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Boost for new Irish music with Breaking Tunes app
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Boost for new Irish music with Breaking Tunes app

Jan 24th 2011, 2:57 PM 1,215 Views 0 Comments

Fresh Irish acts get iPhone platform – listeners can share their videos and music for free.

Golden Globe winner Colin Firth 'might lose Oscar' over claims George VI was anti-Semitic
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# Golden Globes

Golden Globe winner Colin Firth 'might lose Oscar' over claims George VI was anti-Semitic

Jan 17th 2011, 7:21 PM 1,250 Views 0 Comments

The King’s Speech is being accused in email circulating among Academy members of “glossing over” British monarch’s attitude towards Jews fleeing Nazi Germany.

Pic exclusive: Two previously unseen Jack B Yeats works to go on show
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Pic exclusive: Two previously unseen Jack B Yeats works to go on show

Jan 17th 2011, 4:31 PM 2,544 Views 0 Comments

Sligo arts centre achieves coup with first major exhibition of Yeats’s work in 30 years – including two works never before seen in public.

Irishman makes art from terrible Facebook photos
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Irishman makes art from terrible Facebook photos

Jan 15th 2011, 11:51 AM 2,495 Views 0 Comments

Enda O’Donoghue is making waves worldwide, for his unusual art: he takes pixellated Facebook photos and makes them great.

From Cuban Missile Crisis to the First Lady's bedroom: JFK digital archive rocks
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From Cuban Missile Crisis to the First Lady's bedroom: JFK digital archive rocks

Jan 14th 2011, 12:20 PM 1,111 Views 0 Comments

Massive tech project brings documents, photographs, recordings of telephone conversations and other artefacts relating to John F Kennedy to the online public.

Jedward among five acts shortlisted for Eurovision
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# Jedwardvision

Jedward among five acts shortlisted for Eurovision

Jan 13th 2011, 2:20 PM 1,149 Views 0 Comments

They haven’t gone away you know… the Lucan lads will battle to represent Ireland at the Eurovision in Düsseldorf.

IFTA nominations: Where have all the actresses gone?
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IFTA nominations: Where have all the actresses gone?

Jan 11th 2011, 6:10 PM 2,218 Views 0 Comments

Irish film award body says female actors only get one ‘lead role’ category while male actors get two because there were “insufficient” submissions from women.

Dick King-Smith, creator of ‘Babe’, dies at 88
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Dick King-Smith, creator of ‘Babe’, dies at 88

Jan 5th 2011, 6:47 PM 705 Views 0 Comments

The children’s author, best known for writing the books that spawned the Babe films, passes away at home.

Hollywood veteran Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64
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# R.I.P.

Hollywood veteran Pete Postlethwaite dies at 64

Jan 3rd 2011, 11:04 AM 546 Views 0 Comments

The star of In The Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects and Romeo + Juliet dies after a battle with cancer.

No luck for Bandits as Cardle claims Irish top spot
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# Christmas Number One

No luck for Bandits as Cardle claims Irish top spot

Dec 24th 2010, 12:34 PM 1,076 Views 0 Comments

The rubbery Limerick hip-hop duo will have to make do with second best: the X Factor champion is Number One for Christmas.

Foo Fighters confirmed as Oxegen 2011 headliners
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Foo Fighters confirmed as Oxegen 2011 headliners

Dec 13th 2010, 11:11 AM 210 Views 0 Comments

Vladimir Putin: Action Man, fighter pilot... jazz singer
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# Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin: Action Man, fighter pilot... jazz singer

Dec 11th 2010, 4:13 PM 1,918 Views 0 Comments

Vlad the Impaler isn’t your average prime minister. Oh no – he has a bit of a tune in him too.

The curse of Spider-man: Broadway show hits another snag
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# Curse Of Spiderman

The curse of Spider-man: Broadway show hits another snag

Dec 10th 2010, 10:09 AM 565 Views 0 Comments

The concussion of an actress waiting backstage is just the latest in a string of injuries and disappointments for the most expensive show in Broadway history.

Viewers call to check tram services after Corrie crash
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# Coronation Street

Viewers call to check tram services after Corrie crash

Dec 8th 2010, 3:19 PM 1,745 Views 0 Comments

Confused Coronation Street viewers call Metrolink to ask whether the Corrie tram crash caused any disruption to services.

271 undocumented Picasso works found
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271 undocumented Picasso works found

Nov 29th 2010, 4:26 PM 687 Views 0 Comments

A retired French electrician has revealed 271 previously unknown works by Pablo Picasso – saying that the artist gave them to him as gifts.

Tubridy takes best newcomer prize at Irish Book Awards
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Tubridy takes best newcomer prize at Irish Book Awards

Nov 26th 2010, 8:15 AM 810 Views 0 Comments

Well-publicised JFK tome scoops prize as Booker-nominated novel Room takes Novel of the Year.

Bono feared Spider-Man musical wouldn't "get out the gate"
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Bono feared Spider-Man musical wouldn't "get out the gate"

Nov 25th 2010, 4:47 PM 493 Views 0 Comments

Delays, technical hitches and cast changes make it the “most expensive Broadway show” ever made but CBS’s 60 Minutes is giving Bono and Edge project a primetime TV boost this weekend.

Does this make Susan Boyle bigger than Jesus too?
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# Susan Boyle

Does this make Susan Boyle bigger than Jesus too?

Nov 18th 2010, 7:57 PM 119 Views 0 Comments

Apple's big iTunes' announcement: the Beatles now online
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Apple's big iTunes' announcement: the Beatles now online

Nov 16th 2010, 4:24 PM 878 Views 0 Comments

The Fab Four ends decades of abstaining from having its catalogue available for download. …Is that it?

