A park dedicated to the late Boyzone member has been given the green light.

A Dublin park dedicated to the late Stephen Gateley has been announced this afternoon. The news comes from Cllr. Anthony Flynn, an Independent councillor for the Dublin Central constituency, who shared the announcement via Twitter.

The councillor stated: "A Dublin park is set to be renamed after Boyzone singer Stephen Gately. This morning's motion lodged by myself & Cllr. Christy Burke [former Lord Mayor of Dublin] been passed by the Central Area Councillors.

"A fantastic tribute to Stephen. Details to follow."

The Stephen Gately Dublin park will be erected in honour of the pop singer, who grew up in Ireland's capital. Gately became a member of one of Ireland's most popular boy bands of the 1990s, and even branched into a number of solo projects in the 2000s, including an album, an appearance on 'Dancing on Ice', and work in the panto.

Gately passed away at the age of 33 on October 10, 2009 while on holiday in Mallorca with his partner Andrew Cowles.

Following the momentous announcement today, Gately's former bandmate Ronan Keating shared the news with his fans, saying: "Thank you thank you. This is amazing news."

Expect more details to follow on the Stephen Gately Dublin park very soon.