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Poll: Should certain gigs have 'airport-style' security checks?

A Fine Gael TD has called for certain concerts to have ‘airport-style’ security checks if they present a risk of violence – do you think they should be introduced?

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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?


Poll Results:

No (1226)
Yes (1089)
I don't know (302)



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