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As your local Councillor, I wanted to sure you has the necessary information in advance of the concerts and to provide you with the contact details for the Community Liaison Officer apopointed by Aiken Promotions in line with the Event Licence permission.


Dublin City Council, on March 16th last,  granted an outdoor event licence to hold three outdoor concerts in the Phoenix Park (Whitefields Site) on the 16th (Wednesday) 18th (Friday) & 19th (Saturday) May 2018.

Gates open for each of the three concerts at 5pm, with the entertainment beginning from 6pm. The last act is due to finish each evening at 11.30pm.

Permission is subject to 27 separate conditions, including, but not exhaustively:

• Final Event Management Plan which had to be submitted to Dublin City Council 14 days in advance of the first concert.

• Agreement of Traffic Management Plan.

• Approval a Community Communication Plan, to include:

◦ Appointment of a Community Liaison Officer

◦ Local Residents’ Hotline to be answered between 9am & Midnight on each of the three concert days.

• Agreement and Implementation of Litter & Waste Management cleaning plan, which must include specific areas for litter picking:

◦ Chapelizod Road / Village and areas around the Bridge Inn pub on St. Laurence’s Road and the West County Hotel, Lucan Road.

◦ Conygham Road,

◦ Castleknock Road,

◦ Blackhorse Avenue – between North Circular Road to Ashtown Gate

◦ Old Cabra Road – between North Circular Road to the Navan Road

◦ Navan Road to Ashtown roundabout

◦ Ashtown roundabout to Ashtown Train Station

◦ North Circular Road as far as Phibsborough

◦ Infirmary Road

◦ Parkgate Street

◦ These areas must be litter free by 6am the morning after each Concert.


Aiken Promotions has appointed Yvonne Thunder as the Community Liaison Officer as required under the permission granted by Dublin City Council for the Outdoor Event Licence for the Ed Sheeran concerts later this week.

Yvonne has been tasked with dealing with logistical questions / concerns relating to the three concerts. She can be contacted until 7pm this evening by:

• Phone: 087 931 4511

• Email:

A contact number of Aiken Promotions is 087 976 9315 is available for you to contact in respect of any queries between 8am and 10pm from May 14th until May 20th.


From the permission granted by Dublin City Council, all works in the Phoenix Park associated with the three concerts is expected to be completed by Sunday, 27th May. All works are to be undertaken within the hours of 8am and 10pm, daily. The only exception being Saturday 19th May where works are permitted to continue until 1am.


Under the Traffic Management Plan agreed with the Transportation Department of Dublin City Council, the following road closures will apply:

• Castleknock road from junction at Auburn Avenue up to Ashtown Gate

◦ (16th, 18th & 19th May) 4pm – 1am

• Blackhorse Avenue from Ashtown Gate to Nephin Road

◦ (16th, 18th & 19th May) 4pm – 1am

• Chesterfield Avenue East Bound in to the city

◦ (16th, 18th & 19th May) 4pm – 1am

• Chesterfield Avenue West Bound out to Castleknock

◦ (16th, 18th & 19th May) 6pm – 1am

• Parkgate Street, Wolfe Tone Quay to Father Mathew Bridge

◦ (16th, 18th & 19th May) 9pm – 1am

• Conyngham Road (from Island Bridge to Parkgate Street)

◦ (16th, 18th & 19th May) 9pm – 1am

• North Circular Road from Aughrim Street to Infirmary Rd

◦ (16th, 18th & 19th May) 9pm – 1am

• North Road from Mountjoy Cross to Ashtown Gate

◦ (13th – 21st May) Midnight – 11.59pm

raymcadam View All

Fine Gael Councillor - North Inner City

Chair, Urban Form & Planning Strategic Policy Committee

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