Semple Stadium in Thurles has been given the go-ahead for a multi-million euro face lift.

Planning permission has been granted for the re-development of the Kinane Stand of the 45,000 capacity stadium.

The multi-million euro project will include improved player and matchday facilities with a new gym, dressing rooms and media facilities. 

The plans include an extra tier which will provide corporate hospitality and a function room. 

The stand, which caters for 14,500 spectators, is expected to retain the same capacity once the works are completed.