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Enslaved and High on Fire announce a co-headline show in the Tivoli theatre.

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Michael Moore sends a clear message toward Trump's opinion on separating families

The American filmmaker, activist and author states his opinion about separating children from their parents at the Mexican border in a Facebook ...

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Paul McCartney Releases New Double A-side Single Today

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Live Review: Future Islands at Donnybrook Stadium

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Programme announced for Kilkenny Arts Festival

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Templemore Metal Festival returns for 2018

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First ever gender balanced music and comedy weekend to be held this summer

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A Labour Party motion calling for theState to apologise to men who were convicted of engaging in consensual same-sex sexual acts prior to the decriminalisation ...

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Wood Quay Summer Sessions Returns This July

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