Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Sunday 8th December

Astronomy Ireland

David Moore, Editor of Astronomy Ireland Magazine joined Marian ahead of Astronomy Ireland's Christmas Lecture tomorrow.

Cervical Check

Tony O'Brien, Former DG of the HSE joined Marian and the panel to discuss the cervical check review published this week.


New divorce provisions came into effect this week, Irene Sands joined Marian to talk through these changes.

Newspaper Panel

Irene Sands, Barrister practising on the eastern circut, Sheelagh Brady, Security Analyst at Sar Consultancy, Kevin Doyle, Group head of News at INM, Katy Hayward, Political Sociologist at Queens University Belfast, Eoin Fahy, Head of Responsible Investing, KBI Global Investors

Saturday 7th December

Christmas Gift Ideas

Aoife Barry, Lisa Coen and Colin Baker, join Marian to give us some Christmas gift ideas.

Maurice Pratt

The face of Quinnsworth, Maurice Pratt joined Marian for a chat in studio.

Content Moderation

Elaine Burke editor of Silicon Republic joins Marian in studio to talk about the brave new world of content moderation.

Vegan Cooking

This morning Marian was joined by owner of the vegetarian restaurant Cornucopia, Deirdre McCafferty and head Chef Tony Keogh.

FAI Accounts

Eamon Dunphy and Mark Tighe joined Marian to discuss yesterdays FAI revelations.

Sunday 1st December

Vatican's response to the National Maternity Hospital

Paddy Agnew talks to Marian from Rome to discuss the Vaticans response regarding the National Maternity Hospital.

Boil Water Notices around the Country

Marian is joined by Micheal Brennan, Ali Cullinane and John Brennan to discuss boil water notices around Ireland.

Newspaper Panel

Alan Dukes, Grainne Healy, Harry McGee, Noirin Hegarty and Amii McKeever join Marian for Sunday's paper review.

Saturday 30th November

Plastic Free Christmas

Jane Thornton founder of is in studio with Marian to talk us through ways we can have a plastic free Christmas.

Council Parking Fees and Fines

Conor Pope Irish journalist Conor Pope chats to Marian about parking fees and fines.

20 Somethings Living in Ireland

Five young people in their 20's chat to Marian about living in Ireland at their age.

By-Election Count

Reports from the four by-elections taking place in the country.

Sunday 24th November

China/Tech Society

Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor Irish and Sunday Independent speaks about his recent trip to China and the futuristic tech over there.


Following the recent floods in Venice, Andrea Rossini, journalist with RAI Veneto joined Marian on the line for an update.

Ireland’s asylum policy

The Chief Executive Officer of the Irish Refugee Council, Nick Henderson joined Marian and the panel this morning.

Newspaper Panel

Ken Murphy,DG of the Law Society,Jennifer Bray, Irish Times Political Reporter,Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor Irish and Sunday Independent, Aisling Meehan, Farmer, Solicitor & Tax Consultant, Donnacha O'Beachain Professor in International Relations, DCU.

Saturday 23rd November

Time Managment

Margaret Dorgan Executive Coach for “Love your Work” joined Marian with some time management tips.


Marian was joined by Soprano, Celine Byrne to chat about Opera.

Raiders of the Lost Art

Chatting to Marian from Amsterdam dutch art detective Arthur Brand, who earlier this week recovered a friendship ring once owned by Oscar Wilde.

Henry Ainsworth

Retired Detective Garda Henry Ainsworth who served over 20 years with the Criminal Bureau Officer joined Marian in studio this morning.

Sunday 17th November

Cassette Tape Revival

Musician Jim Lockhart joins Marian to discuss the recent revival of the cassette tape.

Theresa May's Premiership

Marian is joined by Sir Anthony Seldon, Contemporary Historian and Author of 'May at 10' , a new book detailing Theresa May's time in office as British Prime Minister.

US Politics

Suzanne Lynch, The Irish Times Washington Correspondent joins Marian to discuss the weeks events in US politics.

Newspaper Panel

Todays panel, Sinead O'Carroll Editor ,The, Seamus Coffey Chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council & Economics lecturer in UCC, Alison Cowzer, Co-founder of East Coast Bakehouse, Declan Power, Security Analyst and Fergus Finlay, Former CEO, Barnardos

Saturday 16th November


2FM presenter Doireann Garrihy and her father Eugene Garrihy were with Marian in studio this morning to talk about their trip to Rwanda.


