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Garth Brooks debacle: The international coverage

Obligatory ‘friends in low/high places’ gag here.

DAY TWO OF #GarthGate has dawned with the threat of “five shows or none at all” hanging over the country.

Fianna Fáil tourism spokesperson Timmy Dooley has claimed that the debacle is hurting Ireland’s reputation internationally and has called on Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar to intervene.

But just how is the international media treating the story? Let’s take a look…

Rolling Stone reports:

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While the site’s commenters say:

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Over at The Guardian meanwhile:

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ABC News in the US (via Reuters):

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The Global Post:

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Country Music Television:

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Female First

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The Express

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Emer McLysaght

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