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# rwc2023 - Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Blow for Ireland as report recommends South Africa for 2023 Rugby World Cup

The Springboks look set to be on home turf for a World Cup for the first time since 1995, but a vote on 15 November will determine the final outcome.

# rwc2023 - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Ireland plans to engage its huge diaspora as part of 2023 World Cup bid

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne helped to host a World Rugby technical review group in recent days.

# rwc2023 - Wednesday 16 November, 2016

'Transport problems' rule Semple Stadium out of venue list for Rugby World Cup 2023 bid

There’s been anger that the Thurles venue was not selected.

# rwc2023 - Tuesday 15 November, 2016

These are the 12 stadia that will make up Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

The venues are on a long list as the bid was officially launched this morning.

# rwc2023 - Friday 5 June, 2015

Ireland faces strong competition to host 2023 World Cup amid 'record interest'

Italy, South Africa, France and the USA will provide competition for the Irish bid.

# rwc2023 - Thursday 14 May, 2015

BOD on board as ambassador for Ireland's 2023 World Cup bid

Former Tánaiste and Ireland international Dick Spring will chair the board overseeing the bid.

# rwc2023 - Friday 17 April, 2015

Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup set to be challenged

The race is hotting up for the right to host the Rugby World Cup.

# rwc2023 - Friday 6 March, 2015

Another of the Six Nations will compete with Ireland to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup

The Italian rugby federation yesterday underlined their intention to be in the mix for the global tournament.

# rwc2023 - Thursday 5 March, 2015

# rwc2023 - Monday 15 December, 2014

Ireland's Rugby World Cup host bid has taken a hit after a high court decision today

The planning permission for Casement Park has been refused.

# rwc2023 - Saturday 6 December, 2014

'It is very feasible' - Bid bigwig Hugo MacNeill bullish on Ireland's World Cup chances

The former Ireland fullback is one of the key men on Ireland’s bid team.

Playing in a World Cup on home soil would be 'special' for Ireland

Robbie Henshaw, Paddy Jackson and Jordi Murphy may still be around if the Irish bid is successful.

# rwc2023 - Friday 5 December, 2014

Here's all you need to know about Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

We will be waiting a long time before we find out if Ireland is hosting a World Cup.

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IRFU chief underlines importance of the GAA to 2023 World Cup bid

It is likely that venues such as Croke Park, the Gaelic Grounds, Casement Park and Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be part of the bid.

2023 vision: Tales of a turkey coma and World Cup dreams

A feed of stout for Fiji, Samoa in Fitzgerald Stadium and more of our wildest recurring dream.

Four countries likely to rival Ireland's 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

We take a look at who Ireland will be battling it out with to host the 2023 tournament.

'This is something we can actually win; this is a bid to win' - Enda Kenny

There was an air of confidence as the IRFU’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was launched in Armagh.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny confident over Ireland's €1.5m Rugby World Cup bid

The IRFU’s campaign to bring the global tournament to Ireland was formally launched this morning.

# rwc2023 - Thursday 4 December, 2014

IRFU set to unveil All-Ireland Rugby World Cup bid

The 2023 bid is set to be unveiled tomorrow morning.

# rwc2023 - Thursday 20 February, 2014

Hugo MacNeill to head Irish Rugby World Cup bid

The former Irish international will chair a cross-border working group.

# rwc2023 - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Working group in place as Ireland’s Rugby World Cup bid takes next step

Ministers Varadkar and Ring met with their Northern Irish counterparts in Armagh to discuss the latest plans.

# rwc2023 - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Which Connacht stadiums could be part of the Rugby World Cup bid?

Here are the candidates from the west of the country as Ireland contemplates a bid for 2023.

# rwc2023 - Friday 22 November, 2013

Which Leinster stadiums have a chance of inclusion in a 2023 Rugby World Cup bid?

We take a look at some of the potential candidates for Ireland to put forward as host stadia.

# rwc2023 - Thursday 21 November, 2013

South Africa set to compete against Ireland for World Cup

We have some tough opposition for the right to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

# rwc2023 - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

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Local people are the key to Ireland's World Cup bid - Sebastian Coe

The man behind London 2012 has some words of advice for Leo Varadkar and the IRFU.

# rwc2023 - Saturday 25 August, 2012

Liam O’Neill stands firm on decision to help out the IRFU

With the motion going to Congress in 2013, the GAA President is keen to point out what a successful Rugby World Cup bid would do for the country.