Death of Broadcasting Pioneer Marian Finucane (1950-2020)

Irish broadcasting pioneer Marian Finucane died suddenly at her home yesterday, age 69.

The Irish Times writes:

Over the course of a career spanning almost five decades, she was at the vanguard of media and social change in Irish life, in particular when it came to the position and rights of Irish women. For millions of listeners across generations, her voice was as familiar as that of close family members.

She will be remembered for her role on RTE’s Liveline phone-in programme; and for the Marian Finucane Show, which she presented on RTE radio for the last 15 years.