We had no idea where the train was heading when we started out, but it has been a hell of an adventure for us – and for our readers and our subscribers – ever since.
• Launched in June 1977, Hot Press is approaching its 40th Anniversary year. In the intervening period, with its heady mix of music, popular culture, social issues and political awareness, the magazine has consistently introduced talented young journalists, writers, musicians, comedians and film-makers to the world. It has also done its bit to change the face of modern Ireland, by helping to transform the media landscape; by campaigning consistently on a variety of social issues, including Sexual Freedom, LGBT Rights, Mental Health and the campaign to Repeal the 8th; and by supporting Irish culture, and in particular Irish music, at every turn. Oh, and sometimes by just laughing at the absurdity of it all!
The magazine has also carried some of the most important and revealing interviews ever with people in Irish public life – from the famous interview with Charlie Haughey in 1984, which established the Hot Press Interview as vital to the national conversation, through the December 1987 interview with Gerry
Adams that sparked the beginnings of the peace process, right up to a series of recent, groundbreaking, headline-making interviews with leading Irish politicians and personalities. Beginning soon, Hot Press 40th Anniversary will be celebrated with a series of special activities, events, promotions, publications and productions – and our subscribers will be the very first to hear what’s happening every time.
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