Security Efforts Stepped Up For GUNS N' ROSES Concert In Ireland

Security Efforts Stepped Up For GUNS N' ROSES Concert In Ireland

Over 400 gardai (Irish police) will be on duty at this weekend's GUNS N' ROSES concert in Meath, Ireland. There will also be an additional 1,200 private security personnel in attendance, as well as a full medical team of doctors, an on-site hospital and five first aid posts.

GUNS N' ROSES is scheduled to play at Slane Castle on Saturday, May 27, marking the 25th anniversary of the band performing at the venue in 1992. The sold-out show is expected to be attended by 83,000 fans.

A garda statement said: "An Garda Síochána will have over 400 members on duty, including specialist units, who will be supported by an additional 1,200 Security/Stewards provided by licensed security companies together with a full complement of doctors and medical teams, including an on-site hospital along with five first aid posts.

"The Event Control Management Team overseeing this event have over 25 years experience within their fields of expertise.

"We request that all fans attending the concert are fully aware of the Public Information Notice (in particular the Do and Do Not lists) published on www.garda.ie .

"Please co-operate fully with Gardaí and stewards and follow any loudspeaker announcements as this will help ensure the safety and enjoyment for all concerned."

Gates will open at 2 p.m. and supporting GUNS N' ROSES on the day will be ROYAL BLOOD, Mark Lanegan and local act OTHERKIN.

A number of countries are considering tightening security for major events after the suicide bomb blast at the end of a concert by singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, England on Monday.

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