Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has welcomed today’s court ruling to uphold planning approval for Casement Park.
The Minister, who has responsibility for sport, said:
“I am pleased with the court’s ruling today which means that my department can continue its work at pace to deliver a new stadium at Casement Park.
“I attended the action-packed Ulster Final between Derry and Donegal at St Tiernach’s Park, Clones at the weekend and I look forward to Casement Park hosting such sporting finals in the future.
“My Department will continue to engage with the GAA and other stakeholders to get Casement built.”
Casement Park is the third and final project of the Regional Stadia Programme.
Notes to editors:
1. Photo caption (1) Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey is pictured at Casement Park. (2) Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey and Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd are pictured at Casement Park with local children who are involved in Gaelic Games (3) Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey and Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd are pictured at Casement Park with (L-R) Brian McAvoy, Secretary of Ulster GAA; Tom Daly, Chair of Casement Park Stadium Development Board and Ciarán McLaughlin, President of Ulster GAA.
2. The project is a commitment in the New Decade, New Approach agreement.
3. The Executive has earmarked £62.5m of funding and the GAA has agreed to commit £15m to the project.
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