U2 performs on stage in the ‘iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE’ show  at the 3 Arena , Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

‘Home… I know I’m going home’ is a line from the U2 song ‘Walk On’, and while that particular song wasn’t performed at Monday night’s Dublin show the(...)

Irish actor Saoirse Ronan who stars in the ‘Brooklyn’ arriving at the Savoy Cinema for the Irish premiere. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Actor Saoirse Ronan was joined by her co-stars of Brooklyn and U2 front-man Bono on the red carpet at the Savoy cinema in Dublin for the Irish premier(...)

The garage band – it’s a phrase that captures the intense, home-grown yearning of young aspiring musicians who want to be recognised by the 1980s musi(...)

Bono performing in U2’s “iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE” tour, September 2015. Photograph: Paul Bergen/AFP/Getty Images

Late at night, in a fast car on the motorway between Turin and Milan, en route to meet the Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, Bono goes quiet before(...)

Bono and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi at Expo 2015 in Milan last night. Renzi acknowledged that Italy could provide more food aid and distribution. Photograph: Reuters/Alessandro Garofalo

“These are big questions: can we face the problem of hunger in the world, can we fix the problem of poverty in the world, can we fix the problem of co(...)

A centrepiece of the performance is the band calling on the British governement to make public the files on the Dublin/Monaghan bombings of 1974. Photograph: Alessandro Di Marco

Bono has confirmed that U2 will be playing “Innocence and Experience” shows in Ireland at the end of November. “We are coming home... it was really ha(...)

Bono made it clear that he was not impressed with “irony . . . on heavy rotation, the knowingness, the smirk, the tired joke”. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

One Leaving Cert student will never forget the first day of his exams after he had to get a Garda escort to his school. Ian Fitzhenry (17) was saved b(...)

Bono spits water while performing in the U2’s first concert of their new world tour in Vancouver, Thursday, May 14th 2015. Photograph: Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP 2:37

U2 brought a heap of ire on their heads when they released their last album Songs of Innocence free to all iTunes users. Being accused of behaving lik(...)

Speaking in Vancouver ahead of the first date of U2’s world tour on Thursday, Bono said marriage is not owned by any church, but is instead owned by the community who should decide who it does and does not apply to. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:21

Bono has endorsed a yes vote in the forthcoming marriage equality referendum stating that “trying to co-opt the word marriage is like trying to co-opt(...)

Bob Geldof arrives to record the Band Aid 30 charity single at the Sarm Studios in London on Saturday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA 4:15

Band Aid organiser Bob Geldof said sales had “gone manic” as the reworked version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? became available for the first time (...)