Anglo Celt | News | Breaking News Headlines http://www.anglocelt.ie/news/breakingnews/ Latest from the online edition en-gb Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:44:26 +0000 Copyright (C) 2014 Celtic Media Group http://data.celticmediagroup.com/feeds/ 76 Anglo Celt | News | Breaking News Headlines http://data.celticmediagroup.com/furniture/ac_logo_500x75.png http://www.anglocelt.ie/news/breakingnews/ Cat shot with 'screw' in Cavan Town A cat has been shot with a 'screw', believed to have been fired from a modified air-rifle or nail-gun in the latest in a string of sickening and vicious attacks against animals in the Cavan area.

The t only came to the owner's attention when the household pet returned home on Wednesday last (August 21) and the spike of metal screw was found embedded in the cat's shoulder.

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Celt staff face vote on Ice Bucket Challenge The Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon that's spreading ALS (Motor Neurone Disease) awareness across the world is to be adopted by journalists here at The Anglo-Celt. But its being left up to the readers to choose which one of them gets a bucket of ice water dumped on their head.

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Irish water monitoring issues in Cavan Town Water authority Irish Water are monitoring water issues in Cavan Town and county, however, are calling on members of the public to inform them if issues regarding water quality arise in their local area.

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Sydney Rose has links to Inniskeen The Sydney Rose, Imelda Finnegan, will be interviewed by Daithí Ó Sé in the Dome tonight as she vies for the crown of the International Rose of Tralee. The interview with Imelda, who has roots in Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, will be televised on RTÉ One.

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Cavan and Monaghan clean up in IBAL litter survey The latest survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter shows that Cavan and Monaghan are both “Cleaner than European Norms”, and in 2nd and 8th position respectively in the ranking of 40 areas surveyed. Monaghan improved by 26 places on the previous result in 2013. In all, 75% of towns and cities were found to be as clean as or cleaner than their European counterparts. Kilkenny was again Ireland’s cleanest area.

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€100K cannabis seizure by Kilnaleck gardai Paul Neilan

Gardai in Kilnaleck have uncovered a “substantial” amount of cannabis at a growhouse outside of the village.
At around 7am this morning gardai from Kilnaleck Garda Station raided a residential property at Coolkill around 500 metres down the turn off after the Garda station.
The find was of cannabis plants and Gardai at Kilnaleck arrested a 29-year-old Polish man following the discovery, which, gardai say, has an estimated “approximate street value of €100,000”. The discovery was made after a planned search based on local Garda intelligence.
The man arrested at the scene is currently detained at Cavan Garda Station under Section 2 Criminal Justice Act (Drug Traffiking) 1996. Also discovered were growhouse equipment and other paraphenalia.
The scene was preserved for technical examination until around 2pm today.
“These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks. Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities. Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality,” said a Garda spokesperson.

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Cardinal Brady 'looking forward' to retirement Cardinal Sean Brady has tendered his resignation to Pope Francis in advance of his 75th birthday tomorrow (Saturday, August 16) and says he is ‘looking forward to the day’ when it is accepted.

However, a victim of clerical abuse says to allow Dr Brady to retire without sanction over his role in the Fr Brendan Smyth abuse would be part of a “cover up”.

The resignation letter is in accordance with Canon Law [church law] ahead of his 75th year.

The Archbishop of Armagh Diocese Dr Brady’s statement, who faced criticism over his role in the Church’s handling of abuse claims against paedophile priest Fr Smyth, comes after clerical sexual abuse victims called on Pope Francis to accept his resignation immediately.

In a statement this morning (Friday, August 16), the Primate of All Ireland and canon lawyer said he offered his resignation to the pope last month with the ‘anticipation’ his birthday.

“I look forward to the day when my resignation will be accepted and when Archbishop Eamon will take over as Archbishop, a position for which, I believe, he is excellently prepared,” he said.

“Last month I offered my resignation to Pope Francis in accordance with the requirement of Canon Law. I did so in anticipation of my seventy-fifth birthday which I will celebrate tomorrow.”

