Casement GAA stadium residents clear legal hurdle


A residents’ group has cleared the first stage in their High Court bid to overturn the decision to approve a new 38,000-seater GAA stadium at Casement Park.

Leave was granted to seek a judicial review of planning permission being given for redevelopment of the ground in west Belfast.

Members of the Mooreland and Owenvarragh Residents’ Association (MORA) claim the stadium will be too big for the neighbourhood.

In court yesterday lawyers for the Department of the Environment did not oppose the legal action progressing to a full hearing in September.

No injunction has been imposed to halt work on the £76 million project in the meantime.

The new stadium, to be built on the existing Casement site, is to include fully modern facilities and corporate resources.