Government funding and Rule 42

Interesting analysis from Colm Keys on the €40 million (viewed by some as a parting gesture from Charlie McCreevy) the Republic’s government has finally paid to the GAA for the construction of Croke Park. He sees a PR snag for the GAA, coming with regard to Rule 42. With nearly 40% of the stadium paid for from the public purse, what happens when Irish fans have to watch national teams play their home games in England?

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