Did they really say that?: Top 5 outlandish celebrity claims
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# Overblown

Did they really say that?: Top 5 outlandish celebrity claims

Nov 15th 2010, 9:37 PM 2,692 Views 0 Comments

Twink could have been a neurosurgeon! Sienna Miller believes smoking is fine! Eamon Dunphy invented the Lotto?!

Second cross-border service held
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Second cross-border service held

Nov 14th 2010, 1:58 PM 175 Views 0 Comments

A second cross-border remembrance service will be held on Sunday.

In pictures: Tens of thousands of pilgrims flock to Mecca
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In pictures: Tens of thousands of pilgrims flock to Mecca

Nov 13th 2010, 1:57 PM 276 Views 0 Comments

Over 2.5 million people are expected to visit the religious site by Sunday morning.

Chinese vase found in house clearance nets €50m
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# Nice

Chinese vase found in house clearance nets €50m

Nov 12th 2010, 12:15 PM 786 Views 0 Comments

Brother and sister “had no idea” 18th century porcelain piece owned by late uncle would break auction record.

RTÉ names former TV boss as new director-general
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RTÉ names former TV boss as new director-general

Nov 9th 2010, 2:43 PM 305 Views 0 Comments

Noel Curran, who left RTÉ in May to work privately, will succeed Cathal Goan as the head of the national broadcaster.

Bank of Ireland to donate 12 works to IMMA
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Bank of Ireland to donate 12 works to IMMA

Nov 5th 2010, 3:18 PM 1,484 Views 0 Comments

Mary Hanafin welcomes BoI’s move, saying works will not be lost to public view after all.

Slideshow: Irish photographers are picture perfect winners
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Slideshow: Irish photographers are picture perfect winners

Nov 5th 2010, 12:47 PM 2,715 Views 0 Comments

Five portraits included in prestigious London’s National Portrait Gallery show.

Top 10: Weird Patron Saints
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# All Saints Day

Top 10: Weird Patron Saints

Nov 1st 2010, 4:40 PM 6,295 Views 0 Comments

It’s All Saints Day – so how better to mark November 1 than with a selection of lesser-known patron saints?

Stephen Fry melts down, quits Twitter (again)
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# Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry melts down, quits Twitter (again)

Nov 1st 2010, 11:40 AM 1,526 Views 0 Comments

1.9 million followers can expect to see a less less conversation after the actor comes under fire.

Lady Gaga professes undying love... for Jameson
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# Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga professes undying love... for Jameson

Oct 28th 2010, 4:06 PM 1,174 Views 0 Comments

The oddball American songstress tells The O2 she loves the Irish whiskey – and takes a tour of the distillery afterward.

Blasphemy law pushes Ireland from first to tenth in press index
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Blasphemy law pushes Ireland from first to tenth in press index

Oct 27th 2010, 9:08 AM 454 Views 0 Comments

The 2010 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index sees several EU countries fall, including Ireland.

An answer to the question tormenting theologists...
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An answer to the question tormenting theologists...

Oct 22nd 2010, 10:19 AM 795 Views 2 Comments

Is Homer really a Catholic?

Oscar Wilde's birthday commemorated with Google doodle
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# Doodle

Oscar Wilde's birthday commemorated with Google doodle

Oct 16th 2010, 11:30 AM 511 Views 0 Comments

Google celebrate Oscar Wilde’s 156th birthday with new doodle on homepage.

Could 273 seconds of silence become the Christmas number 1?
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# Christmas Number One

Could 273 seconds of silence become the Christmas number 1?

Oct 15th 2010, 2:08 PM 489 Views 0 Comments

A Facebook campaign seeks to make John Cage’s seminal 4’33″ – a piece composed of silence’ – a festive chart-topper.

Meet Khagendra Thapa Magar: the world's newest smallest man
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# World Record

Meet Khagendra Thapa Magar: the world's newest smallest man

Oct 14th 2010, 1:42 PM 1,049 Views 1 Comment

A 2-foot-2 Nepalese teenager is officially recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world’s smallest man.

Howard Jacobson takes the Man Booker Prize
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Howard Jacobson takes the Man Booker Prize

Oct 12th 2010, 10:15 PM 287 Views 0 Comments

British author beats Ireland’s Emma Donoghue to take prestigious literary award.

Vargas Llosa beats all others to the Nobel punch
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Vargas Llosa beats all others to the Nobel punch

Oct 7th 2010, 2:09 PM 179 Views 0 Comments

Esteemed author Mario who once had fisticuffs with fellow South American writing star, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, wins Nobel Prize for Literature.

7 ‘deadly’ things you may not know about The Commitments
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# The Commitments

7 ‘deadly’ things you may not know about The Commitments

Oct 7th 2010, 12:58 PM 16,490 Views 3 Comments

While we wait for tickets to go on sale to the reunion gigs of The Commitments stars, TheJournal.ie has been occupying itself with identifying famous nipples, name changes and cardboard cutouts in the original film.

New London play wants you to fall asleep
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New London play wants you to fall asleep

Oct 7th 2010, 9:02 AM 201 Views 0 Comments

‘Lullaby’ is designed to lull you to sleep – the theatre will even provide a bed, and morning wake-up call.

The Commitments re-unite for four March gigs
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# The Commitments

The Commitments re-unite for four March gigs

Oct 6th 2010, 6:01 PM 2,637 Views 1 Comment

The stars of the 1991 film re-unite to mark its 20th anniversary. Will Dave from Eejit Records show up this time?

"Dear Mr Franzen. We've got your glasses. They're refusing to talk."
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"Dear Mr Franzen. We've got your glasses. They're refusing to talk."

Oct 6th 2010, 9:14 AM 454 Views 0 Comments

Author Jonathan Franzen handed a ransom note demanding £100,000 for the safe return of his specs.

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