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Ireland makes host shortlist for 2024 America’s Cup, although economic impact not plain sailing

Ireland has made it to a final list of potential host destinations for the America’s Cup sailing competition in 2024. The America’s Cup, which was first contested in 1851, has taken place in New Zealand on the past three occasions but is expected to be held elsewhere in 2024. It is hoped a decision on where to hold the 2024 event will be made in the second half of September. A confidential s...

Host City Americas aims to ‘bring back joy’

Under the conference theme of ‘Investing in Events’, speakers at the inaugural Host City Americas digital conference voiced great optimism about the future of the events industry, offering ideas and solutions to the challenges of the pandemic, digitalisation and sustainability. Host City is the event and media brand that connects the owners, hosts and organisers of major events. A global audience,...

Irish government announces pilot sports events

The Irish government has announced a series of 15 pilot events with spectators across football, Gaelic football, rugby union, golf and athletics, from 11 June to 10 July. The government also announced that from 7 June numbers permitted at organised outdoor events can increase to a maximum of 100 for the majority of venues, with a maximum of 200 for outdoor stadia/venues where there is a minimum ca...