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Interviews: REPEAL THE 8th: COMING HOME FOR A YES VOTE

2018-05-25 15:39:00


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 Irish emigrants scattered around the globe, who are returning to their native soil to Vote Yes. From Japan to Canada, England to America, we meet the heroes, who are travelling from far and wide in the name of social and political change. We salute them, and wish them Bon Voyage. See you in Ireland!

Interviews: REPEAL THE 8th: COMING HOME FOR A YES VOTE

2018-05-23 14:40:00


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 Irish emigrants scattered around the globe, who are returning to their native soil to Vote Yes. From Japan to Canada, England to America, we meet the heroes, who are travelling from far and wide in the name of social and political change. We salute them, and wish them Bon Voyage. See you in Ireland!

Interviews: REPEAL THE 8th: COMING HOME FOR A YES VOTE

2018-05-22 14:41:00


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 Irish emigrants scattered around the globe, who are returning to their native soil to Vote Yes. From Japan to Canada, England to America, we meet the heroes, who are travelling from far and wide in the name of social and political change. We salute them, and wish them Bon Voyage. See you in Ireland!

Interviews: REPEAL THE 8th: COMING HOME FOR A YES VOTE

2018-05-21 12:37:00


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 Irish emigrants scattered around the globe, who are returning to their native soil to Vote Yes. From Japan to Canada, England to America, we meet the heroes, who are travelling from far and wide in the name of social and political change. We salute them, and wish them Bon Voyage. See you in Ireland!

Interviews: REPEAL THE 8th: COMING HOME FOR A YES VOTE

2018-05-20 14:56:00


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 Irish emigrants scattered around the globe, who are returning to their native soil to Vote Yes. From Japan to Canada, England to America, we meet the heroes, who are travelling from far and wide in the name of social and political change. We salute them, and wish them Bon Voyage. See you in Ireland!

News: Kanye West releases new politically charged track 'Ye vs The People'

2018-04-30 14:42:00


It's been one hell of a week since rapper Kanye West broke his social media silence and began furiously tweeting on life, love, creativity and rather unexpectedly his support for much maligned U.S President Donald Trump.

News: WATCH : Trailer for new Arcade Fire double music video 'Money + Love'

2018-03-12 15:34:00


The double music video will star Australian actress of Muriel's Wedding fame, Toni Collette.

News: Production has started on the Disney movie adaptation of Artemis Fowl

2018-03-12 12:44:00


The screen adaptation of the first novel in the series began principal photography on 12 March.

News: Country music singer Tim Mc Graw collapses on stage in Dublin

2018-03-12 12:13:00


During his performance in the 3 Arena on Sunday night country music star Tim McGraw collapsed on stage.

News: David Kitt set to release first solo record in 9 years

2018-03-08 16:19:00


Although this will be his first record in almost a decade under the 'Kitt' moniker, this genre defying musician and producer has been keeping busy with a whole host of gigs, most notably his foray into House music under the guise of New Jackson that's won him a Choice Music 2018 nomination.

News: Irish female composers and musicians to receive €100,000 funding boost

2018-03-07 17:31:00


The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Creative Ireland Programme will co-fund the National Concert Hall and Sounding the Feminists in a new 5-Year initiative to promote creative work by female musicians worth €100,000.

News: Vantastival 2018 announce 35 new acts

2018-03-07 16:07:00


The good news just keeps on coming!

News: Check out the unbelievable line-up for 'Free Gaff' taking place over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend

2018-03-07 14:45:00


This Easter Bank Holiday weekend the cream of Irish talent will be performing at a secret Dublin city center location.

News: Tower records founder Russ Solomon dies at 92

2018-03-06 11:09:00


The entrepreneur famous for beginning and overseeing the Tower Records empire passed away at his family home in Sacramento, California on Sunday.

Reports: Troll With It - How Twitter Bots Threaten Our Democracy

2018-03-01 13:16:00


Twitter bots came to prominence during the US election, when their use by Russian agents was said to have aided Donald Trump’s victory. But they have now arrived in Ireland – and are being utilised by anti-choice elements ahead of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

News: Further gig postponements following adverse weather conditions.

2018-03-01 12:40:00


Storm Emma is set to even nastier tonight and as the country has been warned to stay indoors today and tomorrow, prudent event organizers have had to stop some shows going ahead.

News: Dáil temporarily suspended due to dispute over 'anti semitic' remark

2018-02-28 17:27:00


You'd probably expect the snow to be causing some disruptions in the Dáil today, but it was an 'anti-Semitic' remark, made by Fianna Fáil TD Marc MacSharry that caused major interruptions and ultimately led to a ten minute break being called in Dáil Éireann.

