THE U2 COVERS: No. 12, “The Edge Goes Solo”

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PHOTOS - Sea Sessions Festival 2017, Bundorran, Donegal

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THE U2 COVERS: No. 11, “Another Sort of Homecoming”

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Tom Humphries: If I Should Fall From Grace

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It was exactly 30 years ago that U2 brought their Joshua Tree tour to Croke Park!

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Glastonbury Diary: Mark Graham of King Kong Company

The acclaimed Waterford electro outfit walked offstage at Body & Soul at 2am and played a Glastonbury set just 13 hours later…

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Glastonbury Diary: Joe Rooney and the burning phoenixes

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Mark Lanegan Returns to Dublin

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Sarah Millican Confirms Dublin and Cork Tour Dates

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Songs By The Sea: Cairde Sligo Arts Festival

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Tom Humphries: If I Should Fall From Grace

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The Waterboys to headline Carrick Water Music Festival

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PHOTOS - Dublin Pride Parade 2017

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar Acknowledges Debt To LGBT Activists In Ireland

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