with Alan Corr - large audience for first episode of RTÉ drama "Charlie", backlash against a Channel 4 proposal for a sitcom set in the backrop to the Irish famine, Russell Crowe offers his opinions on allegations of ageism against Hollywood
with Abie Philbin Bowman - President Barack Obama reveals his favourite film of the year, fallout continues from the leaked/hacked Sony emails, first glimpse of Robin Williams' final role in the film "Absolutely Anything"
with Alan Corr - Minister Heather Humphreys announces competition for Ireland's nominee for European Capital of Culture 2020, tracks from Madonna's new album leaked online, Sinead O'Connor re-writes the Irish national anthem
with Alan Corr - Garth Brooks and Frozen top the list of most-Googled subjects this year, celebrities slam the publication of hacked Sony emails, the Kerry actor Timothy V Murphy lands lead role in "True Detective"
with Sinead Mooney - nominees announced for the 2015 Folio literary prize include some Irish names, a 13-part tv series to come next year based on the epic poem Beowulf, America's Merriam-Webster dictionary announces it's 'word of the year'
with Alan Corr - Minister for Arts announces an additional €2m funding for the Arts Council for 2015/2016 projects, Forbes unveils their music Rich List for 2014, JK Rowling releases a new Harry Potter short story online
with Abie Philbin Bowman - the jury for next year's Man Booker Prize is revealed, Irish actor Moe Dunford voted a 'shooting star' at 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, Golden Globe nominees announced
with Abie Philbin Bowman - hacked emails reveal how Sony Pictures executives really feel about Angelina Jolie, Irish actor Briain F O'Byrne lands a role in US tv drama series, the most expensive photograph ever has been sold for $6.5m dollars