DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) _ The city council plans to honor the Irish supergroup U2 for helping place Dublin ``on the map.''

Bono, the Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton, as well as their manager Paul McGuinness _ all from the Irish capital _ will be given the ``freedom of Dublin,'' said Lord Mayor Mary Freehill.

``Despite their international success they continue to live, record and plan their world-class campaigns here,'' she said. ``U2 placed Dublin on the map as an attractive destination for many young music lovers who would never have visited Ireland otherwise.''

U2 rose to fame in the early 1980s and has maintained its status over the years as one of the most popular music groups in the world.