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Renee BaileyBono urged people to dig deep into their pockets and bring hope to the homeless as he led a Christmas Eve busk in Dublin city centre.
By Michael McHugh, Press AssociationBono urged people to dig deep into their pockets and bring hope to the homeless...
By Catherine Wylie, Press AssociationBono has declared Europe’s love for the UK and described Brexit as “a loss of shared...
By Associated Press ReportersU2 frontman Bono has described Pope Francis as being “aghast” about sex...
Payu TiwariBONO has said he is "happy and relieved that anything serious has been ruled...
By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Correspondent U2 frontman Bono has assured fans nothing is seriously wrong with his voice after he was forced to cut short a concert in Germany.
Payu Tiwari Irish rock band U2 were forced to abandon their Berlin gig last night as lead singer Bono lost his voice halfway through the show.
By Lucy Mapstone, Press Association Deputy Entertainment Editor U2 have apologised for cancelling a concert after lead singer Bono lost his voice.
By Julia Hunt, Press Association Entertainment Correspondent Oprah Winfrey made friend Ava DuVernay’s dream come true by treating her to a meet and greet with U2’s Bono.
By Henry Vaughan, Press Association Bono has apologised after claims were made that workers at a charity he co-founded were subjected to a culture of bullying and abuse.
By By Henry Vaughan, Press Association Bono has apologised after claims were made that workers at a charity he co-founded were subjected to a culture of bullying and abuse.
Barry Egan Martin Amis used to joke that he had a terrible dose of tennis elbow from opening bottles of wine at home in Manhattan. I have a similar tennis elbow-ish soreness. Not from uncorking fine vino, but...
By Joe Nerssessian, Press Association Nick Cave, Johnny Depp and Bono were among the guests at a star-studded birthday concert for The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan on Monday evening.
By Francesca Gosling Irish rockers U2 have called on Burma’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to fight harder against serious violence inflicted by the nation’s own security forces.
By Catherine Wylie, Press Association Bono has thanked Britain for “looking after the Irish” as U2 played to a packed Twickenham Stadium.
By Sam Blewett, Press Association Los Angeles Correspondent U2 bassist Adam Clayton has thanked his bandmates, as well as The Who’s Pete Townshend and guitarist Eric Clapton, for helping him quit alcohol.
By Joe Nerssessian U2 have celebrated the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree with a headline performance at US music festival Bonnaroo.
By Julia Hunt Ariana Grande said she changed her plans for the One Love Manchester concert after meeting a mother who lost her daughter in the terror attack at her show.
By Julia Hunt Bono sent a video message to the One Love Manchester concert, telling the crowds “All our hearts are with you”.
Ed Carty Bono, President Michael D Higgins and Hindu hugging guru Amma have been suggested to lead a proposed diplomatic taskforce for conflict zones.
Caitlin McBride Bono took a break from U2's Innocence + Experience tour to lead a host of stars at the Global Citizen Festival.
Clare Cullen Independent.ie are on the hunt to find U2's biggest fan to win two tickets to the Innocence and Experience tour in Dublin in November.
Bairbre Power It was one of Edun's most colourful, commercial collections yet - although music duties with U2 in Amsterdam cost Bono a front-row seat at New York Fashion Week.
Sharon McGowan U2 have confirmed that they will not play any Dublin dates on their European tour.
Bono has warned that Europe "will be no more" if a solution to the refugee crisis is not found.
Rock giants U2 have drawn attention to the plight of refugees and called for "humanitarian leadership" as they kicked off the European leg of their world tour.
Gordon Deegan Losses continued to mount last year at the ethical clothing company founded by Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson.
Aoife Kelly U2 fans were treated to a special appearance by Lady Gaga at the band's Sunday night gig at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Caitlin McBride Bono's actress daughter Eve Hewson has described herself as "dangerously single".
Elaine McCahill Eve Hewson might have very famous parents in Bono and Ali Hewson, but she's carving out her career on her own.
Aoife Kelly Bono and The Edge have explained the origins of the song 'Cedarwood Road' from their Innocence + Experience album in an interview with Song Explorer.
