Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Meets Bono To Discuss International Development. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Europe.
By NIAMH HORAN
INFLUENTIAL rock star Bono believes that the people of Ireland — not Taoiseach Enda Kenny — should have featured on the cover of Time magazine.
“They are the ones who have taken all the pain,” he told the Sunday Independent last week.
The international weekly news magazine featured Mr Kenny on the cover of the European edition above the headline ‘The Celtic Comeback’.
“I heard the Taoiseach said — and I think it’s right — that the real people who should have been on the front cover were the Irish people. If it’s true he said that, then that says a lot about the man. Because it’s the people who have taken all the pain.”
The author of the article, Time Europe editor Catherine Mayer, is also a friend of Bono’s.
They met over 15 years ago through her husband, guitarist Andy Gill of post-punk band Gang of Four.
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