The GAA should have “some provision” to buy tickets in cash, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said.
Age Action has called on the organisation to scrap its policy of no longer accepting cash for tickets as some elderly people struggle to buy things online.
An Taoiseach said it was important for any company to give people a choice.
“I think that decisions on ticketing are ultimately a matter for the organisations concerned,” he said.
“But I do think there should be some provision for cash and I know that’s one of the things that came out of the report on the retail banking section led by [then Minister for Finance] Donohoe is we do want to have electronic payments and make them the norm - and I think they are the norm now.
“But cash is still legal tender.”
Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín said there should be at least one turnstile that accepts cash at every match.
“It’s hitting the people who were actually isolated the most during the COVID crisis,” he said.
“Age Action has come out and publicly pronounced against this policy; AIB was forced to reverse this policy when it sought to get rid of cash in rural branches.
“Aontú is campaigning north and south for the reintroduction of cash in at least one turnstile at each match.”