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Ballybough residents   protesting against the cancellation of any of the Garth Brooks Croke Park last week. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

If you were to have picked one live music show this summer which might generate this kind of news splash, it probably wouldn’t have involved an Americ(...)

Country and western crooner Garth Brooks no longer feels welcome in Ireland, says mediator Kieran Mulvey. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Country and western singer Garth Brooks no longer feels welcome in Ireland, says mediator Kieran Mulvey. Labour Relations Commission chief exec(...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke said he had reached agreement with the Aviva Stadium to stage the two Garth Brooks concerts but this was “ruled completely out” by Aiken Promotions and Croke Park management.

Dublin City Council chief executive Owen Keegan has dashed the hopes of Garth Brooks fans that all five concerts planned for Croke Park will go ahe(...)

Alex Harris (3) , Ballybough, with local residents protesting against the cancellation of any of the Garth Brooks Croke Park concerts at Ballybough, Dublin today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Government faces a fresh call today to resolve the Garth Brooks concert controversy as Fianna Fáil has published a bill to amend the planning laws(...)

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

A final decision is expected tomorrow on whether country star Garth Brooks will play any concerts in Croke Park this month. Talks were ongoing over t(...)

Alex Harris (3) from  Ballybough, with local residents protesting against the cancellation of any of the Garth Brooks Croke Park concerts at Ballybough in Dublin today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Residents living close to Croke Park, who support the Garth Brooks concerts being held at the stadium, held a protest today calling for licences to be(...)

‘I have faith that Dublin City Council will make the best decision for the people of Ireland. For us, it is five shows or none at all,’ Garth Brooks said in a statement.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill	/The Irish Times

Dublin City Council has said it consistently expressed concern about the number of concerts proposed for Croke Park by the promoter of the five Garth (...)

Garth Brooks issued an ultimatum to Dublin City Council last night by saying the refusal to grant permission for two of his concerts in the city later this month meant he would not perform the other three concerts. Photograph: PA

Garth Brooks said last night that he would do five concerts or none at all. He was reacting after Dublin City Council granted licences for three conce(...)

Garth  Brooks, in Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So familiar is the term “subject to licence” it gives few music fans pause for thought before shelling out ever increasing sums for concert tickets.It(...)

Garth Brooks in Croke Park in Dublin last January to announce details of a number of concerts this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Singer Garth Brooks tonight told the 400,000 people who have bought tickets for his Irish concerts that he will play five shows in Dublin or none at (...)

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