U2 are to purchase the Docklands site for about €450,000

U2 are to buy the site where they recorded many of their best-selling albums after the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) agreed to sell it(...)

Bono on his critics: “They’re the haters; we’re the lovers. We’re never going to agree. People who would not normally be exposed to our music have got a chance to listen to it.  File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

U2 singer Bono has said the blogosphere is “enough to put you off democracy”. The band’s decision to give their new album Songs of Innocence away free(...)

Beach sequence: U2 on Sandymount Strand in 1978. Photograph: Sheila Rock/Rex

Bono leans in to my face so our noses are almost touching, and he sings, unaccompanied, “Life begins with the first glance, the first kiss at the f(...)

U2 pictured with Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook earlier this week. 1:04

U2, one of the most popular rock bands in the world, gave a new album for free to half a billion users of Apple’s iTunes software. Not cool, some reci(...)

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at yesterday’s press conference in Goverment Buildings. Photograph: David Sleator

There it was: the German flag flying proud above Government Buildings. And German chancellor Angela Merkel would soon be on her way thro(...)

U2’s new song Ordinary Love was specially written for Nelson Mandela biopic A Long Walk To Freedom,  so it is unclear whether or not it will appear on the new U2 album. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

U2 have unveiled their first song for at least three years as part of the trailer for the forthcoming Mandela biopic A Long Walk To Freedom. An excerp(...)

Sounds Irish: The Dubliners in 1966. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty
An A-Z of music in Ireland
  • Books
  • October 19, 2013, 01:00

Air The air, or slow air, is a piece of traditional music that is generally not set in a given time signature and is without a regular sense of metre.(...)

James Whelton, co-founder of CoderDojo, talks to  pupils at Colaiste Bride, Clondalkin, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The world loves a geek-schoolchild-to-tech-millionaire story. Such tales bring together the perfect mix of surprise and wonderment (and usually(...)