U2 are given the freedom of Dublin city. Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is similarily honoured.
- Title Freedom of City for U2
- 1st Broadcast 18/03/2000
- ContributorColm Connolly (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:02:08
- Material Type Video
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title Freedom of Dublin for U2
- Extended description
The freedom of the city of Dublin is conferred on U2 and their manager, Paul McGuinness, and on the leader of Burma's National League for Democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest in her native country for many years.
U2 and manager Paul McGuinness talk to reporter Colm Connolly as they leave the Clarence Hotel on the way to the open air ceremony at Smithfield in Dublin.
At the cermeony Aris son of Aung San Suu Kyi accepted the honour for his mother.
Larry Mullen fluffs his lines to much laughter before U2 play 'All I Want Is You.'
A RTÉ News report on the freedom of the city being given to U2 and Aung San Suu Kyi at Smithfield broadcast 18 March 2000.
- Local keywords U2, Bono, Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Paul McGuinness, Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom of the City, Smithfield, Clarence Hotel, Music, Rock, Pop Music
- Geographical coverage Dublin, Ireland
- Genre News
- Topic Arts and Culture
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel RTÉ One
- Production year 2000
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier BN00/078
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- Item type part/extract
- Item colour Colour
- Item sound Mono
- Aspect ratio 4:3
- Language used English (eng)
Freedom of Dublin for U2
Broadcast - 18/03/2000
Clip Length - 00:02:08
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Broadcast - 27/07/2009
Clip Length - 00:01:51