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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - to mark his 80th birthday a portrait of playwright/author Thomas Kilroy has been unveiled in the Abbey Theatre, the Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard of Oz sold for $3m, Robert Plant shops in Freebird Records in Dublin city centre

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    with Sinead Mooney - the longlist has been announced for the Dublin IMPAC literary prize for 2015, Eimear McBride wins the Geoffrey Faber prize for "A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing", Amy Adams set to play Janis Joplin in a forthcoming biopic   

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    with Lorcan Clancy - film director Mike Nichols dies suddenly, cinema chain in Bangkok cancels screenings of the new "The Hunger Games" film, the woman who discovered Lady Gaga wins millions in court 

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    with Alan Corr - Bono endures 5 hours in surgery after cycling accident in New York, all 5 seasons of Love/Hate sold to Netflix, UK indie band Ride confirm reunion and hint at a new album and tour

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    with Alan Corr - Jonathan Frantzen's next novel "Purity" will be published in 2015, Irish poet and publisher Michael Smith dies, The Simpsons co-creator Sam Smith saves gay Irish bull Benji from the butchers block

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    with Alan Corr - Ed Guiney and Element Pictures win prestigious award, biopic of Laurel & Hardy in the pipeline, Robyn G Shiels wins Northern Irish music prize

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    with Alan Corr - the Dublin Book Festival begins tonight, Netflix to make a new drama series "The Crown", Bono has lucky escape when the door of a private jet he was in flew off mid-air      

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    with Alan Corr - Foo Fighters confirmed for Slane 2015, nominations are in for the Bad Sex in Fiction Award 2015, British actor Warren Clarke dies

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    with Alan Corr - Quentin Tarantino hints he might retire early, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins disses the new U2 album, the new David Bowie single commemorates World War I

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    with Alan Corr - after last night's final episode the big question people want to know is will there be another season of "Love/Hate", a new memoir claims in 1969 Bob Dylan wanted to record with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, a parody of Blur's song "Parklife" recorded by Russell Brand and The Rubberbandits 

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