John G O'Dwyer, Author of Pilgrim Paths, discusses the reopening of St Declan's Way.
Eanna Ní Lamhna, Wildlife Expert, tells Brendan what to look out for if you're explore. You can report sightings of curlews to the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Check out their website here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clodagh Hyland, Project Manager at Pan Research, and Angela Bruni, Mystery Shopper, talk about what it is like to be a mystery shopper.
Finian McGrath, Minister of State for Disability Issues, speaks to Brendan about his political career, disability issues in Ireland, and his recent comments on the new drink driving laws.
Catherine Fulvio, Chef, talks about what food to cook at Easter and she gives him some of her favourite Easter recipes.
Today's panel included Alan Cawley, RTE Soccer Analyst; Lucinda Creighton, CEO Vulcan Consulting & former Minister for European Affairs; Pat Rabbitte, Chair of Tusla & former leader of Labour Party; Gerry Stembridge, Writer & Driector;Jennifer Bray, Political Reporter Irish Times and Paul Sommerville, Markets Analyst
Soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy talks about the latest John Delaney revelations.
2,830 doctors left the Medical Council register between 2015 and 2017 and around 700 GPs are due to retire in the next 5 years. What does the future for GPs look like? Dr Maitiú Ó Tuathail, GP and President of the NAGP spoke to Brendan about the future for GPs.
This week the Radio Times magazine published its poll of the top 20 sitcoms ever. Broadcaster Maia Dunphy reviewed the shows that made the list.
Peter Campion, who plays Fr Peter, in the popular series Derry Girls joined Brendan in studio to talk about the popular series and his other roles in Love/Hate, Raw, Can’t Cope Won’t Cope, Brooklyn and Sing Street.
The Augusta Masters is in full swing at this stage, and Rory McIlroy has spoken about meditation as part of his preparation. Dr Kate Kirby is a sport psychology consultant who spoke about the benefits of meditation.
Dietitian Paula Mee talked about her new book 'Mediterranean Mood Food: What to Eat to Help Beat Depression and Live a Longer, Healthier Life' which focuses on the link between food, mood and mental health.
Sky News Correspondent Enda Brady, talks about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle keeping the arrangements of the birth of their first child private...
Dr Douglas Terrier, Chief Technologist with NASA, was in Ireland for the Dublin Tech Summit, speaking about the Moon to Mars programme. Dr Terrier spoke with Brendan O'Connor on the programme.
Fiona Flynn, TV Editor for entertainment.ie, joins Marian to take a look at what’s worth your time on the big and small screen this month.
Today’s newspaper panel: Dr.Jennifer Cassidy Lecturer Oxford University,Daniel McConnell Political Editor the Irish Examiner,Stuart Gilhooley Former President of the Law Society & solicitor for the FOI, John Fitzgerald Adjunct Professor TCD, Dearbhail McDonald Journalist Dr. Orla Lynch Head of Criminology, Broadcaster James Patrice.
Dermot Bannon joins Marian in studio to talk about The ‘Simon Open Door initiative’ in partnership with the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.
Some of our biggest musicians earned their stripes playing on our city’s streets and Marian is joined in studio by three of them, Fiachna O’Braonain of Hot House Flowers, cellist Vyvienne Long and Paddy Casey.
Serial entrepreneur Norman Crowley's first business was SO successful that he could have retired as a millionaire at the age of 28. Instead of putting the feet up, he kept going and is now driven by the desire to combat climate change.
The Monty Python film The Life of Brian is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. TV and Radio Producer Eoin Sweeney, lookS back at the fuss it caused, and to reflect on its enduring popularity.
Long, long before the blending of words brought us Brexit or Brangelina…..we had Brunch! The perfect meal…….a bridge between breakfast and lunch. Neven Maguire Joins Marian in studio to give us his best Brunch ideas.
This weeks panle: Brigid Laffan, Director of the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute, Dermot Ahern, former Minister for Foreign Affairs, Elaine Loughlin, Political Correspondent The Irish Examiner and Eddie Molloy, Management consultant.
