Published Tuesday, 15 July 2014
On Monday evening the country star finally ended all hope of the concerts going ahead at the end of the month following weeks of uncertainty.
Dublin City Council granted a licence for three shows at Croke Park, but ruled two could not go-ahead.
It followed after complaints from residents about the number of concerts held in the GAA stadium.
The GAA had struck a deal during the construction of the 82,000 seater-stadium to limit the amount of concerts to just three a year, which was reached when the group One Direction performed earlier this year.
Despite repeated attempts to broker a deal among all parties, which included a compromise offer of allowing the performer to play matinee shows to accommodate all the concerts, no agreement could be reached.
Brooks had said that he would not choose which shows to perform saying it was "all or nothing".
The city's businesses have said the cancellation is expected to cost them around €50m, and the Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the decision could leave a quarter of a billion Euro hole in the country's economy.
His decision was a bomb blast to the city and the country and it is with great regret they have been cancelled.
Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke
Dublin's Lord Mayor Christy Burke said the decision by Brooks and his promoter was devastating.
He said: "I believe everyone in government, local government, the community and business people all tried.
"Everyone had an interest in Garth Brooks playing in Dublin.
"But the ball was purely in the court of Mr Brooks' management team."
Meanwhile, the Oireachtas Transport Committee has met to discuss the situation to examine how it came about and what lessons can be learned.
Chief executive of Dublin City Council Owen Keegan appeared before the committee on Tuesday morning and said Garth Brooks and organiser Aiken promotions had to face the consequences of the debacle.
He said: "Nothing that has occurred since the decision [to allow three shows] was made has changed my opinion that it was appropriate, balanced and reasonable.
"I very much regret the decision of Garth Brooks/Aiken Promotions, not to hold the three permitted concerts and to examine options proposed by the city council in relation to the two concerts that were not permitted.
"This was their decision and they must accept the consequences."
Both the GAA and Aiken Promotions are expected before the committee on Wednesday.
TicketMaster has said the ticket refund process will begin on Thursday at 9am.
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