Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    Sunday 28th June

    Glastonbury & Making Money out of Music

    Ivan Moran - steward and Glastonbury Fan and Eleanor Tiernan - comedy performer join Aine Lawlor on the line to talk about Glastonbury 2015. Stuart Clarke - Deputy Editor of Hot Press, Niamh Farrell - Lead Singer of Ham Sandwich and Julie Feeney - solo artist talk about Taylor Swift's battle with Apple.

    The Newspaper Panel

    The Panel: Alastair Campbell - former spokesperson of Tony Blair & Author of 'Winners: And How They Succeed', Denis Staunton - Deputy Editor The Irish Times, Noel Whelan - Barrister, Niamh Lyons - Political Ed. Irish edition of The Times and Nora Owen - Former Minister of Justice. Later Colm McCarthy - Economist was on the line to talk about Greece

    Saturday 27th June

    Recommended Viewing

    Author Sinead Moriarty and broadcaster Dave Fanning join Brendan to talk about the week in television and cinema.

    Anxiety - Colm O'Connor

    Clinical psychologist and family therepist Colm O'Connor joins Brendan to talk about anxiety.

    The Angelus

    Sr Margaret McCurtain and Michael Nugent of Athiest Ireland joins Brendan in studio to talk about the Angelus.

    Tunisia Calls

    CEO of the Irish Travel Agents Association Pat Dawson and Tania Airy of Sunway Travel join Brendan on the line.

    Charlie O'Connor - Inquest

    Former Fianna Fail TD Charlie O'Connor joins Brendan to talk about the death of his son Robert who died from an accidental drug overdose in April 2014.

    Tunisia - Gun Attack

    Brendan is joined by Marian King who was in the coastal city of Sousse in Tunisia when the gun attack occurred. They are also joined on the line by Elizabeth O'Brien who was also there and security analyst Declan Power.

    Sunday 21st June

    US Presidential Elections

    Producer / Director Patrick Farrelly joins Marian on the line to talk about the Republicans and Democrats who are hoping to run for President.

    The Newspaper Panel 2

    Joined by Mick Wallace TD the panel discuss property offloading and general conduct of NAMA

    The Newspaper Panel 1

    Lorraine Sweeney - Clerys Cafe Owner, Sinead O’Carroll - News Editor with, Eoghan Ó’Neachtain - former government press secretary, Tom Lyons – Senior Business Correspondent with the Irish Times, Mick Wallace - Independent TD Wexford

    Saturday 20th June

    Recommended Viewing

    Donald Clarke of the Irish Times and Brian Lloyd from join Marian to talk about upcoming television and cinema.

    Ask the Specialist - The Domestic Divas

    Domestic Divas Aisli Madden and Cat Lawlor join Marian in studio to talk about cleaning around the home.

    Nursing Homes

    Former Miss Ireland Olivia Tracey joins Marian to talk about the positive experience her mother has had in a nursing home.

    Michael Mosley - Trans Fats

    Dr. Michael Mosley joins Marian on the line to talk about how trans fats affect your health.

    Aonghus McAnally - Hair

    Aonghus McAnally joins Marian to talk about losing his hair and what he has done to remedy the situation.

    Stephen Nolan

    BBC broadcaster Stephen Nolan talks to Marian about losing weight and getting stuck up a mountain.

    Berkeley Deaths

    Marian is joined by Cathy Sheridan of the Irish Times and RTÉ Washington Correspondent Caitriona Perry.

    Sunday 14th June

    Cultural Anniversaries

    Marian is joined by Gerald Dawe - Poet & Professor of English, TCD, Barry Devlin - Horslips, Robert Gogan - Writer of Strolling Through Ulysses and Quentin Fottrell - Author & Journalist

    New Political Party

    The panel discuss the proposed new political party being set up by TDs Stephen Donnelly, Catherine Murphy, Roisin Shortall and Senator Katherine Zappone

    Ireland v Scotland

    Tony O'Donoghue discusses the Republic of Irelands options after a lackluster draw with Scotland.

    The Newspaper Panel

    Brian Hayes - MEP (Fine Gael, Dublin) Liadh Ní Riada - MEP (Sinn Fein, Ireland South) Michael O'Regan - Parliamentary Correspondent the Irish Times, Ursula Tipp - Tipp McKnight solicitors – international tax expert, Ciaran Fitzgerald - Food Economist & former chairman of Meat Industry Ireland and also former Director of IBEC

    Saturday 13th June

    Recommended Viewing

    Dave Fanning and blogger Sinéad Fox from Bumbles of Rice talk about upcoming television and cinema.

    Neven Maguire

    Neven joins Marian to talk about healthier alternatives to fast food and his new book: 'The Complete Baby and Toddler Cookbook'.

