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Ministers call for probe into Phoenix Park gig mayhem

IT is appalling that young people can't go to a concert without running the risk of being stabbed or confronted with drugs, said Youth Affairs Minister Frances Fitzgerald.

The causes of the chaotic scenes which marred the Swedish House Mafia concert must be investigated, two ministers have said.

Nine people were stabbed during the show, two died as a result of suspected drug abuse and 33 were arrested.

The events at the concert highlighted a bigger issue with drugs and drink in society, Youth Affairs Minister Frances Fitzgerald said.

Minister Fitzgerald told the Herald that she was shocked at the level of violence.

"Clearly this shows there are bigger issues about drugs and drink that we will need to look at again," she said.

"I'm appalled that young people can't go to a concert and just enjoy themselves."

Social Protection Minister Joan Burton said it was "totally unacceptable".

"There will have to be a very detailed examination of the procedures in relation to holding concerts in the Phoenix Park and whether it is an appropriate venue," she said.