Exit Polls say It’s A Yessssssss In Referendum to Repeal The 8th

A joyous mood was beginning to build all over Ireland, especially among young people, as exit polls commissioned by the Irish Times and RTE indicate a resounding victory for the campaign to Repeal the 8th Amendment

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Happy 60th Birthday To Paul Weller

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Morgan Freeman Apologies After Being Accused Of Sexual Harassment

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Michael Jackson Estate Lambasts New Documentary

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Morgan Freeman Accused Of Sexual Harassment and Inappropriate Behaviour

Multiple women have accused actor Morgan Freeman of harassment and inappropriate behavior, according to a CNN report.

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100 Voices For YES: Irish Artists Speak Up For Repeal

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Exit Polls say It’s A Yessssssss In Referendum to Repeal The 8th

A joyous mood was beginning to build all over Ireland, especially among young people, as exit polls commissioned by the Irish Times and RTE indicate ...

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K-Pop Boyband BTS Announce Their Arrival In Irish Charts

New albums from James Bay and K-Pop group, BTS, made the most noteworthy entrances into the Irish album charts this week. Love Yourself - Tear, the third studio album by South-Korean ...

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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 ...

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New Acts Added To All Together Now Festival Line-Up

Brand new music and arts festival All Together Now has added a slew of new acts to its already impressive line-up. Among those added are the bassist/vocalist/songwriter Thundercat, ...

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Exciting Irish Post-Punks Fontaines D.C. Sign To Renowned Indie Label

Dublin-based post-punks, Fontaines D.C., have announced they are signing to indie label, Partisan Records. In an Instagram post, which can be ...

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Hot Press Track of the Day: Snow Patrol 'Just Say Yes'

Listen to Snow Patrol and 'Just Say Yes'! Today is the day we have been waiting for. The day that decides whether we are taking a step forward, or whether we rather stick to the terms of ...

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Rudimental Detail New Album, Toast To Our Differences, Release Video

British electronic music collective, Rudimental, have revealed the details of their eagerly awaited third album, Toast To Our Differences, ...

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Passenger Announces Headline Shows In Dublin And Belfast

Brighton singer/songwriter Passenger has announced a return to Ireland with two headline shows in Dublin and Belfast this year. Along with his performances in Ireland Passenger ...

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What is coming to Netflix this JUNE? A lot...

So we're all hoping for unreal sunshine this June but lets be honest, we don't have a very good track record. So incase we're locked in doors, we have you covered with what to look out for ...

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EDEN Confirms Another Dublin Show As Part Of World Tour

Fast-rising Irish producer and singer-songwriter, EDEN, returns to The Olympia Theatre this November, following the success of his debut album and a sold-out Dublin show earlier ...

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Boy George & Culture Club Announce Dublin Show And New Music

Pop icons Boy George & Culture Club have announced they will play a headline show in Ireland this year. On top of their live show in Dublin the band ...

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The Academic to play Cork Opera House

The Mullingar group will play the venue as part of the Cork Jazz Festival The Academic have announced a gig at the Cork Opera House on 26 October in what will be their biggest headline ...

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Florence + The Machine Announce Dublin Show

Florence + the Machine has announced a string of new tour dates including a show in Ireland later this year. The news comes after Florence announced the much-anticipated release of ...

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Dermot Kennedy adds second Vicar Street date

Tickets are on sale now. The Dublin singer/song-writer will play a second date at Vicar Street on 23 October after tickets for his first show sold-out in minutes. The extra date ...

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Kodaline release batch of extra tickets for Malahide Castle show

A limited number of extra tickets have been released for Kodaline’s Malahide Castle show on June 8. Extra production tickets held for the gig ...

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Happy 60th Birthday To Paul Weller

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Michael Jackson Estate Lambasts New Documentary

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Tenement Museum Dublin Recognised In European & Irish awards

The conservation of a former tenement house at 14 Henrietta Street in Dublin’s north inner city, which will open to the public for advance tours ...

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The Hollywood star's new track 'Dinero' features Cardi B and DJ Khaled! You can check it out here...

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Vevo To Shut Down Website & Apps

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Seamus O'Rourke's New Play Promises Entertaining Take On Rural Ireland & Bachelorhood

Big Guerrilla Productions have teamed up with Seamus O' Rourke to stage a play with a unique and entertaining take on rural Ireland and bachelorhood, ...

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Morgan Freeman Apologies After Being Accused Of Sexual Harassment

The Hollywood icon has issued an apology after he was accused yesterday of sexually harassing eight woman. CNN revealed yesterday that they had ...

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Ryan Reynolds Opens Up About Battle With Depression

The Deadpool star has revealed that he gets "pretty depressed" and needs to exercise every day in order to keep his "demons" at bay. "I tend to get pretty depressed and I have some issues ...

