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The race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will conclude in just a matter of weeks, with the World Rugby Council set to decide on November 15 whether France, Ireland or South Africa should host the tournament. Here, SportBusiness International examines the Irish bid.

The race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup will conclude in just a matter of weeks, with the World Rugby Council set to decide on November 15 whether France, Ireland or South Africa should host the tournament. Here, SportBusiness International examines the three contenders' bids.

Fan engagement consultant Mark Bradley visits Dublin’s Aviva Stadium for the Six Nations rugby union match between Ireland and France.

Irish energy supplier Electric Ireland aims to differentiate the brand in a crowded Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) sponsorship field by making a difference to the lives of the players and followers of GAA sports.

The Curragh and Longchamp, two of the most famous names in horse racing, are undergoing transformations. Ryan Herman reports.

Jonathan Hill, the former agency executive and ex-commercial director at the Football Association, is close to being named as the new chief executive of the Football Association of Ireland (FAI)

The National Football League (NFL) has signed a regional sponsorship contract with gambling operator 888

RTÉ will show live coverage of Sunday’s Uefa Women’s Champions League final in a first for the Irish public-service broadcaster.

Eir has removed its sports channels from the platforms of Virgin Media in an escalation of the dispute between the Irish telecoms operators

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Despite difficult times, experts believe the upward trend is a permanent one for the Irish sports industry

Ireland, and in particular its capital Dublin, has positioned itself as a popular European base for global digital giants such as Google and Facebook, while also acting as a breeding ground for homegrown technology companies. 

The Irish sports industry is on the road to recovery after the economy unravelled following the 2008 financial crisis. We asked a series of experts to explain how it is happening.

Many stadiums can lay claim to have a special place in the heart of a community, but few are as inextricably linked with the history, culture and identity of an entire nation as Dublin’s Croke Park.

James Wynne, Director of Sport at Slattery Communications, on the Irish sponsorship market in 2011.