Amid the collapse of the Irish Press Group in May 1995 many journalists occupied their place of work and produced The XPress. They were supported by their colleagues – including legendary columnist Con Houlihan – who sold the title on the streets of Dublin. They were also visited at the newspaper building by Jack Charlton and the Irish football team and film makers Jim Sheridan and Neil Jordan. U2 also gave the publication their first interview in two years – a global exclusive that was reproduced worldwide. This final edition of The Xpress was published in August 1995.