Bono made an appearance in the Dáil chamber today and it has baffled a few people.
The U2 frontman was in attendance to hear United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi speak as part of the centenary celebrations, #Dail100.
In Pelosi’s address to TDs, senators and former politicians, she deemed Bono “one of Ireland’s beloved exports” and praised him for his music and advocacy work.
Her statement received a round of applause and a nod to the singer, who bowed from the public gallery, where he sat with his wife Ali Hewson.
She went on to recall a concert he played around the time the Good Friday Agreement was signed and pointed out the children that were born in that time have only known a peaceful country.
Although she went on to discuss the relationship between Ireland and the US, Brexit and Climate Change, Twitter users continued to be baffled by Bono’s presence.
1. Why does the Dail have the text graphics of a mid-tier fantasy RPG from 1997?
2. Why does Bono have one dead hand?
3. Why is any of this happening? pic.twitter.com/dzNctvoSTX— Séamas It Ever Was (@shockproofbeats) April 17, 2019
I am intrigued by Bono’s attendance at major events, like today in the Dail. What is the point ? Why not other singers also ? It has the hallmarks of the groupie.— Michael O'Regan (@MOReganIT) April 17, 2019
West Wing box set fever in Leinster House now as Nancy Pelosi gets up to the speak. Bono is sitting in the Dáil while actual Oireachtas members have to make do up the gallery christ almighty— Oireachtas Retort (@Oireachtas_RX) April 17, 2019
What is the difference between God and Bono ? Bono is everywhere ! https://t.co/97qY68XMX7— Michael O'Regan (@MOReganIT) April 17, 2019