Slice of the Apple: U2 with Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, in California. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

As is sometimes the way when Joe Duffy thinks listeners require some relief from accounts of societal chaos, Wednesday’s edition of Liveline (RTÉ R(...)

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(...)

Bono and  U2 perform during an Apple event yesterday, during which the company announced it  was giving the band’s new album free to iTunes users. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Songs of Innocence***U2’s new album is soaked in the memories of the band’s adolescence. Lyrics are full of references to the Dublin bombings, old fri(...)

Last time round: U2 when ‘No Line on the Horizon’ was released, in 2009
U2: Stuck in a moment

Poor Bono. There he is in his home in southern France last month, playing U2’s unreleased new album at full volume on his stereo while, quite possi(...)

MCCP managing director Kay McCarthy: “Consumers like brands but they don’t always trust the ad.”

Other than the inevitable Bono, the only Irish person speaking at next week’s Cannes Lions advertising festival will be Kay McCarthy, the founder of a(...)

The Hireland model has already been successfully reproduced in the US and Nigeria, and emulated across Europe

A not-for-profit organisation that convinced Irish business owners to take on thousands of additional employees during the recession has published an (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and European Council president Herman Van Rompuy look on as singer Bono of the band U2 arrives at the European People’s Party (EPP) Elections Congress in Dublin. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett /Reuters 4:15

The Irish people not the troika bailed out the State, U2 singer Bono told members of the European People’s Party in Dublin today. Bono a(...)

Bono: “Some of the criminals around here are not wearing ski masks, they are wearing skis.” Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

Bono has challenged world business leaders assembled in Davos to boost the fight against world poverty by raising ethical standards in their respec(...)

“Nicer than the Terminator”: Nelson Mandela with Melanie Verwoerd (right) and Mary Davis in Dublin for the Special Olympics. Photograph courtesy of Robbie Fry
Mandela, Ireland and me
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  • December 7, 2013, 01:00

There is an incredible depth of sadness in South Africa. Over the past three months South Africans have been preparing themselves for the inevitable. (...)

Muscle Shoals

Since the 1960s, the largest city in Colbert County, Alabama, has been celebrated as the home of the Muscle Shoals Sound. That sound, a fusion of coun(...)