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    with Alan Corr - deaths announced of Booker-winning author Anita Brookner and Glenroe actor Robert Carrickford, winner announced of the 'Nice Screams A Citizen's Anthem' competition - Donnacha Toomey for "A Dhuine Uaisle Uachtair Reoite" ("Better World in Mind")

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    with Alan Corr - "Room" wins 9 awards at Canadian Screen Awards last night, the Irish western "An Klondike" nominated for a raft of IFTA's, tributes continue for musician Conor Walsh who died on Friday

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    with Alan Corr - Ireland doesn't rank particularly high in list of World's Most Literate Nations, BBC launches a new sitcom written by Sharon Horgan and Graham Linehan, Peter Capaldi claims BBC is 'not looking after' Dr Who

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    with Alan Corr - no official permission yet for Star Wars filming on Malin Head in Donegal, author Elena Ferrante whose true identity is unknown makes longlist for Man Booker Prize, Game of Thrones fans confused by reports of death of George Martin

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    with Alan Corr - an unseen Francis Bacon painting found on the back of works by Tony O'Malley, tributes pouring in for legendary Beatles producer George Martin who has died

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    Arts News and artist Jesse Jones to represent Ireland at Venice Biennale 2016

    with Abie Philbin Bowman - major coup for Irish Museum of Modern Art which secures a long term loan of works by Lucien Freud, two Irish authors longlisted for Bailey's Prize for Women's Fiction, 8-part drama from 1966 "Insurrection" to be shown on RTÉ television; visual artist Jesse Jones selected to represent Ireland at Venice Biennale 2016 

    Listen to interviews with Lisa McInerney (7 April 2015) and Anne Enright (8 May 2015) at this link -   www.rte.ie/radio1/arena/category/books/ 

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - Druid Shakespeare the big winner at last night's Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, disappointing news for Irish industry as television series Ripper Street comes to an end, arts lover Justice Adrian Hardiman dies suddenly

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    with Alan Corr - the new Season 4 of House of Cards gets thumbs-up from critics, Tony Dyson (the creator of Star Wars character R2-D2) dies, Morrissey spotted in a pub in the Liberties last night

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    with Alan Corr - winners of the Choice Music Prize will be announced tonight, Star Wars crew returns to Kerry for further filming, Adele spotted out and about in Dublin ahead of her concerts at the 3 Arena this weekend

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    with Alan Corr - first acts announced for Electric Picnic 2016, Saoirse Ronan makes her New York stage debut in "The Crucible", Coronation Street creator Tony Warren dies

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