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Bono parties up a storm as he catches up with VIPs in Lillie's

U2 FRONTMAN Bono was getting into the festive spirit with a trip into Lillie's Bordello over the weekend.

The star was spotted holding court in the VIP area of the celebrity haunt as he kicked back and relaxed with his stunning wife Ali Hewson.

The singer has certainly been making the most of his time back in Dublin, judging by his impressive social schedule.

As well as attending Principle Management's Christmas party, he was also seen in the Merrion Hotel on Saturday.

He was enjoying some fine dining with his good pal Gavin Friday along with Sharon Corr and her barrister husband Gavin Bonner.

The gang all enjoyed a meal in Patrick Guilbaud's restaurant and pressies were obviously exchanged as Bono was seen leaving the five-star hotel carrying a book of poetry.

Meanwhile, RTE presenter Kathryn Thomas led a troop of her gal pals into Lillie's, fresh from her Respect ball on Friday.

The Operation Transformation star organised a bash in the Shelbourne Hotel in aid of the charity. She was joined by friends including Grainne and Sile Seoige as well as Clodagh McKenna.