with Lorcan Clancy - Minister Heather Humphreys announces an extra €2m funding for the arts sector, a new novel next year from Russian-American novelist Ayn Rand, The Script save a woman at scene of car crash on a UK motorway
with Alan Corr - PJ Harvey to publish her first volume of poetry, Stephen Hawking wants to play a Bond villain, Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin take lead vocals at U2 benefit gig while Bono is laid up
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