Gareth Brooks Croke Park Concerts
Mr. Owen P. Keegan,
Dublin City Council,
Chief Executive’s Department,
04th July 2014
Re: Cancellation of Garth Brooks Concerts
Dear Mr. Keegan,
The Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) is the representative body for the publicans of Dublin.
We are writing to express our shock and disappointment at the decision by Dublin City Council not to grant licences for the final two scheduled Garth Brooks concerts on 28th and 29th July next.
The potential loss of 160,000 customers over these two days is a serious blow for the wider hospitality sector in Dublin, and is particularly painful for publicans across the city centre and the Croke Park surrounding areas.
We are calling on you to re-consider this decision in light of the potential loss of business to publicans, hoteliers, restaurants, retailers and taxis as well as the reputational damage to Dublin as a destination for major events and event tourists.
We urge you to grant the licences for these two concerts and to salvage the business and tourism benefits for our Capital city.
We look forward to your response.