Podcast

RTÉ - Marian Finucane

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

Episodes

  • 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.

  • Vicky Trimble On Coming Out To Her Dad

    Jul 20 2019

    Following David Trimble's speech in the House of Lords last week. Marian is joined on the line by his daughter Vicky Trimble and her partner Ros Stephens to talk about same sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland?

  • Solo Travel

    Jul 20 2019

    Travel writer and author, Ros Dee joins Marian to share her experiences with traveling solo.

  • Overcoming Infertility

    Jul 20 2019

    Emilie Pine joins Marian to talk about her own fertility issues and taking up a new role as a writer in residence at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street, Dublin.

  • Golf Economics

    Jul 20 2019

    Eoghan Corry, Editor of Travel Extra joins Marian in studio for an update on the British Open Championship in the Royal Portrush in Antrim.

  • 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.

  • Resignation of UK Ambassador to the U.S.

    Jul 14 2019

    This week Sir Kim Darroch resigned amid a row over leaked emails critical of President Trump and his administration. Sir Ivor Roberts, a former UK Ambassador to Yugoslavia, Ireland, and Italy joins the discussion.

  • Newspaper Panel

    Jul 14 2019

    Today's panel to discuss the leading talking points of the Sunday newspapers are Michael McDowell, Barrister and Independent Senator; Seamus Coffey, Lecturer in Economics UCC and Chair of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council; Áine Kerr, Co-Founder of Kinzen; Nicola Byrne, CEO and Founder Cloud90 and Sinéad O'Carroll, News Editor at the journal.ie

  • Michael McDowell Tribute to Noel Whelan

    Jul 14 2019

    Michael McDowell reminisces about his late friend Noel Whelan RIP

  • Impact of Bad Brexit on Business

    Jul 14 2019

    In studio to discuss the impact of a hard Brexit on Irish business are Liz Fulton, CEO of Sales Optimize and Graham Parker of Kontainer

  • PAVAROTTI

    Jul 13 2019

    With the release of a documentary on his life and times to hit cinemas next week, Luciano Pavarotti was arguably the most famous opera singer ever! Marian is joinsClaudia Boyle to talk about his unique talent.

  • NEVEN MAGUIRE BBQ

    Jul 13 2019

    Marian is joined in studio by Chef Neven Maguire to give us a few tips on how you can be Barbeque ready this summer

  • Mindfulness Podcast

    Jul 13 2019

    Marian is joined in studio by former professional rugby player and now award winning musician Niall Breslin to talk about mental health and his new podcast series ‘Where is my Mind’

  • Life Hacks

    Jul 13 2019

    We all like to learn quicker and cheaper ways to approach various jobs around the house, Aislí Madden publisher of All About Home Economics joins Marian to share some life hacks.

  • Brendan Grace Tribute

    Jul 13 2019

    Two of the county’s best known singers Christy Moore and Daniel O’Donnell join Marian on the line to pay tribute to Brendan Grace.

  • TV & Film Highlights

    Jul 07 2019

    Marian is joined by Sinead Brennan from RTÉ Entertainment to take a look at the best of film and TV that we can enjoy this month.

  • Newspaper Panel

    Jul 07 2019

    The panel this morning Mary Whelan, Former Ambassador to Austria & Netherlands, Ken Murphy, DG of the Law Society, Ciaran Hancock, Business Editor, Irish Times, Fergus Finlay, Former CEO of Barnados, Amii McKeever, Editor, Irish Country Living.

  • Detained in Dubai

    Jul 07 2019

    After wide spread coverage this week about the story of Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein. Marian talks to Radha Stirling, who is founder and CEO of an organization called Detained in Dubai.

  • Westlife Concert

    Jul 06 2019

    Katie Biggins one of our lucky competition winners chats to Marian about last night's Westlife gig in Croke Park.

  • Honoured with Flowers

    Jul 06 2019

    Dermot O'Neill, gardener and TV presenter joins Marian in studio and Michael White, Curator, Mount Congreve Gardens joins in from Cork studio to talk about being honored by flowers.

  • Helpful Travel Apps

    Jul 06 2019

    Adrian Weckler, technology editor, with The Irish & Sunday Independent joins Marian now in studio with some tips on managing our many devices while travelling.

  • Genetic Research

    Jul 06 2019

    Dr Anne Jones, chief executive of Genomics Medicine Ireland joins Marian in studio this morning to discuss the future of health, utilizing the science of genomics.

