Ali Hewson

Businessperson, Organization founder

1961 –

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Who is Ali Hewson?

Alison "Ali" Hewson is an Irish activist and businesswoman. She is the wife of singer and musician Paul Hewson, known as Bono, from the rock group U2.

Raised in Raheny, she met her future husband at a young age at Mount Temple Comprehensive School and married him in 1982. She was awarded a degree in politics and sociology from University College Dublin in 1989. The couple have four children together and live at residences in Ireland, France, and the United States. She has inspired several U2 songs, most famously "Sweetest Thing".

Hewson became involved in anti-nuclear activism in the 1990s. She narrated Black Wind, White Land, a 1993 Irish documentary about the lasting effects of the Chernobyl disaster, and has worked closely with activist Adi Roche. She has been a patron of Chernobyl Children's Project International since 1994 and has participated in a number of aid missions to the high-radiation exclusion zones of Belarus. She has also campaigned against Sellafield, the northern English nuclear facility. In 2002 she helped lead an effort which sent more than a million postcards, urging the site be closed, to Prime Minister Tony Blair and others. Hewson has repeatedly been discussed by tabloid newspapers as a possible candidate for political offices, including President of Ireland. None of these suggestions have come to fruition.

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Born
Mar 23, 1961
Dublin
Also known as
  • Alison Hewson Stewart
  • Alison Stewart
  • Ali Stewart
  • Alison Stewart Hewson
  • Ali
  • Alison Hewson
  • Alison "Ali" Hewson
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Anglicanism
Nationality
  • Republic of Ireland
Profession
Education
  • University College Dublin
  • Mount Temple Comprehensive School
Employment
  • EDUN

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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