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Press release: Ireland ‘candidate’ to host World Cup Rugby 2023

Posted on: October 12th, 2016

Ireland ‘candidate’ to host World Cup Rugby Finals 2023

| Tuesday 04 October 2016 |

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Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD, and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan TD, today welcomed the formal announcement from World Rugby that Ireland’s application to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023 has progressed to the Candidate phase.

The Ministers noted that the Candidate phase of the process will commence on November 1. Ireland’s bid to host the Rugby World Cup in 2023 is supported by Governments North and South and we will continue to support the bid during the next phase of the competition. Both Ministers have no doubt that Ireland’s array of stadia, established tourism infrastructure, strong transport links and vibrant economy will ensure that Ireland can stage a memorable World Cup in 2023.

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