  • Chef Working with Homeless

    Jul 06 2019

    Trevor Kearns a chef working in five star hotels decided to give it all and now feeds hundreds of homeless families at the Sophia Housing Association.

  • US Update

    Jun 30 2019

    Suzanne Lynch, Washington Correspondent, Irish Times returned from Washington this week and gives an update on

  • Newspaper Panel

    Jun 30 2019

    This Morning Brendan is joined by Colm McCarthy Economist, Suzanne Lynch Washington Correspondent the Irish Times, Grainne Healy Public Affairs Consultant, Ian Guider Markets Editor, Sunday Business Post and Nora Owen, former Fine Gael Minister for Justice.

  • Love Island

    Jun 30 2019

    Mairéad Ronan joined Brendan in studio to talk about the hit reality TV show Love Island and Irish contestant, Maura Higgins who has quickly become the star of the show.

  • Boris Johnson Profile

    Jun 30 2019

    Brendan talks to Andrew Gilligan Senior Correspondent with The Sunday Times who worked with Boris Johnson on and off over the years and who thinks that the impression given is not a fair representation.

  • Summer Wedding Fashion

    Jun 29 2019

    July and August are two of the busiest months for weddings and here to share their advice on what to wear to a summer wedding designer Helen Steele and personal shopper & image consultant, Mary Holmes chat to Brendan.

  • Sizzling Weather abroad

    Jun 29 2019

    With sweltering conditions all around Europe this week, and record temperatures recorded in many countries across the continent. Emer McCarthy Cabrera is an Irish woman living and working in Rome, for the Commission for the Protection of Minors, and she chats to Brendan to give us an idea what it’s like there.

  • PSNI Chief Constable

    Jun 29 2019

    George Hamilton who retired this week after 5 years at the top and after 34 years as a police officer talks to Brendan O'Connor this morning.

  • Horslips - 40 Years On

    Jun 29 2019

    Brendan is joined in studio by two mwmbers of the band, Jim Lockhart and Barry Devlin as they reminisce on the glory years of the band.

  • Hair Transplant

    Jun 29 2019

    What do you do when your lack of hair is impeding on your confidence? Eoin Murphy, Entertainment Editor of extra.ie, joins Brendan in studio to talk about his experience getting a hair transplant.

  • Newspaper Panel

    Jun 23 2019

    This week Brendan was joined by Garrett Sheehan former Judge of Court of Appeal, Jeanne Kelly Partner & Solicitor Technology Law LK Shields, Niamh Hourigan Vice President Mary Immaculate College Limerick, Dara Doyle Bloomberg Bureau Chief Dublin, Gerard Howlin Public Affairs Consultant & Irish Examiner columnist.

  • BORIS JOHNSON PROFILE

    Jun 23 2019

    As it is likely that in a couple of weeks Boris Johnson will be the next Prime Minister of Britain. Sonia Purnell author of 'Just Boris - A Tale of Blond Ambition chats to Brendan

  • Books made into films

    Jun 23 2019

    The trend for novel adaptations in Hollywood, and on the small screen, has been on the rise recently, with massive hits like The Handmaid’s Tale, The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones driving people back to read the books. Eithne Shortall journalsit and author and Harvey O'Brien, lecturer in Film Studies UCD join Brendan for a chat.

  • Talking To You Children

    Jun 22 2019

    Brendan is joined by Paul Gilligan, chief executive of St Patrick's Mental Health Services

  • Summer care for pets

    Jun 22 2019

    Veterinarian Pete Wedderburn joins Brendan to some advice on keeping your pets happy during summer weather.

  • REMEMBERING DAVID BOWIE

    Jun 22 2019

    Next month marks 50 years since the legendary David Bowie released his first hit single Space Oddity. Camille O'Sullivan, Dave Fanning 2FM TWO self-confessed Bowie fanatics join Brendan in studio.

  • Dublin Airport

    Jun 22 2019

    Dalton Philips, Chief Executive DAA joins Breandan to discuss the improvements and future changes to Dublin Airport

  • Beautiful small towns

    Jun 22 2019

    Cobh in County Cork, is now one of the 25 most beautiful small towns in Europe. The harbor town was placed on the list by travel publisher Condé Nast. The Chair of Cobh Tourism, Jack Walsh chats to Brendan.

