Garth Brooks: Obama and Ireland’s Mexican ambassador in the spotlight

US President Barack Obama
US President Barack Obama

At one stage in what has become an increasingly bizarre debate over concert planning, Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke suggested local residents around Croke Park approach US president Barack Obama to try to break the impasse.

The White House dismissed any suggestion of such high level intervention and the US Embassy in Dublin politely batted it away.

“No residents in the Croke Park area contacted us regarding the Garth Brooks concerts. If they did, we would say that it’s a matter for local authorities and the private parties involved,” a spokeswoman said.

Indeed even the Mexican ambassador got involved by telling the Lord Mayor when he met him at the Mansion House on Wednesday that he would offer his diplomatic skills if needed.