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For all his rage and anger, Bob Geldof's core affection for 'auld sod' remained undimmed

Gerard O'Regan

Published 10/04/2014 | 02:30

Bob Geldof, who has suffered such tragedy this week with the sudden death of his daughter Peaches, remains the quintessential Irish emigrant to Britain “who done really well'. Photo: Themba Hadebe
Bob Geldof, who has suffered such tragedy this week with the sudden death of his daughter Peaches, remains the quintessential Irish emigrant to Britain “who done really well'. Photo: Themba Hadebe
Bob Geldof with daughters Fifi, Tiger-Lily, Pixie and Peaches

In moments of sorrow he remains part of the place from whence he came

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HAD things been different, Bob Geldof could have luxuriated this week in being one of the most remarkable success stories of the Irish diaspora in Britain.

Much has been said about this sometimes lost tribe of Ireland in the past few days, and the former Boomtown Rat is, of course, one of our best known cross-channel people exports.

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