Dublin gigs will benefit Irish scheme Music Generation, which helps provide children with musical tuition. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire 2:14

Tickets for U2’s upcoming 2015 tour are now on general sale through their website U2.com, although dates for the expected Dublin shows have yet to (...)

U2 have announced details of a new tour which will include at least one concert in Dublin. In this file image above, (from left) Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton, Bono and the Edge are seen with their  Music International trophies during the Bambi 2014 media awards ceremony in Berlin last month.

U2 are to play at least one show in Dublin towards the end of next year with young Irish musicians they helped through the Music Generation scheme. Th(...)

Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal, in conversation on centre stage during day three of the Web Summit. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA Wire

U2 frontman Bono closed the Web Summit yesterday, to much less fanfare than that which greeted PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk last year. The p(...)

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
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  • 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.(...)