Photo:  Garth Brooks

Just when you thought the story was over for Garth Brooks’ five sold-out-then-canceled shows in Ireland…he’s dangling a new carrot of hope in front of the 400,000 fans left in the cold.  Garth says his guys are still en route and if there is any chance that the five planned concerts can be salvaged…he’s willing to proceed as planned.  Meanwhile, Ticketmaster has brought in extra staff to handle the enormously large refund process which begins Monday.