Arts news

Monday 7th March

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Druid Shakespeare the big winner at last night's Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, disappointing news for Irish industry as television series Ripper Street comes to an end, arts lover Justice Adrian Hardiman dies suddenly

Friday 4th March

Arts News

with Alan Corr - the new Season 4 of House of Cards gets thumbs-up from critics, Tony Dyson (the creator of Star Wars character R2-D2) dies, Morrissey spotted in a pub in the Liberties last night

Thursday 3rd March

Arts News

with Alan Corr - winners of the Choice Music Prize will be announced tonight, Star Wars crew returns to Kerry for further filming, Adele spotted out and about in Dublin ahead of her concerts at the 3 Arena this weekend

Wednesday 2nd March

Arts News

with Alan Corr - first acts announced for Electric Picnic 2016, Saoirse Ronan makes her New York stage debut in "The Crucible", Coronation Street creator Tony Warren dies

Tuesday 1st March

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - The Rolling Stones to play landmark concert in Havana Cuba, long-lost painting by Caravaggio goes on display in Tokyo, tributes paid to American actor George Kennedy whose death was announced today

Monday 29th February

Arts News

with Alan Corr - reactions have been mixed to winners at last night's Oscars, death occured yesterday of comic actor and Fr Ted star Frank Kelly

Thursday 25th February

Arts News

with Abie Philbin Bowman - Alex Fegan's documentary "Older Than Ireland" secures cinema release in US and Canada, personal effects from 1916 rebels to feature in National Museum of Ireland forthcoming exhibition, Charlotte Church hopes to save the world with new musical version of 'The Little Mermaid'

Wednesday 24th February

Arts News

with Alan Corr - discovery of a new Francis Bacon painting described as his final work, Brit Awards take place tonight, Jeremy Clarkson apologises to Irish producer and former Top Gear colleague

Tuesday 23rd February

Arts News

with Alan Corr - death announced of actor Johnny Murphy who played Joey 'the lips' Fagan in The Commitments, Tom Vaughan Lawlor to play Padraig Pearse in new 1916 drama from TV3, David Bowie's album 'Blackstar' to become mini-series on Instagram 

Monday 22nd February

Arts News

with Alan Corr - IDA and Irish Film Board join forces to promote Irish film-making in Hollywood, a new literary prize The Republic of Consciousness established for best novel from small publishing houses, Umberto Eco's final book to be released on Friday

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