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    with Alan Corr - Rowan Atkinson  to star in a tv remake of the stories of Parisian detective Maigret, new acts announced for Longitude Festival in July, good luck to Irish nominees at the Oscars this weekend

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    with Alan Corr - Blur announce their first album in 12 years, the Great Yeats Birthday Party planned for Sligo in June, Julie Andrews will be guest of honour at this year's Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

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    with Alan Corr - a play being written about last year's cancelled Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park, music journalist from Canada disgruntled not to find U2 more celebrated in Dublin city, Variety reveal the contents of the consolation goodie bags for nominees who don't win an Oscar this weekend

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    with Alan Corr - Netflix buys an Irish film about historic siege in Congo, two new music festivals for Dublin, film director Sam Taylor-Johnson says she will not be involved in "Fifty Shades of Grey" sequels 

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - a new record set for the sale of a painting by a living European artist, Israel's top cultural prize in turmoil after Minister intervened to have judges removed from the judging panel, Australian actor Alan Fletcher wants to represent his country in Eurovision Song Contest

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    with Alan Corr - Joni Mitchell not keen on Taylor Swift playing her in a forthcoming biopic, ITV announces a new satirical puppet show, bidding begins for portrait of Glen Hansard by artist Colin Davidson

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    with Alan Corr - the Eurovision has invited Australia to join the song contest, Irish actor Moe Dunford awarded the Shooting Star Award at Berlin Film Festival, President Higgins releases first poem since he took office - "The Prophet's Are Weeping"  

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    with Alan Corr - big awards this weekend as as BAFTA's and Grammy's  awarded, Colm Tóibín shortlisted for Folio Prize for "Nora Webster", death announced of Irish actress Daphne Carroll

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    with Alan Corr - Stephen Fry is astonished by reaction to his interview with Gay Byrne, Baz Luhrmann making tv musical drama series for Netflix, Bob Dylan knocks Ed Sheeran off top of album charts

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    with Alan Corr - confusion over whether Bruce Springsteen will play Croke Park this summer, winners of IMRO Live Music awards, line-up announced for Kilkenny Rhythm n' Roots Festival in May 

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