Bantry House: auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull said they hoped to raise about €1 million from the sale of the house’s contents, which include paintings, furniture, books and French tapestries. Photograph: Lyon & Turnbull /PA Wire

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A Valentine for Lady Gaga
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