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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.

Six Nations Rugby has named the Welsh Rugby Union’s Craig Maxwell as its chief commercial officer in a role that will begin at the start of next year.

Pay-television broadcaster Premier Sports has acquired a package of rights in Ireland to the new Autumn Nations Cup rugby union tournament

Electric off-road motorsport series Extreme E has agreed a rights deal in Ireland with Virgin Media Television. The agreement comprises live and highlights rights as the new series begins in 2021

UK-based sportswear brand Umbro has returned as the kit supplier to the Republic of Ireland’s national football teams in a new agreement announced today (Thursday).

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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.