LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22:  Musicians The Edge, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr. and Adam Clayton of the band U2 accept the Touring Top Artist Award onstage during the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena May 22, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ABC)

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Winner of best supporting actor Brían F O’Byrne poses in the press room at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Photograph: Ian West/PA

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Ryan O’Shaughnessy: the Irish singer competes in the Eurovision final on Saturday. Photograph: Pedro Nunes/Reuters

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Hugh Grosvenor at the Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace, ahead of the christening of the three month-old Prince George of Cambridge by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 2013. Photograph: Getty Images

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The two most lucrative shows at Dublin’s O2 venue last year were those of singer-songwriter Paul Simon, who grossed €1.6 million last July. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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ExamWatchers video: Catherine Vance on English Paper 1

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