U2: It was 40 Years Ago Today

On September 25, 1976, a bunch of young Dublin teenagers, ranging in age from 13 to 16, gathered in a house in Artane to see if they could make a decent noise. Among those present on the day were Larry Mullen – who had made the call for like-minded souls by pinning a note pinned to the notice-board in Mount Temple Comprehensive – Paul Hewson, Adam Clayton and Dave Evans. Also there was Ivan McCormick, an aspiring guitar player, who wanted in on the action… By Colm O'Hare

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U2: It was 40 Years Ago Today

On September 25, 1976, a bunch of young Dublin teenagers, ranging in age from 13 to 16, gathered in a house in Artane to see if they could make a decent noise. Among those present on the day were Larry Mullen – who had made the call for like-minded souls by pinning a note pinned to the notice-board in Mount Temple Comprehensive – Paul Hewson, Adam Clayton and Dave Evans. Also there was Ivan McCormick, an aspiring guitar player, who wanted in on the action… By Colm O'Hare

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Seána Kerslake On Her Budding Career & Repeal The 8th

These are exciting times for Seána Kerslake whose star on both sides of the Atlantic is firmly in the ascent. By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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Maria Doyle Kennedy On Repeal The 8th

"I believe women should have the right to make their own decisions" By Peter McGoran

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Jack Garratt On Chicago's Gun Violence Epidemic

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The Audacity of Cope: An Interview with Stefanie Preissner

A new wave of female-driven drama is hitting Irish screens, big and small. Stuart Clark meets Stefanie Preissner, the writer of RTÉ dramedy Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope and one of its stars, Seána Kerslake, who’s also wowing audiences in A Date For Mad Mary. By Stuart Clark

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Repeal The 8th & The Struggle Of Irish Women

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Why Abortion Has Been Ignored In Northern Irish Politics

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Barq's Jess Kavanagh On The Repeal The 8th Campaign

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Scott Campbell: The man behind the new Hennessy Very Special bottle

A limited-edition design from the legendary tattoo artist will be unveiled in Dublin By The Hot Press Newsdesk

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The New Proclamation – Repeal The Eighth

The Hot Press Collective sends a message to the people of Ireland By Niall Stokes

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