Joshua Tree

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U2 performing at Croke Park in July. Brian Boyd’s report detailing the band was planning to breathe new life into their 1987 album The Joshua Tree was the fifth most read culture article on irishtimes.com. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

1. Bad sex in the movies: from Top Gun to Fifty Shades  This is the most read culture story on irishtimes.com for 2017, and by quite some distan(...)

Sitting in a windowless room in Apple’s Cupertino HQ in California in September 2014, Bono has just pressed the switch that has made U2’s Songs of Inn(...)

  Idaho will run in the Japan Cup on Sunday morning.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Aidan O’Brien trained Idaho will try to bridge a 34-year gap for Ireland in Sunday morning’s Japan Cup in Tokyo. Japanese racing’s most prestigio(...)

“Every record has a goal. On some records, I want to make music with my friends, sometimes I want to be experimental and discover new ideas, and other(...)

Bernard Brogan: “Bernard has shown great leadership this year both on and off the field,” said Gavin, Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Seems unlikely that Jim Gavin got tangled up in the euphoria of Dublin revisiting The Joshua Tree. “It is what it is and the six teams that will be (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the U2 performance of The Joshua Tree in Croke Park Dublin. Photographs: Eric Luke

Fans from across the globe flocked to see U2 perform at Croke Park as part of the band’s The Joshua Tree tour with a host of famous faces in the crowd(...)

The band’s lavish Popmart tour in Vegas in 1997. Photograph:  Ethan Miller/Reuters

Through a fair chunk of the 1990s and 2000s, The Joshua Tree was perceived as the embodiment of everything toe-curling about U2: it was earnest, preac(...)

The Edge performs with Bono during the opening concert of U2’s global The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 in Vancouver, Canada on May 12th. Photograph: Nick Didlick/Reuters

U2’s Bono and Edge have hailed the “exceptional bravery and power of the women’s movement” in leading the protest against the Trump administration in (...)

Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness says ‘certain promoters, certain managers and certain acts connive’ in ticket touting. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Sometimes the answers you’re after come from the most unlikely sources. Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness spoke with former Dire Straits manager Ed Bi(...)

 Isolde Goggin: the commission chair said it would focus on potentially anti-competitive conduct by those involved in providing tickets and ticketing services, promoters and venues. Photograph: Eric Luke

The main seller of tickets for gigs and other live events in the Republic is one of a number of operators facing an investigation by a State watchdog (...)

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