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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.

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners is set to increase its interest in European rugby union after agreeing a deal in principle to acquire a 27-per-cent stake in cross-border league the Pro14

Six Nations Rugby has named Rupert Hunter as its new chief commercial advisor, replacing Dave Kavanagh

The Sky Sports Racing arm of UK and Ireland pay-television broadcaster Sky has agreed a multi-year rights deal with the New York Racing Association and Canada’s Woodbine Entertainment Group.

US healthcare company University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has agreed a 10-year deal for naming rights to Nowlan Park, the principal Gaelic Athletic Association stadium in Kilkenny, Ireland

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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.