Limerick pubs to open late for Bruce Springsteen gig

David Hurley

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David Hurley

Bruce Springsteen performs at Thomond Park next Tuesday
LIMERICK publicans have been given the go ahead to open late following next week’s Bruce Springsteen concert at Thomond Park.

LIMERICK publicans have been given the go ahead to open late following next week’s Bruce Springsteen concert at Thomond Park.

At Limerick Court, an application was made by Jerry O’Dea on behalf of publicans across the city for a special exemption on Tuesday night.

The application, which was moved by solicitor Jane O’connor, was made due to the special nature of the concert, which is expected to attract a crowd of around 30,000 people.

Sgt Donal Cronin told Judge Eugene O’Kelly that gardai had no objection to the application, which will see pubs being allowed to open until 2am on Wednesday morning.

Speaking after the application was granted, Jerry O’Dea said Tuesday night promises to be a great night for the city.

“This concert in Thomond Park will probably be the biggest concert ever seen in the city and people will be visiting from all over Munster and maybe further beyond. The concert won’t finish until around 11 o’clock so we are delighted we won’t have to be closing our doors as people are making their way back into their hotels and into town,” he said.

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