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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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    with Alan Corr - Amy Winehouse label boss says he has destroyed demos for all her unreleased material, Leonard Nimoy documentary raises more than enough funding on Kickstarter, makers of Back To The Future say there'll be no re-make until after they die

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - Taylor Swift exercising tight control over her live show images, official confirmation that television station BBC3 will move online-only, Royal Opera production of "William Tell" in Covent Garden booed by audience and prompts walk-outs

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    with Sinead Mooney - death of legendary RTÉ broadcaster Liam Ó Murchú, conflicting reports over the health of Joni Mitchell, complaints to UK regulator about language Kanye West used during his set at Glastonbury

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    with Alan Corr - anonymous donors offer to buy Beit paintings to ensure they stay in Ireland, programme unveiled for 2015 Galway Film Fleadh, tragic death of film composer James Horner

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    with Alan Corr - Taylor Swift talks Apple into changing their plans to provide free music streaming, American author James Salter dies, rumours of a new Star Trek spin-off for television

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    with Alan Corr - Simon Armitage appointed the new Professor of Poetry at Oxford University, Irish film "You're Ugly Too" wins American Screen Directors Guild 'Finders Series' award, Alex Gibney documentary about Church of Scientology to get a limited UK release

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    with Alan Corr - reviews in for new EL James book "Grey" (the story told from the perspective of Christian Grey), the last days of Groucho Marx to be brought to the big screen, discussion today in both houses of the Oireachtas about how to keep the Beit paintings in the country

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    with Alan Corr - Jim Crace wins 2015 IMPAC literary award, television series "Penny Dreadful" (which is shot in Dublin) is renewed for a third season 

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