with Alan Corr - the first trailer released for "Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens" due for release in December 2015, Vladimir Putin limits the number of Hollywood films they will permit be shown in Russian cinemas
with Abie Philbin Bowman - the death announced of Irish author Anita Notaro, the winners of the various categories in the Irish Book Awards to be announced later this evening, last night Ronan Keating made his West End debut in "Once"
with Abie Philbin Bowman - to mark his 80th birthday a portrait of playwright/author Thomas Kilroy has been unveiled in the Abbey Theatre, the Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard of Oz sold for $3m, Robert Plant shops in Freebird Records in Dublin city centre
with Sinead Mooney - the longlist has been announced for the Dublin IMPAC literary prize for 2015, Eimear McBride wins the Geoffrey Faber prize for "A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing", Amy Adams set to play Janis Joplin in a forthcoming biopic
with Alan Corr - Jonathan Frantzen's next novel "Purity" will be published in 2015, Irish poet and publisher Michael Smith dies, The Simpsons co-creator Sam Smith saves gay Irish bull Benji from the butchers block