Wednesday 17 October 2018

Bono and buddies live it up

My Deep Throat in U2 tells me Bono and the Simon Carmody Community had a small party last weekend in a secret location in Dublin. Where the streets have no name? No – up in Killiney, sillies, on the Friday. Presumably the band were toasting the near-completion of their taxing, if long-awaited, new album.

Bono's bessy mate, the incomparable Gavin Friday, was very definitely celebrating in relation to his new album, a work-in-progress. He brought the producers into Town Bar & Grill on Kildare Street last Saturday for dinner. They left a little after midnight.

The same night acclaimed Irish actor Liam Cunningham was in House on Leeson Street with a group of friends. Rugby pundits Victor Costello and Brent Pope were also in the hip spot that night, as was businessman and former Dragon's Den guru Niall O'Farrell. Down the road on Harcourt Street, Wesley Quirke and his brother Andy – star of RTE's hilarious Damo & Ivor – were in the VIP penthouse lounge of Krystle nightclub.

Two nights previously, actor Timothy Dalton was in Belluci's restaurant in Ballsbridge. The former James Bond star was very much not stirred as he dined alone, reading his book.

Declan Ganley is always stirred, isn't he? The Libertas founder was with two associates in the Four Seasons dining area on Monday evening. How do I know this? I was sitting opposite him not minding my own business on your behalf, dear reader.

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