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Queer Eye To Return In June

Queer Eye will return with season two to Netflix in June and it promises to transform the "stylistically challenged into hip and happening savants" at the hands of the new Fab Five. ...

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Harvest to host Neil Young tribute night at Vicar Street

The band will play Vicar Street on June 3. Speaking about their music, Harvest said: “Neil Young’s music and song writing - spanning more than 45 years and 35 albums of rock and roll, ...

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Mac DeMarco announces Dublin and Belfast shows

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Hot Press Track of the Day: JC Stewart's 'Medicine'

JC Stewart has today released his new single ‘Medicine’ A chorus empowered by backing vocalist accompanies this piano track. While ultimately still a pop-song, JC Stewart uses ...

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The REPEAL project release music video for Saw Doctors Everyday ahead of referendum

The emotional track was written in 1995 about the Irish women who travel overseas each day in order to access abortions and the proper medical care. ...

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Beck at the 3Arena

Gallery of a great co-headline night at the 3 Arena between the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Beck!

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Irish Premiere: Music video for Aislinn Logan's ‘Spree'

‘Spree’ is the Belfast native’s most recent single Some lo-fi techno with a hint of indie guitar provides the platform for this track. However, the most interesting feature ...

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100 Voices For YES: Irish Artists Speak Up For Repeal

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ROSA BRING HANDMAID’S TALE TO LIFE IN REFERENDUM FOCUSED PROTEST

The large group effort took place during rush hour on O’Connell Bridge and lower O’Connell Street. For many in Ireland, Margret Atwood’s ...

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Arrested Development's Jessica Walter talks harassment in revealing NYT interview

In a tense New York Times interview with the cast members of Arrested Development, Jessica Walter spoke for the first time publicly about Jeffrey ...

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BECK AND YEAH YEAH YEAHS PLAY STUNNING 3ARENA DOUBLE-HEADER

Paul Nolan reports on a night of rip-roaring rock action in the docklands If ever there was a band who are a testament to the beautiful power of simplicity, it’s the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. ...

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The xx continue to beguile with intimate Tivoli Theatre performance

The xx were supposed to have outgrown their early shyness but for a moment during the first of the band’s two super-intimate Tivoli, Dublin shows ...

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A Vote For 'Yes' Is A Vote For Freedom

The referendum on the 8th Amendment seems to be finely balanced – to the extent that every possible ‘Yes’ vote counts. So let’s go out there – and collectively win it. Whichever ...

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Adopted Son Defends Woody Allen Over Sexual Abuse Claims

Moses Farrow has penned an emotional blog in which he claims that his sister was not sexually assaulted by the film director. Back in 1992, a police investigation was launched after ...

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Open Casting Call To Find Next Niall Horan

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Creator Of 'The Simpsons' Has New Adult Cartoon Show On The Way

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"I'll Kill You!" Brad Pitt Threatened Harvey Weinstein Over Sexual Harassment

Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed that her then boyfriend Brad Pitt slammed the disgraced movie producer up against a wall and threatened him after ...

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Brian Friel Play To Be Staged At The Pavilion

The acclaimed Brian Friel play 'Lovers' is coming to the Pavilion from Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th June next. From acclaimed Irish dramatist Brian Friel ('Philadelphia, Here I ...

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Watch Trailer For True Crime Series ‘The Staircase’

Netflix has just released the trailer for 'The Staircase', the compelling story of Michael Peterson, a crime novelist accused of killing wife Kathleen after she is found dead at the ...

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In The New Hot Press: The War On Drugs & The Killers Light Up The Irish Summer

In our new flip cover issue, we'll be looking ahead to Forbidden Fruit Festival, as well as talking to The Killers about playing the RDS this June. ...

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Darwin Deez Announces Dublin Show

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Simon Harris becomes over night feminist hero and outstanding Irish politician, while Sherlock is a no show on last nights Prime Time

Last night the final live debate on the upcoming referendum was on RTE's prime time and Simon Harris absolutely destroyed TD Peadar Toibin with ...

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Snow Patrol Are Back! The Full Hot Press Interview with Gary Lightbody

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Dermot Kennedy announces Vicar Street date

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Björk Makes First TV Appearance In 8 Years

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LGBT Community Urged To Vote Yes

Labour LGBT is calling on all in the LGBT community and beyond to vote yes to repeal the 8th Amendment next Friday, 25 May. Co-chair of Labour LGBT Aoife Leahy commented: “Next Friday ...

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Gavin James Goes Down A Storm On Brazilian TV

The Irish singer-songwriter performed ‘Always’ for the first time on TV on Brazil’s 'The Noite', which is described as their version of Jimmy Fallon or Graham Norton. Coinciding ...

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Author Philip Roth Has Died

The giant of American literature, who won the Pulitzer, National Book Award and Man Booker during his writing career, has passed away at the age of 85. Philip Roth died of congestive ...

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