Friday 30 September 2016

Achtung Enda - U2 rock up for a chat with the Taoiseach

Published 26/11/2015 | 02:30

Adam Clayton and The Edge of U2 meeting Taosieach Enda Kenny at Government buildings
Adam Clayton and The Edge of U2 meeting Taosieach Enda Kenny at Government buildings

U2's Adam Clayton and The Edge swapped the 3Arena for the political arena when they visited the Taoiseach's office yesterday morning, following the second of their quartet of sell-out concerts in the docklands venue.

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The bassist and guitarist had an hour-long meeting with rock fan Enda to discuss the band's donation this week of €2m to Irish organisation Music Generation - which provides access to music tuition for thousands of children. A further €1m will be gifted by The Ireland Funds.

The meeting turned into a private tête-a-tête when the Taoiseach cleared his office for a quiet chat with the lads. Maybe he was asking for a lend of 'Elevation' as his election campaign song?

Irish Independent

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