Thursday 8 December 2016

Brooks concerts should never have been stopped

Published 28/07/2014 | 02:30

Country music star Garth Brooks. AP
Country music star Garth Brooks. AP
Garth Brooks: cancelled shows

After the weekend that wasn't I just felt that I had to write on what has happened in this country with Garth Brooks.

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A country on its knees crying out for work, our young people leaving by the day, an opportunity for over €50m, not to mention the extra work for workers who cannot find full-time employment, I just cannot understand how we can shut down the city for days on end and restrict and disrupt people going to work at a massive expense, for a visit from Queen Elizabeth and also for US President Barack Obama.

This costs money we can not afford, and they could bring in emergency legislation to bail out the bondholders and could not do this to save something that was going to be good for our economy.

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