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This lovely David Bowie artwork just appeared on a Dublin street

There’s a Starmaaaan….

11/01/2016. David Bowie - Tribute. Pictured a Book A book of condolences at Dublin's Grand Social bar Sam Boal Sam Boal

WHILE THOUSANDS GATHERED in London last night to pay tribute to David Bowie, Dublin is doing its bit to mark his passing in its own way.

This artwork has appeared on Richmond Street in the City Centre.

It’s the work of Dublin artist Jess Tobin, who started prepping the work yesterday.

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Dublin’s Temple Bar pub features in Snapchat’s ‘Celebrating Bowie’ story as their resident band Sparks a Flying finished with a unique rendition of Starman.


Quartz reports that Spotify saw streaming levels 2,700% above normal for David Bowie songs in the hours after the singer’s death.

Within hours four million people had tuned in.

Here’s the current top five most played David Bowie songs on Spotify.


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A Dublin Senior Infants teacher gave the perfect David Bowie-themed homework last night

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