Dublin firm creates plug-in to 'rid internet' of Garth Brooks

EightyTwenty said it was sick of the US country singer dominating everything online

An ‘Unmissable Croke Park’ poster on Cuffe Street in Dublin: Garth Brooks will be missing the stadium after cancelling all five of his gigs there scheduled for the end of this month. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An ‘Unmissable Croke Park’ poster on Cuffe Street in Dublin: Garth Brooks will be missing the stadium after cancelling all five of his gigs there scheduled for the end of this month. Photo: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thu, Jul 17, 2014, 08:54

Sick of the Garth Brooks concert “debasco” dominating everything you read online? Want to block all things Garth Brooks related from your newsfeed?

Dublin-based digital media firm EightyTwenty has created a solution called “Garth Blocks” in an attempt to give the public some respite.

The company says the Chrome plug-in rids the internet of all references to the American country singer.

Brooks had sold 400,000 tickets for five concerts at Croke Park, which have now been cancelled after Dublin City Council did not grant licences for two of the gigs.

The five concerts were due to be held at the end of this month, and last ditch attempts to save them appear to have failed.