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    with Alan Corr  - the first trailer released for "Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens" due for release in December 2015, Vladimir Putin limits the number of Hollywood films they will permit be shown in Russian cinemas

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    with Alan Corr - death of 94-year old crime writer PD James, Colin Barrett wins Guardian First Book Award for "Young Skins", new Kurt Cobain film to challenge the mythology around the star 

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - the death announced of Irish author Anita Notaro, the winners of the various categories in the Irish Book Awards to be announced later this evening, last night Ronan Keating made his West End debut in "Once"

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - to mark his 80th birthday a portrait of playwright/author Thomas Kilroy has been unveiled in the Abbey Theatre, the Cowardly Lion costume from The Wizard of Oz sold for $3m, Robert Plant shops in Freebird Records in Dublin city centre

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    with Sinead Mooney - the longlist has been announced for the Dublin IMPAC literary prize for 2015, Eimear McBride wins the Geoffrey Faber prize for "A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing", Amy Adams set to play Janis Joplin in a forthcoming biopic   

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    with Lorcan Clancy - film director Mike Nichols dies suddenly, cinema chain in Bangkok cancels screenings of the new "The Hunger Games" film, the woman who discovered Lady Gaga wins millions in court 

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    with Alan Corr - Bono endures 5 hours in surgery after cycling accident in New York, all 5 seasons of Love/Hate sold to Netflix, UK indie band Ride confirm reunion and hint at a new album and tour

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    with Alan Corr - Jonathan Frantzen's next novel "Purity" will be published in 2015, Irish poet and publisher Michael Smith dies, The Simpsons co-creator Sam Smith saves gay Irish bull Benji from the butchers block

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    with Alan Corr - Ed Guiney and Element Pictures win prestigious award, biopic of Laurel & Hardy in the pipeline, Robyn G Shiels wins Northern Irish music prize

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    with Alan Corr - the Dublin Book Festival begins tonight, Netflix to make a new drama series "The Crown", Bono has lucky escape when the door of a private jet he was in flew off mid-air      

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