Kirsty Blake Knox It was a sombre start to the LA leg of U2's tour as their long-time tour manager passed away.
Those of you with a fixed view of Bono as a self-regarding - and utterly humourless - ego-muppet, should allow your diarist to revise that notion.
Barry Egan It may have been a musical triumph, but U2, and The Edge in particular, won't forget the opening night of their Innocence + Experience tour for all the wrong reasons.
Barry Egan It's the kind of conversation only a rock star like Bono could get away with, especially at his age, without sounding like a mad man on the loose.
Barry Egan THE Edge has revealed to Independent.ie that a new U2 album could be finished later this year.
Brian O'Reilly U2 front man Bono has defended the band’s tax arrangements, which sees them base some of their business interests in the Netherlands.
Independent.ie Newsdesk A disguised U2 took to the bleach and donned fake moustaches to perform some of their greatest hits on a New York subway platform as part of a sketch for Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show.
U2 have surprised fans by busking on the subway in New York with Jimmy Fallon in tow.
Kirsty Blake Knox U2 frontman Bono has recreated the trauma of his infamous biking accident as part of a comedy skit for Jimmy Fallon's 'The Tonight Show' in the US.
Independent.ie Newsdesk and Agencies Bono used to think his head was "harder than any surface it came into contact with".
Independent.ie newsdesk and agencies Carlos Santana is wary of cycling after what happened to his "brother Bono".
Elaine McCahill SHE'S got her big break in a brand new US TV show with a famous director but Eve Hewson, star of The Knick, says she had to force her parents Bono and Ali to sit down and watch the TV series.
Elaine McCahill Fashion label head Ali Hewson has revealed husband Bono is "doing great" and looking forward to getting back on stage.
Gordon Deegan Bono, Rory McIlroy and Aaron Paul are just three of the stars to have helped one of the country's best known pubs, O'Donoghue's in Dublin, to a record-breaking year.
Ed Power You expected a guy in a suit. On stage and in their press shots, Interpol are never less than rigorously dapper – for going on 15 years, the New York indie rockers have been, by a considerable...
Freya Drohan Bono and his U2 bandmates are among those who have contributed to a new anthology which launches this weekend.
Caitlin McBride Bono's daughter Jordan Hewson is following in her father's footsteps in the international fight against poverty.
Brendan O'Connor By the time we emerge blinking from the 24-hour lock-down, we are all gagging for a bit of news. But nothing too complex or taxing. Nothing of consequence is welcome at this time of year, because we tend to be a bit too fragile for actual reality.
Freya Drohan With his injured arm in a sling, singer Bono avoided the annual charity Christmas busking session on Grafton Street this year.
Freya Drohan With his injured arm in a sling, singer Bono avoided the annual charity Christmas busking session on Grafton Street this year.
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.
Deirdre Reynolds It's not yet known how many of Apple's 500 million iTunes users visited a web page to remove U2's latest album from their computers and phones, but it's safe to say that Tony Fenton wasn't one of...
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.
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.
Kathy Donaghy Property valuers agree that it doesn't matter whether you want to see the waves crash on the rocks from your seafront deck or enjoy the views of the city lights from your balcony, you're going to...
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.
U2 frontman Bono's private plane lost a hatch as it was coming in for a landing in the German capital but the Irish singer was never in danger.
U2 front man Bono's private plane lost a hatch as it was coming in to land at Berlin, German airport authorities have said.
Independent.ie Newsdesk and Agencies U2 frontman Bono and four friends avoided disaster yesterday when a door fell off their private jet mid-air.
Former President George W Bush says there's a 50-50 chance another Bush will try to occupy the White House.
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.
Sam Griffin Bono helped transform the layout of Apple's modern devices, he revealed on the closing day of the Web Summit.
Brian O'Reilly and Caitlin McBride U2 star Bono has declined to give his view on the controversial water charges - despite admitting he could speak on the topic for an hour.
