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GAA says Páirc Uí Chaoimh plan meets rules

Published 02/11/2015 | 02:30

Improvements being carried out to the landmark GAA venue in Cork city are in line with necessary protocols, according to the County board
Improvements being carried out to the landmark GAA venue in Cork city are in line with necessary protocols, according to the County board

State funding for the redevelopment of Páirc Uí Chaoimh was procured under relevant official guidelines, according to a statement from the Cork County GAA Board.

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Various improvements being carried out to the landmark GAA venue in Cork city are in line with necessary protocols, according to the board.

The statement said the project meets all the conditions under the public-spending code.

This follows a report which suggested the venue's redevelopment is now under investigation by European officials.

The Government gave the go-ahead for a State grant of €30m a few weeks ago.

"The Páirc Uí Chaoimh stadium re-development project meets all the conditions for State funding under the public spending code," the statement read.

"The board has been made aware of a process that has to be undertaken by Government with the EU with regard to State aid.

"The board and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport are working closely together and the board anticipates a speedy and successful conclusion to the process."

Irish Independent

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