Residents around Croke Park have called off further protests against the work to dismantle the stage from the U2 concerts after the GAA apologised for the disruption to locals.

Residents in the vicinity of Croke Park were protesting over what they described as 'the intrusion caused by extensive works' to host the three U2 concerts.

The residents were angry that Dublin City Council permitted continuous 44-hour works from midnight last night to dismantle the stage.

Early morning protests resulted in trucks being unable to leave the stadium for a number of hours.

A residents' motor convoy also travelled along the Clonliffe Road early this morning.

It caused some delays for the tour, but it is understood things are now back on schedule.

At a meeting this afternoon, the President and the Director General of the GAA told residents that they would involve them in meaningful dialogue in relation to future events.

They added that they would try to ensure that the impact on residents would be kept to a minimum.

Residents were involved in a minor disturbance inside Croke Park later in the afternoon.

The GAA later issued an apology for the disruption over the past 48 hours.

There was concern that the protests could discourage other acts from performing in Croke Park in the future.

The process of re-laying the pitch in preparation for the weekend's championship action got under this evening.