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# garth brooks

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# garth brooks
Heading to see Garth Brooks? Here's everything you need to know for his remaining shows
His penultimate show takes place this evening.
Larry Donnelly: Garth Brooks can't fix US politics, but he deserves credit for taking a stance
Our columnist looks at Ireland’s favourite country and western singer and finds Brooks has a lot more political depth than you might expect.
# Croke Park
Man appears in court accused of breaking Garda's nose during Garth Brooks concert
Gary Doyle was released on €1,000 bail pending directions from the Director of Public Prosecutions.
# live from Dublin
Review: Tears from Garth Brooks as he takes to the stage for long-awaited Croke Park gig
How did the much-anticipated gig go? We were there – here’s our verdict.
# 'till the sun comes up
Garth Brooks sheds tear on stage as long-awaited gig kicks off for cowboy-hatted fans
A busy night was expected for public transport in Dublin as fans headed towards the stadium.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Why is Ireland so obsessed with Garth Brooks?
Listen in to hear Christina Finn and Alan Corr explain more.
# garth brooks
Does Garth Brooks really love us? An hour with the man shines a light on our mutual weirdness
Brooks is a consummate showman who has identified something that Ireland needs.
# friends in croke places
Heading to see Garth Brooks at Croke Park? Here's everything you need to know
It will be the first time Brooks has played in Ireland in 25 years.
# garth brooks
Dublin Airport 'bringing in friends from high places' as Garth Brooks arrives in Ireland
Dublin Airport is ready for ‘The Dance’.
# streaming giants
Garth Brooks: Why fans might find it hard to stream his music before Croke Park gigs
Brooks signed an exclusive contract with Amazon in 2016.
# return of the garth
'An extravaganza': Everything you need to know ahead of Garth Brooks' five nights in Croke Park
Organisers have said that the five concerts could be “the biggest cultural event in Ireland in the history of music”.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you like Garth Brooks' music?
He’s set to play five shows in Croke Park this month.
# no fences
Why does Ireland have such a connection with Garth Brooks?
Fans and a music expert have their say.
# unanswered prayers
Hostel beds cost hundreds as accommodation prices spike during Garth Brooks gigs
Not going down ’til the Sun comes up might be the only affordable option when Garth comes to town.
All time
# Your Say
Poll: Did you get Garth Brooks tickets this morning?
Five concert dates have been confirmed for Croke Park next year.
# Croke Park
Five Garth Brooks concert dates now confirmed as tickets go on sale
The initial two concert dates were confirmed last week after months of rumours.
# standing outside
'Time has passed, but the love for Garth hasn't': The dance continues for Brooks fans at Croker
The country singer was in Dublin today to promote his two gigs set for next year.
# Didn't miss the pain
Garth Brooks returns to Dublin and says cancellation of 2014 gigs was like a 'death in the family'
The country music superstar is confirmed to play at least two Dublin concerts next September.
# party on garth
Dust off your Stetson hat, Garth Brooks is back in Ireland today
After seven long years, he’s back on Irish shores.
# He's back
Garth Brooks due in Dublin on Monday as two Croke Park concerts announced for 2022
Brooks famously cancelled five planned shows at Croke Park in 2014.
# Croke Park
Five Garth Brooks gigs approved for Croke Park next year
The council has approved two additional dates on 16 and 17 September.
# rumbling on
Croke Park residents could agree to Garth Brooks 'if neighbourhood is looked after' during concerts
There are plans for seven gigs at the stadium next year.
# garthgate
Taoiseach says he would like to see Garth Brooks perform in Cork next year
In 2014, Micheál Martin called for legislation to allow Brooks to play five nights at Croke Park.
# Good Thing Going
Garth Brooks saga: Three Croke Park concerts approved for 2022, applications in for two more
“If I get to play and go to Ireland and play music again, we will be the luckiest people on the planet,” Garth Brooks said this week.
# Your Say
Poll: Would you buy tickets if Garth Brooks plays in Ireland?
He’s not big on social graces but he might be coming back to Dublin.
Quiz: How much do you know about Garth Brooks?
Good ol’ Garreth sorry I mean Garth.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: How well do you know Croke Park's concert history?
Do you remember GarthGate?
# I got friends
Garth Brooks was impressed by the Mayo footballers' rendition of The River
Aidan O’Shea came in for special praise from the country singer.
# garthgate
Garth Brooks just promised a fan from Tyrone that he's going to return to Croke Park
#GarthGate rages on, four years later.
RTÉ has put up some *amazing* footage of a young Colin Farrell line dancing in 1994
Truly it was a different time.
# garthgate
Garth Brooks' rep has categorically denied reports he's coming to Ireland in 2018
Reports suggested that Garth could come to Ireland for three gigs next year, but his rep says it’s “not true at all”.
# total mayor
'We need a directly elected mayor to deliver for Dublin. But not someone like Boris'.
In a wide-ranging interview, Fianna Fáil’s Dublin spokesman John Lahart talks about a mayor for the capital, being a psychotherapist, and repealing the Eighth.
# garth brooks
Garth Brooks is still going on about Garthgate in his latest Facebook live
He’s just obsessed with us.
# return of the garth
Fresh from the horse's mouth: 'I'd love to play in Dublin again'
It seems Ireland is still in Garth Brooks’ heart.
# false alarm
Garth Brooks says he has no plans to play Cork
Sorry guys.
# Cupcakes
24 things that mildly irritate Irish people every day
Grrr, I’m so mildly irritated.
# finds it sad
Garth Brooks isn't coming to Dublin and he's not happy he's being 'used for publicity for a play'
He’s not coming AGAIN.
Here's how we're going to avoid another Garth Brooks 'fiasco'
New rules are going to take effect from October.
# garthgate 2.0
Clare music festival axed amid fears people will 'puke over walls and pee in gardens'
Residents in Ennis were concerned INISFest would lead to a rise in anti-social behaviour.
# garthgate
'It was absolutely ludicrous that the Garth Brooks fiasco was allowed to happen'
Fianna Fáil’s biggest Garth Brooks fan* reflects on the saga that convulsed a nation.