Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Sunday 4th December

Newspaper Panel

Topics discussed: Water charges, ASTI and teachers strikes, Italian referendum and BREXIT, Castro Fidel's funeral and Wilbur Ross.

Saturday 3rd December

Minibreaks in Northern Ireland

Travel and Food blogger Stephanie Buckley joined Marian in studio today from with some ideas for minibreaks in Northern Ireland.

The death of Andrew Sachs

The actor Andrew Sachs died this week at age 86 and his son, john Sachs joined Marian on the phone.

Using your imagination

Aidan Moran, Professor of Cognitive Pyschology in UCD joined Marion in studio to tell us how does our imagination help us and can it ever do us harm?

Leisure sickness

Dr. Nina Byrnes is a GP with the Generation Health Medical Clinic and joined Marian to give us more advice on keeping well during the Christmas period.

Jamie Oliver

There’s no such thing as luck when it comes to a really well done Christmas meal. It’s all down to Planning! Jamie Oliver speaks with Marian and fills us in on more.

Sunday 27th November

Newspaper Panel

This morning Marian discussed everything from, the passing of Fidel Castro to Shane Ross and the judicial appointments, first time buyers and the Central Banks's rules, Public Sector pay, BREXIT, Enda and Fionnuala Kenny, Trump and LIDL and retail.

Saturday 26th November

Adult Books for Christmas

Marian is joined by author Arlene Hunt and Bob Johnson of Gutter Book Shops.

Scratch Choir

Conductor David Brophy joins Marian to talk about his latest initiative with Chorus Ireland - the Scratch Choir.

Fighting ISIS

Marian is joined by Joshua Molloy who went to the Middle East to fight ISIS with the Peshmerga.

Cathriona Hallahan

Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland Cathiona Hallahan joins Marian in studio.

Fidel Castro

Marian is joined by economist David McWilliams and surgeon David Hickey who both talk about the death of Fidel Castro at the age of 90.

Sunday 20th November

JK Rowling

Film correspondent with the Irish Times Donald Clarke joins Marian in studio to talk about JK Rowling and her latest creation 'Fantastic Beasts'

Fake News

Professor Stephen Knowlton from Dublin City University joins Marian in studio.

Potential rise of the Right in Europe

Marian is joined by Hervé Amoric who is Ireland and UK correspondent for France 24 and Josephine McKenna who is a freelance journalist based in Rome.

The Newspaper Panel 201116

The Panel: Leo Varadkar - Minister for Social Protection, Gary Gannon - Councillor, North Inner City Dublin, Social Democrats, Niamh Hourigan - Head of Dept of Sociology, University College Cork, Philip O’Connor - Irish journalist living in Sweden & Tom Lyons - Deputy Editor, Sunday Business Post

Saturday 19th November

Smartphones for Children

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

Opting Out of Christmas

Marian is joined by travel journalist Philip Nolan and two people who have avoided Christmas in Ireland - Rita Reidy and Lisa Regan.

Ireland v New Zealand

Brent Pope joins Marian in studio.


Marian is joined by Gina Miller who talks about her Brexit referendum challenge.

Paddy Cosgrave

Paddy Cosgrave of the Web Summit joins Marian in studio.

Sunday 13th November

Prince Harry

Sky News reporter Enda Brady talks about Prince Harry's objections to press intrusion in his love life.

US / Russia Relations

Marian is joined by Dr Dmitri Tsiskavashvili from the Department of Russian & Slavic Studies in TCD.

Donald Trump

Trump economic advisor Stephen Moore and journalist Marion McKeone join Marian on the line.

The Newspaper Panel 131116

Eoghan O'Neachtain - Director Henaghan PR & Former Gov Press Secretary, Sebastian Hamilton - Editor, Irish Daily Mail, Ciaran Mac an Bhaird - Lecturer of Economics & Finance in DCU, Claire Grady - Former Editor – Irish Independent & Ben Tonra - Professor of International Relations at UCD

Saturday 12th November

Saving for Christmas

Marian is joined by Frank Conway from

Conor McGregor

Journalist Philip O'Connor joins Marian from New York.

The Hostage's Daughter

Marian talks to Sulome Anderson about her father Terry who was taken hostage in Lebanon in the 80's.

