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Darren Smith, television producer and  managing director of Kite Entertainment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Darren Smith apologises for checking his phone. He is waiting for last night’s television ratings to come through: when we meet, Ireland’s Fittest Fam(...)

Are U2 calling it a day?: Bono at the first Dublin show of the Experience + Innocence tour. Photograph: Tom Honan

U2 could be calling it a day, according to a remark Bono made in Berlin last night, on the final stop of their Experience + Innocence tour. The band’(...)

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(...)

U2 on stage at the SSE Arena, Belfast,  on Saturday, as part of their eXPERIENCE & iNNOCENCE Tour 2018.  Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

“Whatever happens, whether there’s a hard or soft or no border at all, more than ever, we need to trust each other on this small island in the North A(...)

Experience + Innocence: U2 at the Manchester Arena. Photograph: Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage/Getty

No matter their stature, most rock gods eventually realise that the concert-going public no longer want new music, just classics and the greatest hits(...)

    Writer and lecturer Aurélie Filippetti   with Bono, who  was made  a “commander of arts and letters” during her tenure as François Hollande’s culture minister. Photograph:  Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty

While waiters at the Senate restaurant hovered over Aurélie Filippetti, calling the former culture minister madame la ministre, the Socialist Party wa(...)

Now that they’re established as one of the most internationally successful Irish bands of their generation, is it time for Kodaline to get deep? The (...)

 Bono is backing developer and businessman Paddy McKillen’s plans for a distillery in Co Kildare. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Getty Images

U2 frontman Bono has been named as an investor in a proposed €50 million whiskey distillery and visitor centre in Monasterevin, Co Kildare being devel(...)

Experience + Innocence: Bono on stage in Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty

History, autobiography and anger at the state of the planet run through U2’s Experience + Innocence show, a return to the William Blake-inspired theme(...)

Adam Clayton of U2 and the band’s former manager, Paul McGuinness look at an English-Irish dictionary dating from 1768 as Irish College director Nora Hickey M’sichili looks on.

What does an Irish rock star do on their day off in Paris? At the midpoint of their four concerts in Paris this week, U2’s lead singer and bass guita(...)

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