Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm

Marian Finucane Sunday 12 July 2015

Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Live stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion. Presented by Aine Lawlor.

The Panel

The Panel

The Panel: Mary Lou McDonald - Sinn Fein Vice President and TD for Dublin Central, Eamon Ryan - Leader of the Green Party, Karen Devine - School of Law and Govt DCU, Ciaran Hancock - Finance Correspondent The Irish Times, Diarmaid Ferriter - Professor of Modern Irish History in UCD

Jimmy Carter

Jimmy Carter

Former President of the US Jimmy Carter talks to Aine about his time in the Whitehouse and life as a former President.


Marty Morrissey

Marty Morrissey

Marty Morrissey joins Aine from Thurles ahead of the Munster Hurling Final between Tipperary and Waterford.

National Day of Commemoration

Brigadier General Colm Campbell spoke to Áine about the National Day of Commemoration/Lá Cuimhneacháin Náisiúnta and the plans for six weeks of ceremonies at the National Memorial in Merrion Square, Dublin.

Six Weeks of Ceremonies

  • The Defence Forces performs a changing of the guard ceremony at midday each Saturday at the National Memorial from 18th July until 22nd
  • During the ceremony family members of those soldiers who died have the opportunity to lay wreaths and meet comrades of their loved ones. 
  • To mark the beginning of this year's series of ceremonies the Army Number One Band will perform a lunchtime recital this Wednesday 15th July at 1 p.m. at the monument.


Units from throughout the Defence Forces will participate in this Ceremony over the months of July and August 2015 as follows:



Saturday 18th at 12:00hrs

7 Infantry Battalion,

Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin and Air Corps, Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Dublin.


Saturday 25th at 12:00hrs

3 Infantry Battalion, Stephens Barracks, Kilkenny and

1 Mechanised Infantry Company, Defence Forces Training Centre,

Co Kildare.




Saturday 1st at 12:00hrs

1 Artillery Regiment, Collins Barracks, Cork and

Naval Service, Haulbowline, Cobh,

Co Cork.


Saturday 8th at 12:00hrs

2 Artillery Regiment, Custume Barracks, Athlone, Co Westmeath and 28 Infantry Battalion, Finner Camp, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal.


Saturday 15th at 12:00hrs

12 Infantry Battalion, Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick and

1 Infantry Battalion, Renmore, Galway.


Saturday 22nd at 12:00hrs

6 Infantry Battalion, Custume Barracks, Athlone, Co Westmeath and 27 Infantry Battalion, Aiken Barracks, Dundalk, Co Louth.


The National Memorial

  • The National Memorial at Merrion Square Park, Dublin was unveiled by President Mary McAleese in November 2008
  • It is the National Memorial to members of the Defence Forces, who died in the service of the State.
  • It is a place of contemplation and remembrance, where families, relatives and members of the public can reflect on the sacrifice our fallen comrades have made for Ireland.
  • The memorial was designed by sculptor, Brian King of Aosdána
  • Its pyramidal shape captures references to burial and is a standing testament to the dead.
  • Within the pyramid, four bronze figures (representing the four Forces), stand guard over an eternal flame that emanates from the badge of the Defence Forces.

Harper Lee - Go Set a Watchman

Harper Lee - Go Set a Watchman

Former judge of the Man Booker prize Erica Wagner, journalist Sinead Gleeson and lecturer in American Literature in UCD Nerys Williams join Aine in studio to talk about Harper Lee's new offering - Go Set a Watchman.

About The Show

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.

Saturday and Sunday from 11am-1pm



Contact the Show

Call: 1850-715150 / 08457-853333 Northern Ireland & U.K

Text: 51551

Presenter: Marian Finucane


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