Marian Finucane

    Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


    Sunday 28th September

    Ireland as a Drugs Channel

    Southern Correspondent with the Irish Independent, Ralph Riegel joins Marian to talk about the recent cocaine haul of the southern coast of Ireland.

    Who Won the War?

    Journalist and broadcaster Peter Taylor talks to Marian about his documentary concentrating on the troubles in Northern Ireland - Who Won the War?

    Women in Politics

    Marian is joined by former Fine Gael member Samantha Long and Niamh Gallagher co founder of 'Women for Election'.

    The Ryder Cup

    Greg Allen joins Marian from Gleneagles with the latest from the Ryder Cup.

    The Panel

    The Panel: Eoghan Murphy - Fine Gael TD, Aisling Meehan - Farmer, Clare-based solicitor and tax consultant, Shane Ross - Independent TD, Dublin South, Denis Staunton - Deputy Editor at The Irish Times, Averil Power - Fianna Fail Senator

    Saturday 27th September

    The George Clooney Wedding

    Nick Squires of the Daily Telegraph joins Marian on the line to talk about the hotly anticipated wedding of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin.

    Alan Shatter on the Late Late Show

    Special Correspondent with the Irish Examiner Michael Clifford joins Marian on the line to talk about the Alan Shatter interview on the Late Late Show.

    Fr. Michael Cleary

    Paul Williams talks to Marian about the possibility that Fr. Michael Cleary had a third child with his house keeper Phyllis Hamilton.

    Weekend Sport

    Marian is joined in studio by Des Cahill who talks about the weekend GAA action which sees the hurling replay between Tipperary and Kilkenny and on Sunday the ladies football final between Dublin and Cork. Marian is also joined by Greg Allen who talks about the Ryder Cup.

    Brian Lenihan

    Mary O'Rourke and Noel Whelan talk about a new book they have been involved in editing - Brian Lenihan: In Calm and Crisis. Colm McCarthy joins in and they are joined on the line by Olli Rehn - former European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro.

    Strictly Come Dancing

    Jenny Gibney from Mrs Browns Boys and dancer Tristan McManus talk about appearing on Strictly Come Dancing.

    Sunday 21st September

    Irish Film Industry

    Roddy Flynn of DCU joins Marian to discuss the comments of John Michael McDonagh after he said that Irish films weren't very intelligent.

    The Scottish Independence Referendum

    The panel discuss the Scottish independence referendum and they are joined on the ine by James Matthews - Sky News Scotland Bureau Chief

    The All Ireland Football Final

    Des Cahill joins the panel to discuss the All Ireland final between Kerry and Donegal.

    The Panel

    The Panel: Harry McGee - Irish Times Pol Cor, Sharon Lynch - Irish Womens rugby player & property manager, John Mullins - Cheif Exec Amarenco Solar + former CEO Bord Gais, Carole Coleman - Journalist, Michael Daly - Editor Donegal Democrat and Feargal O'Rourke of PriceWaterHouseCoopers

    Saturday 20th September

    Tomas Clancy - Supermarket Wine Wars

    Wine columnist with the Sunday Business Post Tomas Clancy talks about the new Bordeaux supermarket wine wars.

    Henrietta McKervey - Maeve Binchy Travel Award

    Having won the Maeve Binchy travel award Henrietta McKervey has set out to travel to all the light houses featured on the BBC Radio 4 shipping forecast. She joins Marian in studio.

    Yotam Ottolenghi - Plenty More

    Yotam Ottolenghi is an Israeli born cookery writer and chef who has achieved phenomenal success since he moved to Britain in the late 90’s. Renowned for his vegetarian recipes, Yotam also runs his own group of restaurants and food shops.

    Ebola - Dr Gabriel Fitzpatrick

    Dr Gabriel Fitzpatrick talks to Marian about his work in Sierra Leone treating people with Ebola.

    Scottish Independence - Ian Robertson

    Ian Robertson joins Marian on the line to talk about the Yes campaigns demonstration of a remarkable social movement, especially for the disenfranchised in Scotland.

    Hayes Hotel - Jack Hally

    This week saw the sale at auction of Hayes Hotel in Thurles. Birthplace of the GAA the iconic hotel went for €650,000 and Marian spoke to the new owner – Jack Hally who is 27 and from Fethard in Tipperary.

    Sunday 14th September

    Apple Products and U2

    Editor of Silicone Republic David Kennedy joins Marian to talk about the new Apple products and U2's association with the California tech company.

    Scottish Independence Referendum

    The Most Revd David Chillingworth and media producer Scott Fairweather discuss the Scottish Independence Referendum.

    Des Cahill - GAA

    Des Cahill talks to Marian about todays camogie final between Cork and Kilkenny and next weeks football final between Kerry and Donegal.

    The Panel

    The Panel: Kevin Cullen - The Boston Globe, Ciara Kelly - GP and Broadcaster, Alan Barrett - Research Professor with the ESRI, Gerard Howlin - Public Affairs Consultant and Irish Examiner Columnist, Sam Smyth - Columnist – The Irish Mail on Sunday.

    Saturday 13th September

    Culture Night - Jim Lockhart

    Producer and member of Horslips Jim Lockhart joins Marian to talk about Culture Night.

