Snow Patrol win two gongs at Meteor Music Awards

The cream of Ireland's music industry was honoured at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards in Dublin last night.

The cream of Ireland's music industry was honoured at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards in Dublin last night.

Co Down four-piece Snow Patrol were named Best Irish Band and also picked up the Best Irish Album award for Final Straw.

Elsewhere, Paddy Casey and Juliette Turner were named Best Irish Male and Best Irish Female, while Westlife won the Best Pop Act award for the sixth consecutive year and the Chalets won Best New Band.

Dublin band Aslan were given the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Glasgow outfit Franz Ferdinand won Best International Group and Best International Album for their eponymous debut.

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