Asked about U2’s tax affairs, Bono said: “The smart people that we have working for us are trying to just be sensible about the way we’re taxed. That’s just one of our companies, by the way.
“And we pay a fortune in tax, just so people know. We pay a fortune in tax and we’re happy to pay a fortune in tax – people should.
“Because you’re good at philanthropy, I think, and because I’m an activist, people think you should be stupid in business. I don’t run with that.”
The Edge added: “So much of our business is outside of Ireland, it’s ridiculous to make a big deal about the fact that we operate outside of Ireland. Everything we do is outside of Ireland.”
I think we know who would disagree with that.