with Alan Corr - opening night of U2 Innocence + Experience tour to go ahead in Vancouver on Thursday despite death of Larry Mullen's father, Picasso painting smashes record for most expensive work sold at auction, a question over inspiration for Guns 'n Roses "Sweet Child of Mine"
with Sinead Mooney - case taken against BB King's manager dismissed, controversy as Icelandic artist constructs a mosque at the Venice Biennale, Poldark writer 'always wanted' Aidan Turner to play lead
with Alan Corr - new music arts festival announced for Cork in September, winner of Arthur C Clarke Award for Science Fiction announced, a $2m dollar bid to complete unfinished Orson Welles film 'The Other Side Of The Wind'
with Alan Corr - Blur performing at this year's Electric Picnic, young secondary-school writers win Eason Creates national writing competition, Irish Film Board significantly cuts funding for this year's IFTA's
with Alan Corr - Bono still struggling to recover from cycling accident last year, the 63rd RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival opens in Athlone, country singer Ryan Adams finally gives in to hecklers demands that he sing Bryan Adams "Summer of 69"
with Alan Corr - Joni Mitchell 'in her full senses' after reports she had slipped into a coma, nominations revealed for this year's IFTA's, James Cameron apparently has scripts for up to four "Avatar" sequels