Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Phoenix Park Concerts

At yesterday's meeting of the Dublin Central Joint Policing Committee Chief Superintendent Coburn of the K district confirmed that the new security and public order protocols are in place and will be adhered to if any concernts are held in the Phoenix Park this summer.  

The Office of Public Works has confirmed that MCD have applied to hold three outdoor concerts in the Phoenix Park on 9th or 11th, 13th and 14th July 2013. The capacity for each of these proposed events is approximately 40k.  I understand the proposed, but not yet confirmed,  acts are The Killers, Mumford & Sons and Justine Timberlake

Given the concerns raised following one of last year's concerts, the OPW Events Committee will hold two information/consultation meetings on Thursday 21st March 2013 at Ashtown Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park at 7.30pm and a further meeting on Monday 25th March 2013 also at Ashtown Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park at 7.30 pm.


Residents Associations, individual local residents and businesses are invited to attend to meet with the OPW and representatives of the Promoter. An Garda Síochána and Dublin City Council Planning Department are also invited to the meeting.

A copy of the Licence Application is available to view at the Public Planning counter in DCC Civic Office or at the Visitor Centre Reception in the Phoenix Park. I will put up a link to the application as soon as it is on-line. 

Any person may make a written representation/observation to DCC regarding the Licence application within a 5 week period from 8th March onwards.  Mary