Maureen Gaffney, psychologist and author joined Marian in studio to talk about confidence and self-esteem.

From Millionaire Caterer to Non-Millionaire Artist

Once a high-flying businessman to working as an artist for the past few years, Chris O'Hara joined Marian in studio for a chat.

Migrants And Racism In Ireland

After a lot of talk about racism this week, Marian chats to three people who currently call Ireland home, Cecilia Amabo, Suad Aldarra and Timi Ogunyemi.

Sunday 10th November

Climate Change Anxiety

Ian Robertson, Professor of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin joined Marian to talk about the anxiety surrounding the whole subject of climate change

UK Election

UK general election officially got under way this week Adam Boulton of Sky News has the all details and he joined Marian on the line from the UK

Lisa Smith Returning To Ireland

Dr Orla Lynch Head of Criminology in UCC joined Marian from the Cork studio to discuss Lisa Smith's return to Ireland.

Newspaper Panel

Yvonne Daly, Associate Professor in Law in DCU, Johnny Fallon, Political Analyst for Carr Communications, Elaine Loughlin, Political Correspondent, Irish Examiner, Alan Barrett, Director of ESRI Member of climate change advisory council, Blair Horan, Former General Secretary of the CPSU

Saturday 9th November

Music In The Workplace

Dr Hilary Moss, Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy at the University of Limerick joined Marian to talk about music and mood.

RTE Financial Crisis

On Wednesday night the news broke that there will be significant job losses and pay cuts at the national broadcaster. Moya Doherty, Chairwoman of the RTE Board joined Marian in studio.

Banksy Exhibition

Irish artist Mark Kavanagh also known as Rasher joined Marian in studio ahead of Banksy's exhibition taking place in an art fair in the RDS in Dublin next weekend.

Peter Boylan

In studio this morning Marian was joined by former Master of the National Maternity Hospital Peter Boylan talking about his new book ‘In The Shadow of the Eighth: My Forty Years Working For Women’s Health in Ireland’ @RTERadio1

Saturday 2nd November

Women's Hockey

Marie Crowe Sports journalist and broadcaster is in studio to chat to Brendan ahead of the women’s hockey Olympic qualifiers taking place tonight.


Agnes Bouchier-Hayes, Home Economist and lecturer, Limerick IT joined Brendan to talk about how much sugar is in our food and drinks.

Winter Walks

In studio with Brendan giving tips for winter walks Mel McDermott and Pat Henry.

Supporting Cher

DJ and radio presenter Tara Stewart was the support act for Cher at the 3Arena last night she joined Brendan in studio to talk about the experience.

Margaret Atwood

In studio this morning Margaret Atwood chats to Brendan about her new book the sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments.

Sunday 27th October

Madame Christine Lagarde

Herve Amoric, France 24 Ireland and UK correspondent joined Marian on the line to talk bout Christine Lagarde's take over of presidency of the European Central Bank.

Job Loses

Peter O’Connell Editor of the Clare Champion and Mike McPhillips a worker at Molex joined Marian on the line to talk about the job losses in Clare.

Migrant Story

Sheelagh Brady Security Analyst at Sar Consultancy joined Marian and the panel this morning to discuss the migrants story that happened earlier in the week.

Newspaper Panel

DrJennifer Cassidy,International Relations Lecturer at Oxford University, Dr Maeve O’Rourke Lecturer in human rights NUIG, Barrister, Daniel McConnell, Political Editor with the Irish Examiner,Ciaran Hancock, Business Editor, Irish Times, Eddie Molloy, Management consultant

Saturday 26th October

Value Of Sleep

Behavioural Sleep Therapist Motty Verghese was in studio to talk about how important sleep is.

Opera For Everyone

In studio to chat about the most well known Opera terminology Ireland’s international soprano Claudia Boyle joined Marian this morning.

Margaret Murphy - Genealogist

During John LeCarre's interview he spoke in glowing terms about a genealogist in Skibbereen’s Heritage Centre. Margaret Murphy joined Marian in studio.

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Presenter: Marian Finucane


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