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[thejournal.ie] Are you going to any of the Phoenix Park gigs? Leave the booze behind. (05 Jul 2013)

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GARDAÍ HAVE SAID they will be adopting a low tolerance policy about consuming alcohol and disruptive conduct, including outdoor urination, during the upcoming music gigs at the Phoenix Park.

A “robust policing plan” has been put in place ahead of the Justin Timberlake, The Killers and Mumford & Sons concerts this month following last year’s Swedish House Mafia performance which was marred by numerous stabbings and drugs-related deaths.

Speaking at a press briefing earlier today, Superintendent John Quirke said gardaí will be carrying out intense searches for alcoholic beverages as people make their way to the concert site.

He said that while they wanted ticketholdeers to enjoy themselves, they also want them to be “cognisant of the locality they are going to and the residents and the other people who live in close proximity of the park and who may be inconvenienced”.

Last year, just 158 gardaí policed the now-infamous gig but that figure will be bumped to over 200 this summer. There will also be a particular emphasis on areas outside the Phoenix Park, which saw much of the trouble. The organisers have also provided 125 additional stewards for the areas.


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