Freedom of Dublin for U2

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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
  • Contributor
    Colm 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.'

  • Information

    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
  • Topic
    Arts and Culture
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    2000
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BN00/078
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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