  • Ana Kriegel Case

    Jun 22 2019

    Conor Gallagher, Irish Times Crime Correspondent, Yvonne Daly, Associate Professor in Law in DCU join Brendan in studio

  • Summer Camps

    Jun 15 2019

    School kids around the country will soon enjoy 2 months of summer holidays. Rosaleen McElvanny, Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in Psychotherapy in DCU discusses the pros and cons of this with Brendan.

  • David Puttnam

    Jun 15 2019

    David is one of the world’s most successful film producers. He came to Ireland thirty years ago on holidays, and on the second day, stumbled across the house that would become his family’s home. He is in Dublin to attend the Dalkey Book Festival and joins Brendan in studio for a chat.

  • Cruinniú na nÓg

    Jun 15 2019

    Tania Banotti is director of Creative Ireland, who organize this event, and she’s here to tell us more about what’s going on.

  • Budget gardening

    Jun 15 2019

    Gardening can be an expensive hobby, Joining Brendan in studio this morning with some money saving tips was Garden Designer and author of “Dream Gardens”, Leonie Cornelius

  • An Taoiseach

    Jun 15 2019

    Celebrating two years as Taoiseach this week Leo Varadkar joins Brendan in studio to talk about Fine Gael's performance in the local elections.

  • Tory Leadership Challenge

    Jun 09 2019

    Enda Brady, Sky News Correspondent joins Brendan and the Sunday Newspaper panel of Bobby McDonagh, Niamh Lyons, Irene Sands, Conor Brophy and Norah Casey to discuss the next U.K Prime Minister.

  • Newspaper Panel

    Jun 09 2019

    Today's newspaper panel includes Bobby McDonagh, Former Irish Ambassador to the U.K, E.U and Italy. Niamh Lyons, Political Editor with The Times Ireland. Irene Sands, Barrister. Conor Brophy, Director of Communications at Teneo. Norah Casey, Broadcaster and Publisher.

  • U.K Travel and Last Minute Deals

    Jun 08 2019

    Brendan was joined by Travel Write Michelle Jackson to discuss the latest last minute deals for summer holidays and tips for travelling in the U.K.

  • Shyness

    Jun 08 2019

    This week amid much fanfare we were visited by US President Donald Trump, while yesterday, rather more sedately, UK Prime Minister Theresa May exited stage left. Two world leaders but two very distinct personalities: extrovert and introvert. Brendan was joined by Dr. Fiona Weldon, Consultant Clinical & Forensic Psychologist to discuss shyness.

  • Open Sea Swimming

    Jun 08 2019

    Due to heavy rains earlier in the week a sewerage overflow from a wastewater treatment plant has seen the entire south Dublin coastline closed to swimmers. Peter Conroy, an avid open water swimmer and chairman of Swim Ireland.

  • Festival Workers

    Jun 08 2019

    Festivals have got extremely popular in Ireland over the past ten years. Although we often forget the workers behind the stalls. Brendan was joined by Orlagh Gilsenan of Dublin Body Paint.

  • Bestselling Author Elizabeth Gilbert

    Jun 08 2019

    Bestselling Author Elizabeth Gilbert spoke to Brendan O'Connor about her latest novel; City of Girls. Elizabeth will be in Ireland to attend the International Literary Festival in Dublin on Tuesday June 25th.

  • TV/Film Highlights

    Jun 02 2019

    TV & Film reviewer from Entertainment.ie Brian Llyod shares what to watch coming into the Summer.

  • Trump Visit & D-Day Commemorations

    Jun 02 2019

    Author & Broadcaster Myles Dungan joins the panel to discuss Trumps visit & the D-Day Commemorations.

  • Newspaper Panel

    Jun 02 2019

    Today's panel include Sean Donlon, Irish Ambassador, Tax Lawyer Suzanne Kelly, Director of Heneghan PR, Irish Times Political Reporter Jennifer Bray & Niamh Garvey, Head of Policy & Advocacy, Trocaire & Co-Founder of Stop Climate Chaos.

  • Mick Dowling talks Katie Taylor

    Jun 02 2019

    Former Irish International boxer and current boxing commentator and analyst gives his views of the fight against Katie Taylor and Delfine Persoon.

