No judicial review of Brooks gigs likely at this stage

No judicial review of Brooks gigs likely at this stage

It looks like Aiken Promotions will not be going to the High Court in a last ditch effort to save the five Garth Brooks concerts.

The concert promoters indicated to an Oireachtas committee earlier that if anything could be done to save the shows it would have to be done today.

Rumours of a High Court challenge were rife after Peter Aiken's appearance at the Oireachtas Transport and Communications Committee this morning.

The expectation was that the Garth Brook's concert promoter would seek a judicial review of Dublin City Council's decision not to grant a license for 2 of the 5 shows.

Because the concerts were scheduled for the end of this month the timeframe for any legal action to be resolved was extremely small – Aiken told the Oireachtas committee any resolution would have to come about today.

Applying for an injunction would only make sense if it was uncontested by the council. So far no papers have been lodged with the court which suggests a challenge is extremely unlikely.

Separately, the Oireachtas Transport committee is to re-call Dublin City Council's Chief Executive Owen Keegan on Friday after hearing conflicting evidence from GAA today about the controversy.

Representatives from Aiken Promotions and the GAA addressed the committee earlier today.

Mr Keegan has yet to confirm whether or not he will attend.


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