Aoife Kelly U2 are still hard at work plugging their new album, having just announced a week-long residency on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
Brian O'Reilly HE’S recently spoken of how he has worked to gain investment to Ireland – and now it appears U2 frontman Bono is doing his bit for tourism as well.
Gavin McLoughlin High-speed global connectivity provider Perseus Telecom is among eight companies that are to create 400 new jobs in Ireland.
Eamon Sweeney Piers Morgan considers Russell Brand to be a "bogus revolutionary". John Lydon, the former firebrand singer of the Sex Pistols, thinks he is a "bum hole".
Caitlin McBride Supermodel Lily Cole has revealed her favourite fashion brand is ethical label Edun, owned by Bono and Ali Hewson
Sarah Stack Dublin will remain the spiritual home of the Web Summit despite plans to take it worldwide.
Kirsty Blake Knox Actress Eva Longoria played the part of the perfect tourist as she dashed around Dublin yesterday afternoon ahead of the Web Summit 2014.
Adrian Weckler Thousands of the world's most powerful venture capitalists and tech executives touch down in Dublin today in advance of the Web Summit.
Brendan O'Connor We are talking about Bono's late mother, who died when he was fourteen and set him on the path to becoming an artist, because after grief, he says, comes rage, and rage led him to punk which led to U2. We are talking about her, because she, and grief, pop up a bit in U2's brilliant new album Songs of Innocence, along...
Emma Jane Hade It's a dream come true for The Script, who have announced that they will play their first headline gig in Croke Park next summer.
"We went to work for the IDA."
Bono is set to close out next week's Web Summit with a discussion on the future of music, the event's organisers have said.
Eilish O'Regan U2 frontman Bono recently revealed the reason why he is so often seen wearing sunglasses is that he suffers from the eye disease glaucoma.
Brendan O'connor U2 singer Bono has revealed he saw world famous investor and philanthropist George Soros "go for" Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, over the issue of Ireland being forced to pay off all our bondholders. The singer also says that Ireland should have burnt bondholders when the country went through the...
Allison Bray Even glossy, half-page newspaper advertisements and a slick video featuring dramatic aerial shots and stunning sunsets over Killiney Bay have failed to lure buyers for what was the most expensive...
Emma Jane Hade Bono has said that he tries not to let internet trolls bother him, and joked that he always has an umbrella at the ready for when he finds himself in the eye of a storm.
Emma Jane Hade U2 front man Bono has said that he tries not to let to internet trolls bother him, and joked that he has an umbrella at the ready for when the s**t storm arrives.
Aoife Kelly Fresh from their hilarious appearance on the Graham Norton Show last week, Bono and The Edge are set to appear on The Late Late Show tonight.
Barry Egan They are the hirsute men who built Celtic Rock. Influential is something of an understatement when describing them.
Claire Mc Cormack BRAY singer Hozier has beaten U2 to the top of the charts, dramatically smashing the supergroup's record of Number 1 albums in Ireland on the first week of their release.
Aoife Kelly Bono revealed that glaucoma is the reason why he always wears shades on the Graham Norton Show on Friday night, but that didn't stop the host making fun of him anyway.
Kim Bielenberg Spare a thought for Bono, who apologised after Apple gave away U2's latest album to users of iTunes, whether they wanted it or not.
Sam Griffin Bono has revealed the reason why he's never seen without his trademark sunglasses - the U2 frontman is battling glaucoma.
Brian Byrne Bono has admitted that he signed a $100m (€78m) deal with Apple to distribute the new U2 album to half a billion iTunes users due to his "deep fear" that nobody would listen to it.
Ed Power It can't have been straightforward, growing up the daughter of one of the world's biggest celebrities. Especially if you dreamed of emulating your famous father and making your name in show business. But Eve Hewson - the 23-year-old actress and second child of Bono - has done an astonishingly good job of stepping outside...
Mark O'Regan U2 frontman Bono has backed Ireland's controversial tax laws, which have lured a host of multi-national companies to this country.
