Sydney's St Patricks Day parade cancelled

Event scrapped after organising committee ran up debts of $170,000

6th February, 2016
The Sydney Opera House swathed in green Pic: Getty

This year's Sydney St Patrick's Day parade has been cancelled after the organising committee ran up debts of $170,000.

The committee did not learn of the debt until December after the remaining volunteers jumped overboard and an emergency annual general meeting was held to sort out the mess.

"The size of the debt was quite a surprise, I can tell you," committee president Robert Kineavy said.

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Benefits of climate change ‘far outweighed’ by damage, says Varadkar

Club king Fox wonders where Dublin nightlife is going

Fianna Fáil support plunges after ‘Votegate’

Budget 2020: Donohoe adopts an election footing