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Comment #2635672 by Dave

Dave Jul 3rd 2014, 10:50 PM #

This is turning into an international bloody incident at this stage!! For the sake of the money, can we just let the 5 concerts go ahead, BUT, all residents effected by the 5 nights, are paid a ‘disturbance’ fee of €X, something nominal, a guarantee that any damage to their properties are cleaned up the next day after each gig and permits are issued to all residents effected in terms of parking, so that on the night, they won’t be effected too much by the restriction on cars.

After these gigs are over, the relevant people are hauled into DCC offices, slapped on the wrist for acting like children, and a set of guidelines drawn up for future events in Croke Park.

I can be cynical and say this boils down to money for the residents, handy bit of compo’ like, but I’ll reserve that for now and hope an amicable solution can be found for all, that won’t take a sh*t loads of cash from the local economy over the 5 days.

COWBOYS, TED, COWBOYS!!!

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Garth Brooks: 'For us, it is five shows or none at all'

Garth Brooks: 'For us, it is five shows or none at all'

Earlier today, Dublin City Council gave permission for just three of the five scheduled Garth Brooks concerts in Croke Park.

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    Jul 3rd 2014, 10:56 PM

    How about we just ask the residents to move the f*ck on? What did they expect when they moved next to Croke Park.

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    Jul 3rd 2014, 11:03 PM

    The residents association are being 500000 as was mentioned in Prime Time tonight.

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    Favourite John Stafford
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    Jul 3rd 2014, 11:09 PM

    Money is aitkens. Money is the tripling of hotel rooms. Money is local convenience stores hiring on study visas. Please if anyone is money focused its Garth, hotels promote rs etc not residents

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    Jul 3rd 2014, 11:13 PM

    I suppose they expected agreements to be honoured Tim?

    GAA should waive all rights to concerts for next year, pay a decent fee to local projects (and remember bertie gave 60m to croker) and let the conterts go ahead. The promotors should also pay a % of profit for last 2 nights to the council.

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    Jul 3rd 2014, 11:15 PM

    They should put a packet of ear plugs through every letter box in the area with an attached note saying Fùck off.

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    Favourite James Delaney
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    Jul 3rd 2014, 11:21 PM

    Alpha-charlie.
    No – instead of Refunding money to those who foolishly purchased tickets, send them all a Brooks CD ….WITH HEADPHONES …..And tell them to F**k Off.

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    Favourite Richard Keogh
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    Jul 3rd 2014, 11:23 PM

    That argument doesn’t hold any water. Firstly many of the houses were there before Croke Park, secondly Croke Park only held concerts from the late 80s on, it is primarily a sporting venue which attracts different crowds and at earlier times but thirdly and most importantly they have an agreement with the residents for 3 concerts a year, they’ve already used these. The residents bare none of the blame, it all comes down to the greed of the GAA and Aitken.

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    Jul 3rd 2014, 11:24 PM

    They were all betting the residents would be bought but so far they haven’t

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    Favourite Michael Connolly
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    Jul 3rd 2014, 11:35 PM

    “it all comes down to the greed of the GAA and Aiken”

    That sums it all up

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    Favourite James Delaney
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    Jul 3rd 2014, 11:46 PM

    @Richard Keogh.

    Well done Richard – U have summed it up perfectly and cut through all the balls ology on this subject.

    The GAA completely attempted to take advantage of the goodwill shown by the residents around Croke Park – because of their GREED.

    Then they attempted to go against the Laws passed by the Irish State Institutions.

    The arrogance and disrespect shown by the GAA to the State and its Citizens is remarkable.

    GUBU.

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    Jul 3rd 2014, 11:50 PM

    That’s bull, they are a not for profit company the GAA. All earnings are distributed to the clubs throughout Ireland.
    The residents have alterior motives here, I read the GAA is suing them, the residents said back in April if they drop the case there’ll be no objections to the concerts.
    Typical irish mentality from these muppets, and it’s not all residents, just the busy bodies

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    Jul 4th 2014, 12:06 AM

    Ever hear the Kooks song “So Naive”?

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    Jul 4th 2014, 12:06 AM

    It’s ulterior motives not alterior!

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    Jul 4th 2014, 12:09 AM

    Anthony,
    Thanks for that. Your comment has made me think that PAC may shortly be asked to verify what you said. Do I believe that the GAA board are taking kickback? That’s an interesting question.

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    Jul 4th 2014, 12:31 AM

    @anthony hynes.
    Oh my oh moy.
    Anthony u must have made ur 1st communion last month.

    U c the big people in the GAA (we’ll call them Blazers) have agreements called Employment Contracts.
    And in these Contracts they have a clause (a condition … nothing to do with Santa Clause) what is called Performance Bonus clause which is linked to the Amount of Profit the GAA make.
    Now when the Profit goes over a certain Percentage (%) the Boys in the Blazers get a cut of the profits. It like when u cut ur birthday cake at your birthday party.

    A grown up version of this, is when the big man who owns the TV company, buys Sports Games from Football and other such organisations – after Full Agreement with Their Members of course – then they get paid money from the big man in the TV Company.

    This money goes towards profit in the Football Club and then the Football Club charge their Supporters more money to view matches and ALL the Loads and Loads of Money is paid to the Blazers in the Football Club.

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    Jul 4th 2014, 12:35 AM

    This is the GAA and Aiken and now Brooks putting everyone over a barrel. They planned on DCC being soft because the gigs are sold and DCC rightly told them to take a hike. DCC give in and it sets a precedent. Are we looking at 14 nights of Celine Dion next year? Be careful what you wish for.

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    Jul 4th 2014, 12:40 AM

    Right no getting away from it..we need a tribunal to sort this out…..

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    Jul 4th 2014, 2:49 AM

    If that’s Garth’s attitude he should be told stay at home

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    Jul 4th 2014, 11:49 AM

    GAA matches?

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