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Irish authors up for the 2017 Man Booker Prize

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New To Hot Press: BODIES

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Brian Wilson brought the sounds of the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds alive in front of a sold-out theatre of enthusiastic and loyal Beach Boys fans.

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Mundy announces 'Jelly Legs 21' tour this October

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Irish post-rock combo's best record yet. Initially written as a continuous piece of music for a one-off performance in Dublin in 2015, Tough Love is a delicious offering from the multi-headed ...

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David Bowie’s Estate And Woodie’s DIY Team Up To Be ‘Heroes’ To Children In Need

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Grime Star Bugzy Malone set to play The Academy Dublin

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LGBT Helpline "Must Be Saved"

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BBC director general responds to women's letter on gender-pay gap

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Mundy, Mick Flannery, Dublin Choir, Susan O'Neill and more come together in support of Vera Twomey and daughter Ava.

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The U2 Covers - No. 31: 'U2: Closer To The Edge'

With a new ‘Best Of’ bringing the band’s story up to date, U2’s guitar man steps forward to riff on good times and bad, the private life of a public figure, discovering the ...

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