'They were frankly dire' - Bob Geldof admits to hating U2's early work
Caitlin McBrideLegendary rocker Bob Geldof said he thought U2 were "dire" when he first heard their music.
Bob Geldof is an Irish singer-songwriter, author, and political activist and occasional actor. He rose to prominence as the lead singer of the Irish rock band The Boomtown Rats.
Caitlin McBrideLegendary rocker Bob Geldof said he thought U2 were "dire" when he first heard their music.
John MeagherIt is hard to believe it now, but the prime plot of Dublin 4 real estate currently...
John MeagherGay Byrne answers the door to his Sandymount home holding a large glass of whiskey. Jameson, it transpires, in the...
Sean NolanBob Geldof has called on Irish men to vote yes in the upcoming abortion referendum.
Independent.ie NewsdeskMusician and activist Bob Geldof caused a mixed reaction on social media when he...
Aoife Kelly Bob Geldof speaks passionately about why he handed back the Freedom of Dublin City on tonight's Late Late Show.
The musician and campaigner, best known for coming up with Live Aid, was recently embroiled in a controversy with Dublin City Council over Aung San Suu Kyi's freedom of the city honour. Geldof (66), who made his fortune in TV production, also donated a vast archive of material from the Band Aid Africa famine relief effort to the Irish State.
Kathy Armstrong Britain has "knifed themselves in the guts" by voting to leave the European Union, according to Bob Geldof.
Allison Bray Dublin City Council overwhelmingly rejected an emergency motion to address the withdrawal of the Freedom of the City honour bestowed on Aung San Suu Kyi at tonight's meeting.
Sean Nolan Bob Geldof said he regrets having to hand back his Freedom of the City of Dublin, but he does not to be on a list with 'killer' and 'pariah' Burmese Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi .
Robin Schiller Rocker Bob Geldof plans to hand back his Freedom of the City of Dublin this morning in protest against Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Aung San Suu Kyi has "duped" Ireland, Bob Geldof has said as he returned his freedom of Dublin in protest.
David Wilcock Bob Geldof is to hand back his Freedom of the City of Dublin, saying he does not want to be associated with the award while it is also held by Aung San Suu Kyi.
Vincent Hogan If you are the sort of person who considered Bob Geldof invoking the spirit of WB Yeats as a goosebump expression of our artistic culture, you will have been dismayed by yesterday's rather gloomy rugby...
Taylor Heysen Bob Geldof has delivered searing criticism of a number of world leaders, saying he is "sick of them".
Independent.ie Newsdesk Bob Geldof has delivered searing criticism of a number of world leaders, saying he is "sick of them".
U2 and Bob Geldof have joined forces with Brian O'Driscoll and Leo Varadkar to try and bring the Rugby World Cup tournament to Ireland.
Bob Geldof said he is not good at accepting awards as he received an honorary degree from Trinity College for his humanitarian efforts.
Ed Power Bob Geldof led tributes to Nigel Grainge, the record company executive who was instrumental in signing many iconic Irish artists, after his death at age 70.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Boomtown Rats pianist John Moylett has claimed that he has been forced to put his house on the line during a royalty battle with Bob Geldof.
The business interests of Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof have been muted in recent years. Live Aid organiser Geldof banked 8m from the sale of the Planet 24 TV production company and dabbled in the internet during the first dotcom boom. But the real money came from reality TV, particularly Castaway, which has been a cash cow for Geldof and his partners.
Kathy Armstrong Peaches Geldof's widower has spoken of his heartbreak that their children have now been alive longer than they would have known her.
Barry Egan Joseph O'Connor wrote in Banana Republic: Reflections On A Suburban Irish Childhood about an important time in modern Irish history - November 1978 - when The Boomtown Rats became "the first...
Ralph Riegel Ireland lobbied hard for Boomtown Rats singer and Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof to be awarded the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize.
Allison Bray Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof says he gets annoyed hearing his seminal Christmas hit played as supermarket mood music - even if it has raised hundreds of millions of euro for charity.
