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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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    with Alan Corr - MTV Crashes Cork comes to Cork at the end of the year, line-up for IMRAM music festival next month, Jason Orange leaves Take That

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    with Alan Corr - AC/DC announce a new album and world tour in 2015, Brendan Gleeson and both his sons to perform in "The Walworth Farce" by Enda Walsh next year, a Texas school bans 7 titles in 'Ban Books Week'

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    with Alan Corr - Bord Gáis Energy Theatre has been sold for €28 million, deadline for second round of Filmbase Short Film Awards 2014, new Bryan Ferry album to feature Johnny Marr, Nile Rodgers and Flea   

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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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