Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Sunday 17th March

The Internet - 30 Years On

This week, the World Wide Web invented by British physicist Tim Berners-Lee as ‘a reflection of humanity – the good, the bad and the ugly’ turns 30. Karlin Lillington, technology journalist from The Irish Times talked about how it has shaped our lives in that period of time.

St.Patrick's Week in the States

Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland talked about Irish investment in the United States being at an all time high.

St.Patrick's Day Celebrations

Conor Pope journalist with The Irish Times gave a live update from the St. Patrick's Day parade in Dublin city centre...

Sunday Newspaper panel

This morning’s panel included Donal Donovan, Former deputy director of the IMF, Niamh Lyons Political Editor, The Times Ireland Edition, Alison Morris, Security Correspondent and columnist with The Irish News, Bobby McDonagh, former Irish Ambassador to the UK, EU & Italy and Declan Power, Security Analyst.

Saturday 16th March

Travel in Ireland

The latest figures from the CSO show that the number of overseas visitors to Ireland grew by over 11% in January this year. Travel Editor Pol O'Conghaile has plenty of suggestions for those who wish to stay at home rather than travel overseas.

Rugby Six Nations

Ahead of the grand finale of the Six Nations, Rugby Analyst Eoghan O’Neachtain gives his verdict on Ireland V Wales in Cardiff.

Archivist and historian Catriona Crowe

Archivist and historian Catriona Crowe joined Marian in studio, Catriona talked about you when she first came to national attention back in 1995, her school days, family and death.

Bloody Sunday

Tony Doherty, son of Patrick Doherty who was killed on Bloody Sunday, spoke with Marian this morning.

Sunday 10th March

Rugby: Ireland V France

Ireland takes on France in the next round of the Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium. Rugby Analyst Eoghan O'Neachtain discussed.

Westminster Vote

London Editor of the Irish Times Denis Staunton gives an update on Brexit and the Westminster vote this week.

Northern Ireland Stories

Author, journalist and Derry woman Susan McKay spoke about stories from Northern Ireland in recent weeks such as the return of Channel 4’s comedy ‘Derry Girls’ to comments made by Northern Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley in relation to security force killings.

Sunday Newspaper panel

Seamus Coffey, Chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council & Lecturer of Economics at UCC, Jennifer Kavanagh, Law Lecturer Waterford Institute of Technology, Eoghan O'Neachtain, Director of Heneghan PR & former Government Press Secretary, Sinead O'Carroll, News Editor at the and Dr Ian Malcolm, Lecturer and Unionist Commentator.

Saturday 9th March

Fishing & Brexit

Marian was joined in studio by two people who say that a ‘no-deal’ would be disastrous for them…John Lynch and Ciaran Doherty are fishermen, who regularly fish on the border with UK waters.

A Younger Brain

Dr Sabina Brennan psychologist and author of 100 Days to a Younger Brain shares her top tips on how to maintain and improve brain health.

Dress codes at work

Martina McAuley, co-director of HR Team and Gavin Fitzgerald, lawyer who works at Leman Solicitors talk about dress codes at work.

Green Cards for Drivers

Motoring journalist Michael Sheridan talks about those crossing the border between here and the North, who may need to carry a GREEN CARD as proof on insurance if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.

Roddy Doyle

One of this country’s most successful and versatile writers, Roddy Doyle is back with a new book called Charlie Savage where he explores themes like the ageing process and gender fluidity. Roddy spke with Marian about the book, writing, TV and Irish expressions.

Sunday 3rd March

TV in March

Brian Lloyd from shares his top picks of what to watch on TV in the coming month.

Scouting Ireland

Marian was joined by two people who are very involved with Scouting Ireland, Sean Fahey is volunteer Leader at his Scout group and Maeve Richardson has been a member of the Scouts since she was six.

Sunday Newspaper panel

Today's panel included Ellen O'Malley Dunlop Chairperson of the National Women's Council of Ireland, Fergus Finlay former CEO of Barnardos, Irene Sands Barrister, Larry Donnelly Law Lecturer NUI Galway, Eoin Fahy Chief Economist, KBI Global Investors.

Saturday 2nd March

Surviving Outdoors

Maureen Keogh, John O'Brien and Suzanne Corcoran tell their walking stories and how their local mountain rescue groups saved them from difficulty. Rob Faughtan from Survivalist Ireland shares advice.

'Sandwich' Generation

Psychologist and author Maureen Gaffney, takes a look at the so-called 'sandwich' generation.

Des Bishop

Comedian Des Bishop talks about being back on the road with his new stand-up show Take The Points.

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph joined Marian in studio before he received the Volta Award at the Dublin International Film Festival about his new film 'The White Crow' and more.

Sunday 24th February

Decade of Centenaries

Martin Mansergh, former Fianna Fáil TD and Vice-Chair of The Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations, discusses the 'Decade of Centenaries' programme.

Abuse in the Cathlic Church

Damian O'Farrell, Councillor and abuse survivor, reacts to the Pope's comments from the Vatican's summit on sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

Vatican Sex Abuse Summit

Paddy Agnew, journalist based in Rome who writes for the Sunday Independent, reports from Rome on the Vatican's sex abuse summit.

