Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm

Marian Finucane Saturday 19 October 2013

Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion.

John Gilligan Release

John Gilligan Release

Notorious criminal John Gilligan was released on Tuesday after 17 years in prison attracting much publicity as the press waited round the clock for him to emerge from Portlaoise Prison.

In 1996, his game was up when he was arrested in Heathrow Airport en route to Holland with a suitcase full of €300,000 in cash.

One of the men involved in putting ‘a stop to his gallop’ all those years ago was Felix McKenna – former head of the Criminal Assets Bureau who joins Marian as does Brian Sherry - former detective inspector in Blanchardstown/Finglas.

St Anthony's Relics

St Anthony's Relics

Fr. Mario Conte who is accompanying the Relics of St Anthony around Ireland joins Marian on the line.

For more information and an itinerary Click Here




A&E - Paul Drury

A&E - Paul Drury

We tend to all talk about the health service in Ireland and the situation with A&E trolleys - but to experience it is another matter as Daily Mail columnist Paul Drury found out last week.


Food Poverty - Conor Pope

Food Poverty - Conor Pope

There’s always a lot of talk about ‘food poverty’ in the lead up to the budget.

According to a survey by Healthy Food For All – a staggering 10% of Irish people are living with ‘food poverty’.

Conor Pope – Irish Times journalist joins Marian to talk about food poverty. He says the experience is as much about knowledge, confidence and access as it is about income.

Standing Up in Work - Michael Mosley

Standing Up in Work - Michael Mosley

Modern day technologies have made us more sedentary than previous generations and as a result we get less daily exercise.

Some of us spend up to 50% of the 24 hour day sitting down.

Work is not a place we normally think about ‘exercising’. A new study has shown that standing up even while working can have significant health benefits – and even weight loss.

Michael Mosley – BBC 2 presenter of Trust Me I’m a Doctor has been looking into a recent experiment in which a group of workers from an estate agents took part in.

Bowies 100 Favourite Books

Bowies 100 Favourite Books

Jim Lockhart of the Horslips and Dr. Éibhear Walshe from the Department of English, UCC join Marian to talk about David Bowies list of 100 favourite books.

David Bowie's Top 100 Must Read Books:

The Age of American Unreason, Susan Jacoby, 2008

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz, 2007

The Coast of Utopia (trilogy), Tom Stoppard, 2007

Teenage: The Creation of Youth 1875-1945, Jon Savage, 2007

Fingersmith, Sarah Waters, 2002

The Trial of Henry Kissinger, Christopher Hitchens, 2001

Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder, Lawrence Weschler, 1997

A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1890-1924, Orlando Figes, 1997

The Insult, Rupert Thomson, 1996

Wonder Boys, Michael Chabon, 1995

The Bird Artist, Howard Norman, 1994

Kafka Was The Rage: A Greenwich Village Memoir, Anatole Broyard, 1993

Beyond the Brillo Box: The Visual Arts in Post-Historical Perspective, Arthur C. Danto, 1992

Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson, Camille Paglia, 1990

David Bomberg, Richard Cork, 1988

Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom, Peter Guralnick, 1986

The Songlines, Bruce Chatwin, 1986

Hawksmoor, Peter Ackroyd, 1985

Nowhere To Run: The Story of Soul Music, Gerri Hirshey, 1984

Nights at the Circus, Angela Carter, 1984

Money, Martin Amis, 1984

White Noise, Don DeLillo, 1984

Flaubert’s Parrot, Julian Barnes, 1984

The Life and Times of Little Richard, Charles White, 1984

A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn, 1980

A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole, 1980

Interviews with Francis Bacon, David Sylvester, 1980

Darkness at Noon, Arthur Koestler, 1980

Earthly Powers, Anthony Burgess, 1980

Raw (a ‘graphix magazine’) 1980-91

Viz (magazine) 1979 –

The Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels, 1979

Metropolitan Life, Fran Lebowitz, 1978

In Between the Sheets, Ian McEwan, 1978

Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, ed. Malcolm Cowley, 1977

The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, Julian Jaynes, 1976

Tales of Beatnik Glory, Ed Saunders, 1975

Mystery Train, Greil Marcus, 1975

Selected Poems, Frank O’Hara, 1974

Before the Deluge: A Portrait of Berlin in the 1920s, Otto Friedrich, 1972

In Bluebeard’s Castle: Some Notes Towards the Re-definition of Culture, George Steiner, 1971

Octobriana and the Russian Underground, Peter Sadecky, 1971

The Sound of the City: The Rise of Rock and Roll, Charlie Gillete, 1970

The Quest For Christa T, Christa Wolf, 1968

Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: The Golden Age of Rock, Nik Cohn, 1968

The Master and Margarita, Mikhail Bulgakov, 1967

Journey into the Whirlwind, Eugenia Ginzburg, 1967

Last Exit to Brooklyn, Hubert Selby Jr., 1966

In Cold Blood, Truman Capote, 1965

City of Night, John Rechy, 1965

Herzog, Saul Bellow, 1964

Puckoon, Spike Milligan, 1963

The American Way of Death, Jessica Mitford, 1963

The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea, Yukio Mishima, 1963

The Fire Next Time, James Baldwin, 1963

A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess, 1962

Inside the Whale and Other Essays, George Orwell, 1962

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark, 1961

Private Eye (magazine) 1961 –

On Having No Head: Zen and the Rediscovery of the Obvious, Douglas Harding, 1961

Silence: Lectures and Writing, John Cage, 1961

Strange People, Frank Edwards, 1961

The Divided Self, R. D. Laing, 1960

All The Emperor’s Horses, David Kidd, 1960

Billy Liar, Keith Waterhouse, 1959

The Leopard, Giuseppe Di Lampedusa, 1958

On The Road, Jack Kerouac, 1957

The Hidden Persuaders, Vance Packard, 1957

Room at the Top, John Braine, 1957

A Grave for a Dolphin, Alberto Denti di Pirajno, 1956

The Outsider, Colin Wilson, 1956

Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov, 1955

Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, 1949

The Street, Ann Petry, 1946

Black Boy, Richard Wright, 1945

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In-depth interviews, human interest stories, consumer and lifestyle news as well as a lively panel discussion on issues of the week and newspaper reviews.

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