The proposed ''super-casino'' at Two-Mile Borris in Co Tipperary will not now go ahead, according to Justice Minister Alan Shatter.
The minister said the casino was "out", based on a decision at Cabinet yesterday. Mr Shatter added that there was no need for a resort style casino in this country.
He said the Government would make provision for more ''modest'' casinos as exist at present in the country.
In June, An Bord Pleanála gave the go-ahead for an 800-acre complex, which would house a casino, 500-bedroom hotel and racetrack at the Co Tipperary village. The board, however, refused permission for a 15,000-seater music venue at the site.
The spokesperson for the promoter of the Tipperary Venue said he was due to meet his team in the next few days to assess Minister Shatter's statement and the impact it would have on the venue.