Black & White Films
TV producer Bill Hughes, has a long list of black and white films to revisit over the Christmas holidays.
Dr David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Constitutional Law at Trinity College Dublin, discussed what we can expect in 2019 regarding referendums.
Protests in France
It’s the fourth weekend of protests across France in the worst unrest to hit the country in decades. Sophie Pedder, Paris Bureau Chief of The Economist gave an update on the situation
Sunday Newspaper Panel
Today's newspaper included Seamus Coffey, Chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, Dr. Niamh Hourigan, Sociologist, Eddie Molloy, Management Consultant and Member of Slaintecare Implementation Advisory Council, Denis Staunton, London Editor with The Irish Times, and Irene Sands, Barrister.
Children's Books For Christmas
David O’Callaghan, Children’s Book Buyer at Easons and Elaina Ryan, Director of Children’s Books Ireland has plenty of suggestions for books for children this Christmas.
Following her High Court case to fast-track her Leaving Cert appeal to get her into UCD, Rebecca Carter starts her first year college exams this Monday. Rebecca spoke on the programme about her first year in college and winning her case at the High Court.
Dr. Rhona Mahony
Dr. Rhona Mahony finishes a seven-year term as Master of the National Maternity Hospital at the end of this month, she joined Marian in studio to talk about her time at the hospital.
UNESCO & GAA
Hurling and camogie have been added to the UNESCO’s list of protected cultural activities around the world. Michael Moynihan, senior sports writer with the Irish Examiner joined the programme to talk about the significance of being added to this prestigious list.
Ukraine / Russia
Daniel McLaughlin, Central and Eastern Europe Correspondent for the Irish Times discusses the major tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
The UEFA group stage draw took place for Euro 2020, RTE soccer analyst Alan Cawley explained what this means for the Irish team.
Sunday Newspaper Panel
Today's panel included Gina London, Communications Expert, Johnny Fallon Political Analyst at Carr Communications, Eoin Fahy, Chief Economist at KBI Global Investors, Sinead O'Carroll News Editor at the Journal.ie and Fergus Finlay former CEO of Barnardos.
For many people, January is a time to renew their health insurance and see where savings can be made. Dermot Goode of TotalHealthCover.ie has plenty of advice.
Authors Kathleen MacMahon and Declan Burke share some of their favourite books from the past year that will make great Christmas presents.
Fine Gael TD Alan Farrell talks about his lifelong battle with insomnia.
Stephen Kenny, Manager of the Republic of Ireland under 21s
Manager of the Republic of Ireland under 21s Stephen Kenny spoke to Marian about his extraordinary year of success, his career progression and passion for football.
Travelling to the Rugby World Cup
Following on from our historic victory over the All Blacks last weekend, Rugby fans country-wide are more excited than ever about next year’s World Cup, which will take place in Japan. Eoghan Corry, Editor of Travel Extra, has tips
Comments made by a Defence barrister during a rape trial in Cork earlier this month, sparked much public and political debate. Barrister Irene Sands joined the programme to discuss the issue...
The specially convened EU Brexit Summit kicked off this morning in Brussels, Shona Murray, Europe Correspondent with Euronews gave an update.
Whilst EU leaders are signing the withdrawal agreement in Brussels, Laura Perrins, Brexiteer and Editor of Conservative Woman talks about the content and which leaders are unhappy...
Tony O'Donoghue, Group Football Correspondent for RTE speaks about the new manager of the Irish team following the departure of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane.
Sunday Newspaper Panel
Today's panel: Noelle O'Connell, Executive Director of the European Movement Ireland, Fran Rooney, Barrister and former CEO of FAI,Alan Barrett, Director ESRI, Olivia Buckley, Director of Communications Irish Tax Institute & Hugh O'Connell, Political Correspondent Sunday Business Post.
Financial planner Eoin McGee gives plenty of advice on how to make the move and downsize to a smaller home.
Oscar nominee Consolata Boyle talks about her career and memorable moments as a movie costume designer.
President of the National Association of General Practitioners and General Practitioner, Dr Matt O’Tuathail tells us how our body adapts to bad weather and what we can do to stave off winter illnesses.
Susanna and Chris Cawley
Susanna and Chris Cawley talk about their sister Celine Cawley who died at the hands of her husband Eamonn Lillis and their legal battle that followed. If you would like to contact Women’s Aid Free Phone 1800 341 900 or go to womensaid.ie
Robert Swope has worked as President Donald Trump’s Director of Elections in Tennessee. Robert spoke with Marian ahead of this year’s Festival of Politics where he will be addressing the question ‘Trumpism – Just Where Will the Path Lead us?’
A second Brexit vote is a realistic possibility, Alistair Campbell, former Director of Communications to Tony Blair is strongly advocating for a second referendum.
