Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    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.

    Sunday 15th March

    Irish Rugby

    Marian is joined on the line by Brent Pope and Donncha O'Callaghan who talk about Ireland's defeat to Wales and also about Donncha's recent visit to Syria.

    St Patrick's Day

    Washington Correspondent for the Irish Times Simon Carswell and public relations expert Paul Allen discuss the political and economic value of St Patrick's Day to Ireland.

    Top Gear - Perry McCarthy

    The original 'Stig' Perry McCarthy joins Marian on the line to talk about the Jeremy Clarkson 'fracas'.

    The Panel

    Dearbhail McDonald - Legal Editor with the Irish Independent, Eamonn Mallie - Political writer, Matt Carthy - Sinn Fein MEP, Stephen O'Byrnes - Communications consultant with MKC Communications, Sarah Nic Lochlainn - Entrepreneur & owner of Aruna Sauces, John Leahy - Offaly Councillor & Renua Ireland candidate

    Saturday 14th March

    Ask The Specialist: St Patrick's Day

    Mark Graham has a roundup of the festivities around the country for St Patrick's Day

    Wales v France

    Ronan O'Gara and Brent Pope discuss today's upcoming 6 National Rugby match in Cardiff

    Jeremy Clarkson

    Jeremy Clarkson, presenter of the BBC series Top Gear, has been suspended by the BBC following an altercatoin with his producer. In studio is Dr Eddie Murphy, clinical psychologist and mental health expert, and on the phone is Mark Sweney, media business correspondent with the Guardian, who has been following this story throughout the week.

    Gay Man Voting No in Referendum

    Keith Mills, a gay man, is voting no in the upcoming referendum on same sex marriage. He explains the reasoning behind his decision to Marian Finucane

    Eamon Coghlan

    Eamon Coghlan talks about his emotional reaction when he discovered his son Michael was gay. Marian also talks by phone to Michael, Eamon's son, who is living in America

    Sunday 8th March

    Nimrod Destruction

    Former director of the Irish National Museum, Pat Wallace joins Marian in studio to talk about the destruction of Nimrod by the group known as the Islamic State.

    International Women's Day

    Marian is joined by Terry Prone, Carol Hunt, Clare Duignan & former RTÉ producer Patrick Farrelly who discuss International Women's Day.

    The Panel

    The Panel: Conor Skehan - Chairman of the Housing agency,Prof. Christine Loscher - Director Health Technologies at DCU, Clare Duignan - Former MD of RTE Radio, member of several boards including the BAI & the Digital Hub Development Agency, Denis Staunton - Deputy Editor at The Irish Times, Paul Mc Neive - Motivational Speaker & Irish Independent Columnist and they are joined on the line by Gerry Beades of the New Land League & Ger O'Neill who is a solicitor from Limerick.

    Saturday 7th March

    Ask the Specialist - Vet

    It's Crufts Dog Show week. Vet Pete Wedderburn has some topical pet advice for dog lovers.

    The Daughterhood

    Authors of 'The Daughterhood', Natasha Fennell and Roisin Ingle on 'the good the bad and the guilty of mother-daughter relationships'

    Irish Water

    Paul Melia - Environment Correspondent with the Irish Independent joins Marian on the line to talk about an extension of the deadline to register with Irish Water.

    Ella McSweeney - Campylobacter

    Ella McSweeney on what's in the processed chickens we consume. A bug called 'Campylobacter' can make you ill if it finds its way into your system.

    Fiona Looney - Head Lice

    Fiona Looney joins Marian on the line to talk about an infestation of headlice in her household.

    Brendan O'Connor

    Brendan O'Connor joins Marian to talk about the constant struggle he has getting services for his daughter Mary who has Down syndrome.

    Sunday 1st March


    Des Cahill and Brent Pope talk about the big rugby match between Ireland and England.

    Jihadi John

    Ian Robertson - Professor of Psychology in Trinity College joins Aine in studio.

    The British Ambassador

    British Ambassador Dominic Chilcott joins Aine in studio.

    The Panel

    Tara Buckley - Director General of RGDATA, John Downing - Journalist Irish Independent & former deputy government press secretary, Michael Taft - Economic Advisor Unite Trade Union, Sheila Reilly - Editor of the Longford Leader, Gerard Howlin - Public Affairs Consultant, Irish Examiner Columnist and former FF special advisor

    Saturday 28th February

    Ask the Specialist - Sport for Kids

    Kieran Duffy joins Aine to talk about keeping children interested in sport.

    Birds and Frogs

    Aine and wildlife film maker Colin Stafford Johnson go to Lough Ree to find some birds and frogs.

    Leonard Nimoy - Spock

    Harvey O'Brien from the UCD School of English, Drama and Film joins Aine to talk about the death of Star Trek legend Leonard Nimoy.

    Missing - Trevor Deeley

    Michael Deeley joins Aine to talk about his missing son Trevor and they ar joined on the line by Rosita Boland of the Irish Times.

    Growing Older

    Professor Moira O'Brien and Constultant Geriatrician Dermot Power join Aine to talk about growing older.

    Eurosong - Molly Sterling

    Eurosong winner Molly Sterling joins Aine on the line.

    Stephanie Roche & Dean Zambra

    Stephanie Roche and her partner Dean Zambra join Aine to talk about 'that goal' and going to America.

    Sunday 22nd February

    300 Years of Dublin House Prices

    Karl Deeter has published a study by a team of people on Dublin house price variations for the last 300 years

    Missing British Schoolgirls

    The families of three London school girls, apparently en route to Syria to join Islamic State, have pleaded with them to come home. One of the teenagers reportedly had on-line contact with a 20 year old Glasgow woman, Aqsa Mahmood, who went to Syria to be a 'jihadi bride' in 2013. James Matthews of Sky News Scotland has the latest update

    Preview of The Oscars

    In studio to discuss the upcoming Oscar ceremony tonight are Dave Fanning and Brendan Courtney

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