with Abie Philbin Bowman - Daniel O'Donnell will take part in next series of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, graffiti artist Banksy unveils his new adult-only theme park, an Alan Patridge joke becomes a reality 18 years later
with Alan Corr - Abbey Theatre announces three new associate artists, Irish animated short film "Coda" nominated for international cartoon award, Batgirl actress from 1960's tv series Yvonne Craig dies
with Alan Corr - major WB Yeats celebrations planned for the National Concert Hall in September, Dublin Book Festival takes place in Temple Bar in November, Morgan Freeman pays tribute to slain grand-daughter
with Alan Corr - RTE Television launches biggest-ever autumn schedule, Minister announces funding for promotion of Irish art and culture abroad, Motorhead's Lemmy announces he switched to vodka 'for health reasons'
with Abie Philbin Bowman - makers of Irish/French period comedy based on a Jane Austen novella in talks with Amazon, legendary comic Jerry Lewis says his 1972 Holocaust comedy "The Day The Clown Cried" was a bad idea, Amy Schumer speaks out about gun violence in Switzerland