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Friday 25 July 2014

U2’s esteem takes Meteoric fall

Lead singer Bono in Croke Park, Dublin on the first night of U2's '360' world tour.
Spectators with umbrellas wait for the beginning of a concert of the band U2 at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin
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They were once the undisputed kings of the Irish music business but U2, fronted by Bono (right), were forgotten men at the weekend after they failed to win a single category in the Meteor Ireland Music Awards.

Nominated in the Best Irish Band, Best Irish Album and Best Irish Live Performance categories, the group were beaten by Ulster’s Snow Patrol, plus The Coronas and The Script, in public votes.

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