FAI asks government for part of gambling tax to help clear €70m debt
Football body says that because of large proportion of bets made on football, sport should benefit from the tax
The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has told the government it wants a cut of the money raised from gambling tax as part of its efforts to clear around €70 million in debt.
Representatives from the cash-strapped sporting body met with Jack Chambers, a junior minister in the Department of Justice, on February 4 and appealed for some of the money generated from the betting tax to be made available. The FAI argued that because...
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