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    with Alan Corr - the Cork venue The Pavilion closes down, only one Irish author (Sebastian Barry) makes the shortlist for the best-selling books in Ireland over the past 12 years, Johnny Marr announces his second solo album will be released later this year

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - Garth Brooks says our flawed system is an 'embarrassment' for Irish people and the nominations announced for this year's Emmy Awards  

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    with Alan Corr - Garth Brooks writes to Peter Aiken saying his 'heart is breaking' but he couldn't do 3 concerts instead of the 5 for which fans had already bought tickets, Sharp Objects the first novel from Gillian Flynn (author of Gone Girl) is to be made into a tv series, Jarvis Cocker and Jack White to appear on Beck compilation album Song Reader

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    with Alan Corr - all five Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park cancelled, a new grown-up Harry Potter book revealed by JK Rowling, after a routine operation in Birmingham by the Irish Air Corps Pharrell Williams approached them to tell them they were 'doing a great job'

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    with Alan Corr - Pink Floyd to release a new album in October, scripts for new series of Dr Who featuring Peter Capaldi leaked online, Garth Brooks to hold a press conference this Thursday and address issue of ban on his concerts going ahead at Croke Park

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    with Alan Corr - court rules that only 3 Garth Brooks concerts will be allowed at Croke Park instead of the 5 for which tickets were sold, TAM ratings show Irish people watching more television than ever and people still prefer watching traditional television rather than online    

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    with Alan Corr - Guinness announce a €1m fund for emerging Irish artists, 20th Century Fox hope to redress gender imbalance in their film-makers, Hay Festival Kells begins today

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    with Alan Corr - list announced today of the top-earning films in Ireland so far this year, The Frames play a 3-hour gig in Whelan's last night to celebrate the venue's 25th birthday, Mick Jagger pokes fun at himself at the press launch for the new Monty Python live shows 

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    with Alan Corr - Glastonbury Festival begins today, two Irish actors Michael Fassbender and Cillian Murphy invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, LA writer Raymond Chandler finally gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame  

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    with Alan Corr - Fire Station Artists Studio open 2 new residential studios, Ringo Starr's letters to his teenage girlfriend Doreen from 1961 sell for £16,250stg, Morrissey song confirmed to be about Dublin's Mountjoy Jail  

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