Editorial THE nation often divides when Ireland's world musical superstar, Bono, speaks of matters political. Fans hang on his every word and critics scoff. But everyone should take a step back and look dispassionately at the U2 front-man's defence of Ireland's tax regime aimed at attracting overseas investment and jobs.
Rupert Neate Bono has fronted a band and causes that have endeared him to millions. But the U2 frontman is likely to alienate more people than he wins over with his latest rallying cry: backing Ireland's...
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.
Bono's wife sees him as "a figure of amusement."
Nick Webb Elevation Partners - the tech-focused private equity group backed by U2 frontman Bono - has taken part in a $10m fund- raising round at Sharethrough, a native advertising start-up which is...
Ed Power What's going on with U2? The band have just crawled free of the controversy over their 'freebie' album, Songs Of Innocence, and its opinion-dividing overnight appearance in the iTunes folders of 700...
Mark Keenan 'I'd often pop up to Bono's. He always had interesting people staying or calling in, I remember one day I went up and Salman Rushdie was there." So recalls Jim Kerr speaking about his years in Dublin...
By Elaine McCahill They just released their long-awaited new album last month but U2 are almost ready to complete their next one.
Charlie Weston A CREDIT union in one of the most exclusive parts of Dublin has merged with two nearby ones in less wealthy areas.
U2 frontman Bono has revealed the Irish rockers have recorded "several" albums in the last five years but scrapped them because they were not good enough to release.
Nick Squires George Clooney's four-day wedding celebrations in Venice - which involved pool-side cocktail parties, dinners in five-star hotels and a lavish wedding reception on the Grand Canal - cost around €10m.
Bono and Ali Hewson have finally ended their Venice trip.
Her dad is Bono and her sister Eve is a successful actress, but Jordan Hewson usually stays out of the limelight.
U2 are to hit the road in 2015.
Aoife Kelly U2 are planning to "start small" with their new tour which will kick off next year, according to The Edge.
Independent.ie Newsdesk and Agencies Hollywood's hottest new husband and wife have emerged beaming in Venice with their wedding rings glinting in the sunlight.
Aoife Kelly A deluxe edition of U2's latest album, 'Songs of Innocence' will include exclusive bonus material including two new studio tracks, two alternative versions, and a 6-song acoustic session.
Nick Squires Not since the gilded barges of Venetian royalty swept down the Grand Canal will Venice have seen such a spectacle.
Louise McSharry By now you've heard, of course about U2 and Apple, and the terrible awful thing they did. In fact, if you are one of the 800 million or so people who use iTunes, you were probably affected.
Nick Bramhill Guitar legend Slash has defended U2's controversial decision to team up with Apple and release their new album free to iTunes users.
Richard Curran It has been described as a debacle by some, and a whole new revenue model for the music industry by others. Yet, the marriage of Apple and U2, which saw the tech giant distribute the band's new album to 500m people for free, is neither.
John Masterson Ireland's most objectionable national characteristic, begrudgery, has been having a good outing since U2 teamed up with Apple and did something that has never been done before. Out of the woodwork they come. The armchair whingers unleash their fury at U2 for daring to give them a free album. Bono, the prime target for...
By Cormac McQuinn BONO has hit back at critics of U2's album deal with Apple saying there has been a "deliberate misunderstanding" of the supergroup's relationship with the tech giant.
U2 frontman Bono has told of his delight that millions of people have heard the group's new album after it was given away - and joked that even the band have been known to delete their music.
Aoife Kelly U2 already have a new album in the works, as well as a project with Apple which they hope might rescue an ailing music industry.
Bono has defended U2's decision to give away their latest album for free - saying it was in the spirit of punk rock.
FINe Gael TD Eoghan Murphy is trying to prove that he's a tough guy much like his brother Killian Scott's character Tommy in 'Love/Hate'.
Michael O'Doherty Unlike most of the half a billion people who received U2's new album for free in their iTunes account last week, I actually know who Paul Brady is.
Letters to the Editor "Still round the corner there may wait / a new road or a secret gate, / And though we pass them by today / Tomorrow we may come this way / And take the hidden paths that run / Towards...
