Students occupy a house on St Stephen's Green to make sure it is not demolished.

At the age of 19, Marian Finucane was part of a student occupation of 45 Saint Stephen's Green, Dublin where they were carrying out work to restore the partially demolished building. She believes that she has a responsibility as both an architectural student and as a Dubliner to protect such buildings from demolition.

Before becoming an RTÉ broadcaster and household name in Ireland, Marian Finucane studied architecture at the College of Technology, Bolton Street.

In 1974, Marian Finucane joined RTÉ as a continuity announcer and later become a presenter. In 1979 she received a Jacob's Award for her work on the programme 'Women Today'.

She was also the first presenter of the radio programme 'Liveline', and worked on television programmes 'Consumer Choice' and 'Crime Line'. Until her death in 2020 she presented 'The Marian Finucane Show' on Saturday and Sunday mornings on RTÉ Radio 1.

This episode of 'Wednesday Report' was broadcast on 14 January 1970. The reporter is Patrick Gallagher.

The report for the programme 'Wednesday Report' was recorded during Christmas week of 1969.

'Wednesday Report' was a weekly series presenting a report on and analysis of a matter of current public concern, at home or abroad.

Marian Finucane
RTÉ broadcaster Marian Finucane and colleague (1979)