Tight security measures for Eminem’s Slane gig

Gardaí will be operating a zero alcohol policy on all approach roads to Slane Castle in Co Meath for the Eminem concert next week.

Tight security measures for Eminem’s Slane gig

Bus operators bringing fans to the gig have been requested by gardaí not to allow fans to bring drink on board.

Sniffer dogs will also be used to detect illegal drugs and fans will face the prospect of being stopped and searched in a bid to prevent anyone bringing drink, drugs, or offensive weapons into the concert site.

Details of the tight security were revealed by gardaí, concert promoters MCD, and site owner Henry Mountcharles yesterday.

Almost 500 gardaí and 1,000 security personnel will be deployed to police the event. Supt Michael Devine said the Garda operation would be “quite stern and very much upfront”. He also said the curtailment on the amount of car parking facilities was aimed at encouraging people to use public transport.

There will be five doctors, 10 nurses, 24 paramedics, and 11 ambulances on site, according to concert promoter Denis Desmond.

Mountcharles appealed to fans to show respect for the local people in the village of Slane and the River Boyne which flows past the site. “The river may look tranquil at this time of year, but it’s not something that people should go anywhere near,” he said.

Meanwhile, he and Mr Desmond rejected any no-show on Aug 17 by the bad boy rapper, who famously pulled out of a Slane gig in 2005 when he cancelled a European tour citing exhaustion.

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