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Monday 29 May 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Bob Geldof

Last year
# with or without you
Bono and Bob Geldof performed sing-song for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner on French Riviera
The scene is recounted in a new memoir by former White House advisor Kushner.
All time
# Up All Night
Late Late Show to mark Bob Geldof's 70th birthday in tribute episode
Presidents Michael D. Higgins and Mary Robinson are set to wish Geldof a happy birthday.
# i don't like brexit
Bob Geldof describes current Brexit impasse at Westminster as a ‘betrayal of Churchill’
The activist spoke out against Brexit in the lead up to the referendum, and joined the anti-Brexit protests on Saturday.
# adopted home
Bob Geldof says Brexit comes from 'a dangerous political ideology called nationalism'
The Irish rocker says he “can’t stand nationalism”.
# ambassador of conscience
Amnesty International strips Aung San Suu Kyi of its highest honour
The group revoked the award in light of Suu Kyi’s “betrayal of the values she once stood for”.
# boomtown rat
What do you do when the chart-topping band you toured the world with quietly collapses?
Boomtown Rat Garry Roberts has had a pretty interesting career. Actually, he’s had a few of them.
# Bob vs Bono
Bob Geldof has admitted that he used to think U2 were absolutely godawful
‘Absolutely dire.’
# boomtown rants
Bob Geldof says Aung Sang Suu Kyi is a 'pig' and he still wants the Freedom of Dublin back
“I understood what a great honour it is but I just don’t want to be associated with those people in any way.”
# Your Say
Poll: Should Bob Geldof get back his Freedom of Dublin award?
Geldof handed back the award last month, urging councillors to strip the honour from Aung San Suu Kyi.
# Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof says he would accept Freedom of Dublin if it was reinstated
The paperwork and files from the Band Aid Trust is being transferred to the National Library of Ireland where it will be catalogued and exhibited.
# boomtown row
Bob Geldof 'disgusted' as Dublin City Council accepts Freedom award he handed back
Geldof handed back his award in an effort to have the honour stripped from Aung San Suu Kyi.
# one band to overthrow
U2 write letter supporting the Freedom of Dublin being stripped from Aung San Suu Kyi
Councillors are looking at how to remove the award from her.
# Expunged
Aung San Suu Kyi is one step closer to having her Freedom of Dublin stripped
Councillors are also expected to take the honour from Bob Geldof.
# rohingya crisis
Dublin councillors to examine rules about removing Freedom of the City status
Bob Geldof yesterday asked that he have his honour taken away from him.
# boomtown rant
He admits giving it up is 'a PR stunt', but what happens now to Bob Geldof's Freedom of Dublin?
Geldof wants the honour to be taken off Aung San Suu Kyi.
# banana republic
Bob Geldof defends decision to return the Freedom of the City of Dublin
Geldof says he doesn’t want to be associated with “handmaiden to genocide” Aung San Suu Kyi.
# what do you think
Do you think Bob Geldof is right to return his Freedom of Dublin award?
Geldof said he’s returning the honour in protest against the Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
# it's a disgrace
Bob Geldof says Aung San Suu Kyi has become 'one of the great ethnic cleansers'
Geldof said that the “old traditions have failed us” in a speech in Colombia yesterday.
Geldof draws ire of Greek Cypriots over concert in Turkish-occupied area
The event in Famagusta has drawn widespread condemnation from Cyprus’ Greek-speaking community.
# 1986
Irish politicians really wanted Bob Geldof to win the Nobel Peace Prize
It didn’t happen for Bob though.
# warts n all
Dublin photographer's portraits leave stars with 'nowhere to hide'
Irish-based cameraman Alex Sapienza uses 19th century wetplate photography to show ‘imperfections’ of life.
# self aid
30 years ago Ireland was rocking out for the unemployed
The benefit concert was to raise funds and create jobs for the unemployed in the country.
# time does not heal
'Part of me half expected it', Bob Geldof opens up about the death of his daughter Peaches
The Irish musician also talked about using the same words as his father when telling his children about the death of Paula Yates.
# Marriage
Bob Geldof says proposing to his girlfriend after the death of his daughter Peaches 'let some light in'
“I thought I can’t ask her to marry me now, it’s wildly inappropriate, I’ll wait. But then I thought no, you need to.”
# crisis
Egyptian billionaire offers to buy island for refugees
Meanwhile, Bob Geldof has described the crisis as “an absolute sickening, f***ing disgrace”.
# IN 1985
Remember where you were? The moments we'll never forget from Live Aid, 30 years on...
Bono danced in the mud, Geldof swore at everybody and Phil Collins did the most 1980s thing ever.
# E30LA
That Band Aid 30 track you bought? Bob Geldof wants you to 'delete and download again'
… except that you can’t. Doh.
# Ireland 2016
Gerry Adams is not happy Bob Geldof is in the 1916 centenary video...
…while signatories of the Proclamation failed to make the cut.
# you had one job
The new Band Aid 30 video spells Bob Geldof's name wrong
The name’s Gelfdof. Bob Gelfdof.
# banned aid
Bob Geldof just got kicked off Sky News for saying 'Bollocks'
Ah Bob.
# Feed The World
Here are the new lyrics for Band Aid 30's Feed the World
The lyrics have been changed to reflect the plight of Ebola.
# E30LA
Twitter isn't loving Band Aid 30's questionable #E30LA hashtag
Pull over, world. We’re stepping out for some air.
# Band Aid 30
One Direction and Ed Sheeran among stars to re-record 'Do they know it's Christmas?'
The charity single will go towards the fight against Ebola.
# banter
Bob Geldof made Mary Robinson laugh in Dublin last night
They were attending the opening of the One Young World summit.
# youngsters
Dublin youth conference set to hear from the stars of politics, sports and business
Speakers at the One Young World Dublin 2014 summit will include Kofi Annan, Dame Ellen MacArthur and creator of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales.
Here's why everyone is questioning Bob Geldof's Irishness
Geldof’s been speaking out against Scottish independence.
# peak cumberbatch
The 21 biggest rides from last night's GQ Awards in London
Celebs hanging around together. Our favourite thing.
# Interview
Bob Geldof on return to work: 'It turns out that I can do this shit'
“Sometimes, I mean, the needle twitches slightly, so you continue doing it,” the bereaved father said today.
# Addiction
Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment
Full inquest rules that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose.
# hiya bob
Bob Geldof made a surprise appearance rocking out in a Dublin pub at the weekend
Hang on a minute, that guy looks familiar…