Sunday Newspaper panel

Today's newspaper panel included Martin Mansergh, former FF TD & advisor to a number of Taoisigh, Shona Murray, Europe Correspondent with Euro News, Stephen Kinsella, Associate Professor in Economics in UL, Brid O'Connell, CEO of Guaranteed Irish, and David Quinn, Director of Iona Institute.

Saturday 23rd February

Unseasonable Gardening

Gardening expert Hazel Proctor from Trinity College Botanic Gardens chats to Marian about unseasonable gardening.

Back Pain

Chartered Physiotherapist Jenny Brannigan chats to Marian about back pain.

Treasure Hunters

Marian speaks with Kevin Leonard, Denis O'Sullivan and Maeve Sikora ( National Museum of Ireland ) about uncovering and caring for precious artifacts.

Philip Reynolds

Businessman Philip Reynolds speaks to Marian about his life in business, fortunes on the track, His fathers legacy and stepping away from the family business.

Sunday 17th February

Allegories in Chidren's Movies

Paul Whitington and Sinead Fox have been looking at Disney’s Frozen movie and other children’s movies containing allegories about social and political issues.


There is still no unified approach as to how the UK will leave the EU as evidenced by leaked whatsapp messages. Denis Staunton London Editor Irish Times and Eoghan Corry Travel discussed the latest Brexit revelations.

Sunday Newspaper panel

Today's newspaper included Noel Whelan Senior Counsel & columnist, Donal O'Shea HSE Lead for Obesity, Michael O'Flynn Chair of O'Flynn property group; Norah Casey broadcaster and Elaine Loughlin, political correspondent Irish Examiner.

Saturday 16th February

Local & European Elections

Local and European elections are due to be held on Friday, May 24th. Three non Irish who are running in the local elections - Okezie Emuaga, Yulia Ghumman and Abul Kalam Azad Talukder, all joined Brendan O’Connor in studio.

Andrew Morton on Meghan Markle

Andrew Morton is the author of the book ‘Meghan: A Hollywood Princess’ and  he also wrote a best-selling biography of Princess Diana. Brendan O’Connor spoke with him about his book and the media treatment of Megan Markle .

Tana French - 'The Wych Elm'

One of the most successful Irish writers of recent years Tana French talks about her new book 'The Wych Elm'.

Health Minister Simon Harris

Health Minister Simon Harris spoke with Brendan O’Connor about The National Children’s Hospital, protesters outside his home, the nurses strike and fatherhood.

Sunday 10th February

Sky News at 30

Sky News is marking its 30th birthday this year. Dr. Roddy Flynn, Associate Professor from the School of Communications in DCU discussed how Sky News has changed how we consume news.

Equine Flu

All race meets in the UK were stopped last week due to an outbreak of equine flu. Brendan McArdle from the Irish Field spoke about the implications this outbreak might have for Irish trainers.

Ireland & UK Relations

Bobby McDonagh, former Irish ambassador to the EU, UK and Italy, discussed how we shall maintain good relations with the UK now and post Brexit

Sunday Newspaper panel

Today’s newspaper included Alan Barrett, Director of the ESRI; Maureen Gaffney, Psychologist & Author; John O'Brennan, Jean Monnet Professor of  European Integration, Maynooth; Patricia Hughes, Midwifery & Nursing Consultant  and Kevin Doyle, Group Political Editor, INM.

Saturday 9th February

Ireland V Scotland

Rugby Analyst Eoghan O’Neachtain looks ahead to today’s match between Ireland and Scotland in Edinburgh.

Nurses & Midwives Protest

Bernie Stenson is an Emergency Department nurse and Denise Hartigan is a Nurse Manager for a Dublin Hospital, they both joined Marian in studio to discuss the nurses protest.

Art V Artist

Controversies in Hollywood over  the past twelve months have brought about huge debate on whether you can separate the art from the artist? Can you go to enjoy a movie, read a book, or listen to music, if the artist has fallen from grace? Eithne Shortall of The Sunday Times was on the programme to discuss.

Farming & Theft

James O’Neill, is the Development Manager of Property Marking Ireland, has an interesting solution and he spoke about how he thinks it will help farmers recover their stolen property and act as a deterrent to would be thieves.

Former Director General of the HSE, Tony O'Brien

Former Director General of the HSE, Tony O’Brien spoke with Marian about the health service, nurses strike and his own treatment before the PAC.

Sunday 3rd February

The Beatles

Broadcaster Simon Maher took a look at The Beatles’ legacy ahead  of a new documentary about their album Let it Be in the making this year.

European Investment Bank & Brexit

Andrew McDowell vice-president of the EIB (European Investment Bank) and a former economic advisor to Taoiseach Enda Kenny spoke on the programme about helping Ireland prepare for Brexit.

Sunday Newspaper panel

Today’s panel: Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach, Dr Emily O’Conor, President of the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine, Harry McGee, Political Correspondent at The Irish Times, Ursula Tipp, Partner at Tipp McKnight Solicitors, Paul Sommerville, Market Analyst and Susan Mitchell, Health Editor at The Sunday Business Post.

Saturday 2nd February

Six Nations

The 6 Nations is underway with Ireland’s first match this afternoon in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. Eoghan Ó Neachtain, TG4 Rugby Analyst, shared predictions ahead of the game …

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