Listen: Grace VanderWaal releases powerful debut single 'Clay'

Winning America's Got Talent at age 12, this dynamite young girl unleashes stunning vocals in her new official single. By Caitlyn Stewart

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Anton Savage has left his Today FM morning show

The presenter blames disagreements with management for his immediate departure. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Donegal named as the world's 'coolest destination' for 2017

National Geographic Traveller magazine recommended the Irish county as No.1 place to visit next year. By Jessica Kimy

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Fawlty Towers Star Andrew Sachs Dies

Actor Andrew Sachs has died at the age of 86 following a four year battle with dementia, it was confirmed late last night. By Jason O'Toole

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Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival 2017

Festival announces dates on the June Bank Holiday weekend. By Jessica Kimy

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Ibrahim Halawa writes letter to parents from prison cell

Ibrahim Halawa, the 21-year old Irish citizen who has been in prison in Egypt for more than three years without trial, has written an open letter to Ireland from his prison cell. By Peter McGoran

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Government Won’t Oppose Medicinal Cannabis Bill

It appears that the door is now finally being opened to making cannabis legal for medicinal purposes in Ireland. By Jason O'Toole

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Enda Walsh, Emma Donoghue, James Joyce and Roddy Doyle To Feature In Exciting Abbey Theatre 2017 Programme

The Abbey Theatre have unveiled their schedule for 2017, offering a mix of innovative, original productions, as well as new adaptions of timeless Irish stories. By Peter McGoran

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Take Part in the Global Drug Survey 2017

The biggest online survey of its kind anywhere in the world, last year’s Global Drug Survey was completed by over 100,000 people from more than 50 countries, with the findings revealing who’s taking what, where, how often and for how much. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Hot Press was there when the Manic Street Preachers played in front of Fidel Castro

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Glenn&Ronan release new single, line up to perform at Oscar Wilde Awards

Irish duo Glenn&Ronan have today released their new single 'All of the Stars' and have announced that they will perform at the US-Ireland Alliance’s ...

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The Message - Donald Trump: The Threat to the US is Real

Christmas may be coming - but in the wake of the most astonishing US Presidential election in living memory, the fear that a cadre of white supremacists may get their hands on the levers ...

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We catch up with Cry Monster Cry before they play Other Voices this weekend

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Anton Savage has left his Today FM morning show

The presenter blames disagreements with management for his immediate departure. The shock broadcasting news is that Anton Savage and Today FM have parted ways. In the statement ...

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'Rockabye' mounts the Irish Singles Chart

The English electronic band, Clean Bandit, remain at the top of the pile this week as the Top Ten shifts ever-so slightly since our last look. The Weeknd featuring Daft Punk moves in ...

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Watch: Rolling Stones 'Ride 'Em On Down'

Kirsten Stewart stars the music video full of bold scenes. The Rolling Stones released today the music video 'Ride 'Em On Down' with the actress Kirsten Stewart. The song is part ...

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Little Mix top the Irish Album Charts

Missing out last week on the top spot after Metallica sailed in with Hardwired...To Selfdestruct, Little Mix bagged the Irish Number One today with their fourth album Glory ...

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Listen: Sia's striking new ballad 'Angel by the Wings'

Sia reminds us, "You can do anything." The Australian songstress drops her sweeping new track 'Angel by the Wings,' which appears in the dramatic 2016 documentary The Eagle Huntress. ...

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Hot Press Snaffles Key Gongs At Magazine Awards

Stuart Clark was named Journalist of the Year and Niall Stokes was named Editor of the Year at the ceremony held in City Hall last night. Hot Press was among the big winners last night ...

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Moana directors tease there could be an LGBTQ Disney princess soon

After the latest animated Disney feature Moana, two of the movie’s directors talk about the opportunity of seeing an LGBTQ princess ...

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Gabriel Garzón-Montano is coming to Dublin

The American singer-songwriter has announced his tour dates for next year and it includes a Dublin stop. Gabriel Garzón-Montano is set to release his debut album Jardín ...

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The Late Late Toy Show is tonight's entertainment on RTE

The wait is finally over. The Irish TV event of the year is happening tonight and is being billed by Ryan Tubridy as "the most colourful toy show yet". ...

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J Cole drops new song 'False Prophets', gets set to release album next week

After an iTunes pre-order page hinted that the Fayetteville rapper was gearing up to release his fourth studio album, 4 Your Eyez Only, ...

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Imelda May set to perform in Dublin & Belfast

The Irish singer-songwriter treats her homeland to TWO nights in Dublin Imelda May dives into blues, soul, gospel, folk, rock, and even cinematic drama for her most recent set of intimate ...

