LAST WEEKEND’S STABBINGS and anti-social behaviour at the Swedish House Mafia gig in Phoenix Park have led one TD to call for the introduction of ‘airport-style’ security checks at concerts.
Fine Gael TD Derek Keating told the Dáil yesterday that concerts deemed to present a risk of violence and anti-social behaviour should have more stringent security checks.
Nine people were stabbed during the Phoenix Park gig, while one person died from a suspected overdose.
Deputy Keating said that a risk assessment should be carried out on certain types of concerts, and then airport-style security checks should be mandatory at those of higher risk of violence.
Should certain gigs which might be deemed to be at risk of violent behaviour have airport-style security checks?