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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - Irish actor Andrew Scott plays baddie in new James Bond film "Spectre", the actor who played one of the main Game of Thrones characters who was killed-off in last season has been spotted in Belfast where season 6 is filming, branding on Taylor Swift merchandise raises hackles of Chinese authorities

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    with Alan Corr - two new appointments to board of the Abbey Theatre, free album entitled Star Wars from American rock experimentalists Wilco, Damien Rice unhappy at behaviour of his Galway Big Top audience

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    with Alan Corr - tragedy for family of Nick Cave as teenage son dies in a cliff fall, stars urge UK government not to diminish BBC with funding cuts, Sinead O'Connor lashes out at Rolling Stone for putting reality star Kim Kardashian on cover

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    with Alan Corr - Minister for Arts announces the Irish Film Board will be re-named Screen Ireland, Timothy Spall's buttocks offend UK film-goers

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    with Alan Corr - reviews in for Harper Lee novel "Go Set A Watchman", award winners at Galway Film Fleadh, a new George Byrne Bursary award announced at Liberties Festival for those pursuing a career in music or journalism

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    with Alan Corr - Keith Richards announces his first solo album in 23 years, Facebook to launch a new music streaming service, Jonathan Rhys Myers to play The Clash frontman Joe Strummer in new film 

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    with Alan Corr - Frank O'Connor Short Story Award won by Welsh writer Carys Davies for "The Redemption of Galen Pike", bronze bust of Bill Cosby removed from Walt Disney World theme park in Hollywood

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    with Alan Corr - Irish short film "Every Second Sunday" wins more international awards, winner of Frank O'Connor Short Story Award to be announced tomorrow, a James Bond musical set for the stage

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - the documentary "Amy" breaks box office records in UK and Ireland, from September the music magazine NME to be available free, Damon Albarn carried offstage after a 5-hour set at a music festival in Denmark 

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - Arts Minister Heather Humphreys official re-names the Opera House in Wexford, Liam Neeson's son Mícheál to play Michael Collins in new Irish film about the 1916 Rising and Timothy Spall to play Ian Paisley, tributes paid to singer Val Doonican whose death was announced today

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