Dr Brady said that as soon as Pope Francis accepts his resignation Archbishop Martin will become Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.

“Archbishop Eamon has been warmly welcomed into the diocese. He has worked tirelessly in getting to know its priests, religious and lay faithful, as well as by becoming involved in every aspect of the life of the Church in Armagh and beyond,” he said.

The cardinal had been heavily criticised over the handling of the Brendan Smyth child abuse affair in which Dr Brady received reports of the abuse and passed them on in confidence to church hierarchy.

One of Smyth’s victims, Brendan Boland, recently published a book on the ordeal called Sworn to Silence, which contains the handwritten record of the oath sworn by the then 14-year-old Mr Boland to keep the inquiry secret.

In 2012, Dr Brady apologised “without hesitation” to Mr Boland for the abuse he suffered at the hands of Smyth.

To allow Dr Brady “retire naturally as if he did nothing wrong is part of the cover-up” of his role in the Smyth saga, Brendan Boland said.

A church spokeswoman said Dr Brady was not aware of a Garda investigation in the mid-1990s into the activities of Fr Smyth. “If he had been approached by the gardaí he would have made a statement.”

Mr Boland, however, said he has no desire to meet Dr Brady. “It’s not going to happen. I’d feel like an altar boy again. He would control everything. I don’t want him to be in control anymore.”

At the time of the inquiry into Smyth's abuse back in 1975 Dr Brady was a 36-year-old canon lawyer, a teacher at St Patrick’s College in Cavan town and part-time secretary to then Bishop of Kilmore, Francis McKiernan, who appointed him to the inquiry.

Smyth was jailed in Belfast in 1994 for abuse of children perpetrated in the North in the 1980s. In 1997 he was jailed in the Republic and died later that year. He abused children over a 40-year period.

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Tens of thousands attending Taste of Cavan 2014 The Taste of Cavan Food Festival continues today (Saturday), August 9, at The Anglo-Celt marquee in the grounds of Cavan Institute on Cathedral Road. It comes to an end at 6pm this evening, by which times it's expected more than 40,000 will have filed through so sample the many magnificent tastes of Cavan...

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Final report in 2012 baby death received by HSE The HSE has confirmed it has recieved the Final Report in relation to an investigation carried out following the death of a baby boy at Cavan General Hospital following child birth over a year and a half ago.

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Palestinian solidarity rally in Cavan A Palestinian solidarity rally is set to take place in Cavan Town later today, Friday, August 8 at the Market Square from 5.30pm.

Following on from a series of international protest marches which took place in major cities around the world in recent weeks, the rally organisers say is an opportunity for local people to call for an end to the ongoing violence in Gaza.

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Have your say in the great agri-debate at food fest To a county where more than 30% of its inhabitants are employed directly in food production and over 50% are involved in agriculture, the future of how the industry is to develop is up for debate this evening as part of 'The Great Discussion’, part of the WW1 Commemoration week of events.

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Sale agreed on Emerald Star site A sale has been agreed for the former Emerald Star marina site in Belturbet.

It is understood and agreement has been reached in regards the purpose built cruiser hire facility, which was first put up for sale in October last year for €390,000 by its former owner's Crown Travel, Europe’s largest boat rental company, who operate as Le Boat in the UK and Europe.

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Leitrim CoCo joins fracking protest, Cavan meets tomorrow Ahead of tomorrow’s extraordinary meeting of Cavan County Council on fracking, Leitrim’s councillors have this morning (Thursday, July 31) unanimously condemned the actions of Tamboran Resources in pre-empting the start of drilling at a quarry in Co Fermanagh.

A full chamber of Cavan County Council will meet tomorrow (Friday, August 1) over US firm Tamboran’s proposal to drill samples from a quarry in Belcoo for gas analysis.

Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing, a highly industrial process involving pumping a mix of water, sand, shale and chemicals under huge pressure into gas-bearing rock for extraction of the fuel.

Tamboran describes itself as a ‘private international exploration company focused on finding and developing unconventional oil and gas resources in multiple basins around the world’.

