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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.

The member unions of the Six Nations rugby union tournament have agreed to pool their media rights, including autumn internationals and other test matches, ahead of the anticipated investment from CVC…

Sports retailer JD is paying €100,000 ($109,570) per season as the new main sponsor of League of Ireland Premier Division football club Shamrock Rovers, according to sports industry sources.

Ireland's Curragh Racecourse has extended airport retailer Dubai Duty Free's title sponsorship of its flagship horse racing event, The Irish Derby

The Football Association of Ireland has ended a sponsorship deal with Kenyan bookmaker SportPesa as part of a government-backed rescue agreement for the embattled governing body

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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.