U2 Still Quite Popular In Ireland
U2 won in three categories of the Meteor Ireland Music Awards at the weekend.
The band won the Best Irish Band, Best Selling Irish Rock Album and Best Irish Songwriter awards, which were presented at a ceremony at the Point Theatre in Dublin.
Christy Moore was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the show, which featured lived performances by Sinead O'Connor, David Gray and Emmylou Harris.
U2 were not present for the awards as they had already set off for tour rehearsals in Miami.
The complete list of winners at the METEOR IRELAND MUSIC AWARDS was:
BEST SELLING IRISH ALBUM/MALE POP ROCK CATEGORY:
Ronan Keating "Ronan"
BEST INTERNATIONAL DANCE ACT
BEST SELLING IRISH ALBUM (FEMALE)
Sharon Shannon "The Diamond Mountain Sessions"
BEST IRISH NEWCOMER
HOT PRESS ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Emmylou Harris-Red Dirt Girl
MUSIC INDUSTRY AWARD
BEST SELLING INTERNATIONAL ALBUM - MALE
David Gray "White Ladder"
BEST SELLING IRISH ROCK ALBUM
U2 "All That You Can't Leave Behind"
BEST SELLING IRISH VIDEO
BEST SELLING POP ALBUM
Westlife "Coast to Coast"
BEST SELLING IRISH SINGLE - MALE
Mark McCabe "Maniac 2000"
BEST ROCK DJ
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
BEST SELLING IRISH SINGLE - FEMALE
Samantha Mumba "Gotta Tell You"
HOPE FOR 2001
BEST INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITER
BEST IRISH BAND
Elton John Foundation
BEST IRISH SONGWRITER
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEMALE - ALBUM
Whitney Houston "The Greatest Hits"
BEST SELLING INTERNATIONAL GROUP - ALBUM
The Beatles "1"
BEST SELLING INTERNATIONAL SINGLE - MALE
BEST SELLING INTERNATIONAL SINGLE - FEMALE
Leann Rimes "Can't Fight The Moonlight"
BEST SELLING INTERNATIONAL SINGLE - GROUP
Bloodhound Gang "The Bad touch"
BEST SELLING IRISH ALBUM - MALE
Daniel O'Donnell "Faith & Inspiration"