Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    Sunday 24th April

    Advertising Slogans

    Michael Cullen from talks to Marian about advertising slogans.

    Anders Behring Breivik Appeal

    Marian talks to author Asne Sierstad about the Anders Behring Breivik appeal.

    Katherine McGillicuddy

    Katherine McGillycuddy talks to Marian about suspended sentences.

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    Eamon Dunphy, Pat Mangier, David McWilliams, Suzanne Kelly and John Mullins.

    Saturday 23rd April

    Ask the Specialist - Gluten Free Cooking

    Chef Gearoid Lynch who is a Coeliac joins Marian in studio to talk about gluten free cooking.

    Adult Hobbies

    David Fennell, Caroline Brady and Fiona Kennedy talk about their hobbies: colouring, Leggo and roller skating.

    Patrick Bergin

    Actor Patrick Bergin joins Marian to talk about life in Hollywood and his participation in the Centenary of 1916 by reading the Proclamation at the childhood home of Patrick Pearse.

    Lighthouse Holidays

    Marian is joined by Eimear Ni Mhathuna who is bainisteoir of Fanad Lighthouse and writer Henrietta McKervey who travelled around many of Ireland and Britain's lighthouses.

    Dermot Ahern

    Former Fianna Fail Minister Dermot Ahern joins Marian in studio.

    Sunday 17th April

    Dublin Strolls

    Guidebook Publishers Audrey and Gregory Bracken talk about their new book: Dublin Strolls: Exploring Dublin's Architectural Treasures.

    Queen Elizabeth at 90

    Royal commentator Jennie Bond joins Marian on the line.

    Brexit & Irish Business

    Marian is joined by Richard Corrigan - chef and restaurateur, Larry Murrin - CEO of Dawn Farm Foods, Nicola Byrne - CEO Cloud90 and Martin McVicker - Founder of Combilift.

    The Newspaper Panel - 170416

    The Panel: John O’Brien - Former Detective Chief Superintendent & National Head of Interpol, Julie O’Neill - Former Secretary-General at the Department of Transport, Eamon Ryan - Leader of the Green Party & TD for Dublin Bay South, Katherine Zippone - Ind TD Dublin South West & Ciaran Mac an Bhaird - Lecturer Economics & Finance DCU

    Saturday 16th April

    Ask the Specialist - Weight Loss

    Personal Trainer and Coach Helen Walsh talks about losing some weight for the Summer.

    Leonardo Da Vinci Drawings

    Marian talks to Ann Hodge, who is a curator in the National Gallery about the upcoming exhibition of Leonardo Da Vinci drawings.

    Autism Services in America

    Marian is joined by Sean O'Sullivan and his partner Tish Durkin who talk about bringing their son Matthias to the US to avail of better autism services.

    Bishop Willie Walsh

    Marian is joined in studio by Bishop Willie Walsh.

    Edna O'Brien Tribute

    Marian is joined by Joseph O'Connor, Michael Harding and John McColgan with Edna O'Brien on the line.

    Sunday 10th April

    Stolen Art & Shakespeare Book Discovery

    Marian is joined by FBI Senior Art Crime Investigator Bob Wittman and the Ian Whyte who is managing director of Whytes Auctioneers.

    The Panama Papers

    Marian is joined by Associate Professor in Finance TCD, Jim Stewart and Sorley McCaughey who is head of advocacy and policy with Christian Aid.

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    The Panel: John McGuinness-Fianna Fáil TD for Carlow/Kilkenny, Tom Lyons-Business Editor–Sunday Business Post, Ulick McEvaddy-Founder, Omega Air, Aisling Meehan - Farmer, Solicitor & Tax consultant & Mary Lou McDonald-Dep Leader of Sinn Fein

    Saturday 9th April

    Ask the Specialist - The Holistic Gardener

    Marian is joined by Fiann O'Nualain who talks about growing food for good health.

    Marraige Equality Campaign in Australia

    Marian is joined on the line by Tiernan Brady who is Policy director with the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network.

    The Grand National

    Marian is joined on the line by trainer Jessica Harrington.

    Dermot Bannon - Simon Appeal

    Dermot Bannon joins Marian in studio to talk about the Simon Open Door Homeless Appeal.

    Cultural Differences between Fianna Fail & Fine Gael

    Marian is joined by: John Bruton - Former Fine Gael Taoiseach, Pat Carey - Former FF Minister and Govt Chief Whip & John Downing - Political Correspondent - Irish Independent

    Sunday 3rd April

    Doping in Sport

    The Sunday Times secretly filmed a London doctor who claims he doped 150 sports stars and has never met a clean athlete. Enda Brady of Sky News reports

    Inside Obama's White House

    Award-winning documentary maker Norma Percy joins the programme from BBC in London to give the background on the series. Also on the phone is Patrick Farrelly, a producer/director and film maker based in New York

    Newspaper Panel

    Today's panel to discuss the Sunday newspapers are: Frank Flannery, former Fine Gael strategist. ; Ann Rabbitte, Fianna Fáil TD for Galway East; Blair Horan, former General Secretary of CPSU; Colette Browne,  Irish Independent columnist; Oliver Callan, comedian.

