Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Arts, Heritage, Tourism and Sport, Sandra McLellan TD has said concert organisers should not be allowed sell tickets for concerts that have not been granted permission.
Responding to the news that permission was refused for two Garth Brooks concerts McLellan said:
“Sinn Féin supports the recommendations made by Labour Relations Commission Chief Executive Kieran Mulvey.
“It is clear that the planning procedures for these concerts were flawed and Croke Park has admitted that it made mistakes.
“This cancellation is a blow to the city’s economy and today’s news is very disappointing to concert goers.
“But we cannot allow promoters to sell thousands of tickets without first having the permission to go ahead with concert.
“The promoters must take full responsibility for the chaos that will be caused by 160,000 people looking for refunds.
“I would urge the Department of Environment to introduce legislation that prohibits the sale of concert tickets prior to permission being granted.”