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GAA shouldn't receive funding from taxpayers

Published 08/03/2016

I READ with interest the article by Nelson McCausland (DebateNI, March 3), which forensically details some of the overt links between the GAA and republicanism.

The GAA is the only sectarian political sporting body in the world. You see someone wearing a GAA shirt and you immediately know they are Catholic. It is an organisation whose constitution is openly republican and so, ipso facto, hostile to unionists.

It has club grounds, trophies, and competitions named in honour of dead republican terrorists. It has no Protestant employees, coaching staff, or indeed players.

Given that it is an institutionally and systemically sectarian organisation, could Nelson therefore explain why the Government continues to support the millions of pounds of taxpayers' money that is poured into the coffers of this sectarian body?

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