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    with Alan Corr - giant puppet grandmother will wander the streets of Limerick tomorrow to celebrate City of Culture, rumours that U2's new album may be released exclusively on Apple technology, 'Book of Dublin Wit & Wisdom' is one of the most popular books sold in Ireland 

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    with Rachel Breslin - the Kenyan novelist and playwright NGugi Watee-ongo one of the hot favourites to win 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature, San Francisco band Faith No More release first new album in 18 years, Disney file a lawsuit against Canadian artist deadmau5 claiming his logo is too similar to their Mickey Mouse trademark

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    with Rachel Breslin - novelist Will Self slams mediocre celebrities and declares George Orwell to be 'the supreme mediocrity', confirmation that Neil Young is to release a new orchestral album, the novel Shutter Island to be the inspiration for a new tv series 

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    with Sinead Mooney - Brendan Gleeson tipped for a Best Actor Oscar for his role in "Calvary", Kilkenny Arts Festival begins today, Morrissey not happy that nobody wants to interview him about his new album "World Peace Is None Of Your Business" 

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    with Alan Corr - Gabriel Byrne quietly marries his long-time girlfriend in Ballymaloe, Jamie Dornan to star in new film about Irish soldiers siege in Jadotville in the Congo, annual Fleadh Cheoil taking place this weekend in Sligo 

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    with Alan Corr - the all-female Top 10 Hollywood earners released and Sandra Bullock confirmed as the highest-paid actress in the world, Ricky Gervais confirms there'll be an upcoming film showing what happened to David Brent after 'The Office', Marianne Faithful says her former lover was behind the accidental death of Jim Morrison  

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    with Alan Corr - Irish band Delorentos sign with Universal record label, Johnny Cash residence may be turned into a rehab centre, The Killers top ‘weirdest lyrics’ poll

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    with Alan Corr - Penelope Cruz clarifies comments she made in an open letter condemning Israel's action in Gaza, the fourth installment in Stieg Larsson's 'Millenium' series to be published next year, the Star Wars film-makers leave Skellig Michael

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    with Alan Corr - Disclosure and Bastille added to line-up for Guinness Amplify weekend (which replaces Arthur's Day), Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan and JJ Abrams join campaign to save film company Kodak, Robert Plant responds to Jimmy Page's stated annoyance at plans for Led Zeppelin re-union    

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    with Alan Corr - all-female punk band Pussy Riot to sue the Russian government for unfair conviction, Donna Tartt novel "The Goldfinch" to be made into a film, filming of Star Wars VII continues on Skellig Michael despite concern over use of a protected world heritage site

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