Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Bono wants to be ambassador to Ireland

Lead singer and human rights activist had a private meeting with Prime Minister Enda Kenny in Dublin.

The star Bono, lead singer of U2, wants to act in defense of their country. The press reported that the Irish rock singer and human rights activist held two hours of private meeting with Prime Minister Enda Kenny and made ​​himself available to act as an ambassador of Ireland abroad.

According to reports the Sunday Independent, on occasion, the singer Enda presented with a bottle of whiskey - probably a single malt Irish Inish Turk Beg. Christmas present. The meeting took place behind closed doors on Wednesday last, in the office of prime minister in Dublin.

A government spokesman confirmed to the newspaper that the invitation came from the musician and that he was hit in the Global Irish Economic Forum, held in October. At the time, Bono said he was willing to "return to the road." But it would be a new tour of U2, but "to revive the reputation of Ireland."

At the forum, Bono said the mood was "strange optimism" and cited "a certain spirit of struggle," he evidently found during the event. He also took the opportunity to praise the government Kenny had been smart in the fight to recover the tax competitiveness of Ireland. 


Member of the European Union, the country home of the artist is one of the world economies hardest hit by the global financial crisis, which began in 2008. In September of that year the Republic of Ireland announced that it has officially entered a recession. It was the first nation to suffer the effects of the crisis that continues today in the EU.

In recent years, U2 has been criticized by the public when it was announced that the band had moved part of his fortune in Ireland to the Netherlands after the Irish government cut tax exemptions offered to artists before.

Bono's willingness to act as ambassador to resurrect the reputation of Ireland abroad can be seen, the paper adds Irish vocalist as an attempt to restore the reputation of their group, after the episode damaged.

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