Tuesday, 28 July 2009

protest at Dublin, Croke park could delay U2 Concert

The Edge and Bono at Croke Park

Protesters who live close to the Croke Park stadium in Dublin have begun a protest over what they describe as "intrusion" caused in the aftermath of three U2 concerts at the weekend.

They picketed the stadium and blocked the exit of some lorries from 0100 BST on Tuesday.

The residents are due to protest again this evening over a second night of work which is planned to lay a new pitch for the all-Ireland gaelic football quarter finals.

The band is scheduled to perform in Goteborg, Sweden, on Friday and Saturday; Gelsenkirchen, Germany, on Monday; and Chorzow, Poland, on 6 August.

U2 tour manager Jake Berry said the delays caused by the protest meant the trucks missed their intended morning ferry.

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