U2 Dublin concert a beautiful day with €12m boost to economy

Croke Park gig is band’s only concert in Ireland as part of ‘Joshua Tree’ world tour

This weekend's sold-out U2 concert in Croke Park will provide a boost of about €12 million to the local economy, according to figures from Dublin Chamber.

More than 80,000 people will attend the concert on Saturday evening – the band's only gig on the island of Ireland this summer as part of The Joshua Tree world tour.

“A U2 concert in Dublin is a truly international event with fans travelling from all over the world,” said Aebhric McGibney, director of public and international Affairs at Dublin Chamber.

Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock

Ciarán Hancock is Business Editor of The Irish Times