Arts & Media Correspondent Sinéad Crowley finds out how preparations are shaping up for this year's Electric Picnic festival
Music fans from around the world gathered in Belfast to celebrate Van Morrison's 70th birthday. The singer played special concerts on Cyprus Avenue, the street immortalised in his album, Astral Weeks.
Éamon de Valera received a state funeral having served as Taoiseach between 1932-48, 1951-54 and 1957-9. He was President for two consecutive terms from 1959-1973. He died on 29 August 1975.
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Commemoration events have been held across the US city of New Orleans to commemorate 10 years since Hurricane Katrina which killed nearly 2,000 people and displaced one million.
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