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    with Alan Corr - some of the events happening around the country on Culture Night tomorrow night, Scottish independence referendum led to a surge in sales of the film "Braveheart", American country music star George Hamilton IV dies  

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    with Alan Corr - Liam Neeson and Bono writing a movie set in Ireland in the 1970's, Eva Longoria will be one of headline speakers at this year's Dublin Web Summit, the chopper motorbike used in "Easy Rider" expected to fetch $1m when it goes up for auction next month 

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    with Alan Corr - Apple helps iTune users delete the free U2 album, Matt Damon to return to the role of Jason Bourne in 2016, terminally-ill Clive James poem  'Japanese Maple' published

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    with Sinead Mooney - the writer/director John Michael McDonagh says Irish films are not "technically accomplished" and "aren't very good", Paul Brady criticises U2 for using Apple to give away their new album, after an 8-year hiatus Damien Rice announces forthcoming gigs and a new album

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    with Sinead Mooney - the Irish writer Kevin Barry (and winner of 2013 IMPAC prize) signs a 3-book deal with Canongate Publishing, novelist Peter Carey turned down the invitation to ghost-write the memoirs of Julian Assange, the tv comedy "Mrs Brown's Boys" returning to tv screens for a Christmas special

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    with Sinead Mooney - Primal Scream guitarist Robert 'Throb' Young dies, Paul Greengrass to direct Leonardo di Caprio and Jonah Hill in a terrorist thriller set during 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Bond villain Richard Kiel (known as Jaws) dies

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    with Sinead Mooney - the world's top-earning authors list released today with James Patterson at number 1, David Bowie announced his first new music since 2013 - an album 'Nothing Has Changed', a new biopic of Peggy Lee back on the cards, directed by Todd Haynes and starring Reese Witherspoon    

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    with Alan Corr - winners announced for the west of Ireland's first Sky Road Film & TV Festival, the long-awaited third album from Damien Rice due out in October, Morgan Freeman safely landed his faulty plane when flying to Toronto Film Festival

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    with Alan Corr - giant puppet grandmother will wander the streets of Limerick tomorrow to celebrate City of Culture, rumours that U2's new album may be released exclusively on Apple technology, 'Book of Dublin Wit & Wisdom' is one of the most popular books sold in Ireland 

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    with Rachel Breslin - the Kenyan novelist and playwright NGugi Watee-ongo one of the hot favourites to win 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature, San Francisco band Faith No More release first new album in 18 years, Disney file a lawsuit against Canadian artist deadmau5 claiming his logo is too similar to their Mickey Mouse trademark

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