HomeTagsPosts tagged with "Bono"



One of Dublin's most infamous celebrity hotspots is officially closing down, and it's fair to say we are NOT HAPPY.

The Porterhouse Group have confirmed that Lillie's Bordello, off Grafton Street, will say farewell in the New Year.

Pretty much everyone and anyone have passed through the club since the 1990s, including Julia Roberts, Bono, Rihanna, David Hasselhoff and Mick Jagger.

The dancefloor has seen many well-known faces and has created even more nightlife memories, between this and Club 92, where are all the oldies gone?

The owners of the club, The Porterhouse Group, are claiming that it will announce exciting new plans in the spring; let's hope it's a brand new club that's essentially the exact same as Lillies…

The legendary venue will have its last day of service on January 19, so get yourselves down there before it's gone.


It seems congratulations are in order for U2 bassist Adam Clayton and his wife, Mariana de Carvalho – they're expecting a baby!

Related image

The news was announced last night during the band's Twickenham gig, and it was front man Bono who blurted out the news himself.

Many who were at the concert tweeted about it last night:

While Adam and Mariana have not confirmed the news, we doubt Bono was messing around.

The U2 star and his Brazilian wife wed in 2013, and this will be their first child as a married couple.

Image: Mark Doyle


Well, it was certainly a birthday party to remember.

The infamous Noel Gallagher celebrated his 50th birthday last weekend, and it couldn't have been more star-studded.

The guitarist had a Narcos-themed bash (standard) and among the guests were Bono, Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Madonna, Stella McCarthey, David Walliams, and many, many more.

The music, the drinks, and the social media snaps were flowing all night long and it certainly seemed like everyone had a great time:



Michelle and Barack Obama will always be some of our favourite people.

Their humour, intelligence and attentive attitudes are something we all need to look up to, and we miss them dearly being in the White House.

So, let's just say if we ever met them in person we'd retreat into complete fan-girl mode.

Image result for the obamas

Well, Bono stopped by a New York restaurant this week to grab a bite to eat with the couple, and holy GOD, how we would have loved to be in that restaurant.

According to US Weekly, the lunch consisted of fried chicken, sausage and kale pizza and bucatini cacio e pepe (which is basically just salt and pepper pasta).

A source told the publication: "Secret Service was everywhere, so the whole restaurant knew who was there. There was an air of excitement.

"When he came up the stairs on his way out, the entire restaurant stood up from their chairs and cheered for him."

One day…



Ah, good aul Bono.

It's safe to say that he's one of the most well-known faces in the world, but we suppose when you meet someone as famous as him, all sense goes out the window.

That's what happened to Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams when she was at a recent U2 concert.

Maisie was speaking on BBC Radio One when she recalled the awkward moment. The actress was backstage at the gig, when Bono came around the corner and asked her "what's your name?"

"I said I'm Maisie and I went to say 'what's your name', which you just can't say to Bono.

"He was like 'I'm Bono'. And I just sat there very very quietly.

She continued the story and said her BFF and GOT co-star Sophie Turner then turned to her and said, "you just asked Bono what his name is. At a U2 concert'. It was awful."



Have you ever had an awkward encounter with a celeb? We'd love to hear about it! Send us in your story here and you could be in with the chance of winning €250!


While we all know the occasional Grinch, by and large Christmas tends to bring out the best in people.

This observation is as applicable to celebrities as it is lay people, as The Killers have just released a new holiday album to help raise funds for Bono’s charity (RED), an organisation which aims to eradicate AIDS in Africa.

According to Rolling Stone, Don’t Waste Your Wishes features songs which the band previously released in support of (RED) as well as a newly recorded cover of Bing Crosby’s I’ll be Home for Christmas.

The album – which is exclusively available on iTunes and Apple Music – features Elton John, Jimmy Kimmel and a former teacher of band frontman Brandon Flowers who taught the musician the meaning of Crosby’s famed Christmas track.

A limited edition Don’t Waste Your Wishes CD will also be sold online from December 9.


Bono and Ali Hewson's ethical clothing company has suffered a loss of €67 million in the past five years.

According to new figures lodged with the Companies Offices, Edun Apparel Ltd has continued a trend of hefty annual losses recorded over recent years.

Image result for edun clothing

According to the Irish Examiner, "the loss last year was a 35 percent increase on the €5.3m loss recorded in 2014.

"This followed losses of €5.77m in 2013, €7.11m in 2012 and €7.65m in 2011.

Image result for edun clothing

Bono and his wife Ali established the fashion brand in 2005, in an effort to make a positive change with trading with Africa.

Edun Clothing Ltd's website reads: “[It] is building long-term, sustainable growth opportunities by supporting manufacturers, community-based initiatives and partnering with African artists and artisans”.



The UN recently appointed their Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.

And she’s a comic book character.

Albeit a bad-ass, take no sh*t gal with hair so wondrous you want to reach out and touch it, but a fictional character none the less.

With Emma Watson acting as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Charlize Theron as Messenger of Peace and countless other women fighting for gender equality, the mind boggles as to how the good folk at the UN suddenly came to the conclusion that they’d been barking up the wrong tree all along.

