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Promoter Peter Aiken leaving Leinster House today following a meeting with the Oireachtas Transport committee to discuss the Garth Brooks concerts. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin city manager Owen Keegan tonight rejected claims from the GAA that he was fully in support of five Garth Brooks concerts before controversially(...)

The most interesting word used to describe the Garth Brooks cancellation has been “unprecedented”. Photograph: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey

Call it a fiasco, a debacle, or a farce – whatever your view of the Garth Brooks concerts’ cancellation, the most interesting word used to describe it(...)

Garth Brooks stated: “To say I am crushed is an understatement. All I see is my mother’s face and I hear her voice. She always said things happen for a reason and for the right reason. As hard as I try, I cannot see the light on this one.” Photograph: PA

The scheduled Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin’s Croke Park will definitely not be proceeding, a statement from the country singer tonight says. The si(...)

Garth Brooks in Croke Park in January. Yesterday he referred to matinees as “half-assed”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Dublin City Council has said its offer to allow all five Garth Brooks concerts to go ahead in Croke Park in two weeks’ time – but only if two of the (...)

Garth Brooks admitted he has been under a “dark cloud” for 10 days over the cancellation of his five Dublin shows. Photograph from TV coverage.

The thunder rolled.Standing before an appropriately grey, cloudy backdrop, the announcement of the much-awaited return of the biggest selling solo art(...)

Marie Gorman (on left) ,Ballybough, along with local residents protesting against the cancellation of any of the Garth Brooks Croke Park concerts at Ballybough, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A residents’ group representing people living close to Croke Park has said it is ‘prepared to consider a new direction’ with a view to facilitating th(...)

An “Unmissable Croke Park” poster on Cuffe Street in Dublin, “the True Irish Experience”, which takes on a new meaning in light of the Garth Brooks saga.   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Country singer Garth Brooks has said he remains keen to play all five concerts originally planned for Croke Park if they could be “salvaged” by the e(...)

Singer Garth Brooks has said he is still willing to play his five Dublin dates if there is a chance all the concerts can be staged. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill	/The Irish Times.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is willing to facilitate a deal to salvage the five cancelled Garth Brooks concerts at Croke Park if a proposal is brought forwar(...)

William Spense, Nial Ring, a councillor, and Peter Branigan, who opposed the shows, and Sandra Reid and Susan Mangan, in favour, exchange views outside Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Alan Betson

An “olive branch” of a potential fourth Garth Brooks concert was offered by Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan but rejected by concert pr(...)

Tickets for Garth Brooks: full refund will be granted. Photograph: Collins Photos
Garth Brooks Q&A
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  • July 9, 2014, 01:00

Is there any chance the decision to cancel all five Garth Brooks concerts could be reversed? No. Both concerts organiser Aiken Promotions and Ticketma(...)

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