A Leitrim musician and former cllr says festivals should not have to pay gardai for their policing duties at these events.
The Gardaí have been paid nearly half a million euro for policing duties at events this year.
The force charges organisers of big events a contribution towards police-cover.
In the first six months of this year, promoters were billed nearly 470-thousand euro for Garda cover at 177 events across the country.
Leitrim musician and organiser John McCartin claims no charges should apply: