REPEAL THE 8th: COMING HOME FOR A YES VOTE

The referendum on the 8th Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland takes place on Friday, May 25th. During the final week of the campaign, Hot Press is bringing you Home for Yes , a series of interviews with I...

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100 Voices For YES: Irish Artists Speak Up For Repeal

Over the coming days, as we move closer to an historic opportunity for the people of Ireland to get rid of an archaic part of the Constitution, we'll be sharing the words of singers, artists, filmmakers, authors and m...

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Ed Sheeran Scoops Main Prize At Billboard Music Awards 2018

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No Side Tactics Slammed By TD

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REPEAL THE 8th: COMING HOME FOR A YES VOTE

The referendum on the 8th Amendment to the Constitution of Ireland takes place on Friday, May 25th. During the final week of the campaign, Hot Press is bringing you Home for Yes , a series of interviews with I...

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The Minutes - Hello, Hello, They're Back Again

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Hot Press Announces London Show with Hothouse Flowers And Special Guests

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Longitude adds some of Ireland's finest for 2018

33 new acts have been added to the festival line-up.

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Photos of the Rolling Stones up and running at Croke Park

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Louise Kenny: On separating medical facts from religious dogma, and what needs to be done to secure a 'Yes'

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REPEAL THE 8th: COMING HOME FOR A YES VOTE

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100 Voices For YES: Irish Artists Speak Up For Repeal

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REPEAL THE 8th: COMING HOME FOR A YES VOTE

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