Tamboran has already erected security fencing at the quarry on Gandrum Road and have sought a High Court injunction against protesters at the site.

The process has been widely criticised by protestors, who cite environmental and health dangers.

In a special meeting this morning, reports RTE, councillors stressed the need for unity between all parties in the fight against the introduction of hydraulic fracturing both north and south of the border.

The 18 members of Leitrim County Council voted to not only condemn the actions of Tamboran, but also voted to show their support for the people of Fermanagh by agreeing to join those protesting at the gates of the quarry.

There was widespread shock and condemnation over Tamboran’s recent move to the Belcoo quarry.

A number of councillors who have already attended the protest site, spoke of their anger over the installation of security fencing and razor wire.

Earlier this year, Leitrim passed a motion which saw hydraulic fracturing prohibited under the County Development Plan.

Questions are also being raised about the legality of any drilling on-site if the quarry is unlicensed.

Politicians north and south of the border are following up on this and it is hoped that further information will be forthcoming in the next few days.

Cavan County Council is also holding an emergency meeting on the same issue tomorrow and it is understood that Sligo County Council is considering holding a similar meeting next week.

Anti-fracking protesters have established a a community camp outside the quarry in Belcoo and are maintaining a 24-hour vigil at the gates of the quarry.

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Judge orders further autopsy tests in Cavan nanny trial Seamus Enright

A judge hearing an application in the first-degree murder case of Lavey-nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady (35) in Boston has given permission to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to carry out a series of tests on the body of baby Rehma Sabir to see of the child had suffered abuse prior to her death.
Middlesex Superior Court Judge Maureen B Hogan handed down her ruling last Wednesday on the application, which the Cavan woman’s defence have been pressing for some time.
Mrs McCarthy Brady’s legal team have been trying to gain access to baby Rehma’s remains, which are in the “sole and exclusive custody” of prosecutors for past 18 months, stating if properly examined it could uncover evidence, which could exonerate their client.
Attorneys Melinda Thompson and David Meier successfully argued in their memorandum in support of the post-autopsy procedure that they wished to take into account and conduct a comprehensive medical evaluation and examination “of all the medical evidence in the case, rather than perform a piece-meal review of individual items of evidence”.
Judge Hogan’s order allows for Dr Maria Cohen, a defence expert, to be present when the procedure takes place.
Baby Rehma (1) died on her birthday on January 14 last year. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy and ruled the cause of death as “blunt force head injuries” and the manner of death as “homicide” and “not accidental”, though a skeletal survey revealed “multiple old and healing fractures” to her spine, left forearm and left leg, some possibly as old as two months.
Ms McCarthy Brady, who was the child’s nanny, and living illegally in the US at the time, has been in custody since she was first arrested in connection with baby Rehma’s death.
She is currently detained without bail at Framington State Prison near the city of Boston and her trial is not expected to take place until October later this year.
A hearing on her legal team’s motion to suppress evidence in the case is scheduled for August 6.

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Granard Ulster Bank closure won’t be reversed Sean McMahon in Granard

The closure of the Ulster Bank branch in Granard is going ahead at the end of November and, despite strong representations from a delegation of public representatives and local business people at a meeting with the regional manager yesterday morning (Tuesday) at the branch, the decision won’t be reversed.
In a statement to The Anglo-Celt, Ulster Bank confirmed that Granard branch is closing by the end of November 2014, with customers being transferred to the Longford branch. 
“We will also be writing directly to customers of that branch in the coming weeks to inform them of alternative branch locations in their area and the range of banking services available on their mobiles, online and via telephone. There will be no additional job losses as a result of this announcement,” added the statement.
When the members delegation came out from the 90-minute meeting with the Ulster Bank regional manager, Colm Furlong, they spoke to The Anglo-Celt.
Fine Gael Deputy, James Bannon, expressed his huge disappointment at the meeting about the decision of the management of Ulster Bank to move out of Granard. “They gave us no indication whatsoever that they would reverse their decision to move out of Granard. We expressed our annoyance on behalf of the business community, the elderly citizens and many other people living in the surrounding parishes of Granard who over the years have supported this branch. Three or four generations of people have supported this branch and people are feeling very annoyed that it is to close at the end of October/early November,” he said.

