Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    Sunday 20th July

    Dublin Goes Country

    John Concannon, Director of Market Development Failte Ireland tells Marian how Failte Ireland and Tourism Ireland have got together to ensure the disappointed Garth Brooks fans can still experience a musical event worth remembering.


    Niamh Hourigan Senior Lecturer, Sociology, UCC, Alan English Editor, Limerick Leader, Fr Tony O’Riordan Parish Priest of Corpus Christi, Moyross, Tommy Daly Chairman of the Moyross Residents' Alliance all join Marian to discuss the future of Limerick

    Downed Malaysia Airliner MH17

    Chris Bellamy Defence and Security Analyst and Captain Evan Cullen President of the Pilots Association join Marian to talk about the downed Malaysia Airliner MH17

    Newspaper Panel

    This morning Marian is joined by Lucinda Creighton TD, Dublin South East, Peter Power Exec Director, UNICEF Ireland and former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Katie Hannon Political Correspondent, RTÉ Primetime, Ciarán Mac an Bhaird Lecturer of Business and Management at Fiontar, Dublin City University and Denis Staunton Deputy Editor, Irish Times to take a look at the Sunday papers

    Saturday 19th July

    How to get Teenagers Interested in Reading

    Robert Dunbar talks to Marian about how to get teenagers interested in reading


    Kay Sheehy and Nessa Childers take a look back at the Asgards famous trip with Marian

    The Insolvency Service

    Conor Pope Irish Times Consumer affairs Correspondent joins Marian to talk about the insolvency service and his recent trip to Jordan

    Alain Rolland - Referee and former Rugby player

    Alain Rolland - Referee and former Rugby player speaks to Marian

    Steve Collins Father of Roy Collins

    Marian speaks to the father of Roy Collins following the sentencing earlier in the week of his murders.

    Sunday 13th July

    Country Music - Sandy Kelly

    Sandy Kelly the 1st Lady of Country Music talks to Marian about the strong roots of country music in Ireland

    The Zhivago Affair

    Peter Finn Co Author of The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, The C.I.A, And the Battle Over The Forbidden Book joins Marian to chat about his new book.

    Bill O’Herlihy - Last Day in work & World Cup Final

    Bill O’Herlihy chats to Marian about his last day in work and they are joined from Rio by Tom Hennigan with tonights World Cup final pending.

    Newpaper Panel

    Marian is joined by Fergus O’Dowd, FG Minister of State at the Departments of Communications & Environment, Lise Hand Political Correspondent with Independent Newspapers, Fran Rooney Barrister and Former Chief Executive at the FAI, Dr. Ciara Kelly Wicklow based GP, Barry Devlin from The Horslips, Mary Lou McDonald TD and Deputy Leader of Sinn Fein to look at this Sundays papers.

    Saturday 12th July

    It's Never Too Late

    We’re often told it’s never too late to change. Then again we’re also told to do things before it is too late. Four people who have all found themselves at a proverbial crossroads in their lives have gone in a new direction and they tell of their new experiences.

    The Girl Who Read the World

    Journalist Ann Morgan decided she would read a book from every country in the world i.e. all 195 UN recognised states and write about it on her blog.

    Water Charges

    Paul Melia, Environment Correspondent, The Irish Independent, monitored his water usage over one month and has some water-saving advice for us.

    Trouble in Magaluf

    Mary Coughlan went to Magaluf recently to bring her son Cian home when his passport was stolen. She was shocked to see the drink, drugs and debauchery on open display there.

    David Norris

    David Norris in studio to update Marian about his health and his outlook on life.

    Sunday 6th July

    New Young Councillors

    Three young local councillors who are all under 25 were elected for the first time in this summer's local elections. Jack Chambers, John McGahen and Fintan Warfield are in studio

    Michaela McCollum in Prison in Peru

    Trevor Birney, the Producer of the new documentary programme ‘Michaela, Peru and the Drugs Run’ accompanied Michaela's mother and sister on their visit to see her in Peru. He talks to Áine

    Newspaper Panel

    Mairead McGuinness FG MEP; Pearse Doherty – Sinn Fein TD and spokesperson on Finance; John Fitzgerald – ESRI economist; Kathy Sheridan – Irish Times; Mick Rafferty – community activist and Croke Park local and the panel will be joined by security analyst Declan Power

    Saturday 5th July

    Mairéad Farrell - A Documentary

    Briona Nic Dhiarmada talks about Mairéad Farrell: An Unfinished Conversation, a new documentary exploring the life of IRA woman, Mairéad Farrell, who died aged 31 in 1988

    Alice Taylor

    Alice Taylor speaks to Áine about her life and her passionate interest in gardening.

    Sleep Difficulties

    Sleep technologist Deirdre McSwiney of the Mater Private Sleep Clinic is in studio with some helpful tips for adults and children.

