Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 29 May 2016

Why Garth Brooks should chair peace talks

By Lindy McDowell

Published 05/02/2014

Back at Croke Park: Garth Brooks
Back at Croke Park: Garth Brooks

He's sold out Croke Park four times, appeals to all communities and is headed this way. Garth Brooks. I honestly think we could be missing a trick here. No better man to chair a round of our interminable all-party talks. Dr Haass did his best for us.

But surely special envoy Brooks could get them singing from the same song sheet. Our politicians will hardly faze him. He's got friends in low places too. Flags, emblems and the Eleventh Night?

Again he's had some experience standing outside the fire. And should tomorrow never come and the inevitable "failure to reach agreement" cause him sleepless nights, even that won't be a first. He says himself, sometimes late at night he lies awake and... I really think it's worth a try, Garth. Ulster says yeehaa?

Further Reading

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Why Garth Brooks is still our cowboy hero by a country mile

Garth Brooks: They queued for days in the cold and rain for tickets to see country star... 

Shameless when it comes to loving Garth Brooks and country

Garth Brooks ticket seller from Newry inundated with offers: 'I jacked up the price'

Garth Brooks is still the hottest ticket in town for his fans

Garth Brooks' Ulster fans queue for days for Croke Park tickets

Radio Ulster's Gerry Kelly on interviewing Garth Brooks, George Best and a nine-year-old Rory McIlroy  

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