this week's BIRTHDAYS
Simon Coveney, Tanaiste, is 47. Tommy Tiernan, comedian, is 50. Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager, is 52. Phil Mickelson, golfer, is 49. Joyce Carol Oates, novelist, is 81. Lamont Dozier, songwriter of Holland-Dozier-Holland, is 78. Amanda Byram, TV personality, is 46. Garry Roberts, Boomtown Rats' guitarist, is 65. Giacomo Agostini, multi-world champion motorcyclist, is 77.
MONDAY, JUNE 17
Paul McGuinness, ex-U2 manager, is 68. Venus Williams, tennis player, is 39. Barry Manilow, singer, is 76. Ken Loach, movie director, is 83. Newt Gingrich, US Republican politician, is 76. Greg Kinnear, actor, is 56. Peggy Seeger, folk singer, is 84. Eddy Merckx, five-time Tour de France winner, is 74. Pat Hickey, ex-president of OCI, is 74. Jodie Whittaker, first female Dr Who, is 37.
TUESDAY, JUNE 18
Paul McCartney, former Beatle, is 77. Delia Smith, TV cook, is 78. Isabella Rossellini, actress, is 67. Jason McAteer, former Liverpool and Ireland midfielder, is 48. Alison Moyet, singer, is 58. Richard Madden, actor who plays Robb Stark in Game of Thrones, is 33.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19
Boris Johnson, UK politician, is 55. Salman Rushdie, author, is 72. Sr Stanislaus Kennedy, campaigner, is 80. Paula Abdul, singer and TV personality, is 57. Kathleen Turner, actress, is 65. Gena Rowlands, actress, is 89. Zoe Saldana, actress, is 41. Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, is 74. Aidan Turner, Dublin-born actor and star of Poldark, is 36. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian-born leader of Al-Qaeda, is 68.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20
Aoibhin Garrihy, TV star, is 31. Aonghus McAnally, RTE personality, is 64. Brian Wilson, Beach Boy, is 77. Nicole Kidman, actress, is 52. Lionel Richie, singer, is 70. John Goodman, actor, is 67. Wendy Craig, actress, is 85. Paul Muldoon, poet, is 68. Willie Jackman, builder, is 65.
FRIDAY, JUNE 21
Tomas O Se, Kerry footballing great, is 41. Prince William, future UK monarch, is 37. Brandon Flowers, singer with The Killers, is 38. Edward Snowden, US whistle-blower, is 36. Ray Davies, The Kinks singer, is 75. Ian McEwan, author, is 71. Lana Del Rey, singer, is 34. Jonathan Irwin, Jack and Jill childrens' charity founder, is 78.
SATURDAY, JUNE 22
Esther Rantzen, TV presenter, is 79. Kris Kristofferson, singer-songwriter, is 83. Prunella Scales, alias Sybil Fawlty, is 87. Meryl Streep, actress, is 70. Cyndi Lauper, pop star, is 66. Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, is 55. Lindsay Wagner, actress, is 70. Bobby Gillespie, Primal Scream singer, is 57. Bruce Kent, political activist, is 90.
TODAY, JUNE 16