Court bid lodged to stop all five Brooks concerts

Solicitor who has been acting for some Croke Park area residents brings legal proceedings

An injunction to stop all five Garth Brooks shows has been lodged in court today. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

An injunction to stop all five Garth Brooks shows has been lodged in court today. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Mon, Jul 7, 2014, 23:42

Injunction proceedings were formally lodged at the High Court this afternoon aimed at preventing any of the Garth Brooks shows which had been scheduled for Croke Park later this month from going ahead.

The proceedings are brought in the name of Brian Duff, whose solicitor is named as Anthony Fay, the solicitor acting for some residents of the Croke Park area.

The case is against Aiken Promotions (Ireland) Ltd and Páirc an Chrócaigh Teoranta.

The orders sought include injunctions preventing the holding of the three shows which had secured approval from Dublin City Council. Permission for two additional gigs was refused by the Council.

No further details of the proceedings are available to date but the filing of the documents suggests an application may be made either tomorrow or later this week.

The development comes amid speculation that moves were under way to try and secure an agreement that would see three Garth Brooks gigs going ahead this month with two more to be staged next year.

The singer indicated last week he would either perform the five concerts, for which 400,000 tickets have been sold, or none at all.