Sinn Féin to table emergency motion on Garth Brooks concerts

Sinn Féin to table emergency motion on Garth Brooks concerts

Sinn Féin is to put forward an emergency motion at Monday's Dublin City Council meeting aimed at ensuring that all five Garth Brooks concerts to go ahead at Croke Park.

The party are hoping that city manager Owen Keegan will intervene.

It comes after the promoter of the concerts, Peter Aiken, said he will make a decision by next Tuesday on whether the concerts will go ahead.

Dublin City Council has allowed three of the five gigs to take place on July 25, 26 and 27 - but Garth Brooks is adamant that he will play five or none at all.

“At this stage the five concerts should go ahead,” said Sinn Féin deputy leader is Mary Lou McDonald.

“So our Councillors are bringing forward an emergency motion to Dublin City Council on Monday.

“It will ask Mr Keegan to intervene. It will ask for the decision to be reversed, it will ask that the concerts will go ahead, most importantly it will ask that we do not sleepwalk ourselves into a situation like this [again] - and of course the rights of residents and local people have to be respected.”

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has admitted to being a big Garth Brooks fan.

The Louth TD said that ‘If Tomorrow Never Comes’ is his favourite track.

He jumped at the chance to sing a few lines in Dublin this afternoon but needed a little help with the lyrics.

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