Bob Geldof has unleashed a blistering attack on the European Union - saying it does not work.
Singer Bob Geldof suggested that Leave supporters appear to be on "crystal meth" as he backed the Liberal Democrats ahead of a parliamentary by-election.
Sarah-Jane Murphy Bob Geldof tied the knot with his long-standing partner Jeanne Marine yesterday, at a beach-front house near Nice on the sun-soaked French Riviera, according to reports.
Brian O'Reilly LEGENDARY Irish band the Boomtown Rats have announced they will play a gig in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Sunday December 6th.
Darragh McManus It happened to be on The Dave Fanning Show (2fm, Sat-Sun, 10am) that Bob Geldof got in his latest little dig at Ireland - but let's face it, it could have been anywhere.
Ed Power The biggest Electric Picnic yet had a heavyweight line-up to match. Britpop cheeky chappies Blur, techno veterans Underworld and clothes-boycotting icon Grace Jones gave the festival a nostalgic...
Kirsty Blake Knox Wearing a 'f**k off' fake python skin suit, Bob Geldof writhed around the stage of Stradbally playing the harmonica.
Brendan O'Connor Not for the first time Bob Geldof put it up to us all on Friday morning. Speaking to his old mucker Dave Fanning, Geldof cut through a lot of the crap and announced that he is willing to...
Ed Carty Bob Geldof has offered to immediately take in four families as he expressed disgust at the migrant and refugee crisis in Europe.
Editorial Most decisions we make require a balance between the heart and the head, showing that one does not necessitate losing control of the other.
Bob Geldof has offered to immediately use his English homes to take in four refugee families as he expressed disgust at the migrant crisis in Europe.
David Kearns Irish music legend Bob Geldof says he is willing to take in four refugee families if it helps end the current migrant crisis engulfing Europe.
Ivan Little They started turning east Belfast's most famous street into Cyprus a-VAN-ue yesterday for one of the biggest birthday parties the city has ever seen, in honour of the biggest musical star it has ever...
Freya Drohan Singer Bob Geldof has reportedly been forced to cancel three solo gigs as ticket sales flopped.
Former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure has said the way he went about obtaining the Christmas number one for Band Aid was "cold and calculating".
Stella O'Malley There had been great camaraderie among Bob Geldof and his friends as they worked the building sites in London during the summer they first left school.
Billy Keane His kid is sitting in the front seat. The little boy is maybe eight or nine.The child is smoking 20 a day, passively.
Bernadette McNulty It's 30 years since Live Aid. You'd be forgiven for thinking it was longer.
Damian Corless It was billed as the Greatest Show on Earth and it caught the imagination of the whole world 30 years ago on July 13, 1985. Live Aid was good for the starving masses of famine-stricken Ethiopia.
U2 were well over half-way through their epic Live-Aid set when Bono made a career changing decision. Like every other act, the Dublin four piece had been given 18 minutes on stage. They had used up a good portion of that already when the singer bounded...
Freya Drohan Police have closed their probe into the fatal overdose of journalist, socialite and model Peaches Geldof.
Nick Webb An African focussed private equity fund chaired by former Boomtown Rats front man Bob Geldof has bought a 42pc stake in Orient Bank Limited, a mid-tier commercial bank in Uganda, from Keystone...
Jerome Reilly and Ralph Riegel The four members of U2 and 68 other well-known figures from the arts have called for a Yes vote in the forthcoming referendum on marriage equality as the Taoiseach warned against complacency ahead of the vote,.
Independent.ie Newsdesk and Agencies Sir Bob Geldof has reportedly married his longtime partner Jeanne Marine.
Caitlin McBride Peaches Geldof's family have begun to 'cleanse' the home where her body was found last year.
Freya Drohan Irish musician and philanthropist Bob Geldof will wed his partner Jeanne Marine in the coming months, according to reports.
Patricia Murphy Granddad Bob Geldof has been spending a lot of time with his young grandchildren following the tragic death of their young mother last year.
