A €14million state-of-the-art greyhound stadium for Limerick was announced at a news conference by Pascal Taggart, Chairman of Bord na gCon, this evening.

The track is to be located on the Ennis Road, about three miles from the city centre.

In welcoming the news, Eamonn Cronin, chairman of the influential Limerick and Clare Greyhound Owners and Breeders Association, said they had been campaigning for a new stadium for over a decade.

"All other major centres have since been refurbished and Limerick is not before its time".

Three years ago, then CEO Michael Field announced a new track to be located at the former Greenpark Racecourse, but nothing came of it.

The Bord has yet to announce plans for their present home at the Markets Field, which first opened for greyhound racing in 1932.