Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Saturday 23rd July

Ask the Specialist - Improving Brain Power

President of the Irish Medical Organisation & Neurosurgery Specialist Registrar in Cork University Hospital Dr John Duddy joins Aine in studio.

Art Galleries Abroad

Aine talks to director of the Hugh Lane Gallery, Barbara Dawson and Anne Hedge who is the curator of print and drawings at the National Gallery.


Editor of Travel Extra Eoghan Corry joins Aine to talk about travel.

Gloria Steinem

Aine talks to feminist writer and commentator Gloria Steinem.

David Hall

David Hall joins Aine to talk about about his experience as interim CEO of Console.

Munich Shooting

JP Schluter of Munich Public Radio talks to Aine about the Munich shooting.

Sunday 17th July

Olympics - Rio 2016

Marian is joined in studio by Irish sprinter David Gillick and on the phone from Brazil by Tom Hennigan from the Irish Times.

Turkey Latest

Marian is joined by Andrew Finkel who is a journalist based in Istanbul and author of Turkey: What Everyone Needs to Know.

UK Politics

Marian is joined by former advisor to Tony Blair - Philip Blond and Political Editor with the Guardian - Michael White.

The Newspaper Panel 170716

The Panel: Michael Somers - Former Chief Executive of the NTMA, Niamh Lyons - Political Editor, The Ireland Edition of the Times, John O’Brien - Former Detective Superintendent & National Head of Europol, Brendan Keenan - Economic Columnist, Irish Independent & Bride Rosney - Former special advisor to Mary Robinson

Saturday 16th July

Epic Walks

Marian is joined by walker John G O'Dwyer and adventurer Leon McCarron.

Ask the Specialist - Laser Eye Surgery

Marian is joined by Professor Michael O'Keefe who is Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Mater Hospital and Temple Street Childrens Hospital.

The Nice Attack

Marian is joined by Former European Commissioner Ray MacSharry and RTÉ reporter Brian O'Donovan.

British Ambassador to Ireland - Dominick Chilcott

Marian is joined in studio by British Ambassador to Ireland - Dominick Chilcott.

Nice Attack

Marian is joined by Hervé Amoric from France 24, RTÉ journalist Karen Creed and former government Press Secretary Eoghan O'Neachtain.

Turkey Coup

Marian is joined on the line by journalist David O'Byrne who lives in Istanbul.

Sunday 10th July

The 60 Best Selling UK Albums

Brendan is joined by Stuart Clarke from Hotpress and journalist Sinead Gleeson.

National Anthem Copyright

Senator Mark Daly is in favour of taking the Irish National Anthem back into copyright. Associate Professor of Law in TCD Eoin O'Dell is not in favour. They join Brendan in studio.

Dallas Shooting

Washington correspondent with the Irish Times Simon Carswell joins Brendan on the line.

Euro 2016 Final

George Hamilton joins Brendan on the line to talk about the Euro 2016 Final between France and Portugal.

The Panel 100716

The Panel: Mo Flynn - Chief Executive – Rehab Group, Brian Hayes - FG MEP Dublin, Timmy Dooley - TD Fianna Fail Clare Sinead O’Carroll - News Editor – & Philip McCabe Director-MABS & Citizens Information Centre, Monaghan

Saturday 9th July

Ask the Specialist - Sea Fishing

Angling guide and fisheries biologist Ken Whelan joins Brendan in studio.

Sea Swimming

Brendan is joined by sea swimmers Manuel di Lucia, Brendan MacEvilly and Carol Cashel.

Ruth Rogers

River Cafe Chef and owner Ruth Rogers joins Brendan from London

Festival Etiquette

Aoife Barry from talks about the do's and don't of going to festivals and gigs.

New Politics

Professor Gary Murphy from the School of Law and Government in DCU talks about Fine Gael and Enda Kenny's leadership.

Enda Walsh

Playwright Enda Walsh joins Brendan from our Galway studio.

Sunday 3rd July

Battle of the Somme

Lar Joye from the National Museum of Ireland joins Katie on the line.

Olympic Golf and the Zica Virus

Katie is joined by chief sports writer with the Sunday Times, David Walsh.


Barrister and mediator Catherine White talks about changing the waiting time for divorce from 4 years to 2 years.

Tory Leadership and Brexit

Adam Boulton from Sky News joins Katie on the line.

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The Panel: Kate O’Connell - FG TD Dublin Bay South, Sean Fleming - FF TD Laois, John Downing - Political correspondent, Irish Independent, John O’Brien - Former Detective Chief Superintendent & National head of Europol & Marie Sherlock - SIPTU Economist

Saturday 2nd July

Ask the Specialist - Bike Safety

Heather Boyle from Cycling Ireland joins Katie in studio.

Cycling Holidays

Katie is joined by People Before Profit TD Gino Kenny, cyclist Joan Swift and Paul McQuaid of River Cycles.


Katie is joined by writer and documentary maker Monchán Magan, Iceland resident Fiona Cribben and former footballer and coach John Andrews.

Brexit - Lord Norman Tebbit

Former senior minister in Margaret Thatchers government Lord Tebbitt joins Katie on the line.


Personal Finance Editor with the Irish Independent Charlie Weston and CEO of Insurance Ireland Kevin Thompson join Katie in studio.

The Skifjord Tragedy

Danny Byrne lost his father and brother when the boat they were in sank off the Donegal coast 35 years ago and he joins Katie in studio to talk about their fight for compensation.

Car Insurance Protest Rally

Protesters Cian Griffin and Will Sheridan join Katie on the line to talk about spiralling motor insurance quotes.

Sunday 26th June


Katie is joined by Dave Fanning and Darren Holden from the High Kings who are playing Glastonbury.

Ireland v France - Euro 2016

Katie is joined by the French Ambassador Jean Pierre Thebault and Barry Devlin of the Horslips along with Tony O'Donoghue in Lyon.

Brexit - Political Fallout

Denis Staunton joins Katie on the line from London.

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The Panel: David McWilliams - Economist, Regina Doherty TD - Fine Gael Meath East, Matt Carthy - MEP Sinn Fein, Prof. Alan Barrett - Director, ESRI, Lise Hand - Political Writer and Colm O'Regan - Writer & Comedian

Saturday 25th June

Ask the Specialist - Dementia Advise for Carers

Katie is joined by Dr. Sabina Brennan from the Institute of Neuroscience in TCD.

Al Fresco Dining

Katie is joined by Linda Booth from Dublin Cookery School and Tomas Clancy who is wine and spirits columnist with the Sunday Business Post.

Mary Davis - Special Olympics

Mary Davis joins Katie to talk about her appointment as the new Global CEO of Special Olympics International.

Brexit - Richard Corrigan

Chef Richard Corrigan joins Katie on the line to talk about the Brexit result.

Kellie Harrington

World Championship silver medal winner Kellie Harrington joins Katie in studio.


Katie is joined by Fergal Keane of RTÉ, Neil Hamilton who represents UKIP in the Welsh Assembly and journalist Joe O'Shea who lives in London.

Sunday 19th June

Modern Dads and Paternity Leave

Mick Kenny and Stephen O'Hare join Katie to talk about their experience with paternity leave.

Doping and Hooligans in Russia

Katie is joined by Ian O'Riordain from the Irish times and Marc Bennetts, author of Football Dynamo: Modern Russia.

The Newspaper Panel 190616

The Panel: John Halligan - Junior Minister for Training & Skills, Senator Jerry Buttimer - FG TD for Cork South Central, Blair Horan - Former head of CPSU, Mick Clifford - Journalist Irish Examiner & Dr. Michelle Norris - Head of School of Social Policy, UCD

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