Taoiseach Enda Kenny has commented on the Garth Brooks controversy - but has ruled out any personal intervention.

Speaking in Berlin, he said he hoped everyone involved could work something out so that all five scheduled concerts can take place.

Asked about the cancellation of the two shows, Mr Kenny said: “I understand it is to do with a planning issue and the council made its decision here. I hope everyone can work out a consequence to that.”

The Taoiseach added: “Obviously if I understand it, three concerts have been approved and they are to go ahead. It is a planning decision for Dublin City Council.

“They may be able to work out some consequence to allow the remaining concerts to go ahead but it is not for me to interfere in any way.”