Liam Neeson has revealed that he is writing a movie script with U2 star Bono.
Neeson and Bono are two of Ireland’s most famous sons and have been good friends for a number of years. Neeson has previously stated that Bono had been a great support to him and his sons after his wife passed away five years ago.
The pair have been working on a script for the past six years. The movie, which was Bono’s idea, will be set in Ireland in the 1970s. It will explore the world of Irish showbands, which were a phenomenon at the time.
A documentary series about Irish children who were ‘sold’ to American couples by the Catholic Church will start tonight on BBC2 at 9pm.
The documentary, called Ireland’s Lost Babies, is by Philomena author Martin Sixsmith.
Sixsmith meets people who were adopted by American parents in the 1950s and 60s. They were born out of wedlock in Ireland and given up for adoption by nuns who ran care homes.
Bob Geldof has drawn fierce criticism for getting himself involved in the debate over the Scottish independence referendum.
The Dublin-born musician spoke at a rally at Trafalgar Square in London yesterday, urging Scots not to break from the union with Britain. He said: “I’d just like to tell everybody in Scotland we’re all f****** fed up with Westminster and it’s even more frustrating for us because we don’t even get to do the argument that you’ve begun. This argument needs to be had among us all, you can’t selfishly resolve it amongst yourselves by taking an easy opt-out clause.