- 08 Nov 14
Anti-corruption legislation, that forces oil companies to declare how much was paid for mining rights, required Irish government support to get through...
Bono has been talking to Hot Press about the difficulties of juggling his African anti-poverty/corruption campaigning with the rather demanding job of being frontman of one of the biggest rock bands on the planet.
In our current issue, all four members of U2 speak to Olaf Tyaransen about the initially adverse reaction to the iTunes giveaway of their thirteenth studio album, Songs of Innocence, the significance of Larry Mullen's tattoo on the album cover, their reaction to accusations of hypocrisy surrounding their tax affairs, and much more besides.
However, in material that didn't make our cover story for space reasons, Bono also spoke about his African campaigning – and the crucial role Richard Bruton played in getting anti-corruption legislation through.