Friday 20 October 2017

An emotional week that has revealed more losers than winners

Garth Brooks in Croke Park
Garth Brooks in Croke Park
Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

“There are no winners here, just perhaps democracy” was one comment heard on national radio today, ten minutes after Aiken Promotions released a statement announcing the cancellation of all five planned Garth Brooks concerts.

And so it ends.

It was a week of palpable tension: verbal spats, legal arguments, dramatic media statements, furious meetings and – it has to be said – a heavy dose of nail biting.

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