Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Sunday 26th June


Katie is joined by Dave Fanning and Darren Holden from the High Kings who are playing Glastonbury.

Ireland v France - Euro 2016

Katie is joined by the French Ambassador Jean Pierre Thebault and Barry Devlin of the Horslips along with Tony O'Donoghue in Lyon.

Brexit - Political Fallout

Denis Staunton joins Katie on the line from London.

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The Panel: David McWilliams - Economist, Regina Doherty TD - Fine Gael Meath East, Matt Carthy - MEP Sinn Fein, Prof. Alan Barrett - Director, ESRI, Lise Hand - Political Writer and Colm O'Regan - Writer & Comedian

Saturday 25th June

Ask the Specialist - Dementia Advise for Carers

Katie is joined by Dr. Sabina Brennan from the Institute of Neuroscience in TCD.

Al Fresco Dining

Katie is joined by Linda Booth from Dublin Cookery School and Tomas Clancy who is wine and spirits columnist with the Sunday Business Post.

Mary Davis - Special Olympics

Mary Davis joins Katie to talk about her appointment as the new Global CEO of Special Olympics International.

Brexit - Richard Corrigan

Chef Richard Corrigan joins Katie on the line to talk about the Brexit result.

Kellie Harrington

World Championship silver medal winner Kellie Harrington joins Katie in studio.


Katie is joined by Fergal Keane of RTÉ, Neil Hamilton who represents UKIP in the Welsh Assembly and journalist Joe O'Shea who lives in London.

Sunday 19th June

Modern Dads and Paternity Leave

Mick Kenny and Stephen O'Hare join Katie to talk about their experience with paternity leave.

Doping and Hooligans in Russia

Katie is joined by Ian O'Riordain from the Irish times and Marc Bennetts, author of Football Dynamo: Modern Russia.

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The Panel: John Halligan - Junior Minister for Training & Skills, Senator Jerry Buttimer - FG TD for Cork South Central, Blair Horan - Former head of CPSU, Mick Clifford - Journalist Irish Examiner & Dr. Michelle Norris - Head of School of Social Policy, UCD

Saturday 18th June

Ask the Specialist - Summer Camps

Jill Holtz from joins Katie to talk about Summer Camps.

Bin Charges

Katie talks to Communications Director at, Simon Moynihan and Pauline McDonogh who is Prevention Officer with the Southern Region Waste Management Office.

Murder of Jo Cox

Katie talks to Suzanne Lynch of the Irish Times and Labour MP Conor McGinn about the murder of Jo Cox.

Ireland v Belgium Euro 2016

Katie talks to Darren Randolphs father Ed, fan Sarah Behan, Minister Shane Ross and former player Paul McGrath.

Michael Colgan

Katie talks to Michael Colgan ahead of his retirement as Artistic Director of the Gate Theatre.

Sunday 12th June

Bloomsday Festival

Marian is joined by Mark Traynor who is managing director of the James Joyce Centre and milliner John Shevlin who talk about the Bloomsday Festival.

Hilary Clinton

Lecturer in American History in UCD Dr. Sandra Scanlon and James D. Boys who is an author and historian talk about Hilary Clinton and the Presidency.

Ireland v Sweden Euro2016

Sports journalist based in Sweden, Philip O'Connor joins Marian on the line.

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Eamon Dunphy - Broadcaster and Journalist, Eddie Molloy - Management Consultant, Tom Lyons - Business Editor – The Sunday Business Post, Sen. Grace O'Sullivan - Green Party Senator & Noel Rock TD - Fine Gael Dublin North West

Saturday 11th June

Books to Read Before Your Holidays

Marian is joined by author Kathleen McMahon and writer/director Peter Sheridan.

Essential Holiday Apps

John Kennedy from Solicon Republic joins Marian in studio.

Second Hand Cars

Motoring Editor with the Irish Independent Eddie Cunningham joins Marian to talk about second hand cars and unpaid finance.

The Stress Test

Professor of Psychology in TCD Ian Robertson joins Marian in studio to talk about his new book: The Stress Test.

Euro 2016

Marian takes some call from Gabriel Curtis, Sarah Behan, Joe McLoughlin and Southern Correspondent with the Irish Independent Ralph Riegal.

The Philip Cairns Case

Primetime reporter Barry Cummins and crime journalist with the Irish Independent Paul Williams join Marian in studio.

Sunday 5th June

Travelling to Euro 2016

Marian is joined by die hard Ireland fans Niall Keaveney, Phelim Warren and Linda Maher.


