Podcast

RTÉ - Marian Finucane

Stimulating mix of news, interviews, reports and discussion on Ireland's most popular weekend radio programme.

Episodes

  • US Politics

    Nov 17 2019

    Suzanne Lynch, The Irish Times Washington Correspondent joins Marian to discuss the weeks events in US politics.

  • Theresa May's Premiership

    Nov 17 2019

    Marian is joined by Sir Anthony Seldon, Contemporary Historian and Author of "May at 10" , a new book detailing Theresa May's time in office as British Prime Minister.

  • Newspaper Panel

    Nov 17 2019

    Todays panel, Sinead O'Carroll Editor ,The Journal.ie, Seamus Coffey Chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council & Economics lecturer in UCC, Alison Cowzer, Co-founder of East Coast Bakehouse, Declan Power, Security Analyst and Fergus Finlay, Former CEO, Barnardos

  • Cassette Tape Revival

    Nov 17 2019

    Musician Jim Lockhart joins Marian to discuss the recent revival of the cassette tape.

  • Spanish Ambassador

    Oct 20 2019

    Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to prison earlier this week. The Spanish Ambassador to Ireland, Ildefonso Castro joined Marian to talk about this morning.

  • Spain And Catalonia

    Oct 20 2019

    Paddy Woodworth, Journalist and Author who has written extensively on the Basque Country and more recently on Catalan crisis joined Marian to continue the discussion on Spain and Calalonia.

  • Newspaper Panel

    Oct 20 2019

    Michael McDowell, Justine McCarthy, Mary C. Murphy, Diarmaid Ferriter and Conall MacCoille joined Marian in studio this morning.

  • New David Attenborough TV Series

    Oct 20 2019

    Colin Stafford Johnson, Wild Life Cinematographer chats to Marian about the highly anticipated Seven Worlds, One Planet series will begin on BBC One next Sunday.

  • Brexit Deal

    Oct 20 2019

    Andrew Bridgen, Pro-Brexit Conservative MP for North West Leicestershire, &leading member of the Brexit supporting European Research Group joins Marian on the line from the UK.

  • US Update

    Sep 29 2019

    Marion McKeone, US Correspondent for the Sunday Business Post joins marian on the line from the US.

  • Newspaper Panel

    Sep 29 2019

    This mornings Newspaper panel Marie Cross Chair of the Future EU27 Committee, Ronan McCrea Professor of Constitutional & European Law at University College London, John O’Brennan Jean Monnet Professor Of European Intergration Maynooth University, Shona Murray Europe Correspondent Euro News, Paul Somerville, Markets Analyst

  • Judy Garland Film

    Sep 29 2019

    Ahead of the biopic ‘Judy’ that will hit our cinemas next week, Marian is joined by TV Producer and Director, Bill Hughes to talk about the film

  • Brexit

    Sep 29 2019

    Following Boris Johnson's comment in the House of Commons earlier this week about honoring the memory of murdered MP, Jo Cox. Marian was joined on on the line by Kim Leadbeater, Jo Cox’s sister.

  • United Nations Update

    Sep 22 2019

    Noel

  • Rugby World Cup

    Sep 22 2019

    Eddie O'Sullivan

  • Newspaper Panel

    Sep 22 2019

    Newspaper panel

  • The Story of Joseph Tuohy

    Sep 21 2019

    Brian Boylan, St Gabriel's Homeless Centre of London, speaks to Marian about the life of Joseph Tuohy.

  • Matt Ryan profile

    Sep 21 2019

    Matt Ryan, co-found and owner of Press Up Entertainment Group, speaks to Marian about the hospitality industry and future Press Up projects.

  • Japanese Food Made Easy

    Sep 21 2019

    Fiona Uyema, TV Chef and author, talks to Marian about Japanese food and culture.

  • Dublin Arabic Film Festival

    Sep 21 2019

    Director Jim Sheridan talks to Mary about the Dublin Arabic Film Festival.

  • Cyberbullying

    Sep 21 2019

    Dr Mary Aiken, Cyber Psychologist, discusses online trolls and cyberbullying.

