GAA told not to hold more than three concerts in a row at Croker, or nine per year

The GAA has been told it can never hold more than three concerts in a row at Croke Park under the terms of a proposed resolution in the row with residents.

LRC chief Kieran Mulvey was drafted in to mediate the dispute which arose over the announcement that Garth Brooks would play five nights at the stadium next month.

The GAA will also be asked to make a €500,000 "legacy fund" to compensate for this year's concerts.

Kieran Mulvey was called in to resolve the bitter dispute between Croke Park and its neighbouring residents after the announcement of five Garth Brooks concerts next month.

About 400,000 tickets were sold in February for Brooks' comeback concerts.

In his report, which the Irish Independent says will be published later today, he accepts the residents' claims that the "disproportionate" increased use of the stadium does impact on their quality of life.

He says the decision to hold five extra concerts on top of the three One Direction gigs was misjudged and has called for a limit of no more than three consecutive nights of concerts, or a total of nine per year between 2017 and 2019.

He has also called for a €500,000 legacy fund for local projects to compensate for this summer's disruption.

Residents have yet to respond to the proposals, but warned last week that no progress had been made in the talks with Kieran Mulvey.

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