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    with Alan Corr - U2 album "Songs of Innocence" hits lowest UK album chart placing in decades, Kilkenny animator hired by on television comedy series South Park, saxophonist Raphael Ravenscroft dies

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - The Arts Council announce the shortlist for the newly-created post of Laureate for Irish Fiction, the British television actress Lynda Bellingham dies

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    with Alan Corr - funding increases for various arts sectors in Budget 2014, the Irish stage & screen actress Gabrielle Reidy dies, Phil Chevron's guitars presented to Mountjoy Jail inmates studying music 

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - the French writer Patrick Modiano wins the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - Leonardo di Caprio will not play Steve Jobs in upcoming biopic directed by Danny Boyle, Rome's Opera House has cut nearly 200 staff because of debts, line-up unveiled for this year's Cork Jazz Festival   

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    with Alan Corr - Arts Minister Heather Humphrey's continues to field questions about nominations to board of IMMA, the Hard Working Class Heroes music festival began today, singer/songwriter Lynsey de Paul dies

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    with Alan Corr - Twilight to return as a series of short films, music venue The Stables in Mullingar closes for good, online artist Cassetteboy cuts together a variety of David Cameron speeches so that he delivers a rap at party conference

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    with Alan Corr - death of legendary Irish stage school founder Billie Barry, line-up revealed for Shape Shifters ball at IMMA, Aretha Franklin releases new album of covers of Diva classics  

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    with Alan Corr - U2 plan a more intimate tour next year, John Cleese said he felt no excitement going back on stage for Monty Python live shows, Belfast thriller "71" wins at Athens International Film Festival

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    with Alan Corr - the nationwide search begins for Ireland's Favourite Poem, the artwork for new U2 album Songs of Innocence shows a rare shot of intensely-private Larry Mullen Jnr embracing his son, Stephen Fry admits he took cocaine in Buckingham Palace during his wild years

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