Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm


Sunday 17th June

Film Sequals

Brendan is joined by RTÉ Lifestyle Digital Editor - Tara Loughrey-Grant and Paul Whittington who is the film critic with the Irish Independent.

Compulsory Purchase Orders

Brendan is joined by Dr. Lorcan Sirr from the School of Surveying at DIT.

Myrtle Allen

Brendan is joined by John McKenna who talks about the passing of Myrtle Allen.

The Newspaper Panel 170618

Dr Fergal Hickey - Consultant in emergency medicine in Sligo University Hospital and Communications officer with Irish Association for emergency medicine, Dr Mary C Murphy - Department of Government and Politics, UCC, Paul Sommerville - Market Analyst, Norah Casey - CEO of Harmonia & Fiach Kelly - Deputy Political Editor, Irish Times

Saturday 16th June

Stuck in a Fashion Rut?

Brendan is joined by fashion designers Sonya Lennon and Brendan Courtney.

Losing a Parent

Brendan is joined by 3 people who lost a parent at a young age - entrepreneur John Teeling, Soprano Virginia Kerr and Political Editor of the Irish Examiner Daniel McConnell.

Lionel Shriver

Brendan is joined by author Lionel Shriver who is appearing at the Dalkey Book Festival.

Jon Kenny

Brendan talk's to comedian and actor Jon Kenny about his career and his latest acting role in Katie Holly's - Crowman.

Sunday 10th June

Lords & Ladles

Brendan is joined by chef and co-owner of L'Ecrivain Derry Clarke and chef Paul Flynn who is co-owner of the Tannery.

Guatemala Volcano

Brendan talks to Hot Press journalist Natasha Murtagh who has worked as a tour guide in Guatemala.


Brendan talks to the London Editor of the Irish Times Denis Staunton.

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Prof. Alan Barrett - Director of the ESRI, Ursula Tipp - Partner Tipp McKnight Solicitors & International Tax Expert, Brendan Keenan - Economic Columnist with the Irish Independent, Alice Leahy - Director of Services - Alice Leahy Trust & Hugh O'Connell - Political correspondent Sunday Business Post

Saturday 9th June

Nature Trails for Kids

Brendan talks to Eanna Ni Lamhna about nature trails for children.

Summer Reads - Hidden Gems

Brendan is joined by authors Kathleen MacMahon and Declan Burke.

Back to Education

Brendan talks to Joe McDonagh, Michelle Johnston and Maurice Sammon who all returned to education after missing out as younger people.

Cieran Hinds

Brendan talks to actor Cieran Hinds.

Sunday 3rd June

Disclosures Tribunal

Francesca Comyn, Legal Affairs Correspondent with The Sunday Business Post, with a review of the Disclosures Tribunal this week.

The World Cup

Will Slattery, Digital Sports Journalist with, joins Marian in studio ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

Italian Politics

A government was finally formed in Italy this week and freelance journalist, Josephine McKenna, joins Marian on the line from Rome to discuss.

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Fergus Finlay - CEO of Barnardos, Noeline Blackwell - Chief Executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, John O'Brennan - Professor of European Integration in Maynooth University, Francesca Comyn - Legal Affairs Correspondent with The Sunday Business Post, Ciarán Hancock - Business Editor of The Irish Times

Saturday 2nd June

Women's Mini Marathon Advice

Jenny Branigan of Total Physio joins Marian in studio with advice for those taking part in this year's Vhi Women's Mini Marathon.

Managing Summer Holiday Money

Frank Conway, Financial Advisor,, has advice on managing summer holiday money.

Sibling Rivalry

Maureen Gaffney, psychologist and author, joins Marian in studio to talk about sibling rivalry.

'Face to Face' Exhibition

Artist Anthony Palliser and Paddy Moloney of The Chieftains join Marian in studio to talk about 'Face to Face', Anthony's current exhibition in the Farmleigh Gallery which features Paddy's portrait. The exhibition was the late Garech Browne's idea and Anthony and Paddy reminisce about their days spent in Luggala Estate.

Sunday 27th May

International Reaction to the Repeal of the Eighth Amendment

Kevin Doyle, Group Political Editor of Independent News & Media and Philip O'Connor, Swedish-based journalist join Marian in studio to take a look at how the international media covered the result of the referendum.


