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Brendan Courtney: It’s really tough without dad, but he’s left an amazing legacy

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Facing into his first Christmas without his beloved dad Frank, Brendan Courtney knows it’s going to be tough.

Saoirse Ronan to host Saturday Night Live with musical guest U2

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As Oscar buzz builds re her performance in Lady Bird, Saoirse Ronan is the star of the moment in the US and has been invited to host NBC's Saturday Night Live.

Eighth Strictly star departs the dancefloor

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Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock said it had been “an absolute honour” to be the first disabled person to compete on Strictly Come Dancing as he became the latest victim of the dance-off.

Morrissey: Kevin Spacey has been ‘needlessly attacked’

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Morrissey has said it is “ridiculous” that Kevin Spacey has been recast in a film following allegations of sexual misconduct, adding the actor has been “needlessly attacked”.

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Peter Kay announces sixth and final Dublin show following phenomenal demand

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Peter Kay has added a sixth and final Dublin date to his upcoming UK and Ireland tour.

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Ireland AM presenter Sinead Desmond has quit TV3 breakfast show after 11 years

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Sinead Desmond has reportedly quit her role as co-anchor on TV3's Ireland AM.

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David Cassidy clings to life in critical condition at hospital

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Actor and singer David Cassidy has suffered organ failure and is in critical condition at a Florida hospital.

Songs Of Praise star Aled Jones denies inappropriate behaviour amid BBC probe

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Songs Of Praise star Aled Jones will not appear on the BBC while the broadcaster investigates alleged inappropriate behaviour more than a decade ago.

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Reacher tackles rural America's drug crisis

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Lee Child famously decided to write a bestseller when he was made redundant from Granada Television in 1995.

Write side... with writer Jacqueline Wilson

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Jacqueline Wilson on having a teenage magazine named after her, and how persistence sometimes pays

An obsession with truth, fiction and nature of lies

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As a writer, Richard Flanagan follows his own rules. His 2001 novel, Gould's Book of Fish - a postmodern trip through the colonial and penal history of his native Tasmania - is as challenging as it is wildly inventive. His last novel, The…

Back to the futurologists

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Darragh McManus enjoys a new book that takes a wry look at the rise of technology and how past generations predicted the future would be - from blimp travel for the masses to a society doped up on soma

Saturday, Nov 18

Irish duo Sean and Conor and solo singer Sam Black leave X Factor in double-elimination

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Irish brothers Sean and Conor Price and solo singer Sam Black are the latest X Factor acts to leave the competition.

'Is it 1993?' - Mark Wahlberg bemused by Fair City and Irish TV on Gogglebox Ireland Celebrity Special

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The cast of Daddy's Home 2 don't hold back when they feature on Gogglebox Ireland: Celebrity Special next week.

'I can see the fear in your eyes' - Peter Kay went rogue on the Late Late Show last night and everyone loved it

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Fresh from announcing a new UK and Ireland stand-up tour for 2018 and 2019, Peter Kay popped in to the Late Late Show on Friday night and was in ebullient form.

X Factor's Sean and Conor Price hoping judges fall 'crazy in love' with tonight's song

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Sean and Conor Price will be singing their hearts out on The X Factor tonight, as they battle to say in the show with the competition heating up.

Friday, Nov 17

Nicky Byrne: 'I would love a Westlife reunion'

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Nicky Byrne has said that he would "love" to do a Westlife reunion, but It's a matter of finding the right time that suits all four band members.

Is it time to trim the 'friend fat'? People encouraged to take part in 'unfriend day'

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Who needs 3,000 Facebook friends? If you've ever thought about needing to purge your Facebook friends list today is your day.

I got paid just €1.10 for online streaming of hit, says Stunning singer

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Musician Steve Wall has revealed he received just 97p (€1.10) for streaming of one of his band's hits in a month.

Thursday, Nov 16

'I was never left alone with anyone' - Saoirse Ronan on harassment in Hollywood

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Saoirse Ronan has spoken out about harassment in Hollywood.

'I miss doing stand-up' - Peter Kay announces four Irish dates on first stand-up tour in eight years

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Peter Kay is returning to his stand up roots and bringing his new tour to Ireland for two dates.

'You can't just step into it because it's neither me nor a character that's a slight adjustment on me' - Cillian Murphy on channelling Tommy Shelby

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When he's not starring in Oscar-bound Christopher Nolan films, Cillian Murphy smashes out six episodes of one of the UK's best TV shows. I spoke to him about Peaky Blinders ahead of season 4's arrival.

Cillian Murphy talks Ireland, family, and the 'long journey' back to Tommy Shelby for Peaky Blinders season 4

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When he's not starring in Oscar-bound Christopher Nolan films, Cillian Murphy smashes out six episodes of one of the UK's best TV shows. I spoke to him about Peaky Blinders ahead of season 4's arrival.

Wednesday, Nov 15

Ryan Tubridy stays tight-lipped about this year's Toy Show - but one thing will look different

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Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy is scaling back on complex dance routines during this year’s Late Late Toy Show but promises his says his ensembles will provide plenty of entertainment value.

'I don’t remember a whole lot outside of memories of painting myself blue and just turning up!' - Mel Gibson on filming Braveheart in Ireland

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The Hollywood star filmed the box office smash in Scotland and Ireland in 1994 and not only starred in, but also directed, the film.

Australia voted YES for marriage equality and the internet is a lovely place to be

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Australia has voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage and the internet is a lovely place to be this morning.

Love/Hate star Charlie Murphy promises 'fireworks' as she faces off with Cillian Murphy on Peaky Blinders

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Love/Hate star Charlie Murphy will join fellow Irish star Cillian Murphy as a key character in Peaky Blinders.