Aiken Promotions intends to make an application to hold a fourth concert in Croke Park this year.

The concert, should a licence be granted by the Dublin City Council Planning Authority, would take place on Thursday, May 17 in the stadium.

Stadium Director Peter McKenna issued a correspondence to people living in the area around Croke Park on Thursday, informing them of the application for an additional special event on the grounds.

At present there is only permission for three concerts per year, with this year's allocation already used by Taylor Swift, when she takes to the stage on June 15 and 16; and Michael Bublé, when he performs on July 7.

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"I wanted to personally let you know this morning before the placement of a notice in the Irish Independent and Herald newspapers tomorrow, Friday, 2nd February," McKenna's letter reads.

"Aiken Promotions intend making an application to Dublin City Council Planning Authority for a licence to hold a concert in Croke Park on Thursday, 17 May 2018.  

"Croke Park has planning permission to host three special events per annum under its special events licence granted by Dublin City Council but event promoters can and have applied for additional special event licences in Croke Park so the stadium has hosted more than three special events in one calendar year."

McKenna added that the concert in May, should it go ahead, would be the only event or match to be scheduled in Croke Park for the month.

The concert would bring the total number of events scheduled in the stadium to 30 for the calendar year. 

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Residents around Croke Park remain opposed to a fourth concert this year, according to a local spokesperson.

When Dublin City Council refused to allow two extra Garth Brooks concerts following residents' concerns in July 2014, the singer cancelled his three planned shows.  

A fourth concert at Croke Park this year would be for a single night, as opposed to Brooks' planned shows on five consecutive nights in 2014.

Pat Gates of the Croke Park and Clonliffe Area Residents' Association said the situation remains the same.

"The restriction was put in place for good reason - to protect residential amenity and quality of life; that doesn't change."