Business of Sport: GAA paying Gardai­ over Euro 100k for policing All-Ireland finals

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20th April, 2014
The Gardai­ charge the GAA for a police presence at Croke Park. Picture: Photocall

The GAA is paying the Garda Siochana more than €100,000 per year to police the All-Ireland football and hurling finals.

There is a heavy gardai presence required at the events every September, which attract a capacity crowd of 82,000.

The GAA paid the gardai €118,000 in 2010, €88,000 in 2011, €109,000 in 2012 and €103,000 last year for security at the All Ireland finals.

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