Efforts to prevent Slane concert

Friday 09 April 2004 22.01
Slane - Residents oppose Madonna concert
Slane - Residents oppose Madonna concert

Residents of Slane, Co Meath, say they intend to take out a High Court injunction to prevent pop star Madonna playing her first ever Irish concert there in August.   

Local people say that if the concert goes ahead on a Sunday it could lead to public disorder over the weekend. 

Lord Henry Mountcharles has confirmed that if he is granted a licence for the event it will go ahead on 29 August.

The last time a concert was held in Slane on a Sunday was in 1984 for the appearance of Bob Dylan.  

A number of drunken fans caused mayhem in the town after the event and there were several arrests.

A group of residents say they have a legally binding document signed by Lord Mountcharles after the 1984 concert, in which he gives a commitment not to hold a concert at Slane on a Sunday.