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Bono with the Ireland rugby squad as the build-up continues for the big Six Nations clash  against England at Twickenham.

Ireland’s new English head coach and new backs coach may have both played and coached the country of their birth, but Andy Farrell is endeavouring to (...)

Dublin’s Clarence Hotel employs 50 full-time and part-time staff and Brushfield has a planning application before the city council for 54 new bedrooms that will add to the existing 59.

Profits at the four-star Clarence hotel, long associated with U2, fell by nearly a quarter last year. Accounts recently filed at Companies Office sho(...)

Bono in a  still from the film U2: An Cat Dubh.  Photograph:  IFI/Merry Doyle

For the first time in nearly 40 years, extended footage of U2 shot when they played the roof of an inner-city Dublin community centre in 1982 is to be(...)

 The Clarence Hotel, Wellington Quay, near Temple Bar, Dublin. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating an incident where a woman fell out of a window of the Clarence Hotel in Dublin city centre. The 21-year-old woman was taken (...)

U2’s Experience + Innocence Tour at the 3Arena. Photograph: Tom Honan

A hometown concert by U2 used to be an occasion to cherish for ardent Bono watchers. But by the time the band close the Dublin run of their Experience(...)

The late David Kavanagh

U2’s first booking agent David Kavanagh, who went on to manage Clannad and Celtic Woman to global success, has died at the age of 62. Mr Kavanagh di(...)

U2 in the video for You’re The Best Thing About Me

U2 have released the video for their single You’re The Best Thing About Me, which is taken from their forthcoming album, Songs of Experience. It featu(...)

U2: More than 80,000 people are expected to attend the band’s concert in Croke Park on Saturday. Photograph: Giorgio Onorati/EPA

This weekend’s sold-out U2 concert in Croke Park will provide a boost of about €12 million to the local economy, according to figures from Dublin Cham(...)

 Jessica and Brian Spears waiting for U2 ahead of  the concert at Croke Park. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The irish times

Where does the time go, eh? Just a mere 30 years ago, a wee Dublin band released an album called The Joshua Tree, taking them from bleedin’ massive to(...)

The band’s lavish Popmart tour in Vegas in 1997. Photograph:  Ethan Miller/Reuters

Through a fair chunk of the 1990s and 2000s, The Joshua Tree was perceived as the embodiment of everything toe-curling about U2: it was earnest, preac(...)

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