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Dáil bar racked up over €145,000 in profits last year

The restaurant and bar combined made total sales of over one million euro in 2012.

Image: John Picken via Flickr

THE DÁIL BAR and restaurant made total sales of over €1 million last year, according to figures from the un-audited accounts, released by the Oireachtas.

The figures show a net profit of 145,623 for the bar alone last year, up 5 per cent from €138,600 in 2011.

The restaurant saw a profit of €152,323 compared to €122,669 the year before with total sales of over €965,000, a drop from the previous year.

Some €222,000 of the combined profits was handed back to the Department of Finance.

Commenting on the accounts, Facilities Manager Noel Murphy said that the service is provided to approximately 1,200 people including members, members’ staff and staff of the House of the Oireachtas Service.

“The restaurant, self service restaurant, coffee dock and visitor’s bar would also be accessible to a large number of visitors to Leinster House which in any given year amounts to approximately 100,000 people,” he said. “This includes school visits, community groups, civil servants, incoming delegations from home and abroad and those attending committee meetings etc.”

  • You can read the accounts in full here.

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