    Saturday 2nd April

    Ask the Specialist: Holidaying with your Dog

    Gerry Molloy runs, an online platform for dog lovers. The site is easy to use and is growing every week as people travelling with dogs contribute to it with reviews of hotels, B & Bs, places to eat with canines, hundreds of miles of walks and good places to stop off when driving.

    Philomena Begley

    The legend that is Philomena Begley is in studio to chat to Marian. She featured in RTE One’s 1916 celebratory ‘Centenary’ TV show last Monday night to widespread acclaim

    Online Security

    A phone is a portable and personal computer which is  always on and always with us - it is an incredibly revealing window into our lives, movements, communications as well as a gateway to online banking, etc. This makes security of these devices vital. Dr T J McIntyre is a lecturer in law at UCD, a lawyer, and chair of Digital Rights Ireland.

    New Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces

    Vice Admiral Mark Mellett took up the post of Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces six months ago, the first time a naval officer has been appointed to the post.

    Jamie Morris

    Jamie Morris is the son of horse trainer Mouse Morris. Jamie's brother Tiffer died of carbon monoxide poisoning in Argentina last year.

    Sunday 27th March

    Turkey / EU Migrant Deal

    CEO of Concern Dominic McSorley joins Marian and the panel in studio.

    The Panel - 1916 Commemorations

    The Panel: Eoin Ryan - Former Fianna Fáil MEP & TD, Manchan Magann - Writer & documentary maker, Mary Banotti - Former MEP & grand niece of Michael Collins, Col Colm Doyle - Retired military officer and Noirin Hegarty - Operations Director Ireland Lonely Planet.

    Saturday 26th March

    Grow It Yourself

    Michael Kelly of GIY joins Marian to talk about growing your own food.

    Ask the Specialist - Spring Makeover

    Interior Designer Avril Murphy Allen joins Marian in studio.

    Easter Recipes - Kevin Dundon

    Chef Kevin Dundon joins Marian in studio with some Easter recipes.

    Life After Bosnia

    Zlata Filipovic talks about living in Sarajevo for two years during the siege, her unusual escape and the diary she kept during that time.

    1916 Parade

    Marian is joined by Leftenant Gearoid O’Briain - Great Grandson of Cathal Brugha and Sgt James Pearse - Great Grandson of James Connolly.

    Sunday 20th March

    Mother Teresa

    Catholic writer and broadcaster Mark Dowd joins Marian from Manchester.

    Vladimir Putin

    Professor Dmitri Tsiskarashvili from the Department of Russian and Slovanic Studies in TCD joins Marian to talk about Russian President Vladamir Putin.


    Travel writer Yvonne Gordon and director Paddy Breathnach talk about the lifting of sanctions and visit of Barack Obama to Cuba.

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    Eoghan Ó Neachtain - Director Henaghan Communications & Former Gov Press Secretary, Ronan Lyons - Economist Trinity College Dublin & author of reports, Sheila Nunan - Management Consultant & Declan Power - Security & Defence Analyst

    Saturday 19th March

    Ask the Specialist - Private Pensions

    Marian is joined by certified financial planner Eoin Buckley who talks about private pensions.

    RBS Six Nations

    Donal Linehan joins Marian in studio to talk about Irelands last game in this years RBS Six Nations against Scotland.

    Bob Geldof

    Bob Geldof joins Marian on the line to talk about a his part documentary: 'A Fanatic Heart: Geldof on Yeats'.

    The Cost of Living

    Conor Pope joins Marian to talk about the cost of living comparing Dublin with a number of other European cities.

    Imagining Home

    Glen Hansard joins Marian in studio to talk about the Imagining Home concert he is curating as part of the 1916 commemorations.

    Sunday 13th March

    New York St Patrick’s Day Parade

    This week for the first time members of the LGBT Irish community have been invited to march in the New York St Patrick’s Day Parade. Brendan Fay, founder of the Lavender and Green Alliance, who has been fighting for this for 25 years, is delighted with the outcome of his campaign and looking forward to the event

    Violent Protests at Trump Rally in Chicago

    There were skirmishes and scuffles at the latest Donald Trump Presidential rally in Chicago where protesters succeeded in having the rally cancelled. Dan O’Sullivan, a freelance journalist, reports.

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