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Poll: Were councillors right to accept Bob Geldof's Freedom of Dublin city back?

The move left the Boomtown Rats singer “absolutely disgusted”.

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BOB GELDOF SAYS that he is “absolutely disgusted” that Dublin City Council voted to expunge his name from the Roll of Honorary Freemen of the city.

Geldof visited City Hall in November to hand back his award as part of a “PR stunt” to have the honour stripped from Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

However, he told RTÉ’s Liveline yesterday that he made it clear that if Suu Kyi was removed from the list he would be “more than honoured to stay a Freeman of Dublin”.

When voting to remove Suu Kyi on Wednesday, councillors also voted to remove Geldof’s name from the roll. But were they right?

We’re asking: Were councillors right to take back Bob Geldof’s Freedom of Dublin city?

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