    Ask the Specialist - Cardiology

    Cardiologist Dr. Robert Kelly joins Marian to talk about heart health.

    Tony O'Donoghue - Ireland v Scotland

    RTÉ Soccer Correspondent Tony O'Donoghue joins Marian ahead of the big game.

    Behavioural Economist - Dan Ariely

    Behavioural Economist Dan Ariely joins Marian in studio to talk about pain and his upcoming talk at the Dalkey Book Festival.


    Long time employee Gerry Markey joins Marian on the line to talk about the liquidation of iconic Dublin department store Clerys.

    Yeats 150th Birthday - Joanna Lumley

    Joanna Lumley joins Marian to talk about WB Yeats 150th birthday.

    Sunday 7th June

    Jack Charlton

    Marian announces Jack Charlton's presence in the Aviva ahead of the Ireland v England football friendly.

    Greece - Chris Humphrys

    Cellist with the Greece Chamber Orchestra Chris Humphrys joins Marian on the line to talk about the reality of austerity in Greece.

    Reclaim the Vision and the Dalkey Book Festival

    Betty Purcell talks about the 'Reclaim the Vision' initiative and David McWilliams talks about this years Dalkey Book Festival.

    Ireland Football

    Tony O'Donoghue joins Marian from the Aviva ahead of a high profile friendly between Ireland and England. Marian is also joined by Philip O'Connor who went to the Ireland v France playoff match when Thierry Henry handled the ball.

    The Newspaper Panel

    David McWilliams - Economist, author & Director Dalkey Book Festival, Jackie Lavin - Business woman, Peter Murtagh - Reporter with the Irish Times, Fran Rooney - Practicing Barrister & former Chief Executive of the FAI, Oliver Callan - Satirist & Impressionist, Betty Purcell - Author & Journalist

    Saturday 6th June

    Recommended Viewing

    Marian is joined by actor Mark O'Regan and again by journalist Joe O'Shea.

    Ask the Specialist - Home Security

    Pete Murray, Director of the Security Institute of Ireland joins Marian in studio.

    Eye Strain

    During a book review recently we broached the subject of the negative effects that using digital screens can have on our eyes and our sleep patterns. To talk us through it in more detail Marian is joined on the phone by optometrist, Don Stack.

    Peers Dining Room

    Journalist Joe O'Shea on the opening of Peer's Dining Room at the House of Lords to the public for the very first time.

    Conor Pope - Supermarket Tricks

    Conor Pope joins Marian to talk about the tricks employed by supermarkets to make customers buy more.

    Fifa - Aidan Fitzmaurice

    Aiden Fitzmaurice of the Herald joins Marian in studio to talk about the FAI and the ongoing Fifa scandal.

    Dylan McGrath - Back Pain

    Renowned chef Dylan McGrath joins Marian in studio to talk about his success and that awkward interview on the Saturday Night Show.

    Paolo Tullio

    Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness joins Marian on the line to talk about the death of his good friend Paolo Tullio.

    Sunday 31st May

    Bloom - 2015

    Marian talks to food writer & author Fiona Dillon and Fiann Ó'Nualláin who is an outreach horticulturalist and author.

    Big Houses Surviving

    Marian is joined by Sammy Leslie of Castle Leslie Estate, author and historian Turtle Bunbury and on the line by Lord Dunleath of Ballywalter Park.


    Tony Donoghue - Soccer Correspondent with RTÉ and Dr. Robbie Butler from the Dept Economics in UCC join Marian to talk about FIFA and their controversial leader Sepp Blatter.

    The Newspaper Panel

    The Panel: Timmy Dooley - FF TD for Clare, Pat Rabbitte - Labour TD, Dublin South West & Former Labour Leader, Theresa Reidy - Lecturer in Government at UCC, Padraig O’Ceidigh - Founder Aer Arann & Entrepreneur, Ciaran Hancock - Finance Correspondent The Irish Times

    Saturday 30th May

    Recommended Viewing

    TV and film critic with the Independent Paul Whittington and Brian Lloyd from join Marian with their pick of this weeks TV highlights.

    Summer Reads

    Books purchasing manager with Easons Stephen Boylan and Janet Hawkins of Blessington bookshop join Marian in studio to talk about books for Summer.

    Ask the Specialist - Kevin Dundon

    Chef Kevin Dundon joins Marian to talk about BBQ's and summer entertaining.

    VHI Women's Mini Marathon

    Irish athlete and winner of Celebrity Masterchef David Gillick joins Marian to talk about preparation for this years VHI Women's Mini Marathon.

    Christopher Moloney - X Factor

    Runner up Christopher Moloney talks about the negative side of X Factor.

    The Lion Tamer of Fairview

    Joe Lee and Bill Whelan join Marian in studio to talk about their documentary film: Fortune’s Wheel the life and legacy of the Fairview Lion Tamer

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