The members of rock group U2 have won their court battle to recover memorabilia from a former stylist for the band.

Judge Matthew Deery ruled in favour of the band at Dublin Circuit Civil Court this morning, ordering their former stylist Lola Cashman to return the items in question to the band, within the next seven days.

The judge said it was extremely unlikely that a band as successful as U2 would have taken the case if the subject matter was not important to them.

U2 took an action against Ms Cashman, who worked with them in the 1980s, in order to retrieve items worn by the members of band during the 1987 Joshua Tree tour.

Among the items of memorabilia are a Stetson hat, a pair of metal hoop earrings, a pair of black trousers and a green sweatshirt, all of which were worn by Bono.

During the trial last week U2 frontman Bono denied Ms Cashman's claim that the items were given to her as gifts by members of the band.

"It would be like the Edge giving one of his guitars away. It is not something which will happen," he said.

The band members were not in court for the judgement today because they are continuing their Vertigo tour.