03/05/2018

Rolling Stones: Community Update

Last updated:  Tuesday, 15 May 2018


CONCERT DAY TIMINGS

  • Garda Cordon* 2pm
  • Doors Open* 5pm
  • Main Act* 8pm
  • Concert finished by 11pm
*Timings may be subject to change by promoter/An Garda Síochána

COMMUNITY HOTLINE & EMAIL ADDRESS

Freephone 1800 303 593 is Croke Park’s 24-hour community hotline for local residents. It can be used at any time during the stage build, concert day and post-concert works to report any issue directly to the stadium. 

You can also use it to request information or assistance from the community team on the day of the concert. 

An email address is also available: [email protected]

 ACCESS THROUGH GARDA CORDON

Gardaí have asked where possible, drivers enter the Garda cordon at the most appropriate location to their residence and are requested when possible to use junctions other than the NCR/Russell Street, Drumcondra Road/Clonliffe Road and Ballybough Road/Clonliffe Road cordons.

The Gardaí have also advised that local residents & their guests may be searched when gaining access at the cordon.

LOCAL RESIDENTS REQUIRING ACCESS ASSISTANCE 

Local residents who have access concerns or need assistance for themselves or their visitors gaining access through the Garda cordon on Thursday, 17 May are advised to contact Julianne Savage in Croke Park in advance on 01 865 8607 or [email protected]

LOCAL RESIDENTS VEHICLE PASS

The 2018 local resident vehicle pass for households within the Garda cordon is available from the Garda Station on Fitzgibbon Street: telephone 01 666 8400.  Please bring proof of identity & proof of residency with you to the station to collect your pass.

REHEARSALS & SOUND CHECKS

The sound checks will be no longer than 1 hour in duration on the 16 & 17 May.

NOISE CONTROL

  • To ensure concert noise emissions are kept within Dublin City Council (DCC) guidelines, the following measures are in place for the concert:
  • Sound levels will be agreed with DCC’s Environmental Health Officer
  • The Production Manager & Sound Control Engineer for the concerts will be instructed to control sound emission levels to keep them within these agreed limits
  • The testing of the concert sound systems & the artist’s sound check will be agreed with DCC’s Environmental Health Officer with due consideration for local residents
  • In addition to the measures, sound levels will be checked during the event by sound meters & a suitably qualified noise consultant will be appointed to monitor noise levels & liaise between DCC & the Promoter.

OVERNIGHT QUEUEING/CAMPING

Overnight queuing or camping for this concert will not be tolerated. Stadium stewards will be on duty on streets close to the stadium from 7pm on 16 May to deter overnight queuing/camping in the community area.

PORTALOOS

DCC will locate rows of portaloos on streets in the immediate vicinity of the stadium including Clonliffe Road, Clonliffe Car Park, Ballybough Road; Fitzgibbon Street, NCR, Poplar Row & Sackville Avenue.

USE OF GARDA HELICOPTER

The Garda Helicopter will be used on the evening of 17 May. It will only be used as required by the Gardaí & with minimum time spent in operation.

PYROTECHNICS

The use of pyrotechnics can be expected during this concert.

FLOODLIGHTS

Floodlights will remain on following the concert until patrons have cleared the stadium. After clearing the stadium, only lights necessary to provide safe working conditions will be in operation. All floodlights will be switched off at 1am.

GARDA CORDON EXTENDED AFTER 10PM

The Gardaí have advised that Russell Street/Jones Road will be fully closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic from 10pm on Thursday, 17 May with local access for residents living on the street only.

At the end of the concert, the Garda cordon will be extended to facilitate the safe exit of concert patrons. No vehicles will be permitted to access the Garda cordon during this exit period to ensure the safety of pedestrians & vehicles alike.

These closures will be implemented for the shortest time necessary. As a guideline, this extended cordon will be in place for approximately one hour after the concert ends at 11pm.

Barriers will also be erected at the following locations closing the following streets:

  • Lower Drumcondra Road /Whitworth Road

  • Lower Drumcondra Road /Richmond Road/ Botanic Avenue

  • Ballybough Road / Luke Kelly Bridge

  • Ballybough Road / North Strand Road

  • Summerhill / North Circular Road

The above restrictions will result in the closure of Lower Drumcondra Road from Whitworth Road to Botanic Avenue & the closure of Ballybough Road from Fairview to Summerhill.  

CONCERT CLEAN-UP

Additional community litter pickers will be active during the concert and will work to remove concert litter from gardens within the Garda cordon.  Their assistance can also be requested via the community hotline 1800 303 593 or [email protected]  DCC Waste Management Teams will be on duty during and after the concert to cleanse the community area.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT/PARKING PLANS

A full public transport & car parking information campaign targeting patrons for the concert is ongoing. Special Dublin Bus, LUAS, Irish Rail & Bus Eireann public transport initiatives to & from the concert have been organised & exclusive offers from car parks nearest the stadium are also available to concert patrons.
Additional Gardaí & Dublin Street Park Services will be enforcing parking legislation throughout the community area during the concert & there will also be specific coach & bus parking areas on the Alfie Byrne Road in operation.

PRE-CONCERT WORKS SCHEDULE:

  • Pre-concert works are scheduled to commence on 4 May and then from 7-17 May

  • Works are scheduled between 8am - 10pm* daily

  • From 4-11 May, works are expected to be finished by 8pm

  • Works scheduled between 8am-4pm* on 17 May (concert day)

*Concert works timings are agreed by Dublin City Council. The schedule is weather dependent
and may be subject to change.

POST-CONCERT WORKS SCHEDULE:

  • After the concert on 17 May, works will finish at 1am*
  • Post-concert works commence on 18 May with the site to be clear on 20 May.
  • Works are scheduled between 8am-10pm* daily
*Concert works timings are agreed by Dublin City Council. The schedule is weather dependent and
may be subject to change.

LOCAL RESIDENTS TICKET DRAW

The local resident ticket draws for complimentary tickets for the Rolling Stones took place on Friday, 28 April in Croke Park. The draw was independently observed on behalf of local residents by an external auditor from PwC. 100 pairs of complimentary concert tickets were offered in the draw and residents whose names were drawn out have been contacted by post the week of May 1st. 

REMINDER - COMMUNITY HOTLINE & EMAIL ADDRESS

Freephone 1800 303 593 is Croke Park’s 24-hour community hotline for local residents.

It can be used at any time during the stage build, concert day and post-concert works to report any issue directly to the stadium. You can also use it to request assistance from the community team on the day of the concert. 

An email address is also available: [email protected]