Leo Varadkar wants to go to Garth Brooks gigs if they get go ahead

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar will be on the look out for Garth Brook tickets if the concerts get the go ahead next year.

Leo Varadkar said he would “absolutely” like to see the country star play at Croke Park in September 2022.

Speaking at the Fine Gael party think-in in Trim today, the Tanaiste said he would like to see all five shows go ahead next year if the singer decides to come to Ireland.

It has been reported that the star’s team is to apply for a licence to play at the Dublin sports stadium.

Speaking at Trim Castle today he said:

“I heard news and I heard rumours last few days.

“I can't confirm them or not, whether Garth Brooks is coming to Ireland next year but they were the concerts that never happened and it would be great if they did go ahead.

"Obviously we’ll have to talk to promoters, talk to Croke Park and the residents in the area too, but I think it'd be great if we could see those see those events go ahead.”

The megastar is in the advanced stages of negotiations to perform at Dublin’s Croke Park. But the potential gigs have been once again been met with mixed reaction in the communities close to the Dublin venue.

Five concerts were cancelled in 2014 following a licensing dispute with local authorities.

Dublin City Council said it would only grant licences for three of the concerts, however the singer refused to perform unless all five went ahead.

Hundreds of thousands of fans were disappointed when they were cancelled.