    Ian Paisley - Peter Hain

    Former Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Peter Hain joins Marian on the line to talk about Ian Paisley.

    Vulnerability - Maureen Gaffney

    Clinical Psychologist Maureen Gaffney joins Marian to talk about vulnerability and how it can be a positive.

    Ian Paisley - John Cushnahan

    Former Alliance Party Leader John Cushnahan talks to Marian about Ian Paisley.

    Ian Paisley - Mary Banotti

    Former MEP Mary Banotti share her memories of Ian Paisley.

    David Puttnam

    With 10 Oscars under his belt, a peerage, and chancellorship of the Open University, Lord David Puttnam has also managed to become an honorary Corkman. He is in Dublin this weekend for two dates, a TED talk and a concert with the RTE Concert Orchestra – who will be playing scores from his films such as The Mission & Chariots of Fire.

    Ian Paisley - Eamonn Mallie

    Journalist and broadcastor Eamonn Mallie joins Marian to talk about the life and times of former Democratic Unionist Party leader Dr Ian Paisley.

    Sunday 7th September

    GAA - The Hurling Final

    Des Cahill joins the Panel to preview today's All Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary

    Death of Joan Rivers

    Joan Rivers' funeral is taking place today in New York and TV Producer and Director Bill Hughes who worked with her and Paddy Cullivan of the Camembert Quartet who supplied the music for her last tour talk of their experiences.

    Doing Business in the Middle East

    Dave Mulvihill, a business man who spends half his year working in Beirut and has been there for many years, talks of his experiences of working in the Middle East

    Newspaper Panel

    Today's Panel to discuss the issues of the week are: John McGuinness TD, Chair of PAC; Sinéad O’Carroll , News Editor at The; Carol Hunt, Sunday Independent columnist; Colm McCarthy, Economist; Sean Kelly, Fine Gael MEP for Ireland South (Former of President of GAA)

    Saturday 6th September

    Neven Maguire

    Neven Maguire has just published a new book: The Nation's Favourite Food Fast! and he comes into studio to discuss his recipes with Marian

    Queuing for a House in Swords

    Megan O'Shaughnessy and Samantha Barnwall have been queuing outside a housing estate in Swords for the last few days with the hope of securing their dream house. They talk to Marian just prior to the opening of the house sales office.

    John Simpson

    John Simpson, BBC News World Affairs Editor, is one of the longest serving and most respected foreign correspondents in the world. He has reported from more than 120 countries including thirty war zones and has interviewed many world leaders.

    Derval O'Rourke

    Derval O'Rourke is an Irish former sprint hurdles athlete. She retired suddenly last June and has just published a book called Food for the Fast Lane: Recipes to Power Your Body and Mind.

    Marco Pierre White

    Marco Pierre White has been called the Godfather of Modern Cooking and he has arrived into Dublin today to celebrate the first anniversary of his second restaurant in Donnybrook in Dublin.

    Helen Mirren

    In an industry dominated by youth and beauty, Dame Helen Mirren has remained at the top of her profession. Her latest movie is called 'The Hundred Foot Journey' and Dame Helen Mirren joins Marian by phone from France.

    Sunday 31st August

    The Sea Garden

    It's fresh, it's nutritious and it's free. All along our coast are miles and miles of beaches full of sea weed ready to be picked. Aine met Marie Power on Kilferassey Strand in Waterford to gather some seaweed.


    Seamus Martin - Retired Irish Times International Editor and Foreign Correspondent talks about the worsening situation in Eastern Ukraine.

    The IRA Ceasefire

    Political writer Eamon Maille joins Aine in studio to talk about the 20 year anniversary of the IRA ceasefire.

    The Panel

    Des Cahill - The Sunday Game, Charlie Bird - Journalist & Broadcaster Ann Ferris - Labour TD - Wicklow/East Carlow, Diarmuid Ferriter - Professor of Modern Irish History in UCD, Alison O'Connor - Irish Examiner Columnist, Jim Power - Economist Orla Hardiman - Consultant Neurologist Declan Power - Security Analyst

    Saturday 30th August

    School Lunches and After School Dinner

    Catherine Fulvio joins Aine in studio to talk about feeding school kids.

    Women in the Irish Drinks Industry

    Five women who are at the top of their game in the Irish drinks industry join Aine in studio.

    Obese Children - Donal O'Shea

    One in four primary school children in Ireland are overweight or obese. Professor Donal O'Shea is a consultant endocrinologist and director of the weight management clinic at St Columcille's Hospital in Loughlinstown and he joins Aine in studio.

    Nicky Byrne

    Nicky Byrne joins Aine on the line to talk about the Electric Picnic, Strictly Come Dancing and Dublin GAA.

    Anniversary of the Ceasefire

    Writer and republican Danny Morrison joins Aine in studio to talk about the IRA ceasefire of 1994.

    The Ice Bucket Challenge

    Apparently starting in 2013 – one man from Boston popularised the Ice Bucket Challenge & made it go viral. That man is Pete Frates, a former baseball player from Boston who has motor neuron disease. Joining Aine on the line are his parents John & Nancy Frates.

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