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    with Alan Corr - a new Harry Potter book to be released in July, Dublin International Film Festival reunion event for extras who appeared in Neil Jordan's "Michael Collins" 20 years ago, Aaron Sorkin to adapt "To Kill A Mockingbird" for the stage

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    with Anthony Thuillier - folk singer Donovan celebrates his 70th birthday with a special concert at the London Palladium, line-up for Forbidden Fruit Festival announced, "Room" tops the box office in Ireland while "Dad's Army" also does well at British box office, Berlin orchestras to stage concerts in aid of refugees

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - Beyoncé to play Croke Park in the summer and her video for 'Formation' makes pointed political references, Druid Theatre buys the building which currently houses their offices, wins for "Brooklyn" and Emma Donoghue at British Film Awards last night

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    with Anthony Thuillier - Italian actor dies today having suffered serious injuries after a theatre incident went wrong, number of literary first editions to be auctioned in London, Elton John performs an impromptu performance in St Pancras train station to promote his new album

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - the film Brooklyn being developed into a television series, Van Morrison gets a knighthood, Joe Alaskay who was the voice of many cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck dies 

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - two Irish stars to host new series of BBC2 television show Robot Wars, UK's National Theatre promises audiences more 'gender fluid' productions, tributes paid to Fergus O'Farrell singer with Cork band Interference whose death has just been announced

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    with Alan Corr - Druid Theatre unveil their programme for 2016, rumours that Bruce Springsteen will play concerts at Croke Park this year

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    with Alan Corr - Egyptian soprano wins this year's Veronica Dunne Singing Competition, Storm Gertrude destroys iconic tree-lined avenue in Co Antrim which is a Game of Thrones location, mural which appeared overnight on Moore Street definitely NOT by Banksy

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - Xtravision chain of film rental shops to close, shortlist for Choice Music Prize's Best Irish Song announced, Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei closes exhibition in Denmark over new rules on asylum seekers

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    with Alan Corr - rave reviews for John Carney's Irish film "Sing Street" at Sundance Film Festival, Kris Kristofferson will donate all proceeds to Childline from Irish concert, photo of organic potato sells for €1m 

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