Loyalty

Deputy Bannon pointed out that the town of Granard has the cattle mart and people who don’t do a lot of banking on the internet and broadband is very patchy in the area and there are a huge number of people who don’t avail of banking on line.
He added that they were given a commitment that the Ulster Bank branch in Edgeworthstown is not going to close. “They said it was going very well and since the bypass was constructed there, banking has increased in the Edgeworthstown area.”
They also gave a commitment that they would liaise with local businesses in relation to the provision of ATM machines and other banking services in business in the town.
Fianna Fáil deputy Robert Troy said the only commitment that they gave at the meeting was that they were not going to change the closure decision and it would not be rescinded.
Deputy Troy said they then concentrated on having proper alternatives put in place for the discommoded customers and ensure that there are ATM facilities in the town. They also sought a commitment from the regional manager that the bank would speak to all the individual businesses and ascertain what supports could be put in place for them.
“It is very disappointing to think that a service and a facility that has had the support of Granard and the wider area for in excess of 140 years will no longer be there from the end of October. It just came down to the bottom line – profit and loss – it is more profitable for them as an organisation and a company to close the doors. I suppose they don’t have a sense of loyalty to the people who have been loyal to them for the last number of years, which is disappointing. The decision has been made and it is now important that the staff of Ulster Bank do engage with the people, to see how they can support them going forward,” he said.

Devastating news

Pascal Masterson, Masterson Electrical, said it was devastating news and the bank has been in the town for the past 145 years through thick and thin. He said they would be striving to get the banks to work with the post offices. He said that was discussed at the meeting and they said they had no facilities for that at present.
The chief executive of Kiernan Milling, Ciaran Nally, told The Anglo-Celt that his read on the situation after the meeting was that bank will close. 
“In the business I am looking after, we do a lot of online banking anyway but I can well understand the concerns of the people of Granard. When people leave this town to do their lodgements and their business, they will bring their business elsewhere and Granard will then suffer. That is shocking with the amount of empty buildings in town today. Take a few more out of it and it becomes a ghost town,” he remarked.
Kiernan Milling employs 60 people and with drivers on top of that, the figure is over 100 and a lot of them would be banking in Granard. “It is easier for them to take time out of their working day to come in here. Where will they go if they can’t come in here to do their banking? They will take their business elsewhere,” suggested Mr Nally. 
Local councillors, Michael Carrigy (FG) and PJ Reilly (FF) also expressed this disappointment that the branch closure is to go ahead. Cllr Reilly: “When we asked why Granard was selected (for closure) as a thriving business in the community, the reason they gave was that it was being serviced by Edgeworthstown, by Longford, Arva, Ballyjamesduff and there was a wide rural community there that could transfer to any branch.” 
When asked what alternative they were providing for Granard, they said that they were willing to research in regard to putting an ATM machine in the town. “We did request that the ATM be one of the modern one’s that would be able to take lodgements. They said they will negotiate with business people in the town to try to find a suitable location for an ATM machine,” he added.

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Gardai investigate Ballyduff Tiger kidnapping Gardai are appealing for information on a Tiger-style kidnapping and robbery in Ballyjamesduff that happened overnight.

The disturbing incident happened at around 1.45am this morning, when three masked men armed with handguns, entered a house at Lehery, Crosserlough. The owner of Centra in Ballyjamesduff, his brother and partner were tied up and taken to a disused quarry on the outskirts of Ballyjamesduff.

Before the three were taken to the quarry, one of the masked men threatened the business owner and took his keys and codes to the the Centra safe.

The shopowner, his brother and partner remained captive at the quarry for 20 minutes while one of the raiders robbed the safe, making off with a substantial amount of cash, thought to be in the region of tens of thousands of euro.

The three managed to free themselves around 3.45am. Gardai say the men spoke with Dublin accents, were wearing black, and had their faces covered with ski masks.

One of the men is described as having a slim build while the other two are described as being broad.

