Brooks’ decision to pull plug costs €50m

July 9, 2014 12:10 AM

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Brooks’ decision to pull plug costs €50m

As Garth Brooks’ record run at Croke Park went from five nights, to three, to none, to fiasco, the hospitality industry has been left reeling with losses estimated at €50m and Ireland’s reputation in ruins.

The country superstar blamed the controversy and confusion for pulling the plug, the concert promoters blamed Dublin City Council, Dublin City manager blamed the planning process, and the GAA and Government said ‘don’t blame us’, as 400,000 fans were left angry, frustrated and demanding answers.

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