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Laois County Council Refuse Application For Electric Picnic Event

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Council notes advice from HSE has not changed

Laois County Council says it cannot reverse its decision to reject a licence for next month's Electric Picnic.

It says even if a new application is made, it wouldn't be possible to make a decision in time for September's event.

It follows the remarks by the Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Tony Holohan said there would be no major public health concerns for large outdoor gatherings - providing everyone attending was fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

This afternoon, Laois County Council released a full statement on the issue:

Speaking earlier today, Managing Director of MCD, Denis Desmond, says the festival going ahead in Stradbally could be a great way to reopen the live entertainment sector:

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