with Abie Philbin Bowman - the Minister for Arts Heritage & Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan announced plans for a National Culture Policy, John Banville awarded Knight of the Order of Arts & Letters by French Embassy in Ireland, Queen Elizabeth II visited set of Game of Thrones in Belfast today, Bob Dylan's handwritten lyrics to 'Like A Rolling Stone' sells for $2.05 million dollars
with Abie Philbin Bowman - Sweny's pharmacy in Dublin city centre which featured in Ulysses in danger of closing because of commercial rates, a Harvard academic 'A Most Dangerous Book' suggests James Joyce may have suffered from syphilis, the National Gallery to close this week because of a staff strike, Sinead O'Connor announces the title of her new album was inspired by the Sheryl Sandberg 'ban bossy' campaign
with Abie Philbin Bowman - biopics are in vogue at this year's Edinburgh Film Festival, Sue Johnston from The Royale Family will be playing the ladies maid in the next season of Downton Abbey, Brad Pitt punched in the face at Maleficent premiere
with Abie Philbin Bowman - the 4th series of The Savage Eye premieres the first episode online, the television comedy Dad’s Army to be made into a film starring Bill Nighy and Toby Jones, the National Concert Hall hosting world premiere in October from Radiohead guitarist Johnny Greenwood
on Thursday's show.....a round-up of the latest in crime fiction, singer Cormac O’Caoimh and reviews of the latest film releases including a gentler Nicholas Cage in "Joe", Gael Garcia Bernal documentary "Who Is Dayani Cristal?" and the re-boot of the mythical "Hercules"