Bono was spotted in the Dáil today to hear speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.
The singer attended the politician’s speech with his wife, Ali Hewson and in Nancy’s address she called Bono “one of Ireland’s beloved exports.”
Nancy also praised Bono for his music and spoke about when he played a concert around the time of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, saying that people born at that time have known peace throughout their lives.
— Senator Lorraine Clifford-Lee (@LorrCliff) April 17, 2019
Special guests at today’s #Dáil100 event in the Dáil Chamber included Bono – Paul Hewson – and Ali Hewson – continue watching LIVE here #seeforyourself https://t.co/NuM3iQd63F pic.twitter.com/AVdRd7tZKn
— Oireachtas News (@OireachtasNews) April 17, 2019
— Michael Mc Carthy (@mmccarthy_mc) April 17, 2019
— John Lee (@leeofthemail) April 17, 2019
The 58-year-old was also spotted chatting to former Taoiseach, Enda Kenny in the guest box.
Bono’s appearance received mixed reactions, as the decision by some politicians to “queue” to meet the singer was even compared to Leo Varadkar’s famous letter to Kylie Minogue.
“All the TDs and senators who slagged off Leo for his fan letter to Kylie can shut up now. The queue of them lining up to tell Bono how awesome he is in the Dáil chamber just now was a bit mortifying,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Meanwhile, TDs and senators literally queuing to shake hands with Bono,” another said.
All the TDs and senators who slagged off Leo for his fan letter to Kylie can shut up now. The queue of them lining up to tell Bono how awesome he is in the Dáil chamber just now was a bit mortifying.
— Kevin Doyle (@KevDoyle_Indo) April 17, 2019
Meanwhile, TDs and senators literally queuing to shake hands with Bono
— Hugh O’Connell (@oconnellhugh) April 17, 2019
Politicians on all sides embarrassing themselves again tripping over each other to get a selfie with Bono…. It never ends in Dáil Eireann
— Ollie Golden (@oliver_golden1) April 17, 2019
Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi spoke about climate change, Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement.