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The owners of Coppers are sitting on an absolute treasure trove of cash

We’re in the wrong business.

THE OWNERS OF iconic Dublin nightspot Copper Face Jack’s are now sitting on a cash pile worth more than €50 million.

The latest accounts for the company behind the Harcourt St club, Breanagh Catering, revealed the extent to which the venue continues to be a bona fide money-generating machine.

In the year to 31 January, 2015 it raked in a gross profit of more than €10.4 million, although the total was slightly down on the previous year’s total.

After-tax profits at the home of the coveted Coppers gold card were more than €4 million – or roughly €11,000 per day – pushing its cash pool in the bank to nearly €51 million.


The average number of employees was unchanged from the 2014 figure at 193, but the wage bill was slashed 11% to €3.5 million.

Meanwhile owners Paula and Cathal Jackson, an ex-garda, continue to roll out innovations at the the club – last year introducing Coppers-branded underwear available only to prizewinners.


There was also a winter ski trip to Andorra for Coppers diehards and the venue flirted with technology via click-and-collect-style drink and food orders.

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