David Townsend PERHAPS it needs Bob Geldof to storm into the ICC offices in Dubai, slam his fist on the table and demand: "Give us your f***ing Test status!" Or better still, that self-proclaimed cricket nut Martin McGuinness.
Former punk rocker Geldof (63) has been incredibly shrewd with his career outside music.
Donal Lynch 'An entrepreneur and environmentalist, a sports and entertainment business pioneer and venture and equity investor and president", a "supporter of the arts and avid outdoorsman", a "protege of...
Ed Power The screaming girls came as a pleasant surprise, says Spandau Ballet's Gary Kemp. "At first, our fans were mostly guys," he explains. "We were a cult band, playing clubs. Your mates go to the gigs. Then we started doing Top of the Pops, Smash Hits, kids TV. Everything changed. The girls showed up."
Brian Hutton Ban Ki-moon is to be awarded an international peace prize for his role in tackling climate change, global conflicts and natural disasters, it has been announced.
Anne Cunningham Judy Finnigan is one half of the famous Richard and Judy, who hosted ITV's morning show for 13 years, before moving to Channel 4 for another seven years. Their magazine show mix of chat and...
Freya Drohan Bono and his U2 bandmates are among those who have contributed to a new anthology which launches this weekend.
Neela Debnath Pixie Geldof will be following in the footsteps of her father after she signed a record deal this week.
Nick Bramhill HIS tendency to turn the air blue live on air has landed him in hot water in the past with broadcasting chiefs.
John Meagher There is a small band of ex-journalists who managed to make it to the upper reaches of the charts. Neil Tennant famously traded Smash Hits for the Pet Shop Boys and Bob Geldof first got to vent...
Gordon Deegan Bob Geldof shared a £2.4m (€3m) windfall in dividends from the TV firm behind the hit reality TV show 'Survivor' last year.
Nicola Anderson THE late Peaches Geldof (25) was remembered at the funeral in Dublin of her great-aunt, Mai Geldof, who died at the age of 105.
Kirsty Blake Knox Bob Geldof remembered his late aunt Mai Geldof (105) as "a mega woman" who provided him with sanctuary, support and hot cups of Bovril following the sudden death of his mother Evelyn when he...
What is your nickname?
Pat Fitzpatrick It wasn't all rivalry between Ireland and Scotland last week. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure are planning to record another version of Do They Know It's Christmas?, to help combat Ebola. Do They Know Any Other Song? might be a better name, says you. Stop. There's no need to be so cynical.
Donal Lynch It's sometimes easy to lose sight of what made the big stars famous in the first place. They need to consolidate, to remind us of their unique selling point. This is why Bono still fits the odd U2 record in around being our personal Jesus the rest of the time.
Joyce Fegan Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, should not be an attractive city and yet it is.
Thirty years ago, Dubliner Bob Geldof pulled off a memorable coup when he press-ganged the planet's biggest pop-stars into a recording studio and detained them until they'd recorded a song that would become an all-time best seller.
Darragh McManus It felt like the end of an era on Sunday night - no longer would Twitter be clogged up with Love/Hate comments from 9.30pm to 10.30pm. And a bunch of characters died too, as RTE's hugely...
Chart-topping star Rita Ora is to undertake a high-speed dash to ensure she can join dozens of music acts to take part in the recording of the Band Aid 30 single on Saturday.
Robert Dex The new Band Aid song will get its first airing on Sunday's X Factor - just a day after stars including One Direction, Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran team up to record it.
The new Band Aid song will get its first airing on Sunday's X Factor - just a day after stars including One Direction, Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran team up to record it.
Independent.ie newsdesk and agencies Adele and One Direction have been confirmed for the Band Aid 30 single.
One Direction, Coldplay's Chris Martin and Ed Sheeran are to team up for a new incarnation of Band Aid, 30 years after Do They Know It's Christmas? was first released.
A staple of the Christmas jukebox will be given another festive makeover, when stars from the music world collaborate for the 30th anniversary of Band Aid.
