‘Future of Casement Park should not be in doubt’ – Newry MLA | Newry Times

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Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Politics, Sport

SDLP Sports Spokesperson and former All Ireland Winner, Justin McNulty MLA has called on the Communities Minister, Deirdre Hargey and Finance Minister to immediately outline their plan for funding to secure the re-development of Casement Park.

 

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The Newry and Armagh MLA commented after the GAA Financial Director said that the GAA contribution to Casement Park may not be available in the short to medium term.

 

 

Mr McNulty commented, “It is vital that the Communities Minister, who is responsible for funding the re-development of Casement Park and her party colleague Conor Murphy, who as Finance Minister, has ultimate responsibility for the budget, immediately set out how the Executive’s contribution to the redevelopment of Casement Park will be met. 

“The GAA is an amateur sporting organisation, which has served communities admirably throughout the pandemic.

 

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“Given that gate receipts and other income has stopped for many months now, it should come as no surprise to Ministers Hargey or Murphy that the organisation’s financial position may not be as strong as it was previously. 

“Now it is time for the Communities Minister and Finance Minister to support the GAA and set out how Casement Park’s redevelopment will be funded.

“We need certainty and clarity,” he insisted.

 

 

“The Communities Minister cannot sit on her hands and not try to intervene to provide support to get this project delivered.

“Casement Park is a flagship project and would be a catalyst for economic and social development in Belfast and beyond.

McNulty added, “It is essential funding is confirmed without any further delay.”

 

 

 

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