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Saturday 20 January 2018

Council seeks public's view on Garth Brooks gigs

Garth Brooks: sell-out concerts at Croke Park. Getty Images
Garth Brooks: sell-out concerts at Croke Park. Getty Images

Cliona Foley and Sam Griffin

THE GAA is insistent that there are no fears about the five Garth Brooks concerts taking place in Croke Park this summer, as Dublin City councillors last night voted for public submissions to be heard before an event licence is granted.

Yesterday the GAA's commercial director Peter McKenna said he was confident the concerts would go ahead.

"Obviously we've (yet) got to go and actually get a licence, and that is a gift of the city council," he said.

"What we put in front of Dublin City Council will be a robust document that will take feelings from all over the area."

Last night councillors voted unanimously to hear from the public before such a licence is granted by Dublin City Council planners.

Independent councillor Nial Ring, who proposed the motion, told the Irish Independent it was "only fair" that locals affected by the concerts have a say on this issue.

Croke Park is set to host eight major concerts this summer – three from popstars One Direction as well as the five Garth Brooks gigs , which have already fully sold out.

Irish Independent

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