Editor in Chief of the Irish Daily Mail, Sebastian Hamilton talks about the the possibility of a Donald Trump Presidency.


Marian is joined by former Tory MP Edwina Currie and Editor in Chief of the Irish Daily Mail, Sebastian Hamilton.

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The Panel: Seamus Mallon - Former Dep. First Minister - Northern Ireland Assembly, Nessa Childers - Independent MEP, John Fitzgerald - Adjunct Professor Economics TCD & former ESRI, Suzanne Lynch - European Cor. The Irish Times & John O’Keefe - Forensic Criminologist & Chief Executive Advic

Saturday 4th June

Ask the Specialist - Driving Abroad

Tony Toner of the Institute of Advanced Motorists joins Marian in Studio.

TV Dinners for Euro 2016 - Kevin Dundon

Chef Kevin Dundon joins Marian with some handy TV dinners for Euro 2016.

Sport - Euro2016 and Muhammad Ali

Tony O'Donoghue talks about Euro2016 and Jimmy Magee joins in on the line to talk about the passing of Muhammad Ali.

The Constant Wife

Director Alan Stanford and costume designer Peter O'Brien talk to Marian about 'The Constant Wife' which will be opening at the Gate Theatre with previews from the 16th of June.

Billy Walsh

Head Coach of the USA Boxing Team, Billy Walsh joins Marian in studio.

Sunday 29th May

Top Gear 2016

The new Top Gear starts tonight and there is a new line-up for the show including Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc. Michael Sheridan, RTE motoring journalist and Richard Williams from Dingle have more

Summer Travel Chaos

The latest air traffic controllers’ strikes in Greece, Italy, Belgium and France in March, April and May caused more than 2,500 cancellations among European airlines. Eoghan Corry, travel journalist and author reports on an upcoming summer of potential mass disruptions to holidaymakers and Euro 2016 in France.

Gangland Killings

In studio to discuss the ongoing gangland feud and the killing spree taking place across the streets of Dublin are retired Detective Supt. Jim Browne, Conor Lally, Crime Correspondent of The Irish Times and Sadie Grace of the National Family Support Network is on the phone

Newspaper Panel

In studio today to discuss the Sunday Newspapers are Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Social Protection; Brendan Ogle from the Unite Trade Union; Niamh Hourigan, Head of Dept of Sociology, UCC; Philip O’Connor, a journalist based in Sweden; and Dublin City Councillor Nial Ring

Saturday 28th May

Think Like an Olympian

Professor Aidan Moran from the School of Psychology in UCD is in studio. He says that we ‘non-Olympian’ mere mortals could be more successful in our own personal and work lives if we start ‘thinking like an Olympian’, it’s not all about training your body… you have to train your mind too.

Ask the Specialist: Saving for a House Deposit

Frank Conway, founder of joins Marian in studio with some practical financial tips for anyone trying to save for a deposit to buy their own home following the new Central Bank rules.

Airbnb Hosting

Fancy becoming an Airbnb Host?  Four people who rent out their houses to Airbnb guests talk of how they got started in the business and their experiences with guests. They have tips on what to look for when taking bookings and how to get started.

US Coast Guard Tall Ship Arrives in Dublin

If you happen to be in Dublin City Centre this weekend you might like to make your way down to Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and take a free tour of the American Tall Ship ‘the Cutter Eagle’.  Lieutenant Commander Mary Brooks is the Executive Officer of the Ship and she talks to Marian

Ray MacSharry

Ray MacSharry, former Tánaiste, Minister for Finance and European Commissioner is in studio to talk politics, current affairs and life before and after retirement.

Sunday 22nd May


Discussing the Vietnam War are lecturer in US Foreign Policy and History UCC, David Fitzgerald and veteren Sean Fleming who is from Kerry.


The panel discuss Brexit.

Drone Strike - Declan Power

Security and defense analyst Declan Power talks about the US drone strike that killed Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor

Egypt Air Crash

Consulting Editor with Flight Global, David Learmont joins the panel to talk about the Egypt air crash.

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Prof. Alan Barrett - Director, ESRI, Evan Cullen - President of the Irish Airline Pilots Association, Michael O’Flynn - Managing Director O’Flynn Group, Grainne Healy - Former Co-Director of the Yes Equality Campaign & Theo Dorgan - Novelist & Poet

Saturday 21st May

Ask the Specialist - Adventure Holidays

Roisin Finlay from Outsider Magazine joins Marian to talk about adventure holidays.

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