You can keep King Bono and U2, I will gladly take the Irish soul of North County Kildare band Bell X1 ANY DAY of the week. Bell X1 formerly existed in the form of a band called Juniper, fronted by Damien Rice. When Rice left, Paul Noonan took on the singing and the bulk of the songwriting. And they haven't looked back. Their 2008 album 'Flock' was one of my favorites(it may have been available previously in Ireland, but it only made it stateside last year).
'Blue Lights On The Runway' is scheduled for a March release here in America I believe...and it is beautiful. Here is one of my favorite tracks off of it. Enjoy.
* Bell X1 - 'Blows In' MP3