Gardai announce heightened security measures for trio of Marlay Park concerts
The fallout from the Swedish House Mafia concert in the Phoenix Park continued this morning with Gardai warning attendees of heightened security at the upcoming trio of Marlay Park shows by Kasabian and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, David Guetta and Van Morrison, Tom Jones, Don Baker and Sinead O'Connor.
Garda Superintendent Peter Duff has said that searches of concert-goers will be permitted by both uniformed and plain clothed gardai, who will be mingling with the crowds. Dogs from the Garda drugs unit will also be present.
Approximately 400 gardai will be on duty at the David Guetta concert, along with other private security hired by promoter's MCD. Security at the two other concerts will be roughly half of that.
Duff also warned people planning on going that anyone appearing intoxicated will be refused entry and under no circumstances will anyone below the age of 17 be permitted entry. Denis Desmond of MCD has asked anyone below the age of 17 who purchased a ticket to bring it back to the point of sale for an immediate refund.
The elevated security comes in the wake of the Swedish House Mafia concert in the Phoenix Park in which one person died and nine were stabbed. Garda presence at the David Guetta concert will be well in excess of double the amount on duty at the Swedish House Mafia show.
Story by John Balfe | 12:55 | Thursday 16th August 2012 | Music News
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