Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Sunday 5th January

Australian Bushfires

Markus Mannheim from Australian Broadcasting Corporation joined Brendan to give an update on the fires in Australia

US/ Iran Tensions

Brendan was joined by David Murphy Lecturer in Military History & Strategic Studies Maynooth.

Newspaper Panel

The newspaper panel with Brendan O'connor, Grainia Long, Mary Whelan, Stephen Kinsella, Prof Gary Murphy, Conor Brophy

Sunday 29th December

The Decade of Technology

Prof Barry O'Sullivan, School of Computer Science at UCC joined Brendan and the panel to look at how technology has been actively changing our lives over the last ten years.

Travel Trends 2020

Joining Brendan to talk about exciting new flight routes opening up from Ireland this year Eoghan Corry, Editor of Travel Extra.

The State Papers

This week State Papers from 1989 were released. John Bowman broadcaster and historian joins Brendan to go through them.

Newspaper Panel

This morning's newspaper panel with Brendan O'Connor, Sinead O'Carroll, Larry Donnelly, Alice Leahy, Ronan Mc Crea and Stefanie Preissner.

Sunday 22nd December

1970 Music

Brendan is joined by Eoin Sweeney to talk about Iconic Music in 1970.

Donald Trump's Impeachment.

Brenadan is joined by Marion McKeone, US Correspondent for the Business Post, to talk us through another busy political week in the US.

Australian Bush Fires

Jamie Smyth, Financial Times Correspondent for Australia and The Pacfic talks to Brendan about the ongoing Australian bush fires.

Newspaper Panel

Dr Emily O'Conor, Eoghan O'Neachtain, Aine Kerr, David Davin Power and Ian Kehoe join Brendan for Sundays paper review.

Saturday 21st December

Christmas Viewing

RTE’s Dave Fanning and blogger, Sinead Fox, from are with Brendan in studio to give a run though TV Christmas viewing.

Christmas Food And Drink

Brendan was joined by Chef Neven Maguire and Aoife Carrigy, wine and drinks editor at Image Interiors & Living to talk all things Christmas dinner and drinks.

A Woman's Heart

Eleanor McEvoy and Wallis Bird talked to Brendan this morning about A Woman's Heart Orchestrated and preform a song from the album.

Home For Christmas

Actress and former TV Presenter, Caroline Morahan joined Brendan in studio to chat about life with a new baby and being home for Christmas.

Sunday 15th December

Banning Russia from all Global Sports

David Walsh, Chief Sports Writer for The Sunday Times talks to Brendan about WADA's decision to ban Russia from all global sport for the next 4 years.

Greta Thunberg, Time's Person of the Year

Cillian Sherlock from News2Day on RTÉ2 joins Brendan in studio to talk about Greta Thunberg becoming Time's Person of the Year 2019, and her influence on the young people in Ireland today.

Sundays Newspaper Panel

Brendan O'Connor is joined in studio by Dr Pete Lunn, Ellen Coyne, Padraig O'Ceidigh, Gina London and Eamon Maille to go through the big stories in the newspapers.

Saturday 14th December

Kids Gift Ideas

Brendan chats to Elaina Ryan, Ann O’Dea and Jill Holtz about gift ideas for kids this Christmas

Father Victim Of Drink Driving

Mark Grimes, Father of Callum Grimes joined Brendan to talk about the tragic death of his son three years ago.

Christmas Nostalgia

Author Cathy Kelly, Barry Devlin of Horslips, and actress and comedian Norma Sheahan, joined Brendan to share a few Christmas memories and traditions with us.

UK Elections

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar joined Brendan O'Connor this morning in studio.

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.

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Presenter: Marian Finucane

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