By the end of the Battle of the Somme there was 1.2 million casualties and the British army had moved their front line a mere seven miles during the longest battle of World War One. Ronan McGreevy asks 'was it worth it?'. Video: Enda O'Dowd
Over 3,500 Irish men died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, with many more wounded. Many of these men went to war in the hope of securing Home Rule, others with a desire to build stronger relations to the empire. Video: Enda O'Dowd
The official trailer for 'Queen of Earth', starring Elisabeth Moss, has been released. Video: IFC Films
The official trailer for 'Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie', starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley, has been released. Video: Fox Searchlight
The longest and bloodiest seven miles in British Military history, where over 3,500 Irish soldiers died on the first day, took place on July 1st 1916. 100 years later the landscape still bares the scars of the great war. Video Enda O'Dowd/ Reuters
Slayer guitarist Kerry King talks about the lack of young talented guitarists in today's metal scene.
Kanye West stirs up controversy with nude celebrities, including Taylor Swift and Donald Trump, in his 'Famous' music video. Video: Reuters
Adele performs her 2010 smash hit 'Someone Like You' as she headlines the Pyramid Stage at day two of Glastonbury. Video: BBC Music
The final episode in the sixth season of Game of Thrones is titled The Winds of Winter and has a 69-minute running time – the longest episode in the show’s run.
With Sheamus, Finn Balor and Becky Lynch Irish wrestling is going through an international golden period. But the local independent scene is also thriving with promotions such as Over The Top and Main Event. Video: Enda O'Dowd
12-year-old Ryan Wyer, from Rush in Fingal, is the first person to direct a video for reclusive electronic artist Apex Twin since 1999’s Windowlicker. Video: Aphex Twin
Dubliners read sex scenes from Frankie Gaffney's controversial debut novel Dublin Seven. Video Barry Gibbons
Music, comedy, performance, food, drink and lots of tents. It’s the annual Body and Soul Festival. Video: Dominique McMullan
Singer Meat Loaf collapsed on stage while performing in Canada. The 68-year-old dropped his microphone and fell to the floor in the middle of his hit "I'd Do Anything for Love". Emergency personnel responded and he is reportedly in a stable condition
Twelve years after being made redundant, David Brent played by Ricky Gervais is now a travelling salesman for a feminine hygiene products company, but still harbouring dreams of rock stardom in his new film 'David Brent: Life On The Road'. Video: BBC
Official trailer for season 4 of American comedy-drama series 'Orange is the New Black'. Video courtesy: Netflix
Walt Disney opened the gates to its first theme park in China on Thursday (June 16), prompting a rush from thousands of Mickey Mouse enthusiasts to be the first to storm Treasure Cove, ride the Roaring Rapids or visit Disney's tallest castle.
U.S. President Barack Obama says that he's 'worried' about the future of the Republican party during an appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'. Video: NBC/The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
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