A deal between the GAA and Dublin City Council which would allow the expansion of the Croke Park complex is close to being finalised.
According to today's Irish Times the GAA will purchase land owned by the council on which currently sits 79 flats called Croke Villas.
The purchase would allow the association to create a single match-day "boulevard" entrance to the east to the stadium. Sackville Avenue, which runs along Croke Villas would be expanded and offices, restaurants, shops and a handball centre would be constructed.
Gerry Geraghty of the council's housing department told the Irish Times that a meeting is being held tomorrow to close the deal and that the GAA would be making a "sizable contribution".
I’m not going to put a figure on it before that meeting . . . but there is a lot of money on the table here.