bporeilly  
Gavel

B.P. O'Reilly

Legal Services For Individuals

Legal Services For Business


Closing roads for concerts

Lads – can you please discuss why concerts are allowed in residential areas. What I am getting at is a concert in Marley Park. I live beside the park and the Gardai have closed the road without notice. I have just been told that I will have to wait at least half an hour to go home. Should this be allowed?

The Gardai have no obligation to give notice of the closure of a road – strangely enough, if the promoters wanted to close the road they would have to get a road closure order from the Local Authority, who in turn would have to advertise this in local newspapers.  If it comes from the Gardai, however, in the interests of public safety, no such order is required.

Concerts are allowed in residential areas by special licence from the local authority.  Clearly this listener is understandably annoyed at the way in which this whole matter has been handled and he or she should take the issue up with the local superintendent, the local authority and the promoters.  It would probably be best to get a number of residents together to try to get their interests protected in the event of another concert – like, for example, getting permits to drive your car on the closed road and dealing with issues of noise and length of concert. In short - as I said on the programme "make more noise than the concert itself - but in a constructive way".

Should it be allowed?  It’s the law – you have the right to object and if your objections are overruled without justification you have the right to take the matter to Court through your solicitor.

The issues raised in the answer to this NewsTalk listener's question are dealt with in a general way as can only be the case on live radio. Before relying on the advice given in this answer, whether you heard the broadcast or are for the first time reading the issues here please do not rely on the broad advice given. For a detailed professional opinion please consult a qualified legal advisor and for further details read our disclaimer on the Home Page.

Newstalk latest


B.P.O’REILLY & COMPANY SOLICITORS & NOTARIES ARE LAWYERS BASED IN DUBLIN IRELAND SPECIALISING IN LEGAL AND NOTARY SERVICES FOR BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO NEED ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION IN LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CASES.

HEAD OFFICE: B.P O'Reilly & Co. Solicitors, Coric House, Main St, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland.

Telephone: (01) 4525211      Fax: (01) 4525436

[International (+353-1) 4525211 Fax: (+353-1) 4525436]         

 E-mail: general@bporco.ie

© B.P.O'Reilly & Company Solicitors 2002-2008.

The information contained in this website is of a general nature and should not be relied on in every circumstance
involving what is written and/or said involving the services of B.P.O'Reilly & Company. Consequently, no responsibility will be taken by the site promoters as to the accuracy of its contents. If you have a specific query please contact B.P.O'Reilly & Company.