Independent.ie newsdesk and agencies One Direction have reportedly agreed to appear on a charity Christmas single.
Joyce Fegan President Michael D Higgins says it was Bob Geldof's "colourful" message that made Irish people care about the 1984 famine in Ethiopia.
David McWilliams At Kilkenomics last year, one eminent economist from India was asked about what type of industries and activities he thought Ireland might foster to get ahead in the future.
Sir Bob Geldof has denied he is considering releasing a new charity single to help the fight against Ebola.
Anita McSorley Rumours have been circulating that Bob Geldof is planning a "top secret charity project".
Frank Greally There will be thousands of examples of great human endeavour within today's SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon as many ordinary people achieve something extraordinary for themselves by completing...
Barry Egan They don't call her Lovely Rita for nothing. Harry Crosbie's missus is marking her birthday on Tuesday with dinner with Harry. Dining with one's husband? Whatever will they think of next?
Denise Calnan Bob Geldof blames the British family courts for the emotional suffering his daughters endured throughout their lives.
Last week, Bob Geldof spoke publicly about his daughter Peaches' death on television. It's been six months now, since the 25-year-old mother of two was found dead as a result of heroin use. He spoke to ITV News, saying that he blames himself. "You're the father...
Exaggeration of the proximity of Christmas is a striking feature of today's commercial world. We become easy victims of the magic of marketing and the seduction of sales strategies with their relentless repetition of the message to 'shop 'til we drop'.
Mary Kenny It was brave and honest of Bob Geldof to ask himself - in a TV interview last week - if he was in some way responsible for the tragic death of his daughter Peaches. He constantly reflects on...
Aoife Kelly Bob Geldof has accused the press, and particularly The Daily Mail, of engaging "in a lifelong exercise in bullying" of his daughters Fifi, Pixie, and Peaches.
Anita McSorley A Co Down teenager has opened up about his frustration that Northern Ireland is still rife with sectarianism.
Bob Geldof The is an edited extract of Bob Geldof’s address to the One Young World Summit in Dublin
Lise Hand The moderator of the discussion on gender equality was in a spot of bother. She was trying to keep the session on schedule, but she just couldn't stem the flood of stories pouring from delegates on the...
Damian Corless Tomorrow is Mission Sunday. Plate collections in Catholic churches across the land will raise a projected €2m for Ireland's missionaries in the developing world. There are currently some 1,600 Irish...
Sarah Stack Bob Geldof is counting down to his first space mission after completing his rigorous training.
Sarah Stack Former President Mary Robinson has warned the world needs zero carbon by 2050 before more islands and cities are devastated by flooding.
Independent.ie Newsdesk Bob Geldof has said he "blames himself" for the death of his daughter Peaches, who died of a heroin overdose earlier this year.
Bob Geldof has said he "blames himself" for the death of his daughter Peaches, who died of a heroin overdose earlier this year.
Brian O'Reilly THE One Young World Conference opened tonight in Dublin in an Olympic-esque opening ceremony - even with its own flag procession.
Nicola Anderson and Brian O'Reilly In a keynote address Sir Bob Geldof has told the One Young World summit that people are dying in the world because they are poor - not because there is no medicine, doctors or food.
Nicola Anderson Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told a global summit of young people gathered in Dublin that Ireland's economic recovery "was and remains a democratic privilege, a national obligation."
Natasha Culzac Bob Geldof has explained how performing on stage provides him with temporary solace and a short respite from his grief following the death of his daughter Peaches.
Sir Bob Geldof has told how singing with The Boomtown Rats has helped him to cope following the death of his daughter Peaches.
Anna Coogan Clara Kelleher isn't mad about being described as a serious young woman, yet she concedes she is highly driven, and that her default setting is 'naturally hardworking.'
CLARE Mc CORMACK A FORMER US president, an Irish businessman and the Mayo GAA team are among the list of people praised with inspiring U2 during the production of their new album, Songs of Innocence.
