Bono and the Irish Part III

“We’re not gonna go to London. We’re not gonna go to New York City. We’re gonna stay and base our crew in Dublin. Cos These people. This is OUR TRIBE!” As I am sure all of you are aware, Bono made that pronouncement at Slane Castle. On that day, 1st September 2001 as I roared […]

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Bono and the Irish Part II

The 80’s ended with Bono declaring that U2 needed to “go away and dream it all up again”. I don’t remember that statement being viewed as being very significant at the time, but hindsight has seen it take on much more significance than perhaps it merits. The backlash from Rattle and Hum no doubt played […]

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Bono and the Irish Part 1

You may or may not know that Bono recently addressed the European People Party Conference (EPPC) in Dublin. By all accounts, the speech was a good one, and added a little glamour to an otherwise dull talking shop. Unfortunately, the very appearance of Bono is enough to start the abuse. A few days after his […]

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