  • Summer Reads

    Jun 01 2019

    We’re now very much in holiday season and lots of us love to throw a couple of books in our suitcase or indeed pack a kindle. Writer and director Peter Sheridan and novelist, Arlene Hunt join Marion in studio to share their top picks when it comes to summer reading.

  • Mark Patrick Hederman

    Jun 01 2019

    Mark Patrick Hederman joins Marian to speak about faith, religion and his new book 'Living The Mystery'. Mark, has been a Benedictine monk for over fifty years and has learned how to engage with mystery. His new book is published by Harback.

  • Maria Walsh MEP

    Jun 01 2019

    Marian was joined by newly elected Fine Gael MEP for Midlands North Maria Walsh to discuss her recent European election success and her new chapter in politics before she travels to Brussels.

  • Family Run Hotels

    Jun 01 2019

    Marian was joined by Bill and Laura Kelly of Kelly’s Resort Hotel & Spa in Rosslare and Eithne Fitzpatrick & Mark Scott Lennon of Fitzpatricks Hotel Killiney to discuss family-run hotels and what life is like working with your closest and dearest in family business.

  • Newspaper Panel

    May 26 2019

    Today's newspaper panel includes Bertie Ahern, Former Taoiseach, Mary C Murphy, Department of Government and Politics, UCC, Brian Hayes, outgoing FG MEP, CEO of Banking & Payments Federation, David McWilliam, Economist, broadcaster and author, Gina London, Communications expert and former CNN correspondent

  • Liam Gallagher documentary

    May 26 2019

    A new documentary exploring Liam’s life after the iconic band split up comes out on June 6th, and Marian was joined in studio by Gavin Fitzgerald, director of that documentary.

  • Election Update

    May 26 2019

    Election updates from around the country for Local election results, Barry Lenihan, for Dublin Kay Sheehy, from the Midlands North West John Cooke and Brian O'Connell Ireland South.

  • Theresa May's departure

    May 25 2019

    Theresa May’s departure from Downing Street has raised the likelihood that her successor will be a hard line Brexiteer. Denis Staunton, London Editor with the Irish Times joins Marian to discuss May's downfall and departure.

  • Joseph O'Connor

    May 25 2019

    The award-winning author, perhaps most famous for his novel Star of the Sea. Has a new book out in which Bram Stoker is one of the main characters an intriguing tale set in London during the time of Jack the Ripper and the Oscar Wilde trial. He joins Marian in studio for a chat this morning.

  • Herbal Teas

    May 25 2019

    Joining Marian in studio this morning is Fiann O'Nuallain, author of the hugely popular Holistic Gardener series, he has a new book exploring 60 different herbal teas called A Quick Cuppa Herbal. And he chats about these teas and their health benefits.

  • Euros/Local/Exit poll update

    May 25 2019

    Elaine Loughlin, Political Correspondent with the Irish Examiner and Gary Murphy of the School of Law and Government in DCU have joined me in the studio now to take a closer look at the trends being suggested by this poll.

  • Election Update

    May 25 2019

    Saoirse McHugh, a first-time candidate, from Achill, in Co Mayo, an MEP candidate for the Green Party, talks to Marian after newspaper headlines indicate a Green Wave in elections poll.

  • Online & Tech Security

    May 19 2019

    The government has promised to tackle the extremely harmful content which is broadcast on social media platforms by introducing an online safety act here. Mary Aiken, is an expert in this area and joins Marian to discuss the issue.

  • Newspaper Panel

    May 19 2019

    Today's newspaper panel Dr Mary Aiken Cyber-psychologist, David Horgan, Managing Director of Petrel Resources, Dr Nina Byrnes Generation Health Medical Clinic, Alan Barrett, Director of the ESRI and John Downing Political Correspondent Irish Independent.

  • Female Bands

    May 19 2019

    The Spice Girls will returning to Dublin this coming Friday in Croke Park They are credited as one of the biggest girl-bands of all time, but they were by no means the first, DJ Aoife Nic Canna joins us to take a look back at the most popular female bands.

  • Brexit Update

    May 19 2019

    While the outline of the final weeks of Theresa May’s premiership became a little clearer this week, the fate of her Withdrawal deal is far from certain. Denis Staunton, London Editor with the Irish Times joins Marian to give us a Brexit update.

  • Seamus Mallon

    May 18 2019

    Four decades on his legacy is cemented as one of the architects of the Good Friday Agreement, his memoir ‘A Shared Home Place’ has just been published. He joins Marian in studio today.

