Threat to close famous Limerick rugby grounds.
A number of options are under consideration for Thomond Park the home of Munster rugby. With a capacity of just 14,000, Thomond Park the stadium is no longer able to accommodate the huge success that Munster rugby has become, and the IRFU do not regard it as adequate or commercially viable.
Cathy Halloran reports from Limerick, where the threat of closure has been greeted with horror. Mary Dundon of the Limerick Co-Ordination Office says:
We're determined that it isn't going to happen. And as you know, it is the home of rugby and we are determined that we are going to keep it here.
Councillor and former Ireland International Gerry MacLoughlin feels that:
the upheaval would be too much altogether.
An RTÉ News report from 14 October 2005.