James Cramer set for Whelan's this Thursday

To celebrate the start of a new year, James Cramer is set Whelan's tomorrow evening.

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The former US President and First Lady have reportedly signed record breaking book deals in excess of a staggering $60million.

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WATCH: Ed Sheeran Debuts New Song In Live Session

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Trump Blames Oscar Mix-Up Fiasco On Politics!

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WATCH: First Trailer For New Will Smith Flick

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New Virgin Media Stores To Open In Dublin, Galway & Waterford

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First wave of acts announced for Dun Laoghaire's Beatyard festival

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Fangclub head out on Irish tour

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Mar 04 - Mar 04: The Academy

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Paula Cox, Paul Creane and The Man Whom will embark on 3 Will Tour this March

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WATCH: London Grammar perform 'Big Picture' on The Late Show With James Corden

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Columbia Mills release new music video and announce Irish tour dates

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British Musician Paul Rose Claims That U2 Based Achtung Baby track ‘The Fly’ On His ‘Song'

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Indian dream-pop duo Parekh + Singh announced for Workman's

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Lineup announced for 20th Creamfields Festival

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London/Irish duo Rews sign with Marshall Records, line-up Irish tour dates

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12 Step Planet: Mostar, Bosnia

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Graham Linehan invited to speak at comedy event to support Stand Up For Choice

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Get Out tops US Box Office on opening weekend - watch the full trailer here

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Ed Sheeran makes special donation to Irish charity in London

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Kamasi Washington announces Dublin date

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Fangclub head out on Irish tour

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Future Islands add more Irish shows

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Irish Actress Makes Subtle Political Statement At Oscars

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Oscars 2017: Full List of Winners

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Gypsies On The Autobahn Live At Tower Records

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Ryan Adams' Prisoner hits number 3 in its first week on the album charts

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Live Review: Pleasure Beach at Whelan's

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Reuben James releases new single feat. VJ Jackson

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Beyonce pulls out of Coachella 2017 'on doctor's orders'

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Exclusive: Jack O'Rourke debuts his new single 'Naivety'

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Ryan Adams adds second Dublin date due to demand

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Gypsies On The Autobahn's Debut Album Is Out Today!

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Aine Cahill adds extra date at The Sugar Club

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Netflix has released a new trailer for the upcoming film The Discovery, starring Jason Segel and Rooney Mara. Part sci-fi future film and ...

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Laura Cantrell live at Whelan's

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Cracking debut from Dublin hip-hop duo. Fifth Element comprises two Ballymun buckos: Ryan ‘Linco’ Lincoln and Ger Kellett. And State ...

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Dermot & Dave announce nationwide comedy tour

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BRIT Awards 2017: Full List Of Winners

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Get Your Brass On With Music Generation Laois!

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IMRO Live Music Venue of the Year Awards 2017

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Album Review: Planet Parade, Mercury

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Reddy To Start: An Interview With Alibhe Reddy

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Dinosaur at The Sugar Club on 21 February 2017

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Porn In The USA: Erotica in the new America

One of the more unlikely anti-Trump crusaders is US erotica guru, Dr Chuck Tingle, whose alt.right baiting website, Buttbart, has gained a cult following. The resistance against ...

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Lindsay Lohan claims she was racially profiled while wearing a headscarf

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The 2017 Brit Award will take place tonight, February 22. The ceremony will be hosted by Dermot O'Leary and Emma Willis, with performances coming ...

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Jake Clemons live at Whelan’s

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For his first Live Lounge performance in two years, Ed Sheeran made history with some of the most intense loop-pedal performances, and also by being the first to perform immediately ...

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Interpol, Kasabian, PJ Harvey, Alt-J, The Naked and Famous all lined up for Sziget Festival

Sziget Festival, the 7 day festival on an island north of Budapest, has announced the first 22 acts for its 2017 event. Sziget Festival has been on ...

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Rag'N'Bone Man teams up with Beats by Dre for latest Beats X Beats video

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Sleaford Mods, Metronomy and Lambchop announced in first batch of acts for Body & Soul

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The Olympia Theatre Voted Hot Press Venue of the Year

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Katy Perry launches video for new single 'Chained To The Rhythm'

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Top Geary: Interview with Karl Geary

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Anarchy In The USA - Exploring The Alt-Right and Antifa Movements

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In Conversation With Black Star Riders

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J. Cole is coming to Ireland

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LISTEN: The Secret Things cover PJ Harvey's 'Down By The Water'

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Agnes Obel announces headline show at The Olympia Theare

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Roger Waters considers performing Pink Floyd's The Wall on US-Mexico border

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Midnight opening parties for new Ed Sheeran album in Dublin, Cork and Galway

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Martin Scorsese To Receive John Ford Award in Dublin

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New Aidan Gillen movie to be screened in the IFI tomorrow as part of ADIFF

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Acclaimed act Ladies in the Blues to return to Bray

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Rag'N'Bone Man enters the Irish Album Charts at No. 1

The glorious debut album from British soul star shoots straight for the top spot on its first week. Six foot two, big boned and wreathed in ink, Rory Graham doesn't exactly look like ...

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Ed Sheeran remains number 1 of the Irish Single Charts

The British singer-songwriter keeps defending his place on top of the charts. Ever since the releases of his two new singles from forthcoming album ÷ six weeks ago, Ed Sheeran ...

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The Message - Madness in the Garda Siochana

Over the past week, astonishing revelations have emerged about Garda collusion in a campaign of vilification which painted the whistleblower, Sergeant Maurice McCabe, as a ...

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Ricky Gervais is coming to Dublin

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Film Review: Moonlight

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Hidden Figures, with its focus on prejudice and privilege, features great performances and some simplistic optimism Theodore Melfi’s film about three black female mathematicians ...

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Eamonn McCann: The Chimes of Freedom

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Brian Wilson presents Pet Sounds live in Bord Gais Energy Theatre

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Irish international footballer ordered to pay €230k to Elvis Presley impersonator

Irish international footballer Anthony Stokes has been ordered to pay €230,000 in damages to an Elvis Presley impersonator he headbutted and ...

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Ryan Adams announces Irish tour dates

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