Parlophone Ireland is represented by the DIP series, launched
in 1963, with a dozen or so releases by 1966. It was then dorment until 1970,
when Thin Lizzy's famous debut single "The Farmer" was released. This is easily
the most collectable single in the series, though the Alice single is almost as
hard to find.
The rest of the DIP series which lasted until 1973 consists of singles by The Times
and solo Beatles recordings on Apple Records.
DIP (I) 500 Series DIP 501 The Dixielanders - It Depends On You / The Wild Side of Life [10/1963] red label DIP 502 The Dixies - Christmas Time (Brendan O'Brien) / Stickin Out A Mile From Blarney [11/1963] DIP 503 The Dixies - I'm Counting On You / Rave On [4/1964] DIP 504 The Dixies - It's Only Make Believe / Think It Over [7/1964] credited to The Dixielanders DIP 505 The Dixielanders (The Dixies) - Tribute to Jim Reeves / Londonderry Air [9/1964] DIP 506 The Royal Blues - Loves Gonna Live Here / Little Rosa  DIP 507 Housten Wells & The Premier Aces - Happiness Takes So Long / Looking At You [7/1965] DIP 508 Doc Carroll and The Royal Blues - Old Man Trouble / You Never Know What You're Missing [1/1966] DIP 509 Housten Wells & The Premier Aces - Above and Beyond / Love Looks Good On You  DIP 510 unknown DIP 511 Housten Wells & The Premier Aces - When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold / The 32nd of May  DIP 512 Housten Wells & The Premier Aces - Girl Of Independent Means / Hello Mary Lou  DIP 513 Thin Lizzy - The Farmer / I Need You [31 July 1970] DIP 514 Alice - Let Us Break Bread Together / Proud Mary  DIP 515 The Times - All I Want Is You / Saucy Susie  DIP 516 George Harrison - My Sweet Lord / Isn't It A Pity  DIP 517 John Lennon Plastic Ono Band - Mother / Why  DIP 518 George Harrison - What Is Life / Apple Scruffs  DIP 519 The Times - Isn't It Nice / Smile A Tender Smile  DIP 520 Paul & Linda McCartney - Eat At Home / Smile Away  DIP 521 John Lennon - Imagine / It's So Hard  DIP 522 The Times & Friends - Freedom, Peace and Unity / If I Could Be With You [3/1972] (PS) DIP 523 The Times - The Entertainer / Diamond Lil [9/1972] DIP 524 The Times - It All Depends On You / I'm Gonna Get Married To Ann [4/1973] Relevant releases in the regular R 5000 (UK pressing) and R (I) 5000 (Irish pressing) series: R 5154 Margo And The Marvettes - Say You Will / Cherry Pie [7/1964] US: American Arts AA-8 R 5223 Dixies - Love Made A Fool / Valley of Tears [1/1965] R 5227 Margo And The Marvettes - Copper Kettle / So Fine [1/1965] R 5604 Jon - So Much For Mary / Polly Sunday  R 5736 The O'Briens - The Curragh Of Kildare / Johnny Peddler  R 5805 Jonathan Kelly - Denver / Son Jon  R 5830 Jonathan Kelly - Make A Stranger Your Friend / Daddy Don't Take Me Down Fishing No More  R 5851 Jonathan Kelly - Don't You Believe It? / Billy  R 5855 The Times - Looking Thru' The Eyes Of A Beautiful Girl / Flyin' High, Feelin' Low [07/1970] R 5859 Jonathan Kelly - Don't You Be Too Long / We're Alright Till Then [21/08/1970] R 5956 The Times - When I Look Around Me / Smile A Tender Smile