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The Rolling Stones, Justice, Manic Street Preachers & Biffy Clyro star in Free Music Friday

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One Direction's Louis Tomlinson final member to fly solo

New music is in the works from the boy-band heart throb Of the five One Direction boys, Louis Tomlinson is the last one to prepare his own music career. Other members Niall Horan, Harry ...

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Jacob Sartorius to perform at Vicar Street

American singer and internet sensation, Jacob Sartorius, will bring his burgeoning personality cult to Dublin in 2017 Get ready for the 14-year-old social media force Jacob Sartorius, ...

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Fawlty Towers Star Andrew Sachs Dies

Actor Andrew Sachs has died at the age of 86 following a four year battle with dementia, it was confirmed late last night. The actor passed away in a care home last Thursday, but the news ...

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Drake Crowned Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist of 2016

Drake was the most popular musician played on Spotify for the second year running in 2016 with an astronomical 4.7 billion streams on the music service. “Drake has been unstoppable ...

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Coldplay Ban Selfie Sticks At Gigs

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Jennifer Aniston Reveals Why Friends Reunion Would Never Work

FANS of the popular US sitcom Friends will certainly be disheartened to hear that Jennifer Aniston feels a reunion movie or TV show will never happen. ...

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Watch: The Mummy teaser trailer

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The World's Highest Paid Musicians of 2016

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Dua Lipa wins UK European Border Breakers Award

London singer-songwriter Dua Lipa was today announced as a winner of the 2017 European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), the European music awards for emerging artists. Dua Lipa will ...

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It’s not a game anymore: Cryptic teaser for Sherlock season 4

Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock and Martin Freeman’s Dr Watson are practised in having patience. While only a year passed between ...

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Muse will headline Reading & Leeds 2017

Bastille, Major Lazer, and At The Drive In are also confirmed. The lineup for Reading & Leeds 2017 has been released, and Muse is returning to the festival for the first time in six years. ...

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Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival 2017

Festival announces dates on the June Bank Holiday weekend. The unique, city centre Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival has confirmed its slot in the 2017 calendar. The festival's ...

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Across The Line At 30 TV documentary to be shown on BBC

The documentary charts the history of the famous show, which has continually championed new music in Northern Ireland for the past 30 years. It ...

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Listen: Jenn Grant releases new single, "Galaxies," off upcoming album Paradise

The award-winning Canadian artist will come to Dublin in May. Following up the success of her last album, Compostela, Jenn Grant has released ...

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Have you been looking for the perfect gaming app that makes you feel like you're in Vegas in the 80s? Guns N'Roses have got you covered. They've released a new game in partnership with ...

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Ibrahim Halawa writes letter to parents from prison cell

Ibrahim Halawa, the 21-year old Irish citizen who has been in prison in Egypt for more than three years without trial, has written an open letter to Ireland from his prison cell. Mr Halawa, ...

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Bernie Sanders Feels He Could've Defeated Trump in Presidential Election

Bernie Sanders has confessed that he's left wondering "what if" if it was him instead of Hillary Clinton who ran against Donald Trump. Sanders had ...

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Neil Diamond Announces World Tour To Mark 50th Anniversary

It’s hard to believe that Neil Diamond is celebrating his 50th anniversary since he became a household name with his first major hit single with ‘Solidarity Man’ all the way ...

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Government Won’t Oppose Medicinal Cannabis Bill

It appears that the door is now finally being opened to making cannabis legal for medicinal purposes in Ireland. A big step forward will be made today when a Bill on making cannabis legally ...

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Star Wars Live Stream Event on Twitter

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Brendan O’Shea: Midatlantic Man

The man from Kerry has become an important lynchpin of the music scene in New York, helping Irish artists in particular to get on the map there. But he is also a fine singer and songwriter ...

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Now Netflix subscribers can download series and movies

New option allows downloads of series and movies that were only available on the catalog online before. The streaming service Netflix announced today that its subscribers will now ...

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Girl Band to headline Vicar Street gig with special guests

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The band and other artists made a tribute to the victims of the airplane crash. On Twitter, Guns N 'Roses made a tribute to the victims of the airplane ...

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ACT UP Call on Irish Government to act on HIV Crisis

Last year, Ireland recorded the highest number of new HIV cases in the history of the epidemic. On the eve of World AIDS Day, ACT UP Dublin is sounding an alarm to government, community ...

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Ireland to get twin outdoor country music festivals

Full details of the cross-border events will be announced next Monday. Ireland is to get a new outdoor country music festival operating with interchanging bills on both sides of the ...

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