Bill Paxton dies; why Ireland should leave the euro; and former residents of Apollo House speak
On Thursday night, Jim Sheridan’s documentary ‘Inside Apollo House’ aired on TV3, chronicling the efforts of the Home Sweet Home campaign to provide shelter for homeless people in an occupied NAMA building last Christmas.
The film features an account of how volunteers felt during their time in the building, as well as the Irish public’s response.
Hollywood actor Bill Paxton – best known for his roles in Apollo 13 and Titanic – has died at the age of 61.
In a statement, the actor’s family said he passed away as a result of complications following surgery.
Paxton, a Texas native, became a favourite of director James Cameron through the 1980s and 1990s, appearing in films such as The Terminator and Aliens as well as Titanic.
Donald Trump recently announced that he won't be attending the Correspondent's Dinner later this year.
The announcement marks a break with an annual tradition where the US president is the guest of honour.
It comes off the back of Mr Trump lashing out at some media outlets, calling them "fake news" and "the enemy of the people".
While headline growth and inflation figures suggest that the euro zone's recovery is starting to stick, less obvious money movements could hint at more fundamental problems embedded in the currency.
"The Greek thing is getting the headlines - the money flows show the problem is deeper than that," economist Cormac Lucey told Newstalk's Breakfast Business.
England head coach Eddie Jones has criticised Italy's tactics in their Six Nations clash, stating his view that it's "not rugby".
England ultimately prevailed 36-15 to keep their Grand Slam hopes alive, despite trailing 10-5 at half time.