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Thursday 1 June 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# garth brooks

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# Loss
Fans and businesses aren't the only ones losing out...concert cancellation hits charities too
One charity spokesperson said that it has left a hole in their budget.
Peter Aiken says he is "shellshocked" about Garth Brooks
The promoter hit out at Dublin City Council for their handling of the affair.
# tomorrow never comes
Say What? Some of the mad things public figures are saying about Garth
“Like a funeral without a corpse.”
# the dance
RTÉ played out their World Cup coverage last night with a Garth Brooks song
A triumph for some. A devastating blow to others.
# g'way garth
Here's how to block any mention of Garth Brooks on social media
Sanitise your social media.
# tomorrow never comes
Timeline: Garth Brooks at Croke Park - from sold-out to cancelled
From the sell-out gigs to a cancelled run.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…
All FIVE Garth Brooks concerts have been cancelled
It was also revealed today that Dublin City Council suggested that four gigs could go ahead under a license review.
# in pieces
What do you do now if you have a Garth Brooks ticket?
Ticketmaster said it is going to be “unprecedented” to sort out the ticket refunds, while Moran & Bewley’s Hotels plan to refund pre-paid rooms.
# if tomorrow never mums
All these mammies have lost their birthday presents thanks to Garth Brooks
Won’t somebody think of the mammies?
# Tuesday
We’ll Leave It There So: Brazil and Germany face off, GAA react to Garth and all today's sport
RVP’s header is getting its own coin, there’s a new Pro 12 sponsor on the way and a lot of cash was spent on Ross McCormack.
# damage
Taoiseach: Garth Brooks cancellation a shock to the economy and our reputation
Enda Kenny claimed that the gigs could have been worth “a quarter of billion” to Dublin’s economy.
# Reeling In The Years
Remember when Garth Brooks was happy to play on top of a minibus in Bray?
Those were the days.
GAA and Croke Park had no indication that Garth Brooks concert licence would be refused
The GAA and the Croke Park stadium also revealed they share ‘the intense disappointment’ felt by fans who had purchased tickets.
# garthgate
There's a LOT of leftover Garth Brooks merchandise still for sale
Oh dear, Dunnes…
# garthgate
11 of the best Twitter reactions to Garth Brooks pulling the plug
We will never be the same.
# mister blue
Open thread: What do YOU think about the Garth Brooks concerts being cancelled?
Have tickets for the cancelled concerts? Disappointed? Relieved? Let us know how you feel.
# fresh horse-trading
Fianna Fáil: Our 'Garth Brooks Bill' could be passed by tomorrow
The party’s mooted legislation change would essentially create an appeals process whereby the Council’s decision could be appealed on economic and tourism grounds.
# garth brooks
Peter Aiken on way to US for Garth Brooks 'crisis talks'
Meanwhile, legal proceedings are said to have begun against Aiken Promotions and Croke Park to stop all the concerts going ahead.
# unanswered prayers
'The Garth Brooks ship leaves tonight', but city manager won't budge on licensing decision
However, councillors still voted in favour of all five concerts going ahead.
# and the thunder rolls
Aiken: 'The complete misrepresentation of Garth Brooks is scandalous'
Aiken Promotions welcomed the decision of the city council to support the motion to ask the city manager to reconsider.
# callin colaiste lurgan
Coláiste Lurgan do Garth Brooks as Gaeilge
Well, they kind of had to, didn’t they?
# thunder rolls
Garth Brooks has announced a press conference on Thursday
It’s not known whether it will include a resolution to the Irish concerts.
# Workin On A Full House
'Put your country first, let Garth Brooks play'
The gigs are worth €50 million to the Dublin economy, it has been claimed.
# in pieces
Garth Brooks concert debacle has "major impact on Ireland's reputation"
The chief executive of Dublin Chamber of Commerce said that it was “not acceptable” for the concerts to be cancelled at this stage.
# Compromise
Publicans and residents call for five concerts to go ahead - but Labour say they have a solution
The political party has suggested that three concerts should go ahead this year and the final two next year.
# standing outside the fire
Work ongoing to find "amicable solution" to Garth Brooks drama
It is hoped that a solution will be found within the next 24 hours.
# if tomorrow never comes
Dublin City Council to be asked to reconsider Garth Brooks licence conditions
An emergency motion is being tabled at Monday’s meeting of Dublin City Council.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Everyone’s talking about a fatal house fire in Cork, the upcoming Cabinet reshuffle and Garth Brooks (still).
# Prime Numbers
Facebook friends, prostitutes, and Garth Brooks: The week in numbers
Plus: How many Irish students say they’re not having sex?
# Gerry Adams
Step aside Garth Brooks, here's Gerry Adams singing If Tomorrow Never Comes
Sometimes late at night…
# thunder rolls
Final decision by Tuesday: Everything we know so far about the Garth Brooks concerts
Peter Aiken of Aiken Promotions said that Brooks will be out by millions if all the concerts don’t go ahead.
Aaron McKenna: The good times must be back if we’ll turn away 400,000 concert goers
We’re clearly feeling more bullish about the economy if we’re cancelling sold-out shows. But should we be so confident?
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s talking about whether the Garth Brooks gigs will go ahead, the new Labour leader and the jail sentence for Rolf Harris…
# brinkmanship
Council says Garth Brooks decision 'cannot be amended or appealed'
The singer said last night that it’s five shows or nothing. The tourism minister says there’s no reason why the three scheduled gigs shouldn’t take place.
# unanswered prayers
Fianna Fáil writes new piece of legislation for Garth Brooks
The legislation would create an appeals process where local authorities have refused an event licence.
# Northern Ireland
Peace process should not be put at risk over parades - Adams
The Sinn Féin leader was speaking in the wake of yesterday’s negotiation walk-out by Unionist parties.
# the dance
Garth Brooks debacle: The international coverage
Obligatory ‘friends in low/high places’ gag here.
# garthgate
The Garth Brooks headline in today's Metro Herald is pretty excellent
# Hope
Some Croke Park residents are signing a petition to reinstate all five concerts
The organiser said that ‘most residents are fuming that a minority are speaking on behalf of the whole area’.