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Rent set for D4 boutique

Judge Jacqueline Linnane has set the rent for the 1,540 square foot Marian Gale boutique at The Mall, Donnybrook, Dublin, at €30 per square foot or just over €46,000 a year.

The Circuit Civil Court had been asked to decide the rent between Marian Gale Limited and Padholme (in Receivership), a former real estate company of developer Sean Dunne, which owned The Mall development.

Cyndi and Elvis up for award

Tom Petty, Vince Gill, Cyndi Lauper and Elvis Costello are among the performing songwriters being considered for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Other performers up for the honour are Gloria Estefan, Cat Stevens, Toby Keith, Steve Miller, Steve Winwood, Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson of Heart.

Nonperforming songwriters being considered are Linda Perry and Motown's William 'Mickey' Stevenson. Winners will be inducted next June at a New York gala.

Brooks denied hack trial costs

The judge in Britain's phone hacking trial said acquitted defendant Charles Brooks should not be reimbursed for his legal costs because even though he was innocent, his behaviour was stupid and suspicious.

Brooks was cleared earlier this year of conspiring with his wife, former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks, and others to hide evidence from police. He said he had stashed material including his pornography collection out of embarrassment.

Brooks applied to the court for €622k. Judge John Saunders rejected the application.

JFK's wedding snaps for sale

A Boston auction house is set to close an online auction on 13 negatives from John F Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's wedding in Newport, Rhode Island in September 1953.

The negatives feature images of the wedding party posing outside, the newlyweds leaving the church and the couple cutting the wedding cake. RR Auction said the images are attributed to photographer Frank Ataman.