John Hendrick from Big Bang Comics joined Marian to talk about Batman as the super-hero turns 80.
Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor of The Irish Independent and Sunday Independent joined Marian and the panel to talk about The National Broadband Plan.
Comedian, actor and podcaster Maeve Higgins joined Marian to discuss living and working in the US and much more
GP and President of The National Association of GP’S Dr Maithui O'Tuathail talks vitamins and supplements with Marian.
Betty Purcell, Paddy Phelan and Mary Deegan speak to Marian about the process of downsizing homes.
Diarmuid Gavin joins Marian this morning to talk about his latest projects and to share some great gardening tips.
Today's panel included David McWilliams, Economist and Author; Mary Whelan, former Diplomat, John O'Brennan, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration in Maynooth University; Jeanne Kelly, Partner & Solicitor, LK Shields and Eoghan Corry, Editor of Travel Extra.
The Shannon Key West Hotel in Rooskey was to be opened as an accommodation centre for asylum seekers, but it was confirmed this week that "it is not in a position to proceed with plans to open the accommodation centre" . Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs Correspondent with the Irish Times spoke on the programme.
Headlines this morning were dominated by John Delaney and his decision to step aside as the Chief Executive of the FAI. Soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy and Alan Cawley, RTE Soccer Analyst spoke with Marian.
Eoghan Corry, Editor of Travel Extra, spoke with Marian about two big stories relating to both air and sea travel – Dublin Port and the Boeing 737 MAX.
Sister Helen Culhane, founder of Limerick’s Children's Grief Centre & Sister Orla Treacy, principal of Loreto Rumbeck School in South Sudan spoke about using their skills to help young people..
Rachel Holdsworth has worked as moderator of the internet for 7 years, Rachel spoke about the job of content moderation and the difficulties involved.
Ireland play Gibraltar later today, Richie Sadlier, former Irish international and RTÉ pundit talked about their first match on the road to qualifying for Euro 2020.
Stylist Courtney Smith talked about the history of denim jeans from practical work attire to gracing catwalks and the silver screen.
This week, the World Wide Web invented by British physicist Tim Berners-Lee as ‘a reflection of humanity – the good, the bad and the ugly’ turns 30. Karlin Lillington, technology journalist from The Irish Times talked about how it has shaped our lives in that period of time.
This morning’s panel included Donal Donovan, Former deputy director of the IMF, Niamh Lyons Political Editor, The Times Ireland Edition, Alison Morris, Security Correspondent and columnist with The Irish News, Bobby McDonagh, former Irish Ambassador to the UK, EU & Italy and Declan Power, Security Analyst.
Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland talked about Irish investment in the United States being at an all time high.
Conor Pope journalist with The Irish Times gave a live update from the St. Patrick's Day parade in Dublin city centre...
The latest figures from the CSO show that the number of overseas visitors to Ireland grew by over 11% in January this year. Travel Editor Pol O'Conghaile has plenty of suggestions for those who wish to stay at home rather than travel overseas.
Ahead of the grand finale of the Six Nations, Rugby Analyst Eoghan O’Neachtain gives his verdict on Ireland V Wales in Cardiff.
Tony Doherty, son of Patrick Doherty who was killed on Bloody Sunday, spoke with Marian this morning.
Archivist and historian Catriona Crowe joined Marian in studio, Catriona talked about you when she first came to national attention back in 1995, her school days, family and death.
London Editor of the Irish Times Denis Staunton gives an update on Brexit and the Westminster vote this week.
Seamus Coffey, Chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council & Lecturer of Economics at UCC, Jennifer Kavanagh, Law Lecturer Waterford Institute of Technology, Eoghan O'Neachtain, Director of Heneghan PR & former Government Press Secretary, Sinead O'Carroll, News Editor at the journal.ie and Dr Ian Malcolm, Lecturer and Unionist Commentator.
