Tuesday 21 May 2019

Video: Tense scenes between Lord Mayor and Garth Brooks injunction man

Niall O'Connor

This was the scene as the man who sought an injunction against Garth Brooks playing at Croke Park dramatically left the Lord Mayor’s office.

Brian Duff almost stormed out of Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke’s office while discussing why he regretted this legal action against the Brooks’ concerts.

Moments later, Mr Burke convinced Mr Duff to come back to his office and talk further.

Mr Duff did and said he regretted taking the legal action, before appealing to the singer to perform in Ireland.

Our video shows Mr Duff recounting how his family got death threats in social media in the days after he lodged legal in the High Court against the performances.

He withdrew the action on Wednesday.

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke with Brian Duff who withdrew an injunction against the Garth Brooks concert

Brian Duff, on the left, with Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke

He later told the Irish Independent that a fund of €15,000 was collected from people north and south of the border.

He also confirmed he was provided with a suit to wear to court.

Mr Burke came to Mr Duff’s said after hearing about the death threats on Facebook, and how Mr Duff has been moved to rented accommodation for his own safety.

The two men met at the Mansion House yesterday – but Mr Duff left the meeting in a dramatic fashion.

He later returned after Mr Burke talked to him again.

Irish Independent

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