Marian Finucane

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    Marian Finucane Saturday 7 December 2013


    Marian Finucane

    Live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion.


    Mary Kenny

    Mary Kenny set up the Irish feminist movement and made a name for herself in Fleet Street as an Irish journalist and writer. Mary Kenny has also been caring for her husband for the past 17 years. She is in studio to talk about her memoir called Something of Myself and Others.


    Coping with the Stress of Christmas

    Christmas can be a very stressful time of year. Aside from financial worries, for a lot of people the Christmas holiday period is a mass of complex social interactions with family or relatives. There could well be expectations, or at least perceived expectations, to create a ‘wonderful Christmas’.

    Psychologist, Patricia Murray, gives some useful information and advice on how to have a stress-free lead up to the Big Day.

    Pat Whelan is a 5th generation butcher. His family butchers "James Whelan" started in Clonmel and is now based in the Avoca shops in both Monkstown and Rathcoole. He is the author of The Irish Beef book.

    He tells us about the different types of turkey available (bronze and white), how best to cook them and if turkey is not the choice for your table, he gives the best alternatives


    Suggested Books for Christmas

    Eibhear Walshe from UCC suggests:

    The Rising of Bella Casey by Mary Morrissey

    Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

    Charles Moore's  Not for Turning, Margaret Thatcher

    Alistair Campbell's Irish Diaries

    One Summer America 1927 by Bill Bryson

    Just Send Me Word: A True Story of Love and Survival in the Gulag Orlando Figges

    The Love Object by Edna O'Brien

    A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride

    The Gamal by Ciaran Collins

    Dear Life:  Alice Munro's  Selected Stories

    Stephen Boylan, Books Purchasing Manager with Easons, recommends:

    The Beatles: Tune In by Mark Lewisohn

    Horslips – Tall Tales: The Official Biography by Mark Cunningham

    A Story Lately Told by Angelica Huston

    The Rocky Road by Eamon Dunphy

    Heffo: A Brilliant Mind by Liam Hayes

    GAAconomics by Michael Moynihan

    I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

    Empress Dowager Cixi by Jung Chang

    Growing Up So High by Sean O’Connor

    Beautiful World by Lonely Planet

    New York Times ’36 Hours in…’ series

    Chapter One by Ross Lewis

    A History of Ireland in 100 Objects by Fintan O’Toole

    Heroes by Inpho (best Inpho)

    The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

    Stoner by John Williams

    The Flamethrowers by Rachel Kushner

    Norwegian by Night – (just won a dagger award) – Derek B Miller

    The Silent Wife by Asa Harrison

    Tracey Piggot has a selection of recently published sports books.

    Seven Deadly Sins by David Walsh (Winner of the Irish sports book of the year)

    Rala – A life in Rugby by Patrick “Rala” O’Reilly

    Unguarded by Ronan O’Gara

    Hunger by Sean Kelly

    A Weight Off My Mind by Richard Hughes

    Henry Cecil, Trainer of Genius by Brough Scott

    Secret Race by Tyler Hamilton & Daniel Coyle

    and Tracy also recommends The Dalai Lama’s Cat by David Mitchie - an introduction to Buddhism 

    About The Show

    In-depth interviews, human interest stories, consumer and lifestyle news as well as a lively panel discussion on issues of the week and newspaper reviews.

    Saturday and Sunday from 11am-1pm

    Music Played on the Show

    • 12:27
      Title: It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
      Performer(s): Perry Como And The Fontaine Sisters
      Performer(s): Perry Como And The Fontaine Sisters
      Duration: 2:49

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