U2 rocker Adam Clayton has applied for permission to build a security lodge at the front of his home.

The bassist has asked officials at Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the go ahead to erect a one-storey lodge at the gates of his lavish stately home in the mountains outside Dublin, Ireland.

The application stated that the building would be non-residential, sparking speculation that it will be used by guards to protect the property, which is where the band recorded their hugely successful 1987 album The Joshua Tree.