That Sky Sports News  managed to keep a 24-hour-rolling-sports-news service going when there is next to no actual sports news to report says something of their dedication, creativity and powers of invention. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty

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A woman signs a book of condolence at RTÉ radio centre in Donnybrook, Dublin, for broadcaster Marian Finucane who died aged 69 on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

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Brendan Grace worked in the entertainment industry for 50 years.

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 John McGuirk in the No campaign HQ, ‘Life House’, Gardiner Place, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

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Aonghus McAnally: “I don’t tend to spend much on myself and only really shop when I need something.”

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Hector Ó hEochagáin at the launch of TG4’s autumn schedule at the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: 1Image/Bryan Brophy

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Jamie Reilly from Navan prepares for his audition for Louis Walsh’s next boyband in Dublin today.  Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

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