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Gardaí and MCD hold preliminary review of Phoenix Park concert

Gardaí say there were 33 arrests at the Swedish House Mafia concert on Saturday.

A general view of the concert site at the Phoenix Park the day after the Swedish House Mafia concert
A general view of the concert site at the Phoenix Park the day after the Swedish House Mafia concert
Image: Niall Carson/PA Wire

GARDAÍ AND CONCERT promoters MCD have held a preliminary review of the Phoenix Park concert on Saturday at which one person died and at least seven people were stabbed.

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan is to prepare a report for Justice Minister Alan Shatter on the concerts.

In a statement this evening, Gardaí confirmed that there were 511 security personnel present at the concert headlined by Swedish House Mafia on 7 July and there were more than 145 Gardaí on duty.

A total of 33 people were arrested at the concert with most charged with public order, drunkenness, and drug-related offences.

A further 25 people were arrested at the two other concerts held at the Phoenix Park site, headlined by the Stone Roses on 5 July and Florence and the Machine and Snow Patrol on 8 July.

An incident room has been established at Cabra Garda Station to investigate all incidents from the three concerts.

MCD and the Gardaí agreed to carry out a more in-depth review of the concerts looking at all aspects of the event, including security concerns and violence, in a bid to minimise any recurrence.

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