Well said. Somehow it makes me feel proud of him and what he achieved.
Geldof’s determination and spirit should be admiredI hold no brief for Bob Geldof but I am absolutely stunned by the begrudgery expressed in Robert Sullivan’s letter (Irish Independent, March 11).In 1985, by sheer force of will, Geldof and Midge Ure organised ‘Live Aid’, a global rock and roll concert which raised $127m (€116m) to alleviate hunger in famine-stricken Africa.If the man never did another good deed in his life, he earned his wings that day.But wait.He did it all again, in the Ebola crisis, 30 years later.And he is ours. He is an Irishman, born and bred.We need him here. We need an irascible, abrasive juggernaut to get us through these parlous times and guide us back to safety.Patricia MoynihanCastaheany, Co Dublin