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Snow Patrol dominate Irish awards
Snow Patrol
The band's Eyes Open was the top-selling album in the UK in 2006
Rock group Snow Patrol swept the board at the Ireland Music Awards, scoring four prizes including best Irish band.

The Northern Ireland-based band also won best live act, most downloaded song and best Irish album for Eyes Open.

They are nominated in three categories for this month's Brit awards, including best British group and British album.

Other winners at the Ireland Music Awards included Justin Timberlake, Lily Allen and Westlife, who were named best pop act for the seventh year running.

Timberlake and Allen won best international male and female respectively. Scissor Sisters were the best international group.

Luan Parle and Damien Dempsey won the prizes for best Irish male and female, while Clannad took home the lifetime achievement award.

Performers at the ceremony in Dublin included Pussycat Dolls, Kaiser Chiefs, Amy Winehouse and Ronan Keating, who sang with Westlife.


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