It was 40 years ago today: Niall Stokes on his memories of The Clash at Trinity College

"Joe Strummer raged visibly from the stage, as the spittle rained down and told the offenders to fuck off!" he recalls...

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White Man In The Student Bar

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It's Happy Birthday to U2's Boy, which is 37 today but has lost none of its youthful vigour!

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Future Islands return to Dublin this summer

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Sam Smith announces headline show at 3Arena this March

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Ibrahim Halawa Is Finally Released From Prison

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PHOTO GALLERY: RHA’s Hennessy Lost Fridays​

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Hot Press meets one of Dublin's finest emerging acts, Fontaines

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Jah Wobble: On Public Image Ltd, working with The Edge, and returning to Dublin

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Check out what's coming to Netflix this weekend

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PlayersXpo to extend its daily sessions ahead of next week's event

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Newton Faulkner forced to postpone show at Cyprus Avenue, Cork tonight

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