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Copies of the Nyberg report into the banking collapse which was published in 2011. Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has said he hoped the public  banking inquiry would start work within months.   Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

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The Perm State Ballet production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’: ‘a rare privilege’
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