Bob Geldof

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 Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts of The Rolling Stones perform during One World: Together At Home event.  Photograph: Getty Images

Not since Bob Geldof swore up a streak in front of millions of Live Aid viewers in 1985 has television witnessed a celebrity jamboree as glittering as(...)

One World: Together at Home takes place on Saturday, April 18th, and a two-hour show will air on RTÉ on Sunday

What is One World: Together at Home? One World: Together at Home is a lockdown concert for a lockdown world. Some of the biggest artists in the world(...)

Lady Gaga:  opening doors for the concert to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph:  Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

It’s been called for the Live Aid of the digital age and its Bob Geldof figure is another Irishman. Unlike the sweary, in-your-face Geldof, Tipperary-(...)

Disaffected but not punk, eager to please but only on their own terms, a thorn shoved into the skin of church and state, it is easy to view The Boomto(...)

The Boomtown Rats singer on childhood, grief, rebellion, Brexit and Ireland’s progress Bob Geldof is staring at a painting in a private meeting (...)

The Boomtown Rats: Ireland’s original all-conquering rockers. Photograph: Ian Dickson/Redferns

Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats were, Thin Lizzy-excepted, Ireland’s original all-conquering rockers. Back when U2 were just a twinkle in the eye of (...)

Juventus supporters wear protective face masks as a safety measure against the CoVid-19 novel coronavirus at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais stadium in Decines-Charpieu,  France, on Wednesday, ahead of the Uefa Champions League  football match against Lyon. Photogrtaph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

Ireland’s Six Nations rugby match against Italy has become the first casualty in Ireland of coronavirus after the IRFU confirmed the match in Dublin s(...)

Dara Murphy registered his presence in Leinster House on 42 of the 104 sitting days in 2018. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Interesting figure from the Dara Murphy fob-a-job abomination – while the bulk of his appearances in Leinster House occurred when the Dáil wasn’t in s(...)

The Live Aid concert at   Wembley Stadium, London, on July 13th, 1985.  Photograph:  Terry Thorp

More than 30 years after Live Aid raised about €180 million to help fight famine in Ethiopia, Teneo, the global strategy and communications group, led(...)

Bob Geldof co-founded  8 Miles, a private equity firm, in 2008. Photograph: EPA/Clemens Bilan

A private equity firm established by Live Aid campaigner Bob Geldof, offering investors 20 per cent returns, set up one of its offices in tax-friendly(...)

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