GAA stars getting tax-free grants for role in health campaigns

12th August, 2018
Dublin’s Brian Fenton and Paul Conroy of Galway grapple for the ball Picture: INPHO/Bryan Keane

Gaelic footballers and hurlers have agreed to be “role models” in dozens of government health campaign events every year in return for receiving player grants.

The commitment was given in return for the trebling of their annual grant funding by former Taoiseach Enda Kenny, shortly before he left office.

New records obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that the country’s 2,000 GAA inter-county players agreed to take part in government campaigns...

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