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Boost for new Irish music with Breaking Tunes app
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Vladimir Putin: Action Man, fighter pilot... jazz singer
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
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
Confused Coronation Street viewers call Metrolink to ask whether the Corrie tram crash caused any disruption to services.
271 undocumented Picasso works found
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
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"
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?
Apple's big iTunes' announcement: the Beatles now online
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
Twink could have been a neurosurgeon! Sienna Miller believes smoking is fine! Eamon Dunphy invented the Lotto?!
Second cross-border service held
A second cross-border remembrance service will be held on Sunday.
In pictures: Tens of thousands of pilgrims flock to Mecca
Over 2.5 million people are expected to visit the religious site by Sunday morning.
Chinese vase found in house clearance nets €50m
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
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
Mary Hanafin welcomes BoI’s move, saying works will not be lost to public view after all.
Slideshow: Irish photographers are picture perfect winners
Five portraits included in prestigious London’s National Portrait Gallery show.
Top 10: Weird Patron Saints
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)
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
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
The 2010 Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index sees several EU countries fall, including Ireland.
An answer to the question tormenting theologists...
Is Homer really a Catholic?
Oscar Wilde's birthday commemorated with Google doodle
Google celebrate Oscar Wilde’s 156th birthday with new doodle on homepage.
Could 273 seconds of silence become the Christmas number 1?
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
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
British author beats Ireland’s Emma Donoghue to take prestigious literary award.
Vargas Llosa beats all others to the Nobel punch
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
While we wait for tickets to go on sale to the reunion gigs of The Commitments stars, 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
‘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
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."
Author Jonathan Franzen handed a ransom note demanding £100,000 for the safe return of his specs.