“Ah, Ala Murabit and Charlize Theron are all well and good, but they’re just too damn real. Any objections to Wonder Woman?”

In one fell swoop, the UN suggested that of the millions of women performing admirable, worthwhile tasks on a daily basis, they’ll never quite measure up to a fictional character in hot pants and headband.

And in a maddening kind of way, the idea is so absurd, so toe-curlingly offensive, so close-your-eyes-and-count-to-ten insulting, you almost – almost – have to laugh.

It’s like trying to reason with a drunk person.

“But she’s not an actual woman.”

“What? She is. Woman’s even in her name FFS.”

“She’s not a living, breathing real-life woman, lads.”

“No, but she’s so wondrous she transcends actual real-life women. And isn’t that something all you ladies should aspire to?”

In that case, how long before we kick Ban Ki-moon out of the UN Secretary-General position and replace him with He-Man?

And if the idea that the United Nations didn’t think they could find ONE worthy ambassador among millions of real-life women isn’t crushing enough, a magazine aimed at the female population has this week nominated a man for its Women of the Year award.

That’s right, ladies. As well as being a multi-millionaire with a back catalogue of number ones, Bono also has this whole 'being a woman' thing nailed down too.

Well, according to Glamour magazine's annual awards, that is.

As news broke of Bono’s nomination, many assumed it was a publicity stunt to draw attention to the other more worthy nominees who include Olympic medallist, Simone Bails, and Nobel peace prize winner Nadia Murad.

And how dispiriting, how overwhelmingly disheartening if that is, indeed, the case?

Despite there being a Nobel Prize winner and Olympic medallist to herald,  there is a suggestion that the public need a man’s name in the headline if they’re going to pay a blind bit of attention to a ceremony that honours women.

Well sure look, if the ageing male rocker doesn’t pull in enough publicity this time around, we can always give Wonder Woman the nod next year.

Or, you know, the pink Power Ranger…




Bono has been named the first Glamour Man of the Year.

The Irish musician will be awarded for his work on the rights and needs of women who are living in poverty around the world. The 56-year-old launched his Poverty is Sexist movement through his One Campaign.

Image result for bono poverty is sexist

Glamour's editor, Cindi Leive told Press Association: "We've talked for years about whether to honour a man at the Women of the Year and we've always kind of put the kabash on it.

“You know, men get a lot of awards and aren’t exactly hurting in the celebration and honours department.”

Image result for bono

“But it started to seem that that might be an outdated way of looking at things, and there are so many men who really are doing wonderful things for women these days. Some men get it and Bono is one of those guys.”

Bono will be presented his award as the first Man of the Year in LA on November 14.



They may be living their lives all around the globe, but that doesn't mean Bono's kid don't have time fo a trip down memory lane.

Eve Hewson, Jordon, Elijah and John all posed for a picture today as they stood outside Ceadarwood Road in Glasnevin.


Cedarwood Road

A photo posted by Eve Hewson (@memphisevehewson) on

Eve shared the picture on Instagram, giving it a black and white filter and simply captioned it: "Ceadarwood Road."

Bono has famously used the street for videos featured in U2's world tours and many will know the name from the track Songs of Innocence.



U2 frontman Bono found himself in a worrying position on Thursday night as he reportedly had to be rescued by armed French police from a Nice restaurant. 

According to The Mirror, the Dublin rocker was on the seafront terrace of La Petite Maison in the French city when Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a truck into the Bastille Day crowd killing 84 people.

The Daily Mail has reported that staff in the up-market venue pulled down the shutters when they realised what was happening and told everyone to hide until the all clear was given.

Bono and the restaurant's other diners were said to have been “gripped by fear” as the events unfolded and were later rescued by armed antiterrorist police who led the group to the nearby Massena square.

Restaurant owner Anne-Laure Rubi told a French magazine: “Suddenly I saw people running, without shouting.”

“It was a silent panic – it was extraordinary.”

A diner at the venue said: “It took around half an hour for the police to get us out.”

“Like everybody else, Bono had to put his hands on his head and was told to remain calm.”

On Friday U2 posted a picture of The Edge from their official Twitter account with the caption: “Love is bigger than anything in its way – Bono, Edge, Adam, Larry.”

This is the second time Bono has been close to a major terrorist attack in France as last November he was rehearsing with his U2 bandmates in Paris when 89 people were killed in the nearby Bataclan theatre.


If you were at Forbidden Fruit over the weekend, you might have been rubbing shoulders with some of Ireland's biggest stars.

Bono decided to attend the Bulmer's music festival and was seen watching Tame Impala take to the stage.

This comes just a week after the U2 star made an impromptu appearance at Bruce Springsteen.

But Bono wasn't the only famous face. Nope, our very own Conor McGregor was there too – and he was celebrating some good news.

Conor was seen raving among festival goers, just hours after his fight with Nate Diaz was confirmed for August 20.

Of course, when he was seen he was mobbed by fans, but the UFC champ didn't seem to mind, basking it all up in the sunshine.