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Legal threat to new Casement Park GAA stadium

Planned work on the £76m redevelopment of Casement Park GAA stadium could be halted by new legal action, it's been claimed.

Members of a social club based at the west Belfast ground are seeking an injunction to stop the demolition of their premises.

Papers have been lodged at the High Court as part of a long-running dispute with the Antrim County GAA Board.

Work on transforming the ground into a 38,000-seat Gaelic games stadium is due to begin next month, but a lawyer for the Casement Social Club Committee claimed it could be put on hold by the proceedings.

Brian Moss of Worthingtons Solicitors said: "If the injunction is granted that would stop the development work from commencing because the club's premises are inside the stadium itself. There's no way the development work could commence around them."

A new stadium is due to be built on the existing site as part of a Government investment plan which also includes upgrades to the Ulster Rugby ground at Ravenhill and Windsor Park football stadium.

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