Saturday February 22, 2020

Marian Finucane’s singular voice had the ear of the whole country

It would be wrong to remember Finucane simply as a women’s broadcaster: she held forth for the entire nation, and wielded her power with easy authority

5th January, 2020
Marian was a broadcaster for the entire population, not simply a broadcaster for or about women Pic: RollingNews.ie

Marian Finucane was one of the greatest broadcasters this country has ever produced, and we have produced broadcasters to a very high level. Like most spectacularly successful people, she staked out her own professional territory.

She was a feminist and, at the beginning of her career, she specialised in women’s issues. She received the Prix Italia in 1980 for her documentary Abortion: The Lonely Crisis. This was unforgettable radio, as Marian travelled with the anonymous...

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