Rock superstars U2 lead the way at last night's (02FEB06) Meteor Ireland Music Awards, snapping up three prizes.
The band scooped Best Irish Band, Best Live Performance and their LP HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB won Best Irish Album.
Legends The Pogues were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Frontman SHANE MacGOWAN said after picking up the gong, "It is nice to be a legend when you are still alive. A lifetime achievement award is not part of any job really."
The full list of winners is as follows:
Best Irish Female - Gemma Hayes
Best Irish Male - DAMIEN DEMPSEY
Best Irish Pop Act - Westlife
Best Irish Band - U2
Best Irish Album - U2, HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB
Best Live Performance - U2, CROKE PARK
Best Folk/Trad - JOHN SPILLANE
Best Irish New Act - Humanzi
Best Irish DJ - RAY DARCY
Best International Album - Kaiser Chiefs, EMPLOYMENT
Best International Band - KAISER CHIEFS
Best International Male - Kanye West
Best International Female - Gwen Stefani
RTE 2FM Hope For 2006 - Laura Izibor
Lifetime Achievement Award - THE POGUES
Industry Award - BILL WHELAN
The Humanitarian Award - FATHER PETER McVERRY.