Freya Drohan In a moving short film, iconic musician Bob Geldof opens up about his upbringing, his flaws and passions, and how his charity work gave meaning and clarity to his life.
Emma Jane Hade HOLLYWOOD star Meghan Markle, who was recently spotted enjoying dinner with golfer Rory McIlroy, will attend the One Young World Summit in the capital later this month.
Thomas Ostermeier's production of 'Hamlet' at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre last week brought audience interaction to a whole new level.
Brian Byrne ONE hundred schoolchildren will challenge the negative views surrounding the Ballymun flats in Dublin by performing their original song The Ballymun Lullaby at the One Young World Summit next month.
Barry Egan Moore Street, the election trail in November, 1982. Charlie Haughey's apparatchiks had staged a walk down the crowded Dublin shopping street, complete with lots of Fianna Fail-friendly faces...
Nicola Anderson TWO former prisoners involved in the Northern conflict will bring a message of peace when the One Young World summit opens in Dublin next month.
Eilis O'Hanlon Anyone who's ever watched a celebrity edition of a quiz show like Pointless will know that the depth of ignorance of the average actor or pop star has to be seen to be believed. When celebrities get...
Darragh McManus He's long left this island, and has spent the last 30 years slagging it off to all and sundry. And "Sir" Bob Geldof's transformation from Irish to English seemed complete when he made a rousing speech...
Youth leadership group One Young World has issued a final call for registration for its Dublin summit.
Martina Devlin Dear Scotland, the very best of luck to you, no matter which way you vote today. There are pluses and minuses on both sides of the argument, of course. But I'm sorry you were on the receiving...
Joe O'Shea As the Scots passionately debate their identity and future, two London-Irishmen have spoken up to challenge our own sense of identity and self-worth. And they have been roundly slapped...
Matthew Holehouse British Prime Minister David Cameron last night made a last passionate speech in Aberdeen, warning Scots that millions of people across the UK will be left "utterly heartbroken" if they vote for...
Emma Clark Activist Bob Geldof joined thousands of people who supported a last minute rally in central London where celebrity campaigners urged voters in Scotland border to stay part of the UK.
Kim Kardashian showed it is never too early for an eye-popping outfit as she spilled out of her plunging neckline while heading out for an early morning jaunt around London.
Sherna Noah Reality TV star Kim Kardashian stole the show at a glitzy awards do - designed to celebrate men.
Joan Rivers, the actress and comedian, has been placed on life support, days after suffering a cardiac arrest during throat surgery, according to reports.
Fifi Trixibelle Geldof has revealed she has been battling depression since the age of 11.
Frank Greally Construction foreman Dave Brady credits Bob Geldof with getting him started on a remarkable running adventure that recently saw him complete his 400th marathon in Mallon on Donegal's...
The writer on her husband, her book deal and Boy George.
Peaches Geldof's sister has hit out at a social media user who publicly criticised the dead mother-of-two for being "selfish".
Louise Hogan ANTI-poverty campaigner Bob Geldof has hit out at a global reluctance to fund the "last mile" towards a cure for AIDS.
Cult music star Mark Everett, the frontman of Eels, has been awarded the freedom of the City of London - four years after he claimed he was mistaken for a terrorist on a previous visit.
Here is a timeline of events leading up to Peaches' death.
Alex Diaz and Louise Hogan Peaches Geldof was discovered dead from a heroin overdose with a syringe in a sweet box on the floor and a stash of drugs, burnt spoons and needles throughout her countryside family home.
Barry Egan At this stage of his life, the pre-eminent Mancunian malcontent has become something of an institution. I think most of you will agree that Morrissey at The Smithsonian has a certain nostalgic ring to it? Everything he does appears worthy of international comment or tribute. His every utterance brings a smile to the glum face of...
Less than a decade after Ghana and Zambia had most of their debt written off, the two nations are struggling to finance their budgets and are under pressure to seek emergency loans from the IMF.
Jonathan Pearlman Sydney The destroyed Malaysia Airlines flight was carrying more than 100 of the world's top HIV researchers heading to an international conference in Australia, resulting in a devastating loss of...
