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An Taisce opposes casino development in Two Mile Borris

The proposal is for a Vegas-style development in rural Tipperary.

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IRELAND’S HERITAGE TRUST has said it opposes the development of the ‘Tipperary Venue’ at Two Mile Borris in Co Tipperary at a hearing today.

The proposed €460m development had been approved by Tipperary County Council but a hearing has heard that An Taisce objects on the grounds that it is ‘ill-conceived’, RTE reports.

The proposal includes the construction of a racecourse, a 500-room hotel, a golf course, a greyhound track, a casino, a 15,000-seater entertainment venue, and parking for 6,000 cars on an 800 acre site in Two Mile Borris.

The hearing in Horse and Jockey, Co Tipperary heard that An Taisce estimates it will cost €30m in increased fuel and emissions because of its location and that the proposal would also mean the redirection of 750m of river waters.

The hearing will hear from some in favour of the development including people from the horse racing industry tomorrow.

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