A technical examination of the shop, quarry and private home in Crosserlough is continuing and no one was seriously injured during the raid. The father of the shop owner was sleeping upstairs at the house at the time but wasn’t harmed during the ordeal.

Local councillor Paddy Smith said the community was "shocked and saddened" by the incident.

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Cootehill resident, who smothered elderly man with pillow, pleads guilty to manslaughter A man being tried for the murder of an elderly man in a psychiatric unit in Cavan General Hospital has changed his plea to guilty of manslaughter.

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Cavan to get skatepark in 12 months Paul Neilan

The council has received €80,000 for the construction of a skatepark in Cavan Town to be completed inside 12 months.
Cavan County Council received the money for the project under the Sports Capital Grants Programme announced last week, which distributed close to €700K in funding, primarily to GAA clubs for updating or developing facilities.
A “very happy” John Moore, the Cavan Town man behind the 'Cavan Skatepark Army’ page on Facebook, which has over 600 members, has long been campaigning for the facility, and is to sit down with the council to iron out the design and details but first he is looking for the support of local businesses.

Plans
“They [the council] have told me that they want me to deal with the skatepark companies and to go over designs and pick what best suits the kids of Cavan, I have already made contact with two of the companies and we are working on designs that will fit into the budget,” said Mr Moore.
“€80,000 is not much when it comes to building a skatepark but it is better than nothing. I have being contacting some local business to see if they would be interested in sponsoring the project so we can get a more realistic budget to work with - in the region of an extra €20,000.
“Don’t get me wrong now we can do something cool with €80,000 but we have to take into account newcomers that will be interested so that will change the plans a lot. If we make the park too easy the kids will progress really quickly and will lose interest in the park as it will have nothing to offer them.
“We have to satisfy the more experienced skaters as well, otherwise this whole thing could turn out to be a complete waste of time and money. I already have the design in my head, I just need these companies to get it done for our budget,” he said.

'Big difference’
John has practically been a one-man campaign from promotional fliers to surveys of interest, research to lobbying, he bore the cost out of his own pocket.
“For me it’s nothing to do with money, to me it’s an awesome way of life and I would do it all again with a smile on my face because I know for a fact that this skatepark will make a very big difference in the life of the kids of Cavan.
“This is happening now because of people who went out of their way to get it out: I couldn’t have done it without the help and support of my wife and family; Janey Quigley and her awesome kids - they spent their weekends walking around handing out flyers; The Anglo Celt for putting us in the paper where people can’t miss it, and then you have people like Paddy Connaughton [Cavan County Council] and Nadine McCormilla [Cavan Sports Partnership] who finally made it happen.
“It makes me happy to know that my kids will have this skatepark, I know now they will have a safe and friendly place where they can go and skate and hang with friends without getting into trouble out of pure boredom,” he said.

'Open letter’
“I would like to do one more thing for for this skatepark and that’s to get an open letter out there for all the local business, the local economy will feel the benefits, the local restaurants can do skatepark specials, the clothes shops can stock skating brands and footwear, the sports shops can stock decks, wheels and so on, they will also benefit from the kids not hanging around the town outside the shops,” he added.

'Delight’
A delighted County Chief Executive Ger Finn said the park should be skatable inside a year.
“The next stage of the process will be to sit down with interested parties to ensure that the design of the park is in line with the best in the country. Skate parks take many
forms from being above ground to being partially submerged.
“We will be organising a meeting in the near future, where anyone with an interest in the skate park can attend to discuss the design, et cetera. It is hoped that the project will be completed within twelve months and the council will fund ten per cent of the project. The Skate park will be insured by Irish Public Bodies,” he said.

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Council write letter to wish QBRC buyout well The elected members of Cavan County Council have supported a motion to write a letter to the consortium, called the Quinn Business Retention Company (QBRC), wishing them well in their endeavour to buy two key units of the manufacturing arm of the business called Aventas Group.

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Four due before court after Granard drug seizure Four males (28,29 33 & 33 years) will appear before Longford District Court later today charged in connection with the seizure of 118 cannabis plants with an approximate street value of €94,000 and one kilo of cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €20,000.

