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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(...)

Kendrick Lamar was a star of seismic levels when he performed in front of a full house in Dublin’s 3Arena. File photograph: Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images

With Damn., Kendrick Lamar has placed himself at the heart of the narrative, pulled in some high-rolling collaborators, and allowed the anger to simme(...)

U2 in Berlin. For many ‘Achtung Baby’ is the band’s finest moment, so an accusation of plagiarism could threaten to undermine the album’s – and the band’s – credentials

“Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief,” sings Bono on U2’s 1991 hit The Fly. That assertion is about to be tested in a New York court. A(...)

U2 on stage  in Brussels, Belgium, in 2010. File photograph: Thierry Roge/Reuters

U2 have decided to delay their upcoming album after the surprise victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election, according to a new interview(...)

U2: Happy birthday

Happy birthday U2: how it all began

 The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr, Adam Clayton and Bono  at a signing of their  book “U2 by U2”, in London, 2006. Photograph:   MJ Kim/Getty Images

“Drummer seeks musicians to form band.” This was the handwritten note 14-year-old Larry Mullen put on the bulletin board of Mount Temple School in Du(...)

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