with Abie Philbin Bowman - Nobel prize-winning German novelist Gunter Grass dies, opening film at this year's Cannes Film Festival announced, Stephen Hawking sings a cover of Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song'
with Alan Corr - writer Joseph O'Connor delivers inaugural address as Professor Creative Writing at University of Limerick, artist Sean Lynch will represent Ireland at this year's Venice Biennale, Kurt Cobain's daughter says she doesn't like Nirvana
with Alan Corr - Irish actors and presenters amongst this year's BAFTA nominees, new tv series Poldark commissioned for a second series, the original Twin Peaks cast want David Lynch to return for the new series
with Abie Philbin Bowman - winner of Pen Faulkner Award for Fiction announced, Terry Pratchett's final Discworld novel to be published, original manuscript for Don McLean's 'American Pie' sells for $1.2m at auction
with Abie Philbin Bowman - Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Bryan Cranston to star in film about drugs kingpin Pablo Escobar, House of Cards will return for a fourth season, the final-ever album from Frank Zappa to be released later this year