Gary Lightbody

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Jackknife Lee has worked with U2, REM, Snow Patrol and The Killers. Photograph: Matt Mahurin

Lockdown has affected people in myriad ways. Some go stir-crazy, some get bored to death, and some develop an unhealthy obsession with the contents of(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill rejected any suggestion of disunity. File photograph: PA

The North’s First and Deputy First ministers admitted on Monday to a “difference of emphasis” on tackling the coronavirus crisis, but said the Executi(...)

Way forward: Thoughts can became actions that change the world, in ways that appear small but are in fact unmeasurable. Photograph: Kieran Doherty

Grace is “a thought that changed the world”. So sang U2 in Grace, a track on their 2000 album All That You Can’t Leave Behind. It is an audacious clai(...)

 Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol with Sara Canning, partner of murdered journalist Lyra McKee, following a three-day peace walk from Belfast to Derry in May. He has been awarded an OBE for services to music and charity in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody, singing group The Priests and the Dublin-born cricketer Eoin Morgan have been included in Queen Elizabeth’s New Y(...)

Gary Lightbody from Snow Patrol  perfroming in the Phoenix Park in 2012. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol has been named the most-played song of the 21st century, so far, by music licensing agency PPL. The song was released in(...)

Snow Patrol: the band are followed at Malahide this summer by The Cure, Mumford & Sons, Noel Gallagher, George Ezra and Lana Del Rey. Photograph: Alexandre Schneider/Getty

Who is playing and when? This year’s summer concerts in Malahide Castle, in north Co Dublin, kick off on Friday with Snow Patrol’s gig. It’s alw(...)

 Gary Lightbody (left) with his Snow Patrol bandmates: the group headlines Malahide Castle, Dublin on June 7th  

Current favourite book Right now, I’m reading Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler, which is staggeringly good. I’ve cried so many times reading it a(...)

Friends of murdered journalist Lyra McKee begin a three-day peace walk from Belfast to Derry. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

Friends of Lyra McKee have started a three-day peace walk from Belfast to Derry, almost six weeks after the journalist was murdered while watching cla(...)

Homeward Bound: Bono recorded his contribution to the single before going on stage for the third of U2’s four homecoming gigs last week. Photograph: Simone Joyner/Getty

Bono took time out from preparing for U2’s 3Arena show last Friday to contribute to a charity cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Homeward Bound that is (...)

Go away for a year and people just might remember your name when you come back. Go away for seven years and they’ll reasonably presume you have taken (...)

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