Eamon Sweeney He hasn't gone away you know. Despite a string of cancelled tours, ill-health, mutterings about retirement and a surprisingly successful career moonlighting as a writer, Stephen Patrick Morrissey returned to the fray this week with his extravagantly titled tenth solo album, World Peace is None of Your Business.
* It was over long before the fat man sang, and let me tell you this: there were no winners here, only losers – yes, losers – even if you are a local objector from the Croke Park area. I'll tell you why.
"I am so devastated that Garth Brooks has had to cancel his shows in Ireland. I am a huge fan and couldn't wait to see him perform. It was a dream come true when I was asked to support him. It's a sad day for everyone in Ireland who had been looking forward to these concerts for so long."
Louis Walsh has defended concert promoter Peter Aiken in the wake of the cancellation of all five of Garth Brooks' gigs due to take place at Croke Park from July 28.
Anthony Barnes Bob Geldof has told of the "intolerable" pain he continues to feel after the death of his daughter Peaches and says he finds himself sobbing in the street when he becomes overwhelmed by emotion.
Bob Geldof told of the "intolerable" pain he continues to feel after the death of his daughter Peaches and said he finds himself sobbing in the street when he becomes overwhelmed by emotion.
Bob Geldof has told of the "intolerable" pain he continues to feel after the death of his daughter Peaches and said he finds himself sobbing in the street when he becomes overwhelmed by emotion.
Sinead Moriarty Can celebrities be good role models? Should they have to be? Former wild-child stars like the now mature and reflective Angelina Jolie and Madonna have raised awareness of important issues – Jolie by...
Glastonbury Festival’s Pyramid Stage, and all outside stages, had their power cut off when thunder, lightning and hail stones struck during Rudimental’s set.
Blondie's Debbie Harry and supermodel Jerry Hall brought an injection of glamour to Glastonbury as some of the first acts to perform.
Do you see light or darkness in this land of ours?
Peaches Geldof described heroin as "such a bleak drug" in what is thought to have been her last ever interview before she died a possibly drug-related death in April.
Andrea Smith They're popular, we admire them, and we're certain that their intentions are fine, but is the idea of a celebrity-turned-political-campaigner necessarily a good one? In a month where some of...
So Arianna Huffington is human after all. After a lengthy exaltation to the Zen powers of 'well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving' – the focus of new book Thrive which promotes an inner peace counter to the challenges of modern life – the serene veneer slips.
Sir Bob Geldof describes his first live performance since the tragic loss of daughter Peaches as "cathartic".
The music industry would be an extremely boring place without anarchic mavericks and risk takers like Alan McGee. The Glaswegian founded Creation Records, discovered Oasis and cheekily called himself the President of Pop during the whole zeitgeist defining...
"My alarm goes off at 7.45am every morning but most times I need to put it on snooze about three times before I physically wake up.
Niamh Horan IN the heart of Dublin's Silicon Docks, Harry Crosbie cuts an unassuming figure among the Googlers and techies who have flocked from all over the world to live and work in the vibrant district.
God's existence is neither verified nor disproved by the good or bad done in his honour. Guilt or innocence by association in this way only ever obfuscates the issue. In fact, the good and bad done in God's name are by-products solely of the beliefs associated with...
Ian O'Doherty Our national broadcaster is guilty of many things – creative inertia, management gobbledygook, a rather parochial outlook, an arrogance that has to be experienced to be believed and the sense that it is simply the broadcasting wing of that other arm of smug, dogmatic liberalism, The Irish Times.
Kim Bielenberg The Richard and Judy Book Club helped to turn novelist Joe O'Connor into an overnight literary star.
Bob Geldof has talked publicly for the first time since the death of his daughter, Peaches, as he discusses the kidnapping of 200 school girls by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
Justice Minister's first day on the job, Kilkenny stabbing and a tragic farming accident lead this morning's front pages.
