Cloakroom receipts lift nightclub profits

CLOAKROOM receipts totalling over €217,000 at well-known Dublin nightclub Copper Face Jacks contributed to its operator recording pre-tax profits of €6.48 million last year, new accounts show.

Accounts for Breanagh Catering Ltd, which operates the Jackson Court Hotel on Dublin’s Harcourt Street that houses the nightclub, show the pre-tax profits at the firm dropped by 5% from €6.83m to €6.48m in the 12 months to end of January 31 last.

Over 1.1 million TV viewers in September saw All-Ireland senior football winning Dublin captain Bryan Cullen endorse the nightclub by ending his victory speech at Croke Park after lifting the Sam Maguire with “See you all in Coppers”.

Now, new figures confirm the nightclub’s lucrative business, with cloakroom receipts alone at the company last year totalling €217,146 — down from €241,514 the previous year.

The figures show that door receipts at the club last year totalled €2.91m — down 3% on the €3m generated from the door in 2009.

Accommodation receipts also dropped from €426,675 to €383,697. The company is owned by ex-garda Cathal Jackson, and is cash rich with last year’s profits resulting in €32.6m in cash in the bank at the end of the year.

This resulted in the company generating almost €1m in bank interest income last year. The figures show that it generated €925,930 in interest compared to €793,643 in 2009.

The abridged accounts show that gross profit at the company dropped by 2% from €7.64m to €7.46m last year.

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