'Coppers' survives revenue hit

The company that operates Copper Face Jacks sustained a €10.5m revenue hit last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

New accounts show that Breanagh Catering Ltd recorded consistent year on year strong profits last year.

This follows the firm recording pre-tax losses of €1.5m for the 12 months to the end of January 31st this year.

The pre-tax losses of €1.5m for the year follow pre-tax profits of €2.46m in 2019 .The night-club business - jointly owned by Cathal and Paula Jackson - was only open for six weeks of the 12 months covered by the accounts and revenues plummeted by €10.5 million or 90% from €11.62m to €1.1m.

The accounts cover revenues generated by the Jackson Court hotel that houses Copper Face Jacks on Dublin’s Harcourt Street.

The night-club and bar revenues last year totalled €977,306 compared to €10.09m in the previous year, while accommodation sales amounted to €139,073 compared to €1.52m in 2019/20.