Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald has described the cancellation of the Garth Brooks concerts as a massive own goal for Dublin.
The Dublin Central TD said there must be a review of the planning and licensing procedures for concerts to ensure that this episode is never repeated.
“The cancellation of the Garth Brooks concerts is a massive own goal for Dublin. Concert goers have been left disappointed and the city has lost out on a much needed economic boost.
“In Sinn Féin’s view the City Manager has called this wrong. We believe that the Mulvey report provided the basis for an agreed way forward that would have allowed the concerts to go ahead while providing the local community with a much needed economic boost and tangible community gain.
“It is clear from this debacle that the planning and licensing procedures for concerts are not fit for purpose and need to be reviewed. We need to ensure that this fiasco can never again be repeated.”