Resignations, reshuffles and whispers of a coup continue to threaten Theresa May’s position. Philip Webster, former political editor of the London Times spoke about Brexit...
Former International rugby player Shane Byrne reviews last night's heroic win for Ireland against the All Blacks.
Sunday Newspaper Panel
Eamon Mallie, Author & Journalist, Lucinda Creighton, CEO of Vulcan Consulting & former minister for European Affairs, Eoghan O'Neachtain, Director of Heneghan PR & former Government Advisor, Donal Donovan, former deputy director of IMF and Suzanne Lynch, Washington Correspondent with the Irish Times.
Changing your job
The new year is fast approaching, and people often start to think about making changes and fresh starts. Sinead Brady, Career and Coaching Psychologist has advice for those considering changing jobs.
Beating Black Friday
Clare Grennan is co-owner of the Irish Design Shop in Dublin; Sadie Chowen owns The Burren Perfumery in County Clare; and Tomás Kenny is manager at Kennys Bookshop in Galway. They spoke with Marian about the ‘Black Friday’ phenomenon.
Ireland v All Blacks
The All Blacks meet Ireland at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium today. Former Ireland Head Coach, Eddie O’Sullivan assessed our chances...
Olive Foley & Sr Helen Culhane
Sr Helen Culhane founder of Limerick’s Children's Grief Centre and Olive Foley, wife of the late Anthony Foley, Ambassador to the centre talk about grief and loss as well as the help and support provided by the Children's Grief Centre.
Dr Roddy Flynn from DCU’s School of Communications talked about his pick of war movies over the years including 'Wings', 'All Quiet on the Western Front' and 'Gallipoli'.
Armistice Day Commemorations
To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One Marian is joined by Dr David Murphy from the Centre for Military History & Strategic Studies in Maynooth University...
Paris WW1 Commemorations
Seventy prime ministers and heads of state – including US President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and our own Taoiseach Leo Varadkar – attended an official ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe to mark Armstice Day in Paris. Broadcast journalist Flor McCarthy, spoke with Marian from the event.
Sunday Newspaper Panel
Dr Fergal Hickey Consultant in emergency medicine in Sligo University Hospital, Grainia Long Commissioner for Resilience at Belfast City Council, Geraldine Kennedy former editor of Irish Times, Sean Donlon Former Irish Ambassador to the US and Kevin Doyle Group Political Editor of Independent News & Media.
Digital Detox Holidays
What are the advantages of a ‘digital detox’? Pól Ó Conghaile, Travel Editor from the Irish Independent spoke to Marian...
The residents of Kiltyclogher village in Co. Leitrim started a Facebook appeal to attract people to live in their village. Tammy McFarlane was one of the people who decided to move there. Tammy spoke to Marian about her experience.
Atoosa Sepehr, Brent Pope and Rozanne Stevens talk about cultural cuisine form their home countries of Iran, New Zealand and South Africa.
Tara McCarthy CEO of Bord Bia talks about the Irish food industry, a recent trip to China and how Brexit will impact on our trade...
Book: From Partition to Brexit
Donnacha O’Beachain, Professor in International Relations in DCU tells Marian about his new book 'From Partition to Brexit: The Irish Government and Northern Ireland'
Angela Merkel exit
Kate Brady, Political Correspondent with Deutsche Welle, reports on the Angela Merkel's announcement that she will not seek re-election as party leader in December and will step down as chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021
Myles Dungan, Broadcaster & Historian, speaks to Marian about the centenary of the First World War
Sunday Newspaper Panel
Marian is joined by Susan Mitchell, Health Editor, The Sunday Business Post, Michael McDowell, Barrister and was Minister for Justice, Donnacha O'Beachain, Professor in International Relations, DCU, Lise Hand Political writer, Times Ireland, Paul Sommerville, Market Analyst, Amii McKeever, Editor of Irish Country Living
Avril Murphy Allen, Interior Designer, talks about the simple things people can do to re-decorate their house this winder
The ventures of an Irish entrepreneur, David Horgan
David Horgan, Managing Director of Petrel Resources tells Marian about his international work in oil and diamonds
Ryanair baggage changes
Conor Pope, Consumer Affairs Correspondent, Irish Times, discusses the change in Ryanair's controversial baggage policy
Interview with An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar
Leo Varadkar, An Taoiseach, speaks to Marian about the budget, the Confidence and Supply Agreement, Peter Casey and more
Benefits of Yoga To Fight Aging
Yoga instructor to Michael D Higgins, Michael Ryan joins us to discuss the benefits yoga can have in the fight against aging.
Forensic Science Ireland
Geraldine O’Donnell, Director of DNA, Forensic Science Ireland joins us to discuss the developments in Forensic Science over the past few years; the likes of which brought closure to the family of Aengus 'Gussie' Shanahan this week.
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