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Stadium plans approved

Plans to transform Casement Park in Belfast into a 40,000 all-seater stadium have been given the go-ahead by the Northern Ireland Executive.

The project will cost an estimated £100 million, with investment coming from both the GAA and the government.

Welcoming the news, Ulster Council president Aogan Farrell said: "The redevelopment of Casement Park will have major economic, regeneration and social benefits for the entire community."

He added: "Sport makes a strong social and economic contribution to society in areas such as the promotion of tourism, health and well-being, community development, social capital and cohesion and also contributes to good relations.

"This project is another example of the positive role that sport has to play in the wider community."


From Belfast Telegraph