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Dublin: 17 °C Saturday 30 August, 2014

Croke Park residents protest at Cusack stand entrance

One concert is on an election day which “will disrupt residents trying to vote”.

Image: Mark Stedman via Photocall Ireland

CROKE PARK RESIDENTS held a protest at the Cusack stand entrance of the stadium today.

The Residents Alliance believe the Garth Brooks concerts will have a detrimental affect on the community.

They say that Croke Park have breached every agreement they had with them.

Dublin Councillor, Mel MacGiobúin told TheJournal.ie that,

Residents are very concerned about the solid disruption they face if these concerts go ahead.

He also expressed concern about the way the concerts were announced.  ”These concerts have been hoisted on the community by announcing ticket sales without any consultation at all.”

The biggest issues that the residents are worried about are anti-social behaviour, parking, congestion, noise pollution, litter and not being able to get in and out of their homes.

The first night of the One Direction concert falls on election day. MacGiobúin said,

Traffic management around the concert will disrupt residents trying to get out to vote. It’s not at all satisfactory.

Earlier this week, over 300 residents attended a meeting aimed at fighting the upcoming concerts.

Councillor MacGiobúin said residents have not given up hope and that a lot of different legal options were discussed at the meeting this week.

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