Aoife Kelly Liam Neeson and Bono have long been firm friends, with Neeson revealing that the U2 frontman was a massive support to him and his sons after the sudden death of his wife, Natasha Richardson, in...
By Melanie Finn Showbiz Editor U2 frontman Bono looks like he's finally found what he's looking for - his new iPhone 6.
John Waters Listening to the new U2 album reminded me of the first time I went to the 'Hot Press' office to see what the editor might condescend to let me write about.
Ian O'Doherty Two stories, both different, but both fuelled with the same sense of furious outrage which has now become the default position of so many people.
Brendan O'Connor A lack of confidence is not something you would ever associate with Bono but in fact, behind it all, it is a crisis of confidence that explains everything about U2 right now. Even the fact of...
John Meagher You’ve read all those ‘first listen’ reviews. John Meagher has lived with the new U2 album for the past few days. Here’s his assessment.
Joe O'Shea U2 have pulled off the 'largest album launch of all time' - giving their new opus free to half a billion iTunes users. But what does this mean for the music industry and for any young artists trying to...
Colette Browne If you ever wondered what would happen if the biggest brand in the world got into bed with the biggest ego, then wonder no more.
Ed Power U2's latest album, Songs Of Innocence, may be their most personal yet. The record is suffused with the sights and sounds of seventies Dublin – to an unprecedented degree, Bono bares his soul as he...
Ed Power U2's new album is swaggering and brash – a confident return to stadium rock first principles. But the surface shimmer belies a great deal of behind the scenes turmoil.
By Elaine McCahill U2's former manager Paul McGuinness has said that it was "extraordinary" that the band were able to keep the release of their new album under wraps.
U2’s new album ‘Songs of Innocence’ has been called their most personal album to date – with many of the songs set in their native Dublin.
U2 have surprised fans by giving away their first new album for more than five years to people around the world.
Bairbre Power Chelsea on Manhattan's west side is where the Irish flag flew proudly during New York Fashion Week.
Ed Power Like a thunderclap from the clear blue sky it appeared: U2's first album in five years. In what surely rates as one of the entertainment industry surprises of 2014, the band announced...
Ed Power Like a thunderclap from the clear blue sky it appeared : U2's first album in five years. In what surely rates as one of the entertainment industry surprises of 2014 the band announced Songs Of Innocence was being made available immediately for free download to Apples iTunes subscribers, after they had performed...
By Joyce Fegan Rihanna lent Bono a helping hand to launch wife Ali's latest clothing line under the label Edun.
Ed Power The big pop barn on Dublin's quays has been renamed The 3Arena. And while not overly sentimental at independent.ie we thought it fitting to mark the passing into history of The O2, a venue that...
A FOOTBALL legend and a humanitarian who has helped thousands of homeless people are to become Freemen of Dublin.
Kirsty Blake Knox It’s a matter of days before music extravaganza Electric Picnic kicks off and there’s plenty to keep festival goers entertained from burlesque dancers and ‘Love/ Hate’ gangsters to pony loving...
Eve Hewson has revealed she pranked Justin Timberlake when she was just 11 years-old.
By Lynne Kelleher Almost two million viewers tuned in to watch Eve Hewson's debut as a nurse in the eagerly-awaited US series, The Knick.
And now for something completely different; Minister for Agriculture and Defence Simon Coveney has launched his own YouTube channel.
Bono and Chris Brown have struck up an unlikely bromance after being spotted out together in Monaco over the weekend.
Leonardo DiCaprio has celebrated his first-ever Foundation charity gala with a host of famous pals.
Caitlin McBride Bono was the guest of honour at a star-studded fundraiser in the South of France, organised by Leonardo DiCaprio.
U2's new album - their 13th - is reportedly set to be released in November.
Laura Butler The daughter of U2 frontman Bono has been lined up to star in a Steven Spielberg movie.
By Clodagh Sheehy Bono may be her very famous dad but Eve Hewson is carving her own niche in the fame gallery with her acting talents.
Anita McSorley She is known to many as Bono's daughter, but Eve Hewson is earning a name for herself with her own talent as an actress.
