTÉ, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird-Lecturer of Business & Management at Fiontar DCU,Eoghan O’ Neachtain-Former Govt press secretary,Adrian Weckler-Technology editor with the Irish Independent,Eileen Gleeson - Chartered Director & former presidential advisor & Stephen McNamara-Director of communications with the IRFU

    Saturday 18th April

    Recommended Viewing

    Donald Clarke of the Irish Times and Martin Molony from the School of Communications DCU both join Marian to talk about their favourite film and TV.

    Ask the Specialist - Gardening Injuries

    Jenny Branigan of Total Physio joins Marian in studio to talk about avoiding injury while working in the garden.

    The Second Curve

    Charles Handy joins Marian to talk about his new book: The Second Curve - Thoughts on Reinventing Society.

    Lotto Winner talks about Depression

    Lotto winner David Kevitt from Drogheda talks about the down side to winning the lottery.

    Gorse Hill

    Blake O'Donnell joins Marian to talk about the fight his family have on their hands to keep their Gorse Hill House. They are also joined by Gerry Beades of the New Land League.

    Sunday 12th April

    Hillary Clinton Presidential Bid

    Sydney Blumenthal who is a former Senior Advisor to Bill Clinton joins Marian on the line to talk about a new bid for the Whitehouse by Hillary Clinton .

    Advocates for Victims of Homicide

    Joan Deane of ADVIC (Advocates for Victims of Homicide) and Senior Counsel Séan Gillane join Marian in studio.

    The Panel

    John Lonergan - Former Governor - Mountjoy Prison, Dr Michael O'Tighearnaigh - Dublin GP, Meath Hospital Inner City, Cllr Kate Feeney - FF Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Co. Council, Michael O'Regan - Parliamentary Correspondent, Irish Times, Nicola Anderson - Journalist at Irish Independent

    Saturday 11th April

    Recommended Viewing

    Dave Fanning and Claudia Carroll join Marian to talk about their favourite upcoming TV and cinema.

    Doing Nothing - How to Find Time to Read

    Oliver Burkman of the Guardian and author of 'The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking' joins Marian in studio.

    Irish Water - Elizabeth Arnett

    Elizabeth Arnett, Head of Communications and Corporate Services at Irish Water joins Marian in studio.

    Lottery Winners

    Marian is joined by Stefan Klincewicz, Pat Broderick, Jullianne Mullin and Thomas Kieran, all of whom won big in the lottery.

    Tom Hickey

    Tom Hickey aka Grandpa Moone from the highly successful Sky 1 show Moone Boy joins Marian in studio to talk about acting and Parkinson's Disease.

    Eamonn Lillis Release

    Marian talks to Crime Correspondent from the Irish Mirror Gareth MacNamee who followed Eamonn Lillis to Dublin Airport after his release.

    Sunday 5th April

    Road to the Rising

    Marian is joined by John Bowman, Myles Dungan, Conor Mulvagh, Padraig Yeates and Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington who talk about the build up to 1916.

    Pope Francis Easter Message

    Paddy Agnew - Rome and Vatican Correspondent with the Irish Times joins Marian on the line to talk about Pope Francis and his Easter message

    The Panel

    Ken Murphy-Director General of the Law Society,Lynn Ruane-President of Trinity College Dublin Student Union,Martin Molony-Lecturer in Communications at Dublin City University,John Downing-Political Correspondent with the Irish Independent,Niamh Lyons-The London Times Online

    Saturday 4th April

    Recommended Viewing

    Marian is joined by Donald Clarke of the Irish Times

    Ask the Specialist - Chocolate

    Marian is joined by Lynda Booth who talks about chocolate!

    Pilgrim Paths

    John G O'Dwyer joins Marian on the line to talk about National Pilgrim Paths Day.

    The Disappeared

    Marian is joined in studio by some of the relatives of the 'disappeared' who were abducted by the IRA and INLA during the troubles.

    Irish Water

    Joe Leogue of the Examiner joins Marian on the line.

    Pat McQuaid

    Former President of the UCI Pat McQuaid joins Marian in studio.

    Sunday 29th March

    Fandom and the Fallout

    Stuart Clark of Hot Press and Eoin Devereux from University of Limerick speak of the emotional fallout fromthe news that Zayn Malik has left One Direction

    Death Threat to BBC Boss over Sacking of Jeremy Clarkson

    A credible death threat was sent by email to the head of the BBC, Tony Hall, who sacked Jeremy Clarkson this week. Enda Brady of Sky News reports

    Sunday Newspaper Discussion

    Today's panel were Eugene McCarthy, retired Aer Lingus Captain; Maureen Gaffney, psychologist; Carol Hunt, journalist with Sunday Independent; Timmy Dooley, Fianna Fail TD; Fergus Finlay, CEO, Barnardos; John O'Keefe Forensic Criminologist at Trinity College

    Saturday 28th March

    Recommended Viewing

    Television producer and writer John York and actor Mark O'Regan join Marian to talk about their recommended television picks for the coming week.

    Psychology of Decision Making

    Psychologist Owen Fitzpatrick joins Marian to talk about the psychology of decision making.

    Andreas Lubitz - GermanWings

    Froeign Correspondent with the Gaurdian Luke Harding talks to Marian about the Germanwings plane crash and they are joined on the line by Evan Cullen who is president of the Irish Airline Pilots Association.

    Neville Isdell

    Former CEO of Coca-Cola and new owner of Dublin's CHQ Building Neville Isdell joins Marian in studio.

    Elaine O'Hara Murder Trial

    Marian is joined by Emma Robertson, Ian Gargan, Fergal Keane and Tony McGilacuddy who discuss Graham Dwyer's guilty verdict.

    Sunday 22nd March

    The Venerable Irish

    Sister Margaret McCurtain and Editor of the Irish Catholic Michael Kelly talk about the 'Venerable' Irish.

    FIFA Winter World Cup

    Dr Robbie Butler from the deptartment of Economics in UCC joins Marian to talk about the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.


    Marian is joined by journalist Conor Sheils who is in Tunisia and Pat Dawson CEO of the Irish Travel Agents Association who talk about the current state of tourism in Tunisia after the recent attacks.

    Rugby - Six Nations

    Former Irish international Lynne Cantwell joins Marian on the line ahead of a big day for Irish Women's Rugby.

    The Panel

    The Panel: Tom McGurk - Journalist- Sunday Business Post & Broadcaster, Sinead O’Carroll - News Editor with, John Douglas - Gen Secretary Mandate & Right 2 Water campaign, Professor John Crown - Consultant Oncologist and Senator, Theresa Reidy - Political Scientist University College Cork

    Saturday 21st March

    Recommended Viewing

    Dave Fanning and Sinead Moriarty join Marian in studio to talk about their favourite upcoming productions on TV and in cinema.

    Ask the Specialist - Sleep

    Sleep specialist Lucy Wolfe joins Marian in studio.

    National Memory Clinic Conference

    Prof Brian Lawlor and Dr Tony Foley talk about memory and dementia.

    Word Down Syndrome Day

    Marian is joined in studio by President of Down syndrome Ireland Mary Doherty and Carmel Hennessy who are both mothers of children with Down Syndrome.

    Water Protests - Dublin

    Marian is joined on the line by Richard Guiney - CEO of We Are Dublin Town and Richard Boyd Barrett of the United Left Alliance.


    Marian is joined on the line by Brent Pope, Bernard Jackman and Shane Byrne ahead a massive day for Irish Rugby in the 6 Nations.

    Water Protests

    Marian talks to protesters on their way to Dublin for today's water protest.

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