Residents to object to Phoenix Park concert plans

Tuesday 26 March 2013 17.22
Last year's Swedish House Mafia concert in the Phoenix Park was marred by violence
Last year's Swedish House Mafia concert in the Phoenix Park was marred by violence

Residents living close to the Phoenix Park in Dublin say they are still strongly opposed to a number of planned concerts being held there this summer.

It follows the anti-social behaviour that marred last year's concert by the Swedish House Mafia at the same venue.

Seven people were stabbed at the concert and two men who had attended the event later died of suspected drug overdoses.

Three concerts, which are subject to a licence being granted, are planned for the Phoenix Park this year.

The licence application was lodged with Dublin City Council two weeks ago and residents have five weeks to either object or seek a change to the licensing terms.

The first of two public consultation meetings in advance of the proposed Phoenix Park concerts took place last night.

Residents from Chapelizod were among those who took part in last night's private meeting with concert promoters MCD, the Office of Public Works, gardaí and Dublin City Council.

John Martin, Chairperson of Chapelizod Residents' Association, said residents will be objecting against the granting of the licence for this summer's concerts.