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U2 To Give A Ton Of Money To Irish Music Schools

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Way to go, U2.

The band has announced that they will be providing about $7.2 million through 2015 to help fund music schools for Irish children.

When the band heard the news that the government was cutting spending on education to save $8.6 billion, they decided to make the large donation so that schools can get musical equipment and hire teachers to tutor children.

About 50% of the funds will go towards projects developed by local groups like Music Generation and the Vocational Education Authority in County Silgo.

Fantastic! We applaud you! Music education is extremely important for kids. Such a wonderful outlet for them. Good work, gentlemen.

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14 comments to “U2 To Give A Ton Of Money To Irish Music Schools”



  1. 1

    NWO puppet.



  2. 2

    And American school music classes consist of 40 kids sitting in a group watching Barney Sing-A-Long DVD's…….



  3. 3

    maybe if they paid a legitimate level of tax over past 20 years this would mean something - claim social awareness however deliver nowt



  4. 4

    all PR



  5. 5

    Absolute Hypocrites. Perhaps if they didn't evade their taxes in the first place the public schools in Ireland might have some money to educate the children. The wealthy need to pay their taxes and everyone will be better off. This is just an example of their enormous ego and greed, hiding behind the facade of altruism. Move your company back to Ireland and pay taxes. How many mansions and airplanes do you really need at the end of the day?



  6. 6

    U2 also moved their business from Ireland to Holland to avoid paying taxes on their empire. US$8.7MM is NOTHING compared to what their tax bill should have been in Ireland. Fuck U2. They are a bunch of frauds. "Look at U2 now / Remember what they were? / Believing in something more / than just some bullshit media whore" - I'll Be Back (by Agents Of Good Roots)



  7. 7

    Greatest bands of all time; Beatles, LZep, RStones, Rush, U2, GDead. - The Police would be in that group, but Sting had to become a Diva. Oh, well. Who does this generation have? Oh, that's right. Kanye West featuring Katy Perry, William Hung and the Black Eyes Peas.



  8. 8

    /golfclap All applaud the tax evading Bono for putting his money back into his HOMELAND that helped to launch him into the stratosphere. It's nice to see, but they should be doing much more for their homeland. Everytime they have a concert here it makes me want to punch someone in the nutsack for the exorbitant prices of their tickets. If they were in touch with their Irish roots at all they would knock their ticket prices down A LOT and give the Irish an Unforgettable performance at a reasonable and fair price. If U2 and all others who claim Irish ancestry acted in the same way the Israeli Diaspora do this country would be much better off, but being Irish is only cool on St. Patrick's day or when it is good PR.



  9. 9

    And Bono keeps coming to AMERICA and mooching money for third world shitholes. Now, its ok for him/them to take care of their own but AMERICANS would be assholes if we decided to do that and not fork over any cash to his causes. How about we match the amount raised by people in those dirt pits for poor starving AMERICAN kids? How much would that be? About 3,4 cents? Probably not even that.



  10. 10

    What about giving money to schools in their own backyard? IN california.. music programs are being cut left and right from public schools.. Ridiculous.

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    11

    Music makes some kids lives bearable. Terrific initiative. High-five, guys.

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    12

    If they did avoid Irish taxes, this is a pretty nice and notable start to making it up.

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    13

    Re: adg100 – Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon, 780 weeks on Billboard 200. You missed about 100, but there were just so many.



  14. 14

    Re: MsJules
    Actually Ireland IS in their own backyard. They're Irish, not Californians.