Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Saturday 21st October

Domini Kemp

Domini Kemp joined Marian in studio.


Marian was joined in studio by James O'Brien, Coin and Postcard collector and dealer, Melissa Nolan, Collector of dolls and teddies and Eddie O'Mahony, Irish Soccer Jersey Collector.

Storm Brian

Weather forcaster Gerry Murphy, joined Marian in studio to give us an update on Storm Brian.

Stockpiling for an Emergency

Claire Ronan joined Marian to talk about stockpiling for an Emergency

Eoin Hand

Eoin Hand joined Marian in studio

Sunday 15th October

Harvey Weinstein

Former RTÉ Presenter, Caroline Morahan joined Marian on the phone from L.A. to fill us in on the Harvey Weinstein fall out.

Electric Cars

Michael Sheridan, motoring journalist joined Marian in studio.

NAMA update

Jack Horgan Jones from the Sunday Business Post joined Marian to give her a NAMA update

Sunday newspaper Panel

Today our newspaper panel consisted of:  Suzanne Kelly, Tax Lawyer Gary Murphy, Professor of Politics, DCU Colm McCarthy, Economist Anne-Marie McNally - Policy Director Social Democrats Conor Lenihan, Former Fianna Fáil Minister of State

Saturday 14th October

Story of Mary Elmes

Journalist and author, Clodagh Finn and Professor Friend joined Marian to discuss the story of Mary Elmes.

Sugar Free Living

Registered dietitian, Aoife Heirne joined Marian in studio to talk us through minimising sugar in our lives.

Lady Veronica Lucan

Pam McCleave joined Marian on the phone to discuss the late Lady Veronica Lucan.

The Web Summit

Founder of the Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, joined Marian in studio to discuss the second Lisbon Web Summit.

Sunday 8th October

Ireland's World Cup Prospects

Marian is joined by RTÉ football correspondent Tony O'Donoghue.

Theresa May's Future

Marian is joined on the line by London Editor wit hthe Irish Times - Denis Staunton.


Marian is joined from our Galway studio by Catalan human rights lawyer Albert Llusa.

The Newspaper Panel - 081017

Alan Dukes - was Leader of Fine Gael & was chairman of IBRC, Sam Smyth - Columnist, Irish Mail on Sunday, Sadhbh McCarthy Security Researcher, Global Foresight Project, Dara Doyle - Bloomberg Bureau Chief, Dublin & Niamh Hourigan Head of the Department of Sociology, UCC

Saturday 7th October

Winter Proofing your Health

Marian is joined by Dr. Nina Byrnes from Generation Health Medical Clinic.

Jane O'Meara Sanders

Marian is joined by Jane O'Meara Sanders who is an adviser to her husband Bernie Sanders.

Liam Cosgrave Funeral

Marian is joined by Philip Boucher Hayes.

Nobel Prize for Literature

Marian is joined by author John Boyne.

Remembering Liam Cosgrave

Marian is joined by Olivia O'Leary and John Bowman.

Sunday 1st October

'Lovers & Strangers: An Immigration History of Post War Britain'

Author Claire Wills joins Marian to talk about her book.

Great Dail Orators

Political Correspondent with the Irish Times Harry McGee talks about great Dail orators and whether it is a dying art.


Tech Editor with the Irish Independent Adrian Weckler joins Marian in studio.

The Panel 011017

Seamus Coffey - Chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council & UCC Economist, Grainne Healy - Chairwoman of Marriage Equality, Harry McGee - Political Correspondent - Irish Times, Eileen Gleeson - Head of the IOD Chartered Director Programme & former special adviser to President McAleese & Blair Horan - former head of CPSU

Saturday 30th September

Lynda Booth - Fearless Food

Lynda Booth from the Dublin Cookery School joins Marian in studio to talk about her new book: 'Fearless Food'.

Fair Deal & Inter-Generational Living

Brendan Courtney joins Marian in studio.

Music for Film Scores

David Agnew (Oboe) and Brona Cahill (Violin) join Marian in studio to talk about film scores and learning an instrument.

Chief Justice Frank Clarke

Marian is joined in studio by Chief Justice Frank Clarke.

Sunday 24th September

Born v McEnroe

Stephen Higgins from joins Marian in studio.

Waste Bins

Recycling director with Panda waste services Des Crinion joins Marian in studio.

German Elections

Berlin Correspondent with the Guardian and Observer Kate Connolly joins Marian on the line.

The Newspaper Panel 240917

The Panel: Stephen McNamara - Comms Director with the IRFU & formerly Ryanair, John O’Brennan - Jean Monnet Prof. of European Integration, Maynooth Uni, Alison Cowzer - Co-founder East Coast Bake House, Ciaran Hancock - Business Editor, The Irish Times & Ursula Tipp - Partner Tipp McKnight Solicitors.

Saturday 23rd September

Crime and Spy Writing

Marian is joined by Booker Prize winning novelist John Banville and Director of Creative Writing in the School of Modern English at UCC Eithear Walshe.

Poetry and Politics

Broadcaster and journalist Olivia O'Leary joins Marian to talk about The Poetry Show.

Coping with Alzheimer's

Steph Booth joins Marian on the line to talk about the progression of her husband Tony's Alzheimer's.

Ireland's Rugby World Cup Bid

Chairman of the Ireland 2023 Oversight Board Dick Spring joins Marian in studio.

Sunday 17th September

Culture Night

Assistant New Editor with the Aoife Barry joins Marian in studio to talk about Culture Night 2017.

Juncker & Brexit

Marian is joined by Liam Halligan who is an economist and Telegraph columnist, and Noelle O'Connell who is Executive Director of European Movement Ireland.

Dublin v Mayo

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

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Colm Barrington was chairman of Aer Lingus & vice-chairman of Finnair, Aisling Garvey - Managing Director, Teneo, Alan Barrett - Director - ESRI, Kevin Doyle - Group Political Editor, Independent News & Media & Olivia Buckley - Director of Communications, Irish Tax Institute

Saturday 16th September

Neven Maguire

Neven Maguire joins Marian to talk about vegetarian and vegan food.

Ryanair Cancels Flights

Editor of Eoghan Corry joins Marian in studio.

Grenfell Tragedy

Marian is joined on the line by Europe Editor with the Irish Times Paddy Smyth whose brother in law Joe was lost in the fire.

Shake Up at the Abbey

New Co-director at the Abbey Theatre Graham McLaren joins Marian in studio.

George Hook controversy

Broadcaster with Newstalk Dr. Ciara Kelly joins Marian in studio.

Sunday 10th September


Brendan talks to 2fm DJ Dan Hegarty, DJ Aoife Nic Canna and owner of Spindizzy Records Enda Gogarty.

Rakhine State

Filmmaker John Boorman joins Brendan on the line to talk aboutAung San Suu Kyi and the Rohingya population in Myanmar.

Irish Mortgages

Brendan talks to Frank Conway from and Niclaus Bergman who is Managing Director of German lender Sparkasse who are trying to introduce their model of banking to the Irish market.

The Newspaper Panel 100917

The Panel: Justine McCarthy - Political Correspondent – Sunday Times, Donnacha Ó Beacháin - Prof. International Relations, School of Law & Govt, DCU, Mick Rafferty - Community Activist in Inner City Dublin, Claire Solon - Head of Property at Friends First & Dara Doyle - Bloomberg Bureau Chief, Dublin

Saturday 9th September

Living Clildfree

Brendan is joined by Managing Director of AE Consulting - Aileen Eglington and Linda Maher - Assistant Editor of the Irish Daily Mail.

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Presenter: Marian Finucane


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