Northern Ireland

Taxi company fonaCAB and oil distributor Nicholl Oils have extended their backing of motorcycling showpiece the North West 200 by agreeing a three-year extension to their title sponsorship deals

Belfast in Northern Ireland has been stripped of the hosting rights for the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games after it failed to provide funding guarantees to the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF).

The Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) motorcycling series will stage an event in Northern Ireland for the first time next year, it has been announced.

Golf’s world No.2, Rory McIlroy, has signed another lucrative endorsement deal after agreeing a long-term partnership with sports equipment manufacturer TaylorMade.

Golf’s world No.2, Rory McIlroy, has agreed a long-term extension to his partnership with US sportswear giant Nike.

The Northern Irish city of Derry-Londonderry has furthered its ties to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race with the confirmation that it will return as a host port in the 2017-18 edition of the sailing event.

The Ukrainian capital of Kiev and Belfast in Northern Ireland have been awarded hosting rights to the lower tier events connected to the International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) men's World Championship in 2017.

The Bahamas and Northern Ireland have been awarded hosting rights to the Commonwealth Youth Games multi-sport events in 2017 and 2021 respectively.

The Bahamas and Northern Ireland have been lined up to host the 2017 and 2021 editions of the Commonwealth Youth Games respectively, after the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said the two nations have each formally expressed their interest in the multi-sport events.

The Open Championship will return to Northern Ireland in 2019, 68 years after the country last hosted the major golf tournament.

Northern Irish businessman Stephen Fitzpatrick has been confirmed as the principal investor, and effective owner, of the Manor Marussia Formula One outfit, as the revived team declared itself ready to race for the 2015 season of the motor racing championship.

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has submitted a bid to host the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup at locations in both Dublin and Belfast.

World No.1 golfer Rory McIlroy has reached a settlement in his legal dispute with former management company Horizon Sports Management understood to be in excess of $20m (€17.6m).

Organisers of the Pro12 European club rugby union tournament have confirmed its 2015 grand final will take place at Ulster’s Kingspan Stadium in a move that marks a change in hosting strategy for the end-of-season showpiece.

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) has formally announced its intention to submit an all-Ireland bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

World No.1 golfer Rory McIlroy is to further support the development of his home event the Irish Open after it was announced that his charitable foundation is to become the European Tour tournament’s official host.

Northern Irish golf course Royal Portrush has been confirmed as a future host venue for the Open Championship by the event’s governing body the Royal & Ancient (R&A).