Ireland takes on France in the next round of the Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium. Rugby Analyst Eoghan O'Neachtain discussed.
Author, journalist and Derry woman Susan McKay spoke about stories from Northern Ireland in recent weeks such as the return of Channel 4’s comedy ‘Derry Girls’ to comments made by Northern Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley in relation to security force killings.
One of this country’s most successful and versatile writers, Roddy Doyle is back with a new book called Charlie Savage where he explores themes like the ageing process and gender fluidity. Roddy spke with Marian about the book, writing, TV and Irish expressions.
Motoring journalist Michael Sheridan talks about those crossing the border between here and the North, who may need to carry a GREEN CARD as proof on insurance if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.
Marian was joined in studio by two people who say that a ‘no-deal’ would be disastrous for them…John Lynch and Ciaran Doherty are fishermen, who regularly fish on the border with UK waters.
Martina McAuley, co-director of HR Team and Gavin Fitzgerald, lawyer who works at Leman Solicitors talk about dress codes at work.
Dr Sabina Brennan psychologist and author of 100 Days to a Younger Brain shares her top tips on how to maintain and improve brain health.
Brian Lloyd from entertainment.ie shares his top picks of what to watch on TV in the coming month.
Today's panel included Ellen O'Malley Dunlop Chairperson of the National Women's Council of Ireland, Fergus Finlay former CEO of Barnardos, Irene Sands Barrister, Larry Donnelly Law Lecturer NUI Galway, Eoin Fahy Chief Economist, KBI Global Investors.
Marian was joined by two people who are very involved with Scouting Ireland, Sean Fahey is volunteer Leader at his Scout group and Maeve Richardson has been a member of the Scouts since she was six.
Maureen Keogh, John O'Brien and Suzanne Corcoran tell their walking stories and how their local mountain rescue groups saved them from difficulty. Rob Faughtan from Survivalist Ireland shares advice.
Psychologist and author Maureen Gaffney, takes a look at the so-called "sandwich" generation.
Ralph joined Marian in studio before he received the Volta Award at the Dublin International Film Festival about his new film "The White Crow" and more.
Comedian Des Bishop talks about being back on the road with his new stand-up show Take The Points.
Paddy Agnew, journalist based in Rome who writes for the Sunday Independent, reports from Rome on the Vatican's sex abuse summit.
Today's newspaper panel included Martin Mansergh, former FF TD & advisor to a number of Taoisigh, Shona Murray, Europe Correspondent with Euro News, Stephen Kinsella, Associate Professor in Economics in UL, Brid O'Connell, CEO of Guaranteed Irish, and David Quinn, Director of Iona Institute.
Martin Mansergh, former Fianna Fáil TD and Vice-Chair of The Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations, discusses the 'Decade of Centenaries' programme.
Damian O'Farrell, Councillor and abuse survivor, reacts to the Pope's comments from the Vatican's summit on sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
Gardening expert Hazel Proctor from Trinity College Botanic Gardens chats to Marian about unseasonable gardening.
Marian speaks with Kevin Leonard, Denis O'Sullivan and Maeve Sikora ( National Museum of Ireland ) about uncovering and caring for precious artifacts.
Businessman Philip Reynolds speaks to Marian about his life in business, fortunes on the track, His fathers legacy and stepping away from the family business.
Chartered Physiotherapist Jenny Brannigan chats to Marian about back pain.
Today's newspaper included Noel Whelan Senior Counsel & columnist, Donal O'Shea HSE Lead for Obesity, Michael O'Flynn Chair of O'Flynn property group; Norah Casey broadcaster and Elaine Loughlin, political correspondent Irish Examiner.
There is still no unified approach as to how the UK will leave the EU as evidenced by leaked whatsapp messages. Denis Staunton London Editor Irish Times and Eoghan Corry Travel Extra.ie discussed the latest Brexit revelations.
Paul Whitington and Sinead Fox have been looking at Disney’s Frozen movie and other children’s movies containing allegories about social and political issues.
One of the most successful Irish writers of recent years Tana French talks about her new book 'The Wych Elm'.
Local and European elections are due to be held on Friday, May 24th. Three non Irish who are running in the local elections - Okezie Emuaga, Yulia Ghumman and Abul Kalam Azad Talukder, all joined Brendan O’Connor in studio.
Health Minister Simon Harris spoke with Brendan O’Connor about The National Children’s Hospital, protesters outside his home, the nurses strike and fatherhood.
Andrew Morton is the author of the book ‘Meghan: A Hollywood Princess’ and he also wrote a best-selling biography of Princess Diana. Brendan O’Connor spoke with him about his book and the media treatment of Megan Markle .
Today’s newspaper included Alan Barrett, Director of the ESRI; Maureen Gaffney, Psychologist & Author; John O'Brennan, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Maynooth; Patricia Hughes, Midwifery & Nursing Consultant and Kevin Doyle, Group Political Editor, INM.
Sky News is marking its 30th birthday this year. Dr. Roddy Flynn, Associate Professor from the School of Communications in DCU discussed how Sky News has changed how we consume news.
Bobby McDonagh, former Irish ambassador to the EU, UK and Italy, discussed how we shall maintain good relations with the UK now and post Brexit
All race meets in the UK were stopped last week due to an outbreak of equine flu. Brendan McArdle from the Irish Field spoke about the implications this outbreak might have for Irish trainers.
Bernie Stenson is an Emergency Department nurse and Denise Hartigan is a Nurse Manager for a Dublin Hospital, they both joined Marian in studio to discuss the nurses protest.
Rugby Analyst Eoghan O’Neachtain looks ahead to today’s match between Ireland and Scotland in Edinburgh.
Former Director General of the HSE, Tony O’Brien spoke with Marian about the health service, nurses strike and his own treatment before the PAC.
James O’Neill, is the Development Manager of Property Marking Ireland, has an interesting solution and he spoke about how he thinks it will help farmers recover their stolen property and act as a deterrent to would be thieves.
Controversies in Hollywood over the past twelve months have brought about huge debate on whether you can separate the art from the artist? Can you go to enjoy a movie, read a book, or listen to music, if the artist has fallen from grace? Eithne Shortall of The Sunday Times was on the programme to discuss.
Broadcaster Simon Maher took a look at The Beatles’ legacy ahead of a new documentary about their album Let it Be in the making this year.
Today’s panel: Bertie Ahern, former Taoiseach, Dr Emily O’Conor, President of the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine, Harry McGee, Political Correspondent at The Irish Times, Ursula Tipp, Partner at Tipp McKnight Solicitors, Paul Sommerville, Market Analyst and Susan Mitchell, Health Editor at The Sunday Business Post.
Andrew McDowell vice-president of the EIB (European Investment Bank) and a former economic advisor to Taoiseach Enda Kenny spoke on the programme about helping Ireland prepare for Brexit.
The 6 Nations is underway with Ireland’s first match this afternoon in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. Eoghan Ó Neachtain, TG4 Rugby Analyst, shared predictions ahead of the game …
News broke this morning on the new National Children's Hospital, Health Correspondent with the Irish Examiner Catherine Shanahan spoke on the resignation of Tom Costello, Chair of the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board.
Dr Niall Moyna, from the School of Health and Human Performance in DCU, spoke about the benefits of exercise in helping slow down certain age-related changes in the brain.
Helen Dixon, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner spoke about being tasked with protecting your personal data as you go about your daily routines and also regulating organisations that handle your data.
Callan’s Kicks returns to our airwaves for its 13th series next Friday 8th February, Oliver Callan joined the programme..
Dublin City Council has approved plans for a U2 visitor centre. Stuart Clark, Deputy Editor of Hot Press was in studio to talk about music tourism in Ireland.
Today's newspaper panel included Karen Eccles, Theatre Staff Nurse and Member of the INMO Executive, Grainia Long, Commissioner for Resilience Belfast City Council, Colm McCarthy, Economist, Aisling Meehan, Farmer, Solicitor & Tax Consultant and Hugh O'Connell, Political Correspondent Sunday Business Post.
