U2 pick up award for waging War and Bono hopes the band will still be going in fifteen years time.

A star studded gathering at rock music awards in Dublin's Rumours nightclub, with U2 and Phil Lynott among the guests. The third annual Stag Hot Press Rock Awards took place in Rumours nightclub in Dublin.

U2 members Bono, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Junior and their manager Paul McGuinness accepted the award for the album ‘War’,

Reporter Carolyn Fisher got to talk Adam Clayton, Bono and Phil Lynott. On comparisons between U2 and Thin Lizzy Bono says,

Phil wouldn’t want us to copy him. We’ve never tried to copy anybody. We actually did and failed originally. It’s very important that a band develops its own character, it’s what U2 is about. I hope we’ll still be here in 15 years’ time.

This report for ‘Ireland’s Eye’ was broadcast on 14 April 1983. The reporter is Carolyn Fisher.

The 'Ireland's Eye' series was broadcast Tuesday to Friday with human interest stories and features from locations throughout Ireland. First broadcast on 7 October 1980, 'Ireland's Eye' ran until August 1983.