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    with Alan Corr - new anthology by Niall MacMonagle of Irish poems since 1916 launches tonight, Cate Blanchett cast as Lucille Ball for new biopic, progressive rock finally gets its own monthly chart countdown

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    with Alan Corr - Corn Exchange production of "A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing" wins three awards at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Kenneth Branagh plans to bring Eoin Colfer's "Artemis Fowl" to the big screen, rumours on Twitter that U2 may play in Dublin before Christmas
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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - impressive Irish representation at the London Film Festival, author Frederick Forsyth admits he worked for M16 for decades, death announced of Joy Beverly of singing trio The Beverly Sisters 

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - international concert pianist dies tragically in London, tributes paid to author/neurologist Oliver Sacks who died yesterday, Taylor Swift the big winner at last night's VMA's

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    with Alan Corr - Colm Meaney to play Martin McGuinness in a new film, new Star Wars film set for a record opening, new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary

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    with Alan Corr - concerns over more Star Wars filming on heritage site Skellig Michael, mixed reviews for Benedict Cumberbatch's performance as Hamlet, front cover and publication date revealed for Morrissey's novel "A List Of The Lost"

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    with Alan Corr - a Russian court jails a Crimean film director, child falls in museum and causes damage to 17th century painting, winner of funniest joke at Edinburgh Fringe Festival revealed   

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    with Alan Corr -  One Direction to take a break, Aidan Turner back for a new series of Poldark in 2016, David McSavage lands role in US series, Morrisey's first novel to be published in September

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - Daniel O'Donnell will take part in next series of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, graffiti artist Banksy unveils his new adult-only theme park, an Alan Patridge joke becomes a reality 18 years later

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    with Alan Corr - Abbey Theatre announces three new associate artists, Irish animated short film "Coda" nominated for international cartoon award, Batgirl actress from 1960's tv series Yvonne Craig dies

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