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'Heartbroken' Garth cancels all five gigs Garth Brooks has confirmed that all five Croke Park gigs have been cancelled after the Dublin City Manager Owen Keegan ruled that only three could be played at GAA HQ.

In a statement, Brooks said he is "heartbroken" and "crushed" but brings an end to almost two weeks of GarthGate, which will leave thousands of Cavan fans in a similar mood:

“I have always been advised to never send a message in ‘the moment’. It is said it is best to take a walk, wait awhile, and think about it. With that said, I just received the news the Irish council cannot change their earlier ruling to not allow the licences for all five shows.

"To say I am crushed is an understatement. All I see is my mother’s face and I hear her voice. She always said things happen for a reason and for the right reason. As hard as I try, I cannot see the light on this one. So it is with a broken heart, I announce the ticket refunds for the event will go as posted by Ticketmaster.

"I want to thank the Irish authorities for going the distance for all of us who wanted to share songs and dance together. I really want to thank all the people around the world that continued to think good thoughts that this would actually happen. Most of all, to Peter Aiken and those 400,000 people who believed enough to go through what they have been through to get to this point...

"I love you, always have, always will. I encourage any and all of them that can come see the show, at some point around the world, to bring your Irish flags and wave them proudly at the concerts. I will be looking for you... Garth."

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Deputy Humphreys is new Minister for Arts The Cavan-Monaghan constituency is to get its first serving Minister for the region in almost three years after Fine Gael Deputy Heather Humphreys was elevated from the back-benches to the position of Minister for Arts by Taoiseach Enda Kenny who announced his Cabinet re-shuffle in the Dáil.

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Two dead in latest Monaghan crash Gardai in Carrickmacross are investigating a two vehicle fatal road traffic collision that occurred on the N2 at Carrickmacross at approximately 11am this morning. It brings the death toll on Monaghan roads to four over the past seven days.

A male in his 60’s and a male in his late 50’s who were the drivers and sole occupants of the cars were fatally injured when their cars collided. They were pronounced dead at the scene.

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I will drop to my knees for those 400,000 - Garth Brooks Garth Brooks says that he will “crawl, swim, fly” to get to Ireland if he has to and “get on his knees to beg” Enda Kenny to “find a solution to GarthGate.
The Country megastar, who thousands of Cavan fans were thrilled to get tickets to, some queuing for days, says that up to ten days ago that he had no idea about licensing problems with two of the Croke park gigs and that he is “under a cloud right now”.
“We’re hoping that joy will eventually shine for anybody who likes Garth Brooks music.”
The controversy surrounding the five Dublin gigs featured heavily a press conference today in Nashville, where Brooks said he was unaware of licensing problems but that the Irish people should not be "embarrassed", as it was claimed by an Irish interviewer, but that he thought of the country as “home”.
The father of three said that he himself had no solution to the impasse which sees 160,000 people - the population of the two later gigs combined - go without tickets.
“I’ve never been treated like anything else other than a king by Ireland and its people,” he said.
“Up to ten days ago, two weeks ago, it was nothing but love... Then I got the call, ‘we’re okay on three, we’re going to have to figure out the other two...’
“I wish I could tell you I saw it coming, I didn’t.”
Garth says that he wanted to treat all of his fans fairly and that is always the way that Garth Brooks concerts have operated, he said:
“Now what do I do with 160,000 people and why are they treated differently than the 240,000 people and now so it’s just kind of put on my side?
“With a simple 'yes', you [the Irish government] can make 400,000 people happy!”
Remarking that the powers that be are not here, he said:
“Create your laws, create your guidelines but don’t sell a show to people and get their hopes up that you’re going to cancel... that’s not the way to treat people.”
Speaking directly to Enda Kenny, he said: “I will crawl, swim, I will fly over this weekend. I will drop onto my knees for those 400,000 people and beg.”

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Residents do U-turn on Garth Brooks gigs Croke Park residents have said in the past hour that they are now willing to facilitate the Garth Brooks gigs at the end of this month.

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