Bob Geldof

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Green tea Taoiseach Micheál Martin was sorely disappointed with Nphet but determined to move on in a renewed spirit of working together for the sake of the nation. File photograph: The Irish Times

Their approach to business may have been different but there was no doubt this week that the Taoiseach and Tánaiste were fuming over Sunday night’s le(...)

Director Alan Parker is pictured in Moscow in 2004. File photograph: AP Photo/Misha Japaridze

Sir Alan Parker, who has died at the age of 76, was one among a wave of British directors – Ridley Scott and Adrian Lyne were others – who emerged fro(...)

 George Michael, Bono, Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury and Bob Geldof during the finale of the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium on July 13th, 1985. Photograph:   Georges De Keerle/Getty Images

Monday, July 13th, marks the 35th anniversary of 1985’s Live Aid, which was created as the follow-up to the successful 1984 charity single, Do Th(...)

The  Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu proposed Dr Tony  Holohan for the honour in recognition of his work in leading the public health response to the coronavirus pandemic and as a representative of all front line workers. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan is to be awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin. Newly elected Lord Mayor Hazel Chu proposed Dr Holohan for th(...)

Ireland’s world record-breaking quartet on their lap of honour after setting a new time at Belfleld (L-R Frank O’Mara, Marcus O’Sullivan, Ray Flynn and Eamonn Coghlan). Photograph: Dermot O’Shea/The Irish Times

The idea was to stage some sort of world record attempt on the grass track and raise a few quid towards the famine in Ethiopia. Truth is John O’Shea h(...)

 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 (...)

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