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Plans for Dublin Bay skating rink

Budding Torvill and Deans will be showing off their skills by the sea if plans for an ice rink overlooking Dublin Bay get off the ground.

The facility at Dun Laoghaire harbour is to be open from December to January, with a roller blade rink also available during the rest of the year.

A €250,000-a-year contract has been put out to tender to design, build, maintain and operate the rink, with work due to begin by April.

The venture at the historic Carlisle Pier forms part of major redevelopment works.

Ex-Clash stars back together

Former Clash stars Mick Jones and Paul Simonon have revived their punk partnership by recording together for the first time in almost 30 years.

The pair reunited for a guest appearance on the new Gorillaz album after being approached by the band's creator, Damon Albarn.

Jones said there were fewer arguments than the old days when they worked on the title track of the third Gorillaz album, Plastic Beach.


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