Here, Take Them


This morning.

National Library, Dublin 2

Freeman of Dublin Bob Geldof and Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan (top) as the Band Aid Trust hands over their archive to the National Library of Ireland’s  Dr. Sandra Collins and Paul Shovlin (above).

Is he upset?

Are we grateful enough?

You ask him

We may never know.

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

35 thoughts on “Here, Take Them

    1. De Kloot

      True story. Did some work with a large Irish NGO. About 8 or 9 years back, had to pick him up from the airport for a shindig he was talking at for us. When he saw the Opel Zafira (the org’s car) he went nuts. “Where was is phuckin’ Merc? Did we not know he was doing this for nuthin’? Did we not appreciate all he does for us? “(pox all truth be told)…. And so on he went from the airport right the way into the city….
      Out an out poxbottle the lad is…. Not a genuine, empathetic bone in his body…. Total chancer…
      Sinn fein? Me fein…. That’s “Sir Bob”
      By the way, my Father in Law used to do business with Bob’s father….. a lovely, darlin’ man… a gentleman by all accounts….

      1. Go A Way

        WHo used to beat the crap out of Bob according to the book- this is typical lace curtain stuff from you

        1. DeKloot

          Well I never saw Bob have the crap beaten out of him by his daddy…. He did deliver a lovely eulogy when he died mind you. I did however see a reason to beat the crap out of someone – behaving like an absolute tosspot…

    1. Brother Barnabas

      Yeah – seems to be a load of worthless poo, sort of stuff you’d get a skip for if you were moving house.

        1. Bertie Blenkinsop

          I think it’s just like the real world, most people are nice and the ones that aren’t just try your best to ignore.

          1. Go A Way

            Certain subjects do seem to bring out all the worst in many people though : anything to do with travellers, Geldof or Zappone

            Some clown was even on today lamenting about there are too many inner city homeless on Telly – like it was some kind of soap opera and he wanted new characters! I played along with him to see what other rubbish he’d come out with and I didn’t have to wait for long

      1. postmanpat

        Just remember he bragged about deflowering a 14 year old. (Look it up if you don’t believe me). #allyourherosarepedossorrapistsprobably

  1. Paddy at the Howth Summit

    At least Bob is not a traveller hater.. Of course, the scale of ethnic cleansing in Mount Merrion can’t be compared with Myanmar, but the principle is the same.

  2. Paddy at the Howth Summit

    The top image is ripe for a caption competition. Mine: “God, what a pain in me hole”

  3. Charger Salmons

    Live Aid raised more than £150 million for famine relief.
    I’d say there are plenty of African kids alive today as a result of it who would forgive Sir Bob being a bit of a bollox.
    But hey,keyboard warriors rule the world.

  4. Joxer

    being totally shallow here but what is he doing with that bottom button done up…. remember the rule ‘ sometimes, always, never’ …oh the humanity!!!

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