Stephen Carroll, Business Editor of France 24 attended this year's World Economic Forum, he gave an update on Davos.
How do businesses operating on the border feel about Brexit? Ronnie Malone of Templetown Transpport, Eamon Fitzpatrick of Fitzpatrick's Fuel & Hardware and Edel McBride Donegal Knitwear Designer talk about the issue.
Dubliner Robbie Ryan spoke to Marian about receiving an Oscar nomination for cinematography for the film The Favourite.
Retail expert Eddie Shanahan and business owner Karen Whyte discuss the issues facing retail in Ireland.
Psychologist and author Maureen Gaffney talks about how to manage the relationship between a parent and a child who is aged between twenty and forty.
Former Dancing with the Stars contestants Maia Dunphy and Des Cahill talk of how the show changed their lives and who they tip to win this year!
Marian is joined by Geraldine Kennedy, Prof Gary Murphy, John Lonergan, Sinead Ryan and Verona Murphy to look over the morning papers.
Health Correspondent with The Irish Examiner Catherine Shanahan joined Marian and the panel to discuss the new Children's Hospital overrun
Mark Kennedy, Managing Partner of Mazars, speaks to Marian about some of the practical issues of Brexit for Irish business
Former press adviser to Tony Blair Alastair Cambell speaks to Marian about the latest developments on Brexit
Madeline Boughton looks at the rising popularity of wellness tourism
Dietitian Paula Mee discusses The Lancet Medical Journal report into eating less meat
Marian talks with Brian Crowley MEP in the week he announced he is stepping down from the European Parliament
Marion speaks with Foley Artist Caoimhe Doyle, Stunt Co- Coordinator Eimear O'Grady and Key Grip Phillip Murphy to find out more about the movie business
Marion McKeone, US Correspondent with The Sunday Business Post gives an update on politics in the United States.
Today’s panel: Mary Whelan, former diplomat, Fergal Hickey, Consultant in emergency medicine in Sligo University Hospital, Fiach Kelly, Deputy Political Editor, Irish Times, Ray Bassett, former Irish diplomat and Grainne Healy, Public Affairs Consultant
Music presenter Dave Fanning discusses cases of alleged plagiarism in music.
Enda Brady, Sky News Correspondent and Mark Reckless, Assembly Member for Wales, and pro Brexit campaigner discussed Brexit ahead of Tuesday’s Brexit vote.
This week over 300 actors and other theatre professionals sent an open letter of complaint to the Arts Minister regarding the Abbey Theatre. Two signatories to that letter, Jane Brennan and Lorcan Cranitch spoke with Marian.
‘Music and the mind’ is a series of concerts that Lyric FM are running over the month of January, which features live performances by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. One of the participants, Dr Hilary Moss, Senior Lecturer in Music Therapy at the University of Limerick spoke with Marian about the power of music.
Steve Golemboski Byrne of Lackan Cottage Farm in the Mourne Mountains, Dr Sarah Miller, CEO of the Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun and Quentin Gargan whose business is renewable energy all spoke with Marian about living off the grid in Ireland.
Best-selling author and daytime TV presenter Fern Britton talks of her new departure to the stage in ‘Calendar Girls’, the musical written by Gary Barlow.
Today’s newspaper panel included Niamh Lyons, Political Editor, Times Ireland Edition, John Fitzgerald, Adjunct Professor TCD, John Downing, Political Columnist, Irish Independent, Olivia Buckley, Director of Communications Irish Tax Institute, David Holohan, Head of Equity Strategy, Mediolanum Asset Management.
Damien O'Reilly, Lecturer in Retail Management in TUD (Technical University Dublin, formerly DIT) spoke about the retail forecast for the year ahead.
Ian Guider Markets Editor at The Sunday Business Post discussed the recent Apple announcement, the economic downturn in China and the financial markets.