  • Ros Dee - Trains

    May 18 2019

    Travel writer and author Roslyn Dee gives her ideas for people who want to experience the joys of train travel.

  • Reality TV

    May 18 2019

    During the week ITV axed its most popular daytime programme, The Jeremy Kyle Show, following the death of a participant. Marian was joined in studio by Reality TV Presenter and Dancing with the Stars champion Mairead Ronan.

  • Eurovision Update

    May 18 2019

    Dan Williams, Senior Reuters correspondent in Israel and the Palestinian territories is in Tel Aviv and joins Marian live from Israel for an update on the atmosphere surrounding the Eurovision.

  • Alastair Campbell

    May 18 2019

    Alastair joins Marian to discuss his new documentary “Alastair Campbell: Depression and Me” which will be shown on BBC Two on Tuesday

  • Sunday Newspaper Panel

    May 12 2019

    For our Sunday Newspaper Panel Marian was joined by Economist Colm McCarthy, The Journal.ie News Editor Sinead O'Carroll, East Coast Bakehouse and board member of Women for Election Alison Cowzer, Journalist and Broadcaster Darragh McCullough and Carr Communications Political Analyst Johnny Fallon.

  • How to Live Better for Longer

    May 12 2019

    Marian is joined by Dr. Eva Orsmund and Boxer Mick Dowling to discuss lifestyle and healthy living and eating. Dr. Eva and Mick are starring in a new 2-part series called How to Live Better for Longer.

  • Disqualified Drivers

    May 12 2019

    CEO of Road Safety Authority Moyagh Murdock and Crime & Security Editor with The Irish Times Conor Lally join Marian to discuss the issue of disqualified drivers & why nine out of 10 banned drivers haven't surrendered driver licences. Our panel of Sinead O'Carroll, Darragh McCullough, Johnny Fallon, Colm McCarthy & Alison Cowzer discuss the issue.

  • Summer Festivals

    May 11 2019

    2FM presenter and DJ, Tara Stewart talks about festivals in Ireland this summer.

  • Rare and Special Plant Fair

    May 11 2019

    Catherine Fitzgerald, who runs Glin Castle and gardens in Co. Limerick talks to Marian about hosting the annual Rare and Special Plant Fair this weekend.

  • Managing Work Relationships

    May 11 2019

    Often we hear about the importance of getting the right work - life balance. But often the biggest challenge to the workplace is negotiating your relationships with co-workers or bosses. Dr Maureen Gaffney, psychologist and author discusses how the culture of work has changed in recent years.

  • Lord Henry Mountcharles

    May 11 2019

    Joining Marian in studio this morning owner of Slane Castle Lord Henry Mountcharles talks about his battle with cancer and Metallica headlining this summer.

  • Newspaper Panel

    May 05 2019

    Sunday Newspaper Panel: Kieran Cleary, solicitor in Clonmel; Nora Owen, former Fine Gael Minister for Justice; Tom Lyons, Financial Journalist; Prof. Niamh Hourigan, Vice President of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick; and Gerard Howlin, Public Affairs consultant and Irish Examiner columnist.

  • May TV Highlights

    May 05 2019

    Sinead Brennan, RTÉ Entertainment, joins the panel to talk about what films and television programmes are coming to our screens in May.

  • Eugene Magee

    May 05 2019

    Des Cahill, RTÉ Sports presenter, talks about the death of former Offaly manager Eugene McGee.

  • Caster Semenya

    May 05 2019

    Ian O'Riordan, Irish Times sports journalist, joins the panel to speak about the Caster Semenya case.

  • Longford Centre Parcs

    May 04 2019

    Conor Pope, Irish Times Consumer Affairs Correspondent, discusses the arrival of Center Parcs forest resort to Longford.

  • Health and Safetly

    May 04 2019

    Mark Cullen, Assistant CEO at the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), talks to Mary about the remit of the HSA.

  • Don't Touch My Hair

    May 04 2019

    Emma Dabiri, academic, broadcaster and author, talks to Marian about racism in Ireland and her new book 'Don't Touch My Hair'.

  • Bobby Ryan's Murder

    May 04 2019

    Michelle Ryan, Bobby Ryan's daughter, speaks to Marian about the murder of her father and the sentencing of Patrick Quirke.