Gillian Dennehy, Services Manager at Women's Aid, joins Marian in studio to talk about femicide. The Women's Aid 24hr National Freephone Helpline number is 1800 341 900.

Donegal Votes No

Donegal was the only constituency to vote No in the referendum on the eighth amendment - John McAteer, Editor of the Tirconaill Tribune speaks to Marian.

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Deirdre Duffy - Campaign Manager, Together for Yes, Caroline Simons - Legal Consultant, Love Both, Geraldine Kennedy - Former Editor of The Irish Times, Olivia Buckley - Director of Communications, Irish Tax Institute & Jerry O’Sullivan - Presenter of “Kerry Today” on Radio Kerry

Saturday 26th May

Catriona Crowe

Catriona Crowe, archivist and broadcaster, joined Marian in studio.

Simon Harris

Minister for Health, Simon Harris, joined Marian from the RDS.

Mary Lou McDonald

Sinn Féin president, Mary Lou McDonald, joined Marian from the RDS.

Mícheál Martin

Mícheál Martin, Leadar of Fianna Fáil, spoke to Marian from Cork.

Dr Rhona Mahony

Dr Rhona Mahony, Master of the National Maternity Hospital, joined Marian on the phone.

Marian Finucane - Referendum Special

As the count begins following the referendum on the Eighth Amendment, Marian Finucane has analysis in studio, as well as the latest from count centres around the country.

Sunday 20th May

HSE Restructuring

Marian is joined by Priscilla Lynch - Clinical Editor with the Medical Independent.


RTÉ Prime Time Reporter Richard Downes joins Marian in studio.

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Dr Chris Luke - Consultant in Emergency Medicine in Cork, Suzanne Kelly - Tax Lawyer, Marion McKeone - US Cor. for the Sunday Business Post, Sebastion Hamilton - Editor of The Irish Daily Mail & Stephen O’Byrnes - Communications Consultant

Saturday 19th May

The Royal Wedding - Denis Staunton

Marian is joined from by Denis Staunton who is London Editor of the Irish Times.

Endurance Sports

Marian is joined by singer Eimear Quinn who has taken up Triathlons and Ultra-Runner Ian Keith.

The Royal Wedding Ceromony

Marian is joined in studio by Royal watcher and manager of Harvey's Point Hotel in Donegal Noel Cunningham and journalist from the Times, Ireland Edition Lise Hand.

The Digital Age of Consent

Marian is joined by Cyber-Psychologist Dr. Mary Aiken.

The Royal Wedding - Paul Burrell

Former butler to Princess Diana, Paul Burrell joins Marian on the line.

Sunday 13th May

New Routes to China

Marian is joined by Eoghan Corry from

Iran/US Nuclear Controversy

MD of Petrel Resourses David Horgan talks about the Iran/US Nuclear controversy.

The Referendum on the Regulation of Termination of Pregnancy

Marian is joined by two people on the Yes side: retired judge Catherine McGuinness & GP based in South County Dublin Dr. Mark Murphy, and from the No side: Columnist with the Irish Times & Director of Iona Institute David Quinn and freelance journalist Larissa Nolan.

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Catherine McGuinness - Retired judge & member of Grandparents for Repeal, David Quinn - Columnist - Sunday Times & Director of Iona Institute, Simon Carswell - Public Affairs Editor, Irish Times, David Horgan - MD of Petrel Resources & Sinead O’Carroll - News Editor,

Saturday 12th May

Spanish Inspired Recipes - Neven Maguire

Neven joins Marian in studio with some of his favourite recipes from Spain.

Canadian Irish Links

Marian is joined by Robert Kearns who is Chairman of the Ireland Park Foundation in Toronto.


Marian is joined on the line from Lisbon by Marty Whelan ahead of Eurovision Song Contest Final featuring Ireland's Ryan O'Shaughnessy.

The Cervical Check Scandal

Marian is joined by solicitor Caoimhe Haughey and Health Editor of the Sunday Business Post - Susan Mitchel.

Sunday 6th May


Marian is joined by Aoife Barry from and author John Boyne.

The Panel 2 060518

Further newspaper discussion by the panel.

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Presenter: Marian Finucane


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