Thursday 14 December 2017

Over 400 gardai on duty for Slane concert to ensure 'safety and security'

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Catherine Devine and Melanie Finn

Over 400 gardai will be on duty at the Slane concert as "extensive arrangements" are being put in place to ensure safety and security at Saturday's event.

In the wake of the suspected terrorist attack in Manchester last night at an Ariana Grande concert that left at least 22 dead and 59 wounded, gardai have confirmed security measures ahead of Slane.

"An Garda Síochána will have over 400 members on duty, including specialist units, who will be supported by an additional 1,200 Security/Stewards provided by licensed security companies together with a full complement of doctors and medical teams, including an on-site hospital along with five first aid posts," gardai said in a statement.

They said that the Event Control Management Team overseeing this event have over 25 years experience within their fields of expertise.

The concert at Slane Castle on Saturday May 27 has a capacity to hold over 80,000 people.

In a statement MCD Promotions said: "We are deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy and our hearts and thoughts are with those impacted by this devastating incident."

Gardai are requesting that all fans attending the concert are fully aware of the Public Information Notice (in particular the Do and Do Not lists) published on:

  • www.garda.ie http://www.garda.ie/
  • www.mcd.ie
  • www.ticketmaster.ie

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