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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!
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.
The double music video will star Australian actress of Muriel's Wedding fame, Toni Collette.
The screen adaptation of the first novel in the series began principal photography on 12 March.
During his performance in the 3 Arena on Sunday night country music star Tim McGraw collapsed on stage.
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.
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.
The good news just keeps on coming!
This Easter Bank Holiday weekend the cream of Irish talent will be performing at a secret Dublin city center location.
The entrepreneur famous for beginning and overseeing the Tower Records empire passed away at his family home in Sacramento, California on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
It's no secret 'round these parts that Dublin based, pop punk- ish four piece Pillow Queens are a firm favorite of ours.
Irish hip-hop prodigy Rejjie Snow came back with a bang in 2018.
Beloved comedian and mental health activist Stephen Fry announced his battle with prostate cancer in a YouTube video posted earlier today.
Bad news for the bot brigade.
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.
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.
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.
Fed up with all that syrupy schlock? Here are twelve love songs with attitude and bite...
Ends Meet will premiere tonight on RTÉ 2 at 11.30pm
How far are you willing to go to find love?
Things may be relatively static in the Irish Charts – but the re-emergence of the Memphis-born star is to be celebrated!
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.
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.
Expect nothing but Good Vibrations .
Incandescent electro art-pop performer Æ Mak is back with a new single, Glow a complex tale of self-doubt, yearning and inner reflection.
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.
Make way for the new IT clown in your life.
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.
Eclectic effort from prolific Irish artist.
Say it ain't so!
The Abortion Reform Bill in the Isle of Man has passed a "significant" hurdle in the House of Keys on Tuesday.
Irish all women quartet are all set to take over in 2018.
Good news for fans of the Irish quartet.
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!
Following the singers sudden death on Monday in London, post mortem results are now due on Thursday.
We've had this one on repeat all day.
Yeah, you read that correctly.
Rejoice! Our alternative rock muses are back!
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.
Under this ground breaking legislation it is against the law to pay men more than woman since 1st January 2018.
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.
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.
If you haven't heard Dublin based electronic producer Bad Bones yet, it's about time you got acquainted.
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.
There is growing concern in the Government that the abortion referendum will not happen before next summer due to time frame concerns.
Gumboot Soup is available to stream now.
For the quintessential Dublin chanteuse, it was a triumphant Christmas homecoming
Britain's notorious rabble rouser will speak at the event in Dublin entitled Irexit:Freedom To Propser on 3 February at the RDS.
Saoirse Ronan has won the Best Actress accolade at the Vancouver Film Critics Circle for her stellar performance in Lady Bird.
For Folk's Sake - An Evening of Music for Homelessness will take place Thursday 14th December.
Life festival have announced their first few acts in a Facebook post earlier today.
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.
The Academic have just announced a new show date in The Iveagh Gardens on Friday 20th July 2018.
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.
Radiohead Guitarist Ed O’Brien confirms he is recording his debut solo album, set for release in Summer 2018.
Who says that Repealing the 8th Amendment can’t be fun?
And turn the dial up to 11.
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.
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.
Sofi Tukker are an infectious guitar laden electronic duo making waves in the music industry with their own brand of jungle pop.
Sting, Courtney Love and Lana Del Ray shine in tribute concert dedicated to the legendary polymath.
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