2005 – Snow Patrol win Best Irish band and Best Album for Final Straw at Ireland’s Meteor Awards in Dublin. Scottish fopsters Franz Ferdinand win Best International Band and Best International Album for their self-titled debut.
2004 – U2 frontman Bono tries to persuade European Union ministers to extend debt relief programs for the world’s poorest countries when he addresses a special meeting in Dublin.
2003 – No one is injured when a chartered plane carrying the Dixie Chicks clips a building at Glasgow Airport. The group is en route from Dublin for a concert at Glasgow’s Exhibition and Conference Center. The show goes on as planned.
2003 – U2 and The Corrs perform at the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics, held in Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland.
2003 – Brainy rockers Radiohead kick off an intimate club tour to promote new album Hail to the Thief at Dublin’s Olympia.
2000 – R.E.M.’s Peter Buck joins Robyn Hitchcock and his reconvened Soft Boys on stage at a south London pub. When asked why he had delayed his trip to Dublin to play before a crowd of just 40 people, Buck said, “Hey, it’s the Soft Boys – who’d pass up this opportunity?”
1999 – Britney Spears is the big winner at the 1999 MTV Europe Music Awards, held at the Point in Dublin. The teen artist wins best female, best pop, best breakthrough artist and best song for “…Baby One More Time.”
1999 – Van Morrison becomes the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame (IMHF) at a ceremony in Dublin.
1996 – During a Smashing Pumpkins concert at a Dublin rock club, a girl is crushed to death in the mosh pit.
1989 – U2 bassist Adam Clayton pleads guilty to a charge of marijuana possession, but an Irish judge lets him off the hook in return for a donation to a Dublin women’s center.
1989 – After his arrest on charges of marijuana possession, U2’s Adam Clayton stays silent during a 90-second hearing in Dublin. He’s set free on bail and will return to court on September 1.
1986 – Caitlin O’Riordan of the Pogues marries Elvis Costello in Dublin, Ireland.