  • Sunday Newspaper panel

    Apr 28 2019

    Today's panel included Pádraig Ó Céidigh, Senator and Entrepreneur; Susan McKay, Journalist; Donnacha Ó Beacháin, Professor in International Relations DCU; Irene Sands, Barrister and Kevin Doyle, Group Political Editor INM.

  • Northern Ireland Power Sharing

    Apr 28 2019

    Talks between the political parties to re-establish power sharing in North Ireland are to resume on May 7th.  Author and journalist Eamonn Mallie, joined the Sunday panel to discuss.

  • New Bond Movie

    Apr 28 2019

    The next Bond film was officially launched this week – some details were confirmed with Rami Malek revealed as the new villain, but no sign of a title yet! Broadcaster Dave Fanning  spoke about this new James Bond.

  • Travel

    Apr 21 2019

    Eoghan Corry joins the Sunday Panel to discuss the bombings in Sri Lanka, the Notre Dame fire and Easter travel.

  • Sunday Newspaper Panel

    Apr 21 2019

    Today's panel included Kieran Mulvey, Chairman of Sport Ireland; Alice Leahy, Director of Services of the Alice Leahy Trust; Nicholas Kearns, Former President of the High Court; Christina Finn, Political Correspondent with the Journal.ie; Grainne Healy, Public Affairs Consultant. Aoife Grace Moore, PA journalist, discusses shooting of Lyra McKee.

  • Notre Dame

    Apr 21 2019

    Hervé Amoric, France 24, discusses the Notre Dame Fire and the rebuild of the cathedral.

  • Movies

    Apr 21 2019

    Eoin Sweeney, Producer, and Aifric O'Connell, 2fm presenter, join the Sunday panel to talk about famous teen movies.

  • St Declan's Way

    Apr 20 2019

    John G O'Dwyer, Author of Pilgrim Paths, discusses the reopening of St Declan's Way.

  • Spring Watch

    Apr 20 2019

    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: agri.ecology@chg.gov.ie

  • Mystery Shopping

    Apr 20 2019

    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

    Apr 20 2019

    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.

  • Easter Food

    Apr 20 2019

    Catherine Fulvio, Chef, talks about what food to cook at Easter and she gives him some of her favourite Easter recipes.

  • Sunday Newspaper panel

    Apr 14 2019

    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

  • John Delaney revelations

    Apr 14 2019

    Soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy talks about the latest John Delaney revelations.

  • Doctors Crisis

    Apr 14 2019

    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.

  • Best Comedy Series

    Apr 14 2019

    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 - Derry Girls

    Apr 13 2019

    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.

  • Mindfulness in Sport

    Apr 13 2019

    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.

  • Mediterranean Mood Food

    Apr 13 2019

    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.

  • Expected Royal Baby

    Apr 13 2019

    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

    Apr 13 2019

    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.

  • TV Movies for April

    Apr 07 2019

    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.

  • Sunday Newspaper panel

    Apr 07 2019

    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.

  • Simon Open Door Initiative

    Apr 07 2019

    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.

  • Streets To Charts

    Apr 06 2019

    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.

  • Norman Crowley - Crowley Carbon

    Apr 06 2019

    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.

  • Life Of Brian 40 Years

    Apr 06 2019

    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.

  • Brunch with Neven Maguire

    Apr 06 2019

    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.

  • Newspaper Panel

    Mar 31 2019

    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

    Mar 31 2019

    John Hendrick from Big Bang Comics joined Marian to talk about Batman as the super-hero turns 80.

  • Adrian Weckler

    Mar 31 2019

    Adrian Weckler, Technology Editor of The Irish Independent and Sunday Independent joined Marian and the panel to talk about The National Broadband Plan.

  • Maeve Higgins

    Mar 30 2019

    Comedian, actor and podcaster Maeve Higgins joined Marian to discuss living and working in the US and much more

  • Dr Maithui O'Tuathail

    Mar 30 2019

    GP and President of The National Association of GP’S Dr Maithui O'Tuathail talks vitamins and supplements with Marian.

  • Downsizing

    Mar 30 2019

    Betty Purcell, Paddy Phelan and Mary Deegan speak to Marian about the process of downsizing homes.

  • Diarmuid Gavin

    Mar 30 2019

    Diarmuid Gavin joins Marian this morning to talk about his latest projects and to share some great gardening tips.

  • Sunday Newspaper panel

    Mar 24 2019

    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.

