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This afternoon.

Our Lady’s Hospital, Cooley Road,  Crumlin, Dublin 12.

Star struck patients witness a celebrity walkabout and sing song at the country’s largest children’s hospital with Chris De Burgh, his daughter Rosanna Davison, Brian McFadden, Brendan O’Carroll, Rugby’s Shane Thingy, and Gavin Duffy.

FIGHT!

Pics: Mark Stedman

 

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An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has been giving his reaction to this morning’s news and there have been contributions too from the world of sport, entertainment and from across the political divide.

More as we get it.

UPDATE: We were the victims of an elaborate, meticulously–planned hoax. The BBC News report was doctored [using actual footage from Michael Jackson’s death] while the reaction video’ on closer examination was nothing more than unrelated interview snippets about real dead people. Apologies all. Chris is alive, very well and celebrating April Fool’s Day with his family probably in a castle. He will be touring this Summer. Listen to his latest album ‘Home’ here.

Paul Daly/Photocall Ireland

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From 1987, an ad for HMV.

Looking for a little discount given half a chance.

Good times.

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A portrait by Bill Kirk of Dublin Belfast street life in 1983.

Even then adult oriented pop/rock took its toll on the populace.

Good times.

Via Red Barn Gallery Belfast

From the article: Love don’t come easy: artists we love to hate (Kevin Courtney, Irish Times, 22 Oct)

There are many homegrown stars worth hating – Ronan, Bono, Sinéad – but all must bow to the chieftain of cheese himself, Chris de Burgh. His global hit The Lady in Red set a new standard for schmaltzy ballads, while his 1975 Christmas song, A Spaceman Came Travelling , will waft out of shops every December until the end of the universe. So no escape there. His new album, Moonfleet, is a prog-MOR concept epic complete with orchestra, narration, jigs and hornpipes. De Burgh takes an active interest in how his career is doing – when the press publishes anything critical about his work, he often responds with a robustly worded missive.

Oh dear. Not again.

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