Christy Burke, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, has commented further on the Garth Brooks/Croke Park concert debacle which has dominated the Irish media coverage over the past few days.

Burke was quoted by the Irish Times as saying that "the ball is now in Mr Brooks' court to take up the offer of the three gigs. It's all down to Garth now. I hope he wouldn't leave 220,000 fans disappointed that have already made a purchase."

Peter Aiken, the head of Aiken Promotions, is understood to be flying to the United States today to personally ask Brooks to play the three Croke Park concerts which were granted a license by Dublin City Council.

The country music singer said in a statement that he would play five gigs or none whatsoever.

Cllr Burke maintained that behind-the-scenes work had been ongoing in an effort to secure a different venue to host the two remaining concerts but that "logistical and technical issues" were hampering their efforts.

In spite of reports to the contrary, the Aviva Stadium is exempt from the 10-week license application process because they already have permission for three concerts but the venue was deemed too small for the two concerts which have already sold in the region of 160,000 tickets.

Peter Aiken has said that a final decision on whether or not the concerts go ahead could be made today, the same day on which Brooks' concerts equipment was due to leave for Ireland.

What do you think? Would Brooks be right to pull out of all five concerts, or should he honour the fans who want to come to the three confirmed gigs?