Minister Ní Chuilín says Casement government cash 'protected'

Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín says that the £61.4m of government funding for the stalled Casement Park stadium redevelopment is not in danger of being lost to the project.

On Monday, the High Court ruled that Northern Ireland's environment minister had acted unlawfully in granting the project planning permission.

Another ruling is now expected on Thursday following further submissions.

"The £61.4m is ring-fenced and protected," said the sports minister.

Miss Ní Chuilín also said that she expects the GAA to submit a new planning application in the New Year if the current proposal is quashed on Thursday.