Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

Into the sunset: Garth Brooks has cancelled Croke Park gigs

Save your pity for Garth Brooks' fans and their unanswered prayers 

So. Tomorrow isn't coming after all. The five disputed Garth Brooks concerts have been cancelled (it was all or none at all, the man himself had said), fans have been left devastated, with some considerably out of pocket, Dublin businesses have lost tens of millions in potential revenue, the city's hospitality industry says it is "reeling" and there are even claims that Brand Ireland has been damaged on the international tourism market.