Gardai to interview residents
GARDAI are expected to interview more than 300 people named as objectors to the Garth Brooks concerts in complaints to Dublin City Council.
Officers are currently focusing their inquiries on nine residents, who say either that their signatures were forged on the submissions or their home addresses were falsely used.
But gardai said last night they were likely to extend their investigation to include all of the 375 people named in the complaints.
The lists of objectors were delivered to the city council in several envelopes. But suspicions were aroused when the council sent out routine replies to all of the named people, acknowledging the objections, and were told by some that they had not signed the petitions.
The investigation, which is being run from Mountjoy garda station, is into the possibility of a crime being committed under the provisions of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud) Offences Act.
Gardai are also carrying out a forensic examination of the lists.