  • New Streaming Services

    Sep 15 2019

    Earlier this week the technology giant, Apple, was announcing all their new releases, and among the they also unveiled the details of “Apple TV Plus”, a new “streaming service” To tell us more Paul Whittington, Film Critic at the Irish Independent joins Marian in studio

  • Newspaper Panel

    Sep 15 2019

    This morning’s newspaper panel was Alan Dukes, former leader of Fine Gael, Olivia Buckley, communications consultant , Alan Barrett, Director of ESRI , Sam Smyth, Mail on Sunday columnist, Grainne Ni Aodha, reporter with Journal.ie

  • Five In A Row

    Sep 15 2019

    The Boys in Blue made history yesterday by winning the Sam Maguire Cup five years in a row. RTE sports broadcaster Des Cahill joins Marian on the line for a recap.

  • Bus Connects/Trees

    Sep 15 2019

    The National Transport Authority announced plans for a two billion euro overhaul of Dublin City’s bus network last year. Dr Cara Augustenborg, UCD Fellow in Environmental Policy &Member of the President’s Council of State joins Marian now to discuss the “Bus Connects” project

  • Beef/Aldi

    Sep 15 2019

    The impact of the ongoing beef dispute is being felt in some supermarkets across the country Marian is joined by Damien O'Reilly, senior lecturer in retail management at Technological University Dublin to discuss this.

  • US Politics

    Sep 08 2019

    Suzanne Lynch, Washington Correspondent with The Irish Times, gives us an update on the economic mood after her visit to the US this week.

  • Troubled Child Stars

    Sep 08 2019

    Earlier this week the singer Justin Bieber opened up about his struggles with drugs and depression which he puts down to being a child star. Joining Brendan in studio producer Eoin Sweeney discussing some child stars who suffered or survived their childhood stardom.

  • Spotlight On The Troubles

    Sep 08 2019

    Belfast journalist Eamonn Mallie chats to Brendan about the BBC Northern Ireland documentary Spotlight On the Troubles: A Secret History airing next Tuesday on BBC One Northern Ireland and BBC Four 8.30pm

  • Newspaper Panel

    Sep 08 2019

    This mornings newspaper panel with Brendan O'Connor, John Bruton, Former Taoiseach & former EU ambassador to the US, Sinead O'Carroll, Incoming editor at thejournal.ie, Kevin Doyle, Group Political Editor INM, Suzanne Lynch, Washington Correspondent with The Irish Times and Jim Power, Economist.

  • Brexit Update

    Sep 08 2019

    Tim Loughton, Conservative MP for East Worthing and Shoreham and Brexiteer joins Brendan and the panel on the line from the UK this morning.

  • Two Souls

    Sep 07 2019

    Henry McDonald senior National Reporter for the Guardian, well known for his decades of coverage of The Troubles from his home in Belfast, joins Breandan this morning to discuss his new book Two Souls

  • Physiotherapy

    Sep 07 2019

    Jenny Branigan physiotherapist chats to Brendan about the impact of a sedentary or inactive lifestyle has on our health.

  • Data Sharing

    Sep 07 2019

    This week there were a number of stories in the papers about the privacy practices of multinational tech firms Johnny Ryan, Chief Policy Officer at Brave is live in studio with Brendan taking about data sharing.

  • Cerys Matthews

    Sep 07 2019

    Joining Brendan on the line from the UK Cerys Matthews chats about her new cookbook called, Where the Wild Cooks Go. Join Cerys on 24th September at Liberty Hall for some music and chat about her new cookbook Where The Wild Cooks Go.

  • CEO Of Kilkenny Design Group

    Sep 07 2019

    Chatting to Brendan O'Connor this morning is a woman who knows all about how tough family business can be. Marian O’Gorman, CEO of Kilkenny Design Group was live in studio.

  • TV & Film update

    Sep 01 2019

    Fiona Flynn, TV Editor for entertainment.ie, joined Brendan in studio to take a look at what’s on in movies and television in the coming weeks.

  • Newspaper Panel

    Sep 01 2019

    Today's panel included Eoghan O'Neachtain, Director of Heneghan PR, Jackie Healy Rae, Independent Kerry County Councillor, Alison Cowzer, Co-founder of East Coast Bakehouse, Dan O'Brien, Chief Economist at the Institute of International & European Affairs and Grace Williams, Forsa Trade Union. Brendan also spoke to Andrew Bridgen, Conservative MP.

