Watch: Queensryche video 'Hellfire' depicts tragic events

Heavy metal stars release new video amid their Condition Hüman world tour. By Caitlyn Stewart

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Lady Gaga has courageously spoken on US national television about how she has suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder since enduring the horrible ordeal of being raped as a teenager. By Jason O'Toole

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Irish Soprano Celine Byrne To End Year On High Note

Internationally acclaimed soprano Celine Byrne – who was recently asked to perform for Pope Francis – will end the year on a high note with a Christmas Gala at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin on 18 December. By Jason O'Toole

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The Three Patrick’s Charity Festive Concert!

Composer Patrick Cassidy and actor Patrick Bergin are teaming up to perform a concert at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin in aid of The Friends of St. Luke’s Cancer Care on 14 December from 8pm – 9:30pm. By Jason O'Toole

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Guns N' Roses to headline Slane 2017

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Nathan Carter & Miranda Lambert to headline new country festival in Westport & Fermanagh

Harvest 2017 makes its boutique bow next August. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Madonna “Ashamed To Be American” Following Trump’s Shock Election

Madonna has spoken about her anger and dismay over President-elect Donald Trump’s shock defeat of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. By Jason O'Toole

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‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ Comes To Netflix

It’s hard to believe that it’s exactly 20 years since Will Smith’s hit TV show came to an end, but Netflix is now bringing all six seasons of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ to the streaming service on New Year’s Eve for its Irish members. By Jason O'Toole

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Trump Compared As “Closest Thing” To Hitler By TCD Professor

“Do not deceive yourselves: Trump is no ordinary conservative Republican. He is the closest thing to Hitler Americans have ever seen.” That’s the stark warning from an Associate Professor of US History at Trinity College Dublin. By Jason O'Toole

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Kells Announces New Chapter For Literary Festival

The annual summer literature festival in Kells, County Meath will rebranded as the ‘Hinterland Festival’ in 2017, it has just been announced. By Jason O'Toole

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Watch New Teaser Trailer Of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Sequel

It’s not set for a US cinema release until next May, but a brand new teaser trailer for Marvel’s eagerly awaited Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 has just been put up on YouTube. By Jason O'Toole

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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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Gig Review: Passenger at Vicar Street

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Grammy Nominations 2017: The Full List

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The wait is over. After a teaser trailer yesterday, the new movie official trailer is finally out. After the teaser trailer of Transformers 5: The Last Knight was released ...

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Sharon Horgan talks Divorce with IFTA in Dublin

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George R. R. Martin tells his fans not to expect a happy ending from his next book

George R. R. Martin, author of the world famous book series A Song of Ice and Fire, made an appearance at Mexico’s Guadalajara International ...

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Clannad Man Features in Ireland's Biggest Mindfulness Event 2017

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Elbow announced new album's name and released its lead single 'Magnificent (She Says)'

Little Fictions is the alternative rockers' 7th studio album and Dublin has two stops next year. Elbow have announced their new album's ...

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C-sections may be altering the course of human evolution, says childbirth research

The success of Caesarean sections since the Second World War has led to a 20 per cent increase in obstructed childbirths, according to new research. ...

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Jackson Browne announces four-night run of gigs at Vicar Street

The singer-songwriter will spend four nights in Dublin this summer. Jackson Browne has announced that he will be coming to Vicar Street, not just ...

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ANOHNI releases track with plea for Obama to release whistleblower Chelsea Manning

Manning is serving a 35-year term in prison due to charges associated with information she released via WikiLeaks in 2010. ANOHNI, the British-American ...

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The former Ukip leader made the shortlist which also includes US President-elect Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Mark Zuckerberg ...

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'60s psychedelic-rock returns to Dublin for a one night show. Before you go and see Tonstartssbandht, perhaps learning how to pronounce the name would be of great service. The Floridian ...

