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The Insider: 04/01/10

FANS of Irish group The Corrigan Brothers will soon be able to check out their new track, a cover of Phil Coulter's Hand Me Down My Bible, when the Tipperary group hit the small screen.

The trio, who live in Limerick, recorded the song for a NBC documentary, which is set to air in the USA in March.

The Irish sensations had a worldwide hit last year with their debut single, There's No One As Irish As Barack Obama.



  • 2010 has only just arrived, but already preparations are under way for this year's much-anticipated Meteor Music Awards.

This Thursday will see a group of media insiders step out for an official launch event at Bozac Brazzerie, La Stampa Hotel on Dawson Street, where details of this year's awards show will be announced.

Last year saw Latin hunk Enrique Iglesias, The Stereophonics and James Morrison jet in for the glitzy show, while Amanda Byram hosted the event.



  • ALL roads led west on New Year's Eve when Irish-language drama Ros na Run celebrated its 1,000th episode.

The Gaelic-speaking soap, which airs on TG4, has been enticing viewers for 14 years.

To date the soap has featured everything from euthanasia to suicide, to drink driving storylines.



  • CELEBS were out in force last night for the second live All Ireland Talent show taking place at Ardmore Studios in Bray.

Father and son act, Tom and Eoghan Costello represented the west as they brought their quirky puppet show to the stage after performing at various weddings and events together in the past.

The south saw Cathal Flaherty take centre stage for John Creedon, with the 16 year old playing the guitar and singing.

Singer Karen Morrisson flew the flag for the north, while Dublin was represented by seven-year-old Romey Farrelly, who is no stranger to the limelight having taken on the lead role in Amy's Angel in the Olympia theatre.



  • TV3 will launch their new series, Taoiseach, on Thursday night, with Brian Cowen taking centre stage in the opening episode, as the commercial station delves into the history of the office.

Over the coming weeks the series will take a look at the 12 men who have assumed the title of An Taoiseach.

The programme will feature interviews with Taoisigh and others who have shaped our history and will take a look at the scandals and sacrifices, along with the memorable moments which have defined us as a nation.


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