Nicola Anderson ONE of the sons of Catholic Belfast during the Troubles and a personal friend of Bono's for years, Paddy McKillen has always fiercely guarded his privacy.
Nicola Anderson NO single moment better encapsulates the rock 'n' roll cachet of Irish property developers at the height of the boom than a meeting involving Bono and a Saudi Prince on a boat moored off the coast...
Emma Jane Hade GARTH BROOKS' Irish fans have vowed their allegiance to the singer, despite the fact that they have been left bitterly disappointed after his five dates in Croker were axed.
Kirsty Blake Knox and Bairbre Power The Spencer Hotel has barely been open five minutes but it's already become a mecca for the creme-de-la-creme of the social set.
Mark O'Regan BONO has splashed out €62,000 on a number of exclusive 'street art' pieces that are likely to soar in value within a few years.
Barry Egan Rick Rubin (the Biblically-bearded producer of everything from Kanye West’s Yeezus to Johnny Cash’s American Recordings to Danzig’s How the Gods Kill) was recently asked to name his favourite Led...
Freya Drohan Bono received the inaugural Cannes Lionheart Award today on behalf of his AIDS organisation (RED).
Eithne Tynan "I DON'T think a house is something you should bury yourself in," says the artist Graham Knuttel of the forthcoming sale of his Georgian home of many years and also his long-time studio at 11...
Dearbhail McDonald Legal Editor The phrase "spectacular fall from grace" has been much used in recent years as various former titans have been brought to heel in our criminal, civil and bankruptcy courts.
Melanie Finn Bono finally found what he was looking for - a nice pint of Guinness and some fresh seafood in a quiet restaurant in Galway.
Kirsty Blake Knox U2 front man Bono stopped off for a pint of the "black stuff" and a tasty fish supper in O'Grady's On The Pier in Barna over the weekend.
Damian Corless When summer came to Dublin 35 years ago, the glare of sunlight cruelly exposed the city for the smelly, crumbling wreck it was. Poisoned with effluent spewed by factories upstream, the...
U2's Bono and The Edge are set to join the board of directors for US iconic guitar brand Fender.
Joyce Fegan First Dublin was the best place to do business. Now it’s been ranked as one of the world’s hottest spots for buskers.
Eve Hewson may have grown up privileged, but she's keeping her feet firmly on the ground.
Barry Egan AT his funeral in the summer of 2012, the words to Bob Dylan's Forever Young rang out across the church, Our Lady Queen Of Peace on Dublin's Merrion Road.
Emma Jane Hade HUNDREDS of hopeful young thespians lined the cobbled streets of Temple Bar at the weekend, all vying for a role in Irish director John Carney's latest movie.
Allen Kiely "I started out in photography back in 2001 and this photograph of U2 on stage at Slane helped launch my career.
Bono was treated to some unusual entertainment as he celebrated his 54th birthday.
Caitlin McBride Bono may have celebrated his 54th birthday with Hollywood's elite, but for him, family always comes first.
George Clooney is rumoured to be on the hunt for a home in London.
Sam Griffin ONE Direction singer Niall Horan's bank balance now reads a cool €17m.
George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin have celebrated their engagement at a star-studded party in the US.
Alan O’Keeffe A drugs ‘hell hole’ is blighting one of Ireland’s most beautiful seaside resorts near the homes of stars such as Bono and Enya.
Imelda May worked as a carer of old people in a previous life – which gave her a love of life.
Gordon Deegan The companies behind the Dublin Web Summit and Founders events continue to enjoy rapid growth with combined accumulated profits increasing by €143,391 to top €600,000.
Kirsty Blake Knox LEGENDARY singer and songwriter Paul Simon honoured his friend, the late poet Seamus Heaney, with a musical tribute.
SINGER Paul Simon embraced the wife of the late Seamus Heaney as a huge tapestry dedicated to the poet was unveiled at Dublin Airport.
Eimear Rabbitte She was a force to be reckoned with on the music scene, and now Linda Martin is about to make her stage debut.