  • All Ireland Football Final

    Sep 01 2019

    Des Cahill joined Brendan in studio ahead of the big match between Dublin and Kerry!

  • Salman Rushdie

    Aug 31 2019

    Brendan spoke to author and Booker prize winner Salman Rushdie about his new book 'Quichotte'. Long-listed for this year’s Booker Prize, the story set in a Trumpian universe of alternative facts and fake news is much, much more than a mere homage to 'Don Quixote'.

  • Nadine O'Regan - Electric Picnic

    Aug 31 2019

    It's Electric Picnic weekend and Brendan was joined on the phone from a tent in Stradbally by Nadine O'Regan, Arts Editor with The Sunday Business Post, to hear how the festival has been going!

  • Mary O’Rourke - Favourite Archive Moments

    Aug 31 2019

    Former Fianna Fail Minister Mary O’Rourke joined Brendan to dissect some of her favourite memorable moments from the RTE Radio archives.

  • Dr Cathal Berry - Treatment of the Defence Forces

    Aug 31 2019

    Dr. Cathal Berry, formerly of the elite Army Ranger wing and veteran of five tours-of-duty in the Balkans, Africa and the Middle East, joined Brendan to talk about what he sees as the dismantling and demoralisation of Ireland’s defence forces.

  • Darren Kennedy - Male Grooming

    Aug 31 2019

    A recent survey of teenagers found that almost 90% of girls between the ages of 17 and 19 count beauty and makeup as their top priority. Darren Kennedy, TV Presenter and founder of the Male Skincare Company 'Kennedy and Co.', joined Brendan in studio to talk what young men are spending their time and money on when it comes to their appearance.

  • Prof Pádraig Carmody - Greenland

    Aug 25 2019

    In light of Donald Trump's recent interest in purchasing Greenland, Prof Pádraig Carmody, Head of Geography at Trinity College Dublin, joined Brendan in studio to delve into the idea of buying large masses of land.

  • Newspaper Panel

    Aug 25 2019

    Today's panel included Lucinda Creighton, CEO of Vulcan Consulting and former Minister for European Affairs, Noeline Blackwell, Chief Executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, Gerard Howlin, Irish Examiner columnist, Ian Kehoe, Broadcaster and journalist and Niamh Garvey, Head of Policy & Advocacy at Trocaire and Co-Founder of Stop Climate Chaos.

  • Eoin Murphy - Peaky Blinders

    Aug 25 2019

    Eoin Murphy, Entertainment Editor for Extra.ie, joined Brendan in studio to talk about the return of Peaky Blinders to our television screens tonight at 9pm on BBC1!

  • David M. Herszenhorn - The G7 Summit

    Aug 25 2019

    David M. Herszenhorn, Chief Brussels Correspondent for Politico, spoke to Brendan about what has been unfolding at the G7 summit taking place in France this weekend.

  • The Death of Jack Downey

    Aug 24 2019

    Brendan was joined in studio by Elaine and Johnny Downey to talk about the tragic death of their son Jack after he took a substance at a music festival.

  • Michelle O’Neill - Refereeing in the modern game

    Aug 24 2019

    Michelle O'Neill spoke to Brendan about the job of an assistant referee after her recent involvement in the Women's World Cup and the UEFA Super Cup final.

  • Mary Coughlan - Favourite Archive Moments

    Aug 24 2019

    Singer Mary Coughlan joined Brendan to dissect some of her favourite memorable moments from the RTE Radio archives.

  • Kevin Thornton - Low Carbon Cooking

    Aug 24 2019

    Chef Kevin Thornton joined Brendan in studio to talk about low carbon cooking!

  • Fitness through the decades

    Aug 24 2019

    Personal trainer and fitness expert Karl Henry spoke to Brendan about how to keep fit no matter what age you are!

  • Newspaper Panel

    Aug 18 2019

    Today's panel included Professor Pete Lunn, Behavioural Scientist, ESRI, Eoghan Corry, Editor of Travel Extra, Elaine Loughlin, Political Correspondent with the Irish Examiner, Malcolm Noonan, Green Party Councillor and Amii McKeever, Editor of Irish Country Living.

  • Hong Kong Protests

    Aug 18 2019

    Marian was joined by Dr Peter Hamilton, Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese History at Trinity College Dublin, and also by David Ringrose, Finance Director at Hume Brophy to discuss the ongoing situation of unrest in Hong Kong.

