Ahead of the budget a man drives a small crane laden with demonstrative slogans to the gates of Leinster House and broadcasts Lady Gaga's "Poker Face" to witnesses. He is arrested, charged with dangerous driving and the slogans are torn down by authorities. [http:--www.rte.ie-news-2010-1207-crane_protest.html (RTÉ)] [http:--www.herald.ie-national-news-city-news-the-anglo-avenger-strikes-again-in-highrise-protest-2450875.html ("Evening Herald")] [http:--www.newstalk.ie-2010-news-4bail-revoked-for-cherrypicker-protestor48- (Newstalk)]date=August 2019
Bono is released from hospital in Munich following his spinal surgery as U2 confirm the postponement of the North America leg of the U2 360° Tour and cancel their headlining slot at the Glastonbury Festival 2010.
Pop singer Beyoncé Knowles wins the most awards at the 52nd Grammy Awards, winning six of her ten nominations including Song of the Year for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)", and becoming the first woman to win six awards in the same night.