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Wild Nothing set for Whelan's, Dublin

American indie rock band Wild Nothing will head to Dublin next February for a night at Whelan's. Following the release of their critically acclaimed third album Life on Pause ...

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Live Review: Wyvern Lingo at the Button Factory

The Bray band cooks up a soulful-pop-RnB musical concoction Saturday night in Dublin's hoppin' Button Factory. Groovy. That is the tasty word that comes to mind as I stand amid a delighted ...

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Fleet Foxes announce second date at Iveagh Gardens, Dublin

Due to the overwhelming demand for their first show, Fleet Foxes have today announced that they will add a second date at Iveagh Gardens. One of the most influential American bands ...

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Conor McGregor to star in Game of Thrones

UFC fighter Conor McGregor is the latest name lined up to star in the HBO fantasy drama. "It's been agreed that McGregor will appear in one of the remaining two seasons in Game of Thrones," ...

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Naoise Roo releases video for new single 'Whore'

Bass-heavy grunge back the Dublin-based singer's sultry vocals. Speaking about 'Whore', Naoise said: "The song was born out of a sense of longing and frustration. The idea of playing ...

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Pre-Christmas Treat Line-up at Monroe's in Galway

Leading up to Christmas, Monroe's Live offers a sweet array of musicians to raise spirits. First on the list is the four piece rock band Project 37, known for their energetic covers ...

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Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan sends speech to be read at banquet

Bob Dylan has sent in his Nobel Prize speech to be read by someone else, in lieu of his own bodily presence at the upcoming Nobel Prize banquet. A tweet ...

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Guns N' Roses to headline Slane 2017

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Watch: Transformers 5: The Last Knight

Check out the movie teaser trailer and stay tuned as the new trailer is due to drop today. The teaser trailer of Transformers 5: The Last Knight was released on the Transformers ...

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Guns N'Roses: Six of their Best Songs

We're excited for May 27. 'Welcome to the Jungle' The song which opened every concert from 2001 up until this year's Not in This Lifetime... tour, 'Welcome to the ...

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is heading to Broadway

The award-winning drama Harry Potter and the Cursed Child makes its way to the New York stage. The producers of the play announced that it ...

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PHOTO GALLERY: Guns N' Roses to headline Slane 2017 - Press conference at Dublin's Bruxelles

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Irish artists release cover of Michael Jackson's 'You Are Not Alone' for Pieta House

Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Mary Byrne, Taken, Heroes in Hiding and Dublin Gospel Choir covered the song to raise vital funds for Pieta House. Pieta ...

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Netflix Announces Sense8 Season Two, Bonus Christmas Special

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Nathan Carter & Miranda Lambert to headline new country festival in Westport & Fermanagh

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Emeli Sandé Live at 3Arena Dublin

The artist announced other Dublin stop after her March date sold out within hours. Emeli Sandé will be lauching another UK and Ireland tour in October next year. This announcement ...

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Liam Neeson steps down as president of boxing club after Repeal the 8th video

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Bowie guitarist and musical director Gerry Leonard announced for Dublin Bowie Festival 2017

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Guns N' Roses to headline Slane 2017

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Listen: Grace VanderWaal releases powerful debut single 'Clay'

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Anton Savage has left his Today FM morning show

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'Rockabye' mounts the Irish Singles Chart

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Little Mix top the Irish Album Charts

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

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

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

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Imelda May set to perform in Dublin & Belfast

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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

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Jacob Sartorius to perform at Vicar Street

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Fawlty Towers Star Andrew Sachs Dies

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Drake Crowned Spotify’s Most Streamed Artist of 2016

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Coldplay Ban Selfie Sticks At Gigs

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Jennifer Aniston Reveals Why Friends Reunion Would Never Work

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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

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

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Muse will headline Reading & Leeds 2017

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Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival 2017

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

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

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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

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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

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Government Won’t Oppose Medicinal Cannabis Bill

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Star Wars Live Stream Event on Twitter

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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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