  • All Ireland Hurling Final

    Aug 18 2019

    Des Cahill joined Marian in studio ahead of the big match between Kilkenny and Tipperary!

  • Jeanne Kelly - Public Services Card

    Aug 17 2019

    Jeanne Kelly, Partner at LK Shields with a speciality in data protection and GDPR, joined Marian in studio to talk about the ruling by the Data Protection Commissioner on the Public Services Card.

  • Harry Crosbie - Housing

    Aug 17 2019

    Harry Crosbie joined Marian in studio to talk about his interesting suggestion on how we might solve our housing problem.

  • Conor Fitzsimons - Letter Discovered about Maureen O'Hara

    Aug 17 2019

    Today would have been Maureen O’Hara’s 99th birthday. She passed away just 4 years ago, at the age of 95, and insights into her life are still emerging. Her grandson Conor spoke to Marian about a recently discovered letter written to her by John Ford around the time “The Quiet Man”.

  • Catriona Crowe - Favourite Archive Moments

    Aug 17 2019

    Archivist and broadcaster, Catriona Crowe, joined Marian to dissect some of her favourite memorable moments from the RTE Radio archives.

  • Aoife Hearne - Vitamin D Deficiency

    Aug 17 2019

    Low levels of vitamin D are one of the leading causes of the bone disease, which affects an estimated 300,000 people across Ireland. Dietician Aoife Hearne spoke to Marian about the importance of vitamin D and how we can get more of it!

  • Retail sector

    Aug 11 2019

    With many stores going into administration in recent times, what does the future hold for high street stores? Damien O’Reilly Senior Lecturer in retail management joins Marian in studio to discuss this.

  • Newspaper Panel

    Aug 11 2019

    Our Sunday panel Feargal Purcell, Senior Director & Head of Public Affairs Edelman & Former Government Press Secretary, Jennifer Kavanagh, Law Lecturer Waterford Institute of Technology, Patricia MacBride, lawyer & political commentator, Darragh McCullough Farmer, journalist and broadcaster and Tom Lyons, Financial Journalist.

  • Brexit Update

    Aug 11 2019

    Joining Marian on the line, Irish Ambassador to Washington Dan Mulhall to talk about the interest in the implications of Brexit for our economy from the White House.

  • Advertising

    Aug 11 2019

    Companies and ad agencies have been hauled over the coals for years about the words they use to advertise things. Joining Marian to chat through some famous examples, John Fanning from the Smurfit Business School.

  • Women's Rugby

    Aug 10 2019

    The inspirational Leah Lyons joins Marian on the line from the UK to talk about women's rugby and the campaign aimed at increasing participation in the women’s game called ‘Try and Stop Us’

  • Muse Panel

    Aug 10 2019

    The concept of a muse is rooted in Greek mythology, but the idea that a singular person is the inspiration for some of our wonderful artists, poets and musicians continues to this day. Joining Marian to take a look at the lives of muses, poet Rachel Hegarty, Dr Aoife Brady from the National Gallery of Ireland and Jim Lockhart from the Horslips.

  • GAA Archives

    Aug 10 2019

    With people up and down the country waiting with bated breath for the All Ireland semi-finals this weekend Marian is joined by broadcaster Micheal O’Muircheartaigh, to look back on some of the favourite moments from the RTE Radio archive

  • Blended Families

    Aug 10 2019

    Psychotherapist and author of 15 minute parenting Joanna Fortune, joins Marian is in studio to discuss the dynamics of the modern ‘blended family’

  • US Update

    Aug 04 2019

    Suzanne Lynch Washington Correspondent with The Irish Times joins Marian on the line this morning from Washington to give a US update on this week's Republican rallies and Democratic debates.

  • Power Plays & Body Language

    Aug 04 2019

    After Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon's awkward meeting earlier this week, Louise Campbell of Robert Walters Recruitment joins Marian to discuss body language and how much of it is about power play.

  • Newspaper Panel

    Aug 04 2019

    Today's newspaper panel Tanya Ward, Chief Executive of the Children's Rights Alliance, Daniel McConnell, Political Editor with the Irish Examiner, Gail McElroy, Professor in Political Science with Trinity College Dublin, Jim Power-Economist and Ray Bassett, former Irish diplomat.

