Bob Geldof

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: in Belfast on Wednesday and Dublin on Thursday

Saturday, May 5th Vinyl Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin; runs until Monday, May 7th; one day from €49.50, three days from €119; vinyl-dublin.com Un(...)

Band Aid and Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof with then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher on   February 28th, 1985. FIle photograph: Terry Disney/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Bob Geldof’s Band Aid archive has arrived in Ireland. An archivist will spend up to two years cataloguing memorabilia from the famous 1984 campaign f(...)

Almost everyone was too old for high school. Olivia Newton-John was nearly 30, Stockard Channing four years older

In October of 1978, Bob Geldof yawned and tore up a photograph of John Travolta on Top of the Pops. A decade and a bit later, his mate Sinead O’Connor(...)

Back to the Joy Monday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm In 1996, filmmaker Donald Taylor Black was given unprecedented access to Mountjoy Prison to make his groundb(...)

Bob Geldof  on the Late Late Show

Bob Geldof decided to return his Freedom of the City of Dublin as he did not want to be associated with the “pig” Aung San Suu Kyi, who previously rec(...)

The Gloaming Live at the National Concert Hall in March 2018. Photograph: York Tillyer

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Rock star and charity campaigner Bob Geldof leads the names joining Ryan Tubridy on Good Friday’s Late La(...)

Bob Geldof: I don’t think the Easter Rising is the foundational moment of the State. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A DVD of Bob Geldof’s documentary on WB Yeats has just been released in which Geldolf pays tribute to the man “who showed Ireland wasn’t just about th(...)

In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

Niall Anderton, managing director of Topaz. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a petrol station. It’s Niall Anderton – born near Glasgow, raised in Sussex, matured in Black(...)

Bob Geldof, chairman of the Band Aid Trust, as the Trust donated its archive to the National Library of Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Bob Geldof said he would “of course” accept the Freedom of the City of Dublin if it were to be reinstated, after it was withdrawn by councillors at a (...)

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