Eamon Sweeney Hamsandwich Olympia, Dublin
Brian Byrne IT'S the world's largest bed and breakfast company worth €7.3bn – but Airbnb doesn't own a single property.
Hey, just because it's the 21st century and it's socially acceptable to use LOL and ERMAGERD in a sentence, that doesn't mean it's cool for lyrics to make no sense writes Niall Byrne. By and large, songs still stick to the same old themes as ever – girls, guys, dancing, drinking, pain, love and loss.
Conor Feehan A funeral service for the late Dublin chef who cooked for Michelle Obama and her daughters last year will take place tonight.
Eamon Sweeney OneRepublic lead singer Ryan Tedder received his big break on an MTV talent show, but he is extremely eager to prove that he is for real. If anything, perhaps he's a little too keen.
Fianna Fail jobs spokesperson Dara Calleary has accused Taoiseach Enda Kenny of caring more about spending time with Bono and Angela Merkel than the recovery of the economy.
Barry Egan MR PUSSY is a riot. He is remembering the distinguished evening in 1994 when supermodel Naomi Campbell turned up to his celebrated establishment on Dublin's Suffolk Street, Mr Pussy's Cafe De Luxe, owned by Bono, Jim Sheridan and Gavin Friday.
Brian Byrne Nothing beats having Bono as an impromptu guest at your stag weekend.
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).
Brendan O'Connor I could see that Bono was a little hurt. His bewilderment was almost childlike. I almost felt bad. It's five years ago and we are sitting in the bowels of the Nou Camp stadium in Barcelona where U2 are...
Maggie Armstrong New York is recovering from a blizzard and the NYPD is issuing warnings about ice falling from rooftops, but things sound quiet in Oliver Jeffers' studio in Brooklyn.
It's one of those weekends where you just have to accept the fact that there will be a lot of crying. Jubilant crying if we beat France tomorrow, desolate crying if we lose to France tomorrow – and, of course, general drunken crying about Ireland and how it's a great aul' country.
Ed Power Are U2 in crisis? That's one possible reading of the announcement that their greatly heralded next album has been pushed back to 2015, just the latest delay for a project originally slated to see daylight last year.
Kirsty Blake Knox U2 ROCK stars Bono and The Edge are to be added to the line-up for Mario Rosenstock's upcoming stage show 'Gift Grub Live 3'.
Niamh Horan Dublin developer Harry Crosbie has spoken out in defence of his close friend Bono, after the rock star received a torrent of criticism for his speech to members of the European's People's Party in...
Brendan O'Connor Today's elections in the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea, in which everyone is expected to vote and they only have a choice of one candidate, has been overshadowed by a triumphant week...
Lise Hand THE hall was going about as balubas as a hall-full of polite, earnest, sober, industrious non-Irish members of a centre-right, conservative Christian Democratic party could possibly go.
Sometimes it is beneficial to reflect a bit on the problems of others – if only for the selfish outcome of putting some context on one's own difficulties.
Daniel McConnell, Political Correspondent German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described Ireland as a "success" and paid tribute to the Irish people for their endurance during difficult times.
Aideen Sheehan POPULAR Dublin eaterie, the Town Bar and Grill was among 14 food businesses served with enforcement orders by health inspectors last month.
Thomas Molloy TWO years ago, the only picture most newspapers had of Paddy McKillen was a 1989 photo of the young developer dressed in a tuxedo.
Dermot Bolger Once the bullets start to fly mid-way through Sean O'Casey's great play about the Easter Rising, 'The Plough and The Stars', his earlier moments of barbed comedy stop as the reality of warfare fills the stage.
It was a family affair for The Hewsons at the Oscars, with Bono and his daughters partying the night away.
Denise Calnan Ellen DeGeneres might have ‘broken Twitter’ with her star-packed selfie, but Benedict Cumberbatch also earned his social media kudos last night.
Kirsty Blake Knox and Bairbre Power Is this the beginning of a beautiful 'bromance'?
"You should really write a book ya know!" I said to him the other day.
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