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Vote on sale of land for proposed new County Grounds postponed due to legal issue

Vote on sale of land for proposed new County Grounds postponed due to legal issue

A vote on whether Louth County Council should see to 10 acres of land off the Inner Relief Road in Dundalk to Louth GAA as a site for the new County Grounds was withdrawn from the agenda at this morning’s meeting of the local authority.

A legal issue which was raised by a number of councillors was blamed for the withdrawal, according to LMFM news.

The station reports that while a fee of €400,000 had been agreed for the sale of the site, the land has been valued at €950,000.

In September GAA delegates voted to build a new €8 million stadium at a site between DkIT Sport and The Authentic Food Company which will eventually be a 12,000 seater.

In order for this to proceed councillors needed to ratify the sale of the site but this has now been taken off the agenda for the past two meetings leading to fears the stadium plans will not proceed.

Speaking on Friday, local councillor John McGahon said it was a “no brainer” to back the sale of the land for the stadium.

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