'What they've achieved has been absolutely sensational': Do we celebrate U2 enough? Image

'What they've achieved has been absolutely sensational': Do we celebrate U2 enough?

2 October - 11 mins
Podcast Series Lunchtime Live Highlights

Social media has been full of videos and clips of U2 in Las Vegas over the weekend.

The band opened their residency at Sphere in Las Vegas at the weekend, and by all accounts it was an unbelievable show.  

But do celebrate U2 enough in Ireland? Andrea was joined by Music journalist with the Mail on Sunday Danny McElhinney and other listeners to discuss...

11 mins

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Newstalk's Irish Christmas Guide - Toys

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The Pogues frontman and songwriter Shane MacGowan has died at the age of 65. His death was announced by his wife Victoria Mary Clarke this morning. MacGowan had suffered health issues in recent years and was only recently released from hospital after reportedly spending time in intensive care. Andrea Gilligan was joined by Dave Browne, Singer with Picturehouse, BP Fallon, Musician, Brian Warfield from The Wolfe Tones, Danny McElhinney, Music journalist Irish Mail on Sunday and more to remember the legendary singer...

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