GRIEVING Bob Geldof tried to smile through the pain as he made his first public appearance since the tragic death of his daughter Peaches (right).
Mark O'Regan BRAVE Bob Geldof has returned to his humanitarian work, making his first public appearance since the tragic death of his daughter Peaches last month.
GRIEVING Bob Geldof (62) has made his first public appearance since the tragic death of his daughter Peaches (25).
Kirsty Blake Knox Bob Geldof's eldest daughter has announced her engagement, as the family rallies together following the death of her sister Peaches.
Jenn Selby Just days after Sir Bob Geldof’s plans to marry is partner of 18 years, French actress Jeanne Marine, became public knowledge, his eldest daughter, Fifi Trixibelle, has announced her engagement...
Donal Lynch To nobody's great surprise, but to many people's dismay it was, after all, heroin which killed Peaches Geldof. Following the inquest results last Thursday there was a disconcerting sense among the...
Sir Bob Geldof has reportedly got engaged to long-time girlfriend Jeanne Marine.
Denise Calnan Bob Geldof has reportedly proposed to his girlfriend of 18 years, the French actress Jeanne Marine.
The family of Peaches Geldof has refused to comment on reports that she died from a heroin overdose as an inquest into her death is due to open.
Brian O'Reilly PEACHES Geldof died from a heroin overdose, it has been reported.
Alan McGee, a long-term friend of Bob Geldof, has described how moved he was by the musician’s tribute for his daughter at her funeral held earlier this week.
BOB Geldof’s grief is reportedly “distressing” to witness.
Peaches Geldof's husband was reportedly "like a zombie" at her funeral yesterday.
Kirsty Blake Knox in Davington, Kent IT was the shortest of journeys. But every step of it was laden with grief.
Kirsty Blake-Knox in Kent Kate Moss, Sarah Ferguson, Jools Holland, Nick Grimshaw and Jamie Winston all attended the funeral of Peaches Geldof at Saint Magdalene and St Lawrence Church in England's Garden of Kent...
Celebrity mourners joined friends and family to bid a final farewell to tragic Peaches Geldof at the model and television presenter's funeral.
Kirsty Blake Knox The funeral of Peaches Geldof will take place today in the same church where her famous parents were married and where her mother, Paula Yates, was laid to rest.
Kirsty Blake Knox PEACHES Geldof, pictured, will be laid to rest in Kent today.
Gayle Williamson When Edward Byrne, a member of the 19th Royal Hussars, returned from the front in 1919 after the First World War, his nightmares were so violent they would wake up his family and neighbours on...
Caitlin McBride Peaches Geldof will reportedly be laid to rest on Easter Monday.
Tragic Peaches Geldof revealed just before her death how she would have loved to have a baby girl.
Antonia Molloy In what would be her last interview, Peaches Geldof, who was found dead at the age of 25 at her home in Kent last Monday, said: "I'm not sure I've yet fully made peace with my childhood, but...
Peaches Geldof talked about coming to terms with her traumatic childhood and expressed her hopes for the future just a few weeks before her death, it has emerged.
Kathryn Thomas I have never felt like this before. Every footstep back to the car is an effort. We drive away, down the hill and out the gates of Murambi. Twenty minutes later, I am sitting at a dusty roadside cafe, with a backdrop of car horns, mopeds and human chatter. I hear myself ordering coffee, pretending to be normal. But I can't...
Carol Midgely For a man who has done so much good in life, Bob Geldof has been visited by a brutal amount of tragedy. We don't yet know what caused Peaches Geldof's sudden death at age 25, 14 years after her mother's Paula Yates's accidental heroin overdose, but one stark fact is beyond doubt – just as Peaches and her sisters had to grow up...
The childhood nanny of Peaches Geldof has paid tribute to the "beautiful girl" who "almost made it".
Melanie Finn, Showbiz Editor RTE's Dave Fanning has said his heart goes out to Bob Geldof following the death of his beloved daughter Peaches.