News: WATCH : Pillow Queens new dog laden video for track 'Favorite'

2018-02-28 15:46:00


It's no secret 'round these parts that Dublin based, pop punk- ish four piece Pillow Queens are a firm favorite of ours.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track Of The Day : Rejjie Snow 'Egyptian Luvr feat. Aminé & Dana Williams'

2018-02-28 10:24:00


Irish hip-hop prodigy Rejjie Snow came back with a bang in 2018.

News: Stephen Fry discloses recent prostate cancer battle

2018-02-23 15:41:00


Beloved comedian and mental health activist Stephen Fry announced his battle with prostate cancer in a YouTube video posted earlier today.

News: Tickets for The Killers RDS summer show set to go on sale tomorrow.

2018-02-22 12:20:00


After selling out their date in the 3Arena last November within a matter of minutes, Las Vegas Indie darlings The Killers have just announced a summer date in Dublin.

News: In The New Hot Press we chart the rise of Solange in anticipation of her Longitude performance

2018-02-22 11:33:00


We look how Solange conquered the charts ahead of her headline Longitude performance this summer. We chart the astronomic rise of the R&B queen who fought for her own ‘seat at the table’ and out of the shadows of her sister Beyonce.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track Of The Day: The Gloaming ' The Booley House' Live at the NCH

2018-02-21 12:03:00


Irish Trad legends The Gloaming have just released a very special video for 'The Booley House' as part of their Live at the NCH album due out on March 2nd.

News: LISTEN: 12 Alternative Valentine's Songs

2018-02-14 12:29:00


Fed up with all that syrupy schlock? Here are twelve love songs with attitude and bite...

News: Watch : The hilarious new animated Irish sitcom Ends Meet

2018-02-12 17:36:00


Ends Meet will premiere tonight on RTÉ 2 at 11.30pm

News: Spin 103.8 launch first of its kind dating initiative to help singletons find love.

2018-02-12 12:18:00


How far are you willing to go to find love?

Singles: Justin Timberlake is the top new entry in this week's Irish Charts

2018-02-09 15:31:00


Things may be relatively static in the Irish Charts – but the re-emergence of the Memphis-born star is to be celebrated!

News: Production gets underway on George RR Martins Nightflyers at Troy Studios in Limerick.

2018-02-09 12:47:00


The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan T.D launched the start of production on the new big budget TV series Nightflyers in Dublin today.

News: Longitude Festival line-up announced

2018-02-09 12:23:00


Longitude returns to Marlay Park this summer from Friday July 13th to Sunday July 15th with a whopper line-up of acts that have just been announced today.

News: The Beach Boys announce Dublin and Belfast summer dates

2018-02-09 11:52:00


Expect nothing but Good Vibrations .

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track Of The Day : Æ Mak Glow

2018-02-09 11:08:00


Incandescent electro art-pop performer Æ Mak is back with a new single, Glow a complex tale of self-doubt, yearning and inner reflection.

News: Listen to Franz Ferdinand cover Angel Olsen track 'Shut Up Kiss Me'

2018-02-08 14:23:00


The Scottish indie five piece have been doing the rounds in different countries promoting their forthcoming album Always Ascending due for release on 9th February.

News: Puddles Pity Party plays Tivoli Theatre this April

2018-02-07 14:31:00


Make way for the new IT clown in your life.

News: Watch Kendrick Lamar and SZA's end of days music video for track "All The Stars"

2018-02-07 11:21:00


As if we needed more of a reason to be excited about Kendrick Lamar's 3 Arena performance tonight, the incredible new music video from the 'Black Panther' movie 'All The Stars' has just dropped.

Album: Album: Weird Weekends, Laurie Shaw

2018-02-05 17:09:00


Eclectic effort from prolific Irish artist.

News: Isle of Man Abortion Reform Bill passes new hurdle

2018-01-30 16:31:00


The Abortion Reform Bill in the Isle of Man has passed a "significant" hurdle in the House of Keys on Tuesday.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Pillow Queens 'Favourite'

2018-01-29 14:53:00


Irish all women quartet are all set to take over in 2018.

News: Kodaline annouce Cork date

2018-01-29 13:48:00


Good news for fans of the Irish quartet.

News: Castlepalooza announce first round of acts

2018-01-29 13:01:00


As the month of January comes to a blustery close, we've got some good news on the festival front to keep your sprits high!

News: Dolores O'Riordan post mortem results due to be released tomorrow

2018-01-17 11:52:00


Following the singers sudden death on Monday in London, post mortem results are now due on Thursday.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: FREAKK LTD 'P.3.Y.C.H.O'

2018-01-16 12:34:00


We've had this one on repeat all day.

News: Eastenders villain releases new single

2018-01-10 12:40:00


Yeah, you read that correctly.

News: The Breeders announce Irish tour date

2018-01-09 16:15:00


Rejoice! Our alternative rock muses are back!

