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Not one but two wildcard acts revealed for Ireland's Got Talent grand final


The Ireland's Got Talent judges have announced not one, but two wildcard acts to compete in Saturday's grand final.

VIP package for Rolling Stones at Croker will set you back €899 - to stand

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You can't always get what you want - especially if it's a ticket to see The Rolling Stones play Croke Park.

WATCH: This beautiful rendition of 'Zombie' as Gaeilge is going viral

There have been many tributes to Dolores O'Riordan in the weeks following her death and this one from the pupils of a Limerick secondary school is particularly beautiful.

ASOS are totally owning the embarrassing typo adorning 17,000 of their plastic bags


Whoever signed off on the copy for ASOS's plastic bags might be feeling a little sheepish today.

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Top Dublin pubs change names for 48 hours in honour of writers


Patrons of three of Dublin's top pubs may find themselves a little confused this weekend as their favourite watering holes have changed their names.

Firefighter dies battling blaze on New York set of Edward Norton film


A raging fire has gutted an unoccupied residential building being used as a film set in New York City, leaving a firefighter dead.


Comic Relief makes change to appeals after complaints of ‘poverty tourism’


Celebrities will take a back seat on Comic Relief’s on-location appeals following complaints about “poverty tourism”.


'It stinks of selling tickets' - Rod Stewart hits out at ‘dishonest’ Elton John retirement tour


Sir Rod Stewart has accused fellow musical superstar Sir Elton John of using retirement as a ploy to make money.

Will Young says he had to re-record Leave Right Now because he 'sounded gay'


Will Young is standing centre stage at London’s Café de Paris wearing leather trousers, a white tuxedo jacket and singing Love is in the Air, the dreamy disco ballad that topped the charts in the late Seventies. Dancers in sparkly…

Mayor Sadiq Khan announces grassroots culture fund for London


London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced a £1 million grant programme to boost grassroots culture in the capital.


Dancing On Ice champion Jake Quickenden to sing on show’s tour


Dancing On Ice champion Jake Quickenden will be returning to his roots by singing as well as skating on the show’s spin-off tour.


'Our songs are just as relevant as 30 years ago' - Aslan's Billy


Aslan's Billy McGuinness believes the key to the Dublin band's longevity is that their songs are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.


Movie reviews: Pacific Rim Uprising, Unsane, The Third Murder, Dark River


Paul Whitington reviews this week's other big releases...

A Wrinkle in Time movie review: 'Disney's space romp is a windy, worthy bore'

Dealing with an absent father is one thing, but what do you do if your dad has disappeared into deep space?


Debut novels compete for Desmond Elliott prize as longlist is revealed


Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, The Mermaid And Mrs Hancock and Conversations With Friends are among the novels on the longlist for the Desmond Elliott prize.


Classic Brit Awards back after five years and rightly so – Myleene Klass


Myleene Klass has said classical music “always prevails” as the Classic Brit Awards returns for the first time in five years.

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Corrie fans pleased as Martin Platt returns to comfort son David


Coronation Street fans called for Martin Platt to return to the soap full-time as Sean Wilson reappeared on the cobbles.

Ireland's Got Talent semi-final shock as favourite Evelyn Williams is sent home

After weeks of blood, sweat and tears, the final crop of semi-finalists descended on Dublin's The Helix for a chance to perform in the grand finale of Ireland's Got Talent on Saturday.

Sarah Michelle Gellar shares Cruel Intentions pic on Reese Witherspoon birthday


Sarah Michelle Gellar has shared a Cruel Intentions throwback picture as she wished her co-star Reese Witherspoon a happy birthday.

Damien Hirst finds perfect spot for new paintings at Houghton Hall


Damien Hirst has unveiled 46 new paintings – a development on his spot works.

Hold on to your hats: Bar brawl breaks out as Kat Slater returns to EastEnders


Kat Slater sparked a bar brawl after she walked in on a benefit for her own funeral as the soap character returned to EastEnders.


EastEnders fans praise ‘legendary’ Kat Slater return cliffhanger


EastEnders fans have praised the return of Kat Slater as the best soap comeback of all time.

Kat Slater makes Walford return with lip gloss and leopard print


Kat Slater has made a dramatic return to EastEnders as she learned the residents of Walford think she is dead.

Novel inspired by Black Lives Matter wins Waterstones Children’s Book Prize


A debut novel inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement has won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.


Jack Tweed remembers Jade Goody on anniversary of her death


Jack Tweed has said he does not go a day without thinking about Jade Goody as he remembered the reality star on the anniversary of her death.


Kate Hudson backs Sia as a director after musical collaboration


Kate Hudson has said she hopes singer Sia turns her hand to directing again after starring in a film helmed by the musician.

Brooke Kinsella working with EastEnders on knife crime storyline


Former EastEnders star Brooke Kinsella is working with the soap on an upcoming storyline about youth gangs and knife crime, it has been announced.


Bucks Fizz star Cheryl Baker predicts UK Eurovision success


Former Eurovision winner Cheryl Baker has backed the UK’s act to nab a top-five finish at this year’s competition.

Torvill and Dean: Dancing On Ice can help inspire young people to skate


Ice dancing stars Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean believe Dancing On Ice – coupled with last month’s Winter Olympics – has the potential to inspire more youngsters into the sport.


'Share the love' - generous stranger's random act of kindness for local children goes viral

A kind-hearted stranger paid for ten children to enjoy a day out, urging people to "share the love."

Liam Payne pays tribute to baby son Bear on his first birthday


Liam Payne has shared a rare glimpse of his baby son to celebrate his first birthday.


Ryan Reynolds returns as foul-mouthed superhero in Deadpool 2 trailer


Ryan Reynolds returns as a foul-mouthed but likeable superhero in the new trailer for Deadpool 2.

Catherine Tyldesley: I’m grateful Corrie’s door will be left open after I exit


Coronation Street star Catherine Tyldesley has said the door will remain open after she leaves the cobbles.


Jessie Wallace: First day back on EastEnders’ set was scary


Jessie Wallace has confessed to feelings of nerves and fear on her return to EastEnders as Kat Slater.