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    with Alan Corr - Star Wars filming may return to Skellig Michael, three Irish poets shortlisted for Forward prizes, The Corrs have confirmed they are reuniting as a band

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    with Alan Corr - Cork pays tribute to Rory Gallagher this weekend, a lavish celebration of WB Yeats tonight in New York, just two people show up to screening of $27m history-of-FIFA film "United Passions"

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    with Alan Corr - Belfast poet Michael Longley wins Griffin International Poetry Prize, programme announced for Hay Festival Kells, a first edition of Tolkein's "The Hobbit" sells at auction 

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - shortlist just announced for Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2015 and Ali Smith wins Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction for her novel "How To Be Both", two Irish actors in major new film roles, comic Dara O'Briain interviews theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking

    link to Arena review of "How To Be Both" by Ali Smith from October 2014 - www.rte.ie/radio1/arena/programmes/2014/1001/649348-arena-wednesday-1-october-2014/

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    with Alan Corr - a question about Bono crops up on English Leaving Cert Paper 1, rare Harper Lee letters up for auction, previously rejected photographs of The Beatles taken in Belfast in 1964 just released 

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - Irish documentary "One Million Dubliners" wins top television prize in London, Stephen Rea among cast announced for new epic 20-part drama series "Dickensian", additions announced to Glastonbury line-up

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    with Rachel Breslin - charity dance-off on the Late Late Show tonight, writers asked by The Guardian to nominate their favourite word include Paul Muldoon and Eimear McBride, Joni Mitchell recovery going well

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - U2 pay tribute to their long-time tour manager Denis Sheehan who died yesterday, RTÉ announce Gerald Barry will be the new composer-in-residence for all RTÉ performing groups  

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - Broadway enjoys it's best-ever season for theatre box-office revenue, Gabriel Byrne latest film 'Louder Than Bombs' secures US distribution, winner of 10th Dublin International Piano Competition announced
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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - daughters claim BB King died of poisoning, opportunity for emerging Irish film-makers to showcase their work on the online RTE Storyland strand, BBC axes panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks

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