Sinn Féin is to put forward an emergency motion at Monday’s Dublin City Council meeting aimed at ensuring that all five Garth Brooks concerts to go ahead at Croke Park, it has emerged.
The motion calls on city manager Owen Keegan to reverse a decision banning two of the concerts.
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams – a Brooks fan who sang part of one of his songs on newstalk radio – is among those who want all five shows to go ahead.
Brooks will decide on Tuesday what to do – three gigs or none at all.
“At this stage the five concerts should go ahead,” said Adams’ vice-president Mary Lou McDonald.
“So our Councillors are bringing forward an emergency motion to Dublin City Council on Monday.
“It will ask Mr Keegan to intervene. It will ask for the decision to be reversed, it will ask that the concerts will go ahead, most importantly it will ask that we do not sleepwalk ourselves into a situation like this [again] – and of course the rights of residents and local people have to be respected.”