  • Rooskey Asylum Centre

    Mar 24 2019

    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.

  • FAI & John Delaney

    Mar 24 2019

    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.

  • Dublin Port & the Boeing 737 MAX

    Mar 24 2019

    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.

  • Sr Helen Culhane & Sr Orla Treacy

    Mar 23 2019

    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..

  • Moderating Content Online

    Mar 23 2019

    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 V Gibraltar

    Mar 23 2019

    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.

  • Forever in Blue Jeans

    Mar 23 2019

    Stylist Courtney Smith talked about the history of denim jeans from practical work attire to gracing catwalks and the silver screen.

  • The Internet - 30 Years On

    Mar 17 2019

    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.

  • Sunday Newspaper panel

    Mar 17 2019

    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.

  • St.Patrick's Week in the States

    Mar 17 2019

    Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland talked about Irish investment in the United States being at an all time high.

  • St.Patrick's Day Celebrations

    Mar 17 2019

    Conor Pope journalist with The Irish Times gave a live update from the St. Patrick's Day parade in Dublin city centre...

  • Travel in Ireland

    Mar 16 2019

    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.

  • Rugby Six Nations

    Mar 16 2019

    Ahead of the grand finale of the Six Nations, Rugby Analyst Eoghan O’Neachtain gives his verdict on Ireland V Wales in Cardiff.

  • Bloody Sunday

    Mar 16 2019

    Tony Doherty, son of Patrick Doherty who was killed on Bloody Sunday, spoke with Marian this morning.

  • Archivist and historian Catriona Crowe

    Mar 16 2019

    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.

  • Westminster Vote

    Mar 10 2019

    London Editor of the Irish Times Denis Staunton gives an update on Brexit and the Westminster vote this week.

  • Sunday Newspaper panel

    Mar 10 2019

    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.

  • Rugby: Ireland V France

    Mar 10 2019

    Ireland takes on France in the next round of the Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium. Rugby Analyst Eoghan O'Neachtain discussed.

  • Northern Ireland Stories

    Mar 10 2019

    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.

  • Roddy Doyle

    Mar 09 2019

    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.

  • Green Cards for Drivers

    Mar 09 2019

    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.

  • Fishing & Brexit

    Mar 09 2019

    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.

  • Dress codes at work

    Mar 09 2019

    Martina McAuley, co-director of HR Team and Gavin Fitzgerald, lawyer who works at Leman Solicitors talk about dress codes at work.

  • A Younger Brain

    Mar 09 2019

    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.

  • TV in March

    Mar 03 2019

    Brian Lloyd from entertainment.ie shares his top picks of what to watch on TV in the coming month.

  • Sunday Newspaper panel

    Mar 03 2019

    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.

  • Scouting Ireland

    Mar 03 2019

    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.

  • Surviving Outdoors

    Mar 02 2019

    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.

  • "Sandwich" Generation

    Mar 02 2019

    Psychologist and author Maureen Gaffney, takes a look at the so-called "sandwich" generation.

  • Ralph Fiennes

    Mar 02 2019

    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.

  • Des Bishop

    Mar 02 2019

    Comedian Des Bishop talks about being back on the road with his new stand-up show Take The Points.

  • Vatican Sex Abuse Summit

    Feb 24 2019

    Paddy Agnew, journalist based in Rome who writes for the Sunday Independent, reports from Rome on the Vatican's sex abuse summit.

  • Sunday Newspaper panel

    Feb 24 2019

    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.

  • Decade of Centenaries

    Feb 24 2019

    Martin Mansergh, former Fianna Fáil TD and Vice-Chair of The Expert Advisory Group on Commemorations, discusses the 'Decade of Centenaries' programme.

  • Abuse in the Cathlic Church

    Feb 24 2019

    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.

  • Unseasonable Gardening

    Feb 23 2019

    Gardening expert Hazel Proctor from Trinity College Botanic Gardens chats to Marian about unseasonable gardening.

  • Treasure Hunters

    Feb 23 2019

    Marian speaks with Kevin Leonard, Denis O'Sullivan and Maeve Sikora ( National Museum of Ireland ) about uncovering and caring for precious artifacts.

  • Philip Reynolds

    Feb 23 2019

    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.

  • Back Pain

    Feb 23 2019

    Chartered Physiotherapist Jenny Brannigan chats to Marian about back pain.