14/02/2014

Croke Park Residents Angry Over Five Garth Brooks Shows

Garth Brooks five night run at Croke Park could face a legal challenge from residents, who argue that a 2009 agreement stated that no more than three concerts would be held at the national stadium.

The concerts promoters, Aiken Promotions and the GAA meet with residents last night to discuss the issue of the upcoming run of gigs. The meeting was described as irate and angry.

A total of nine events are planned for Croke Park this year.

It is understood that tickets to the five sold out Garth Brooks concerts have been sold "subject to licence", which means that Dublin City Council have not yet approved them to go ahead.

Aiken Promotions have 10 weeks to apply for a licence and the Croke Park residents association then has five weeks to lodge its objections to the event.

According to reports the residents are thought to be considering a High Court injunction as well as protests.

(MH/CD)

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