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    with Sinead Mooney - Working Title buy theatrical rights to Enid Blyton's Famous Five stories, Rough Trade label sign Derry singer Soak, Garda Siochána post message on their official Facebook page asking for the public's help tracing a missing man - one Garth Brooks

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    with Alan Corr - Star Wars VII to shoot scenes on Skellig Michael, Courtney Love considering options for who will play the lead in Kurt Cobain biopic, a promotional teaser for the film "50 Shades of Grey" has been released

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    with Alan Corr - two Irish authors on the Man Booker prize longlist, a database of films held in the IFI Irish Film archive has just been made available online, sad news about the death of film-maker Louis Lentin

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    with Alan Corr - Robert Downey Jnr the top-paid Hollywood movie star this year, 23 acts join the line-up for this year's Electric Picnic, George Harrison memorial tree in Los Angeles is killed by beetle infestation

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    with Alan Corr - the Cork venue The Pavilion closes down, only one Irish author (Sebastian Barry) makes the shortlist for the best-selling books in Ireland over the past 12 years, Johnny Marr announces his second solo album will be released later this year

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    with Alan Corr - a copy of the first book ever printed in the English language sells at Sotheby's for over £1m, the Irish single charts will now include streaming figures, American actress Elaine Stritch dies

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    with Alan Corr - Marvel have re-imagined their character Thor as a woman and will be re-inventing other characters, TG4 have started broadcasting in the USA, the blues star Johnny Winter dies

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    with Alan Corr - a glam rock production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" coming to Dublin Castle, the Dublin International Film Festival invites votes for Dublin's favourite film, Weird Al Yankovic is back with new single "Tacky"

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    with Abie Philbin Bowman - Garth Brooks says our flawed system is an 'embarrassment' for Irish people and the nominations announced for this year's Emmy Awards  

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    with Alan Corr - Garth Brooks writes to Peter Aiken saying his 'heart is breaking' but he couldn't do 3 concerts instead of the 5 for which fans had already bought tickets, Sharp Objects the first novel from Gillian Flynn (author of Gone Girl) is to be made into a tv series, Jarvis Cocker and Jack White to appear on Beck compilation album Song Reader

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