- 03 Feb 06
The Meteor Awards took place in Dublin last night and U2 were the clear winners, winning in all three categories they were nominated in.
Bassist Adam Clayton flew the flag for the band as he picked up the awards for Best Irish Band, Best Irish Album for How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb and Best Live Performance for their concert at Croke Park.
Also walking away as winners were Damien Dempsey (Best Irish Male) and Gemma Hayes (Best Irish Female) and Westlife (Best Irish Pop Act).
The Pogues were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Grammy award winning composer Bill Whelan was honoured with the Industry Award.
The full list of winners are:
Best Irish DJ: Ray D'Arcy
Best Irish Band: U2
Best Irish Male: Damien Dempsey
Best Irish Female: Gemma Hayes
Best Irish Pop Act: Westlife
Best Live Performance: U2 - Croke Park
Best International Group: Kaiser Chiefs
Best International Male: Kanye West
Best International Female: Gwen Stefani
Best International Album: The Kaiser Chiefs – Employment
Best Folk/Traditional: John Spillane
Best Irish Album: U2 – How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Best Irish New Act:Humanzi
Hope for 2006: Laura Izibor
The awards will be broadcast on RTÉ Two at 9pm on Sunday, 5 February.