Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Sunday 12th August

Retiring Actors

Dave Fanning joins Brendan to talk about Robert Redford and other actors who have retired.

Trump & Omarosa Manigault Newman

Brendan is joined on the line by Marion McKeone who is the US Correspondent with the Sunday Business Post.

Boris Johnston

London Editor of the Irish Times - Denis Staunton talks about Boris Johnston.

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Norah Casey - Broadcaster and Publisher, Ken Murphy - Director General, Law Society, Denis Staunton - London Editor, Irish Times, Niamh Randall - National Spokesperson, The Simon Community & Johnny Fallon - Political Analyst, Carr Communications

Saturday 11th August

Liam Miller Tribute

Brendan is joined by sports journalist with Will Slattery.


Brendan is joined by historian and curator Sinead McCoole, Ellen O'Malley Dunlop who is Guardian-Chieftain of the O'Malley Clan and Colum O'Dubhda who is secretary of the O'Dubhda Association.


Brendan is joined by chefs Kevin Thornton and Sunil Ghai along with Restaurant Critic with Independent Newspapers - Lucinda O'Sullivan.

A Ladder to the Sky

Author John Boyne joins Brendan in studio.

Sunday 5th August

Movie Baddies

Brendan is joined by Film Critic with the Irish Independent Paul Whittington.

Reality TV's Influence on the Perception of Poor People

Brendan is joined Dr Rodolfo Leyva from the London School of Economics.

Paul Manafort

Larry Donnelly talks about former Trump aid Paul Manafort.


Brendan talks to Des Cahill and BBC Sports journalist Nigel Ringland.

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Kevin Doyle - Group Political Editor of Independent News & Media, Olivia Buckley - Director of Communications, Irish Tax Institute, Noel Whelan - Barrister and Columnist, Maria Walsh - Former Rose of Tralee & Larry Donnelly - Law Lecturer, NUI Galway

Saturday 4th August


Brendan is joined by Emer McLysaght who is co-author of 'Oh My God What a Complete Aisling' and Liam Geraghty who is a reporter and podcaster. Brendan is also joined on the line by Ray Kennedy who talks about the Hockey World Cup.

John Hume in America

Brendan talks to Bertie Ahern about the upcoming documentary; John Hume in America.


Brendan is joined by John O'Ceallaigh who is the Telegraph Luxury Travel Editor and Natasha Murtagh who is a back packer and journalist with Hot Press.

Pat Shortt

Brendan is joined by comedian and actor Pat Shortt.

Sunday 29th July

Social Media Influencers

LifeStyle Digital Editor with RTÉ.ie and RTÉ News Now - Tara Loughrey Grant joins Marian in studio.

Bank Rage

Marian is joined by David Hall who is CEO of Irish Mortgage Holders.

Wildfires in Greece

Marian is joined on the line by Christopher Humphries who is a musician living in Athens.

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John Fitzgerald - Adjunct Professor TCD & Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Council. Ulick McEvaddy - Omega Air, Noirin Hegarty - Senior Leadership Team – Lonely Planet Ireland, Stuart Gilhooley - Solicitor & Former President of the Law Society & Sinead O’Carroll - News Editor,

Saturday 28th July

Travel Insurance

Marian is joined by the Consumer Affairs Corespondent with the Irish Times - Conor Pope.

Summer Dishes

Marian is joined in studio by Neven Maguire.

Liam Miller Tribute Match

Marian is joined on the line by Damien Lawlor of RTÉ Sport.

Returning Emigrants

Marian is joined by TV producer - Shauna Keogh, actor Brían F. O'Byrne and author Helen Cullen.

Liadh Ní Riada

Marian talks to Sinn Fein MEP for Ireland South and possible presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada

Sunday 22nd July


Marian is joined by Stephen Faloon who is the General Manager of the Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

Trump Update

Marian is joined on the line by Suzanne Lynch who is Irish Times Washington Correspondent.

Trumps Financial Links With Russia

Marian is joined by Jack Horgan Jones who talks about the financial links between Trump and Russia.

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Marie Cross - Was Ambassador, now Chair of the Future of the EU 27 Committee, Peter Power - Executive Director UNICEF, & was Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Sebastian Hamilton - Editor of Irish Daily Mail, Verona Murphy - President Irish Road Haulage Association, Cormac Lucey - Economics Columnist, The Sunday Times

Saturday 21st July

Getting to Zero

Marian is joined by former Ambassador to Sierra Leone Sinead Walshe who talk's about her book: 'Getting to Zero'; A doctor and a diplomat on the Ebola Frontline

BBC Apology to Cliff Richard

Marian is joined by broadcaster and friend of Cliff Richard Gloria Hunniford.

Helen Dillon

Marian is joined by gardener Helen Dillon.

The Papal Visit

Marian is joined by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

Sunday 15th July

The World Cup

Marian is joined by Ger Kevell, co founder Ye Boys in Green and Sports Editor, and also by broadcaster Eamon Dunphy

Brexit White Paper

Marian is joined by Sir Ivor Roberts who was British Ambassador to Ireland and by Marcus Fysh, MP for Yeovill and supporter of Brexit.

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Bertie Ahern, was Taoiseach, Niamh Hourigan, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, UCC, Alan Dukes, was leader of Fine Gael, John Downing, Political Correspondent, Irish Independent and Ruth Deasy, was Head of Press for European Commission in Ireland

Saturday 14th July

Summer Face Lifts for your Home

Architect and MD of Optimise Design,  Denise O'Connor joined Marian in studio this morning.

Migrant Boat rescues

Aoife Ní Mhurchú who is a nurse with MSF joined Marian in studio to discuss migrant boat rescues.

Ludgate HUB in Skibereen

Businessman and former chair and chief executive of Glen Dimplex, Sean O'Driscoll joined Marian in studio.

12 Rules for Life: Antidote to Chaos

This morning we were joined by Clinical psychologist and Professor at University of Toronto, Jordon B. Peterson.

Sunday 8th July

Royal Visit

Lise Hand talks about the visit of Harry and Meghan - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Ryanair Strike

Marian is joined by Eoghan Corry who is Editor of


Marian is joined by London Editor wit hthe Irish Times - Denis Staunton.

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Noel Dorr - Was Secretary General at the Department of Foreign Affairs & former Irish ambassador to the United Nations & London, Dr Illona Duffy - GP based in Monaghan, Oliver Callan - Satirist and Columnist Lise Hand - Writer The Times, Ireland edition & Donnacha O'Béacháin - Professor of International Relations - DCU

Saturday 7th July


Marian is joined by Clinical Director and Psychotherapist with Insight Matters - Anne Marie Toole.

White Hat - Apprenticeships

Marian is joined by son of Tony Blair, Euan Blair who talks about his new apprenticeships based start up.

Gender Equality in Irish Theatre

Marian is joined by Artistic Director of Druid Theatre, Garry Hynes.

Witness to War Crimes

Marian is joined by Colm Doyle, retired Colonel in the Irish Defense Forces who speaks about his new book: Witness to War Crimes.

Sunday 1st July

World Cup Update

Brendan is joined by RTÉ Soccer Correspondent Tony O'Donoghue.

Emmanuel Macron

Brendan is joined by Sophie Pedder who is Paris Bureau Chief with the Economist and author of 'Revolution Francaise: Emmanuel Macron and the Quest to Reinvent a Nation'

Irish Seat on UN Security Council

Brendan is joined by Special Correspondent with the Irish Independent - Shona Murray.

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Presenter: Marian Finucane


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