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# Bono

Last month
May 2023
# dalkey book festival
Tom Hanks and Bono join book festival line-up in Dublin next month
The Dalkey Book Festival is taking place from 15 to 18 June.
This year
2023
# U2 ltd
Man suing U2 over song wants Supreme Court to compel Adam Clayton to answer questions
Maurice Kiely is suing U2 Ltd, a limited liability company linked to the band.
# Close encounter
Bono presents Steven Spielberg with special lifetime achievement award at Berlin film festival
He described Spielberg as ‘one of the biggest big shots in Hollywood’ as he presented him with the Golden Bear award.
# a joshua trio
U2 have confirmed they'll play a Vegas residency - but Larry's sitting it out due to surgery
The band will begin a run of dates at the newly opened MSG Sphere.
# fly on the wall
Bono will be among guests attending Biden's State of the Union address tonight
The State of the Union is an annual address delivered by the US President to Congress.
Last year
2022
# surrender
'What use would a rockstar be without a messianic complex?': Bono on his life and U2's success
The U2 frontman gave a wide-ranging interview on RTÉ this morning.
# Bono
Bono woke up in Abraham Lincoln’s White House bedroom after drinking with Obama
The U2 frontman has spoken about his experience of falling asleep in the White House.
# Stories of Surrender
Bono announces book tour across 14 cities ahead of release of memoir
The tour will stop in Dublin on Monday, 21 November.
# 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.
# desert island discs
Bono reveals he has a half-brother he only found out about in the year 2000
Bono opened up on his relationship with his father.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you read Bono's memoir?
Surrender will be published in November.
# bonooooo
Bono to publish his memoir this November
The book, titled ‘Surrender’, will feature 40 chapters, each named after a U2 song.
# U2
Bono and The Edge perform in Kyiv bomb shelter as 'show of solidarity' with Ukrainian people
The U2 band members said they had been invited to perform by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you like U2's music?
Bono said he’s not a fan of most of the band’s songs.
All time
# Tramyard
Company part-owned by Bono secures approval for controversial redevelopment in Dalkey
It is unclear if the project will go ahead as ABP directed that plans for a third-floor pavilion, walkway and garden be omitted.
# One point we get to share it
Sevilla goalkeeper Bono scores dramatic stoppage-time equaliser
It was a beautiful day for the Moroccan international as he rescued a point for his side.
# Late Late Show
'A lot of fighting' among U2 band members about making PPE donation public
The group donated €10 million for the sourcing and purchase of personal protective equipment for frontline workers in April.
# nights in
Sofa Watch: Ryan busks with Bono, Biden suppresses his Irish-ness
All you need to know about your Irish and international chat show options.
# Bono
Quiz: How much do you know about Bono?
If that even is his real name.
# Armchair Expert
Bon Jovi says Bono was 'beaten up by Orangemen' as a child
“I never had the Orangemen walking through my neighbourhood saying, you know, get the Catholic kid and beat him up,” Bon Jovi said.
# Home School Hub
Bono's message to primary students: 'Listen to people who say you can be anything you want to be'
He sent the message to Sixth Class children watching RTÉ’s Home School Hub.
# Quiz
Quiz: Who is this famous person pictured with Bono?
He turns 60 today and he’s met many people along the way.
# Interview
Bono on life in lockdown: 'We're not all in the same boat, but we are going through the same storm'
The U2 frontman spoke to Ryan Tubridy this morning.
# Moon Jae-In
Bono writes to South Korean president to ask for help tackling coronavirus in Ireland
It comes after U2 said they would contribute €10 million to support healthcare workers.
# Bono
U2 are donating €10 million to fund PPE for healthcare workers in Ireland
The money will be spent securing personal protective equipment for healthcare workers.
# On the box
TV Wrap - Bono gets it in the neck as Ireland's problems are exposed in Twickenham horror show
While the Irish public rushed to blame the U2 frontman, the pundits worryingly found plenty of different issues on the pitch.
# Pride
No changes in Ireland line-up - except for Bono replacing Christy Moore
Andy Farrell and Conor Murray both spoke about performing on the big stage – something their guest speaker, Bono, is an expert on.
# One Love
Bono and Paul O'Connell answer Ireland's call
U2 frontman and former Ireland captain, O’Connell, appear in Ireland’s camp ahead of Sunday’s showdown against England.
# ACHTUNG LEO
'Great to see you in the snow': Bono wrote to Varadkar praising Global Fund contribution from 'our little island'
The Government announced in February it would contribute an additional €15 million to fight AIDS, Malaria and TB.
# Quiz or quizout you
Quiz: Which famous person is pictured with Bono here?
The 58 year-old is used to being pictured with celebrities
# speech
Bono pays a visit to the Dáil to hear US Speaker Nancy Pelosi speak
She repeated that a US-US trade deal is off the table post-Brexit if the Good Friday Accord is compromised.
# Sunday Times Rich List
U2 top list of millionaire Irish entertainers, with estimated worth of €662m
Michael Flatley, Liam Neeson and Bob Geldof also make the Sunday Times’ millionaires list.
# Davos
Bono tells business leaders at Davos: 'Capitalism is not immoral - it's amoral'
He said the people whose lives were “chewed up” by capitalism are pushing populism.
# tradition
Photos: Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, Imelda May and U2 among the Dublin city buskers last night
A big crowd as in attendance for the annual event.
# Lights out
Iconic Dublin nightclub Lillie's Bordello to close in January
The Porterhouse Group says ‘exciting plans’ are afoot for the venue.
# mark evill
Businessman falsely used names of U2 stars to steal six-figures sums from UK health board
Mark Evill’s company received almost £708,000 from the UK Health Board.
# sincere
Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals
The U2 frontman had a half-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday.
# Bono
What Percent Bono Are You?
We probably know what you want the answer to be.
# bonooooo
Bono's got his voice back and U2 have returned to the road
He’s seen a doctor and he’s grand now.