GAA clubs tea and sandwiches threat

Published 22/09/2015 | 00:00

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The sale of alcohol, sandwiches and even cups of tea at GAA clubhouses around the county could lead to financial consequences for the clubs.

This was the view of Cllr James Browne who expressed 'real concerns' about how the rates will be assessed.

Cllr Browne said: 'The rate on the commercial activity (at these clubs) may have been underestimated. If a valuation officer comes down and rates a bar they may find the rate on the bar is the same as on the entire building.'

Cllr Robbie Ireton said he knows GAA clubs who have had issues serving food on health and safety grounds.

'Clubs where the women used to make the sandwiches for donkey's years.'

'Make them at home and bring them with you,' Cllr Larry O'Brien mused.

Cllr Willie Fitzharris said clubs often have to charge for use of the hall to cover electricity and other expenses.'

'Clubs are not for profit,' he added.

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