  • Brexit

    Aug 04 2019

    Joining Marian on the line from the UK Jonathan Powell, former chief of staff to Tony Blair.

  • Autumn TV

    Aug 04 2019

    Brian Lloyd of entertainment.ie joins Marian in studio to chat through some of what’s coming up on TV and in the cinema this month.

  • The Dublin Horse Show

    Aug 03 2019

    This morning Marian is joined in studio by Brendan McArdle of The Irish Field and the RTE Racing Commentary team to tell us about this years Dublin Horse Show

  • Kilkenny Arts Festival

    Aug 03 2019

    Actor Ciarán Hinds joins Marian on the line to talk about his performance at this years Kilkenny Arts Festival.

  • Books You Didn't Want to End

    Aug 03 2019

    Have you ever loved a book so much while you’re reading it that you can’t put it down and at the same time, you just don’t want it to end? Writer and director Peter Sheridan and authors Joseph O’Connor and Sinead Moriarty join Marian to talk about the books they wanted to last forever.

  • Archive Pick

    Aug 03 2019

    Mrs Browns Boys, Eilish O'Carroll joins Marian in studio to take a look back at the rich tapestry of Irish life in the RTE archives.

  • Wildlife Parks In Zimbabwe

    Jul 28 2019

    The Government in Zimbabwe is selling off the country’s public parks, and there’s concern about what will happen to the animals and the land. Marian is joined this morning by BBC Presenter and zoologist, Ferne Corrigan to tell us more on this story

  • Newspaper Panel

    Jul 28 2019

    This morning's newspaper panel Noel Dorr, former Ambassador to the UK & Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Gary Murphy, Professor of Politics, DCU, Alison Morris, Security Correspondent, Irish News, Conor Brophy, Director of Strategic Communications, Teneo and Aine Fitzgerald, News Editor, Limerick Leader.

  • Boris Johnson

    Jul 28 2019

    To give us some insight into Boris the man Marian is joined by Sam Smyth, columnist, Mail on Sunday and on the line from the UK Annabel Eyres, Artist & friend of Boris since his college days.

  • Unusual Gardens

    Jul 27 2019

    Marian is joined in studio by Carl Wright of Caher Bridge Garden in The Burren and Catherine McCann, of Shekina Sculpture Garden in Wicklow who have both bought houses with some land and accidently became the creators of gardens that you can visit.

  • Ryder Cup In Adare

    Jul 27 2019

    The 2026 Ryder Cup has been confirmed for Adare, Co. Limerick. Kieran Donaghy All-Ireland winner with Kerry and champion jockey Ruby Walshe joined Marian on the line.

  • Irish Honey and Hay fever

    Jul 27 2019

    Marian is joined by Saorla Kavanagh Irish honey expert, botanist and farmland pollinator officer with the National Biodiversity Data Centre to tell us about the different types of honey and their benefits.

  • Health Care Crisis

    Jul 27 2019

    President of the Medical Council Dr Rita Doyle joins Marian in studio to talk about the crisis in health care, the growing lack of doctors and the treatment of interns.

  • The Number Ones That Never Were

    Jul 21 2019

    Roisin Dwyer, Commissioning Editor at Hot Press and TV and radio presenter Eoin Sweeney join Marian to talk about the number one songs that never were.

  • Newspaper Panel

    Jul 21 2019

    The newpaper panel this morning, Dr Jennifer Cassidy,Lecturer of Global governance & Diplomacy at Oxford Uni,Dr Fergal Hickey Consultant for Irish Ass of Emergency Medicine, Sligo Uni. Hospital, Donal Donovan former deputy director at the IMF, Brid O'Connell, CEO, Guaranteed Irish, Hugh O'Connell political correspondent, Independent news & media.

  • FAI

    Jul 21 2019

    Marian was joined on the line this morning by Eamon Dunghy to talk about the recent FAI criticism.

  • A Take on Trump

    Jul 21 2019

    Alice Butler-Short, Founder and President of Virginia Women for Trump joins Marian on the line to discuss the latest Trump controversy.

  • Equine Therapy

    Jul 20 2019

    Psychotherapist Joe Slattery joins Marian in studio to give an insight into the hugely successful field of therapy called equine-assisted psychotherapy.