Regular readers of this column – and thank you all – may remember how I raved about the self-titled debut album from the loose Brooklyn collective San Fermin last year. Well, they're playing their first ever Irish show on Wednesday night in Whelan's, Dublin, and...
Bob Geldof has reportedly reunited with his family, visiting daughter Peaches' two young sons following the sudden death of their mother.
GRIEVING Bob Geldof was reunited with his late daughter’s two baby sons.
Gerard O'Regan In moments of sorrow he remains part of the place from whence he came
Ellen Branagh THE cause of Peaches Geldof's death remains unknown after a post-mortem proved inconclusive pending the results of toxicology tests.
Melanie Finn Socialite, model, journalist, DJ and twice-married mum-of-two. Peaches Geldof certainly packed a lot into her young life.
On life “I hate being called spoilt. My life is ordinary.”
Today's main stories are the President's visit - full of smiles - to Windsor Castle, Finance Minister Michael Noonan's wish for house prices to rise further, and the probe into Peaches Geldof's death,
Many moons ago, when I worked in the ESB, we had planned a power switch-out in a rural area of West Limerick. These switch-outs, for maintenance and repairs, were always arranged for weekdays between the hours of 10am and 4pm and the customers would be notified two to three days in advance. This was done to confine disruption to a minimum for the mainly farming...
Deirdre Reynolds Sir Bob Geldof's statement over the "unexplained and sudden" death of 25-year-old daughter Peaches on Monday is sure to have snapped the hearts of parents throughout the land in two.
Deirdre Reynolds History tragically repeated itself this week with the premature death of Peaches Geldof.
Peaches Geldof's older sister Fifi has broken her silence on the trafic death of her 25-year-old sister.
A post mortem into the death of Peaches Geldof will be carried out "in the next few days", police have said.
The main news on most newspapers this morning is the death of Peaches Geldof.
PEACHES GELDOF, who has died suddenly aged 25, was a journalist, model and television presenter. But her chief occupation was being Peaches Geldof, daughter of the celebrities Bob Geldof and Paula Yates.
Martin Evans, Hannah Furness and James Edgar PEACHES Geldof posted a poignant online image of herself as a child in her late mother's arms just hours before she was found dead at her home.
Tributes have already started pouring in for the tragic Peaches Geldof who passed away today at the age of 25. Her father Bob Geldof descrobed her as the 'wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest' girl.
Denise Calnan and Louise Kelly THE model and socialite Peaches Geldof has died at the age of 25.
Colm Kelpie BUSINESS chiefs have been urged to nominate young talent to take part in a global leadership conference that will bring a €2m boost to Dublin later this year.
Laura Butler KOFI Annan, Sir Richard Branson, Bob Geldof and Mary Robinson are set to lead the One Young World Summit in Ireland later this year.
I told you Dublin is turning into a boomtown. King Rat himself Bob Geldof and his mate, former Eurythmics star Dave Stewart were in town last weekend. The reformed reprobrates dined on Saturday in Cafe Bar H on Hanover Quay (or Hangover Quay as I like to call it).
Kylie Minogue has said that her romance with Michael Hutchence opened her eyes to the world.
Julia Molony Where do '80s rock gods disappear to? In the case of Midge Ure, frontman of Ultravox and the inimitable falsetto vocals behind the band's best known hit Vienna, the answer is to be found in the Cosy Club, a coffee shop near Bath Spa station. Midge lives not far from here, and today can be found sipping coffee, nestled deep in the...
INXS star Michael Hutchence went on a drug and alcohol bender after an argument with Bob Geldof before taking his own life, according to the two detectives who led the investigation into his death.
When officials in this country need to... Personal Finance
It was a dark... Music News
A new city has... Fashion News
IT'S a mystery... Irish News
Ireland's well-known faces tell Tanya Sweeney what they learned from their... Jobs
On today's episode... Hurling
It's all go at Ireland West Airport, or Knock as it is known locally in Co... Irish
When Martin Hayes was a little boy, he... Entertainment
From travelling the world to running a...
Dublin Bus services set to undergo major...