Permission has been granted by for floodlights in Croke Park which will be in place in time for the Six Nations rugby matches.

An Bord Pleannala has given the go ahead for the installation of floodlights at Croke Park stadium. The GAA is wasting no time with work on the new lighting to ensure that it is in place for the Six Nations rugby matches.

The GAA says hopes to test the system with a Gaelic match, before the international fixtures. Lighting the 82,300 capacity stadium will involve erecting a demountable pylon at the back of Hill 16. Otherwise the ground will be lit by light-fixtures on the roof.

Nickey Brennan the president of the GAA, has said the floodights will enhance Croke Park's reputation as a world class stadium.The Kilkenny man said it was a very good day for Croke Park and the city of Dublin.

An RTÉ News report by Justin Treacy broadcast on 2 November 2006.