Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

Saturday, Sunday, 11 - 1pm

Marian Finucane Saturday 9 June 2018

Marian Finucane

Marian Finucane

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

Cieran Hinds

Cieran Hinds

Brendan talks to actor Cieran Hinds.

Back to Education

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


If you or somebody you know is interested in finding out more about going back to education, you can contact NALA ( the National Irish Literacy Agency) by calling:

Freephone: 1800 20 20 65



Summer Reading Hidden Gems

Brendan is joined by authors Kathleen MacMahon and Declan Burke.

Declan Burke's Choices:

Non Fiction:

Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns and One Intact Glass Ceiling by Amy Chozick (William Collins, April 24)

Inverting the Pyramid: The History of Football Tactics by Jonathan Wilson (Orion, June 5)


Crime Fiction:

Olivia Kiernan’s debut Too Close to Breathe (riverrun April 5)

The Good Son by You-jeong Jeong (Little, Brown, May 3)


The Pisces by Melissa Broder (Bloomsbury, May 3)

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang (Corvus, July 5)


Literary Fiction:

The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner (Jonathan Cape, June 7).

Orchid and the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes (Oneworld, June 7)


A Memoir:

Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins (Penguin, August 9)


Outside the Box:

Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig (Canongate, July 5)

Matt Haig is the author of Reasons to Stay Alive, The Humans, and How to Stop Time.

Circe by Madeline Miller (Bloomsbury, April 19)

Madeline Miller  - The Song of Achilles

Wild Irish Women: Extraordinary Lives from History by Marian Broderick (O’Brien Press, June 29) 


Kathleen MacMahon's Choices:

Older Books:

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

Homer and Langley by  El Doctorow

Nemesis by Philip Roth along with The Human Stain or American Pastoral

Elizabeth Strout - Olive Kitteridge


Something New:

Less by Andrew Sean Greer 

Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s - The President is Missing

Violet Hill by Henrietta McKervey

A Ladder to the Sky by John Boyne along with The Hearts Invisible Furies

He is Mine and I Have No Other by Rebecca O’Connor

Orchid and the Wasp by Caoilinn Hughes

This Hostel Life by Melatu Uche Okorie


Something Borrowed:

Tangarine by Christine Eyrie

The Sheppard’s Hut by Tim Winton

Circe by Madeline Miller

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie

Don’t Skip Out on Me by Willy Vlautin


Something Blue:

Problems by Jade Sharma


Short Stories:

The Stinging Fly Anthology

Reading the Future

Chris Power’s ‘Mothers’

Mia Gallagher’s short story collection – ‘Shift’

Jennifer Johnston’s - ‘Naming the Stars’

Last Stories - WilliamTrevor

Nature Trails for Kids

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

Eanna's book Wild Dublin is available in all good book stores.



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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