Foreign Investment in Ireland

Marian is joined by CEO of the IDA Martin Shanahan.


Marian talks to Fergal Keane, Trump supporters Alice Butler-Short and Professor Daniel Bonevac and Hillary supporter Fionnula Flanagan.

Sunday 6th November

Khalid Kelly

Marian talks to Shaykh Dr Umar as-Qadri about reports of Irishman Khalid Kelly undertaking a suicide bomb attack in Mosul on Friday. The Dept of Foreign Affairs is seeking to clarify these reports and have not yet confirmed the situation.

Poppy Controversy

Joe O'Shea joins Marian on the line from London.

Trump Vs Hillary

Marian is joined by founder & MD at DHR Communications Catherine Heaney, former Clinton assistant Eli Attie and John Steinberger who is chair of the Charleston County Republican Party, South Carolina.

The Panel 061116

Marian is joined by Tom McGurk & Rúaidhrí O'Connor to talk about Ireland beating the All Blacks and the panel: Bertie Ahern - Former Taoiseach, Pat Rabitte - Former Leader of the Labour Party, Alan Barrett - Director of ESRI, Suzanne Lynch - European Correspondent with the Irish Times & John Barry - Owner & MD of Management Support Services

Saturday 5th November

Home Security

Peter Murray from joins Marian in studio.

Ireland v All Blacks

Marian talks to Tom McGurk and former Ireland international Luke Fitzgerald about the daunting task Ireland have against the All Blacks in Chicago.

Jonathan Dimbleby

Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby of the BBC joins Marian to talk about the BBC World Service series 'World Questions' which will be coming from Dublin on the 12th November.

Reopening of the Bataclan

Journalist Jessica Sesstili joins Marian on the line to talk about the reopening of the Bataclan in Paris.

Brendan Ogle

Trade Union activist Brendan Ogle joins Marian to talk about his new book: From Bended Knee to a New Republic - How the Fight for Water is Changing Ireland.

Sunday 30th October

SSE Eirtricity Dublin Marathon

Irish international sprinter David Gillick joins Marian to talk about the Dublin Marathon.

Enda Kenny Documentary

Deputy Political Editor with the Irish Times Pat Leahy talks to Marian about his two part documentary on Enda Kenny.

Clare Cocaine 'Torpedo'

Marian is joined by southern correspondent with the Irish Independent Ralph Riegel and Lahinch hotelier Michael Vaughan.

The Panel 301016

The Panel: Sen Gerard Craughwell - Independent Senator, Grainia Long - CEO ISPCC, Sen Kieran O'Donnell - FG Finance Spokesperson in the Seanad, Ursula Tipp - Founding Partner Tipp-McKnight Solicitors, Eddie Molloy - Management Consultant

Saturday 29th October

Classic Movies for Kids

Marian is joined by film critic with the Iroish Independent Paul Whittington and author Cathy Kelly who is also a former film critic.

Ask the Specialist - Interiors

Interior Design lecturer with DIT Neville Knott joins Marian in studio.

Neven Maguire

Neven joins Marian to talk about his new book Neven Maguires Complete Family Cookbook.

Nick Munier

Chef, Restaurateur and Artist Nick Munier joins Marian in studio to talk about food and the role painting plays in his life.

South Georgia

Granddaughter of Tom Crean Aileen Crean O'Brien talks to Marian from a hospital bed after breaking her leg trying to follow in her grandfathers footsteps.

Hillary Clinton Emails

Journalist Marian McKeown joins Marian from the US to talk about the latest instalment in the saga that is Hillary Clinton's emails.

Sunday 23rd October

Norma Costello, Freelance Conflict Reporter

Marian speaks with Freelance Conflict Reporter, Norma Costello about operation began to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS.

Maria Dickenson, Managing Director, Dubray Books

It was a good week for book lovers... on “Super-Thursday” FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY titles were published... Why so many on the one day??  Maria Dickenson is MD of Dubray books and she fills Marian in.

Brian Finnegan, Author and Editor of Gay Community News

Author and editor of the Gay Community News, Brian Finnegan joins Marian to talk about that posthumous pardon granted to gay and bisexual men in the UK this week.

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Presenter: Marian Finucane


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