    Joan Burton

    The newly elected Labour Leader Joan Burton, the first female leader of the Labour Party in Ireland - comes into studio for an in-depth interview with Áine Lawlor

    Sunday 29th June

    Phone Hacking

    Sebastian Hamilton, Group Editor of the Irish Daily Mail and John Murphy, a former Scotland Yard detective, talk about the recent trial in England of Andy Coulson for phone hacking

    Newspaper Panel

    Today's newspaper panel is Pat Rabbitte T.D., Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources; Joe Duffy, RTE, Presenter of Liveline; Terry Prone, The Communications Clinic; Gerald Kean, Solicitor; Mary Hanafin, Fianna Fáil Councillor for Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown and Conor Pope, The Irish Times Consumer Affairs Correspondent

    Saturday 28th June

    Psychology of Sport

    Ronnie Whelan, soccer pundit; John Delaney, Chief Executive of the FAI; Aidan Moran, sports psychologist, Dave Fanning on the demise of musician Bobby Womack and Dr Charles Eugster, a 95 year old fitness fanatic, who says people should never retire.

    New Poor

    Brendan O'Carroll spoke to a range of people from all walks of life for whom the recession has bitten deep. They give examples of their living circumstances, their bills, how they lost their jobs. He also spoke to representatives of agencies who help the people in difficulties. Joan Geraghty stood unsuccessfully for the Fianna Fáil party in the local elections in Westport and Oisin Quinn, a barrister and former Lord Mayor of Dublin, lost his seat.

    Paul McGrath Talks about Luis Suarez

    Brendan O'Carroll talks to Paul McGrath about the Luis Suarez biting incident at the World Cup.

    Sunday 22nd June

    Summer Solstice

    Yesterday marked the Summer Solstice and during the week St John’s Eve or Midsummer will be celebrated around the world. Folklorist Patricia Lysaght tells us all about the traditions of Midsummer and astronomer Kevin Nolan is also in studio to discuss our amazing Summer Sky at Night.

    Actors Turned Politicians

    Paul Allen of Paul Allen and Associates and Yvonne Hogan, editor of Irish Independent Health and LIving magazine to discuss the speculation this week that actor George Clooney is considering running for Governor of California

    Newspaper Panel

    Today's panel to discuss the Sunday newspapers are: Dara Doyle, Bloomberg; Niamh Hourigan, Senior Sociology Lecturer, UCC; Kevin Cullen formerly of the Boston Globe, Eamon Dunphy and Kate Feeney, FF Councillor

    Saturday 21st June

    The Burren

    Áine headed down to Clare and met Tony Kirby who for the past decade has been conducting walking tours of the region.

    Dressing for your Age

    Áine is joined in studio by stylist Cathy O’Connor and beauty expert Triona McCarthy with tips on looking your best at any age.

    Buying Secondhand Cars

    Áine is joined in studio by motoring journalist Michael Sheridan who has a check list of what to watch out for when selling or buying a secondhand car.

    Recommended Summer Reading

    Sinead Moriarty’s latest book Mad about You has been chosen for the Richard and Judy Book Club for Summer 2014. She is in studio with her recommended list of books for summer reading

    Hay Fever

    Dr Paul Carson of the Slievemore Clinic Allergy Facility in Stillorgan, Co Dublin, has advice and recommendations for helping to alleviate symptoms.

    Cillian Murphy

    The actor Cillian Murphy is featuring in the Galway Arts Festival in a new play called Ballyturk. He comes into studio to talk to Áine.

    Sunday 15th June

    Dads on Film

    To celebrate Father's Day we celebrate Dads and how they are portrayed in the movies. Martin Molony, Lecturer in Communications in DCU, is in studio with some clips

    World Cup 2014

    George Hamilton live from Brazil. Also Eoin Sweeney has dug deep into the archives for some pundits' perspectives on World Cups past

    Will Self

    As part of the Blooms Day celebrations, Will Self and John Banville will be in conversation with Carlo Gebler. Will is live in studio to talk to Áine.

    Tony Blair

    Tony Blair is back in the news today with an essay he posted on his website about the situation in Iraq. Adam Boulton, Political Editor of Sky News reports

    Newspaper Panel Discussion

    Today's Panel in studio to discuss the stories of the past week are: Leo Varadkar, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport; Stephen Donnelly, Independent TD for Wicklow/East Carlow; Stephen Kinsella, Senior Lecturer in Economics, University of Limerick; Alison O’Reilly, Journalist with the Irish Daily Mail; Gerard Howlin, Public affairs consultant and Irish Examiner columnist

    Saturday 14th June

    Dublin Bay Tour

    Áine Lawlor spent a very enjoyable few hours in Dublin Bay on a boat tour with Jimmy Murray of

    Ed Mitchell

    Ed Mitchell who was formerly a Reuters and BBC journalist who became homeless at the beginning of 2007. He ended up sleeping rough before a local journalist spotted him and his life was turned around

    How To Be Happy

    How To Be Happy is a new two-part RTÉ series starting Tues 17 June on RTE One at 9.35pm featuring Maureen Gaffney who invited people from across the country to join her for a series of workshops

    Mother and Baby Stories

    Philomena Lee, PJ Gallagher, Edward Smith and Mary Lawlor tell us their stories

    IMPAC Award

    Catherine Dunne, the only Irish judge on the panel, gives us her 3 recommended holiday reads

    Sunday 8th June

    Roy Keane - The Football Pundit

    Roy Keane livened up the ITV punditry team enormously when he joined their team. Dr Roddy Flynn of DCU gives us some of his more famous remarks

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