News: Art auction in aid of homelessness featuring well-known Irish and international artists happening this month

2018-01-08 12:41:00


Taproot art auction, taking place January 27 at MART in Rathmines will feature a range of some of Ireland’s best known artists with proceeds going to Inner City Helping Homeless.

News: Iceland make it illegal to pay men more than women

2018-01-03 16:17:00


Under this ground breaking legislation it is against the law to pay men more than woman since 1st January 2018.

News: Our First Fortnight Festival picks

2018-01-03 10:38:00


The festive season can undoubtably be a conflicting time for many of us, when social and financial expectations are high coupled with what seems like a race into the new year to be the most pious/thin/vice-less versions of ourselves.

News: Watch - Imelda May New Years Special tonight

2017-12-31 17:44:00


Straight off the back of an astonishing performance in the 3arena, Imelda May is back tonight with a special show chock-a-block with Irish musicians.

Track Of The Day: Hot Press Track of the Day: Bad Bones You

2017-12-31 13:06:00


If you haven't heard Dublin based electronic producer Bad Bones yet, it's about time you got acquainted.

Club: Alternative club guide to NYE in Dublin

2017-12-31 12:29:00


If the thoughts of being wedged in a crowded bar with the faint scent of fake tan and Paco Rabanne while everyone loses their shit to Despacito sends you into a tailspin, fret not, Hotpress has compiled a handy guide to ringing in the new year for the alternative party goer.

News: Abortion referendum may be pushed back until after Pope visit

2017-12-31 11:38:00


There is growing concern in the Government that the abortion referendum will not happen before next summer due to time frame concerns.

News: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard release fifth studio album of 2017 Gumboot Soup

2017-12-31 10:50:00


Gumboot Soup is available to stream now.

Live: Imelda May Rocks 3Arena

2017-12-23 16:18:00


For the quintessential Dublin chanteuse, it was a triumphant Christmas homecoming

News: Nigel Farage to lead Irexit event in Dublin next year.

2017-12-20 13:24:00


Britain's notorious rabble rouser will speak at the event in Dublin entitled Irexit:Freedom To Propser on 3 February at the RDS.

News: Saoirse Ronan scoops top prize at Vancover Film Festival

2017-12-19 12:25:00


Saoirse Ronan has won the Best Actress accolade at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle for her stellar performance in Lady Bird.

News: Impressive line up for charity gig in aid of homelessness this Thursday

2017-12-13 10:50:00


For Folk's Sake - An Evening of Music for Homelessness will take place Thursday 14th December.

News: Life Festival announces headline act

2017-12-11 16:01:00


Life festival have announced their first few acts in a Facebook post earlier today.

News: Irish Netflix habits for 2017 unveiled

2017-12-11 14:36:00


Netflix have just released their users habits for 2017, including the most binge watched television shows, series that we just couldn’t wait for our significant other to come home before watching and some of our more unusual quirks.

News: The Academic announce new Dublin show date

2017-11-27 11:41:00


The Academic have just announced a new show date in The Iveagh Gardens on Friday 20th July 2018.

News: Rihanna lends support to case of Cyntoia Brown

2017-11-22 12:34:00


American celebrities including Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Rick Ross are lending their platform to campaign for the release of Cyntoia Brown, a young woman who is serving a life sentence for killing a man who paid her for sex.

News: Radiohead's Ed O'Brien announces details on debut solo album

2017-11-14 15:45:00


Radiohead Guitarist Ed O’Brien confirms he is recording his debut solo album, set for release in Summer 2018.

News: Here's a unique and fun way to help Repeal the 8th.

2017-11-14 13:36:00


Who says that Repealing the 8th Amendment can’t be fun?

News: Preview Irish rockers Bitch Falcon's heavy new track ‘Of Heart’

2017-11-14 11:55:00


And turn the dial up to 11.

News: Notes On A Rave In Dublin Screening taking place December 1st

2017-11-13 13:37:00


Nostalgia heads and newbie ravers are in for a treat for what is set to be a fully immersive night of all things dance culture.

News: Brand New cancel Olympia Theatre show amid sexual misconduct allegations against frontman Jessie Lacy

2017-11-13 10:52:00


Cult rock band Brand New have cancelled the Irish and British leg of their tour amid allegations of sexual misconduct with underage teens made against frontman Jessie Lacy.

News: New York dance duo Sofi Tukker set to play their Irish Debut show early January

2017-11-08 17:56:00


Sofi Tukker are an infectious guitar laden electronic duo making waves in the music industry with their own brand of jungle pop.

News: Stars turn out in force for Leonard Cohen memorial concert

2017-11-08 14:16:00


Sting, Courtney Love and Lana Del Ray shine in tribute concert dedicated to the legendary polymath.

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