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Wrong to accuse U2 of taking sides over the Troubles

Editor's Viewpoint

Published 28/10/2015

Recalling the Troubles stirs up a minefield of raw emotions in the hearts of many people in Northern Ireland.

Criticism of U2's set list on their current tour, which includes songs about Bloody Sunday and the Dublin Monaghan bombings - but no reference to republican atrocities - shows the depth of feeling that remains ahead of the band's forthcoming gig in Belfast. But lead singer Bono spoke out strongly against republican violence after the Omagh bombing - and the band penned a song in tribute to those so cruelly slain. He was also a staunch supporter of the peace process, so it would be wrong to accuse him or the band of partiality.

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