Croker residents: Five Brooks gigs 'never going to work'

A Croke Park Resident has said he is not surprised by Dublin City Council's decision to refuse licences for two of the five Garth Brooks concerts planned for the stadium at the end of this month.

The decision was announced yesterday following countless objections from residents to all five Garth Brooks gigs going ahead at the GAA HQ.

A total of 400,000 tickets have been sold for country singer's performances. Garth Brooks reacted to the furore last night by saying: "It is five shows or none at all."

Local resident Robbie Cousins said five nights were just not viable.

"We met with Croke Park and Aiken Promotions after they announced the five concerts, and it was a heated night. We said this was never going to work, but they went ahead and applied," he said.

"It's such a huge ask for this city to host these concerts. I don't know what's going to play out from here, but this was never sustainable; it was never going to work."

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