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Ireland ‘Will Not Proceed Further’ With America’s Cup Bid for Cork Harbour: Report

28th March 2022
Artist’s impression of the America’s Cup base proposed for the publicly owned Tivoli Docks in Cork city centre
What might have been: artist’s impression of the America’s Cup base proposed for the publicly owned Tivoli Docks in Cork city centre Credit: Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

It’s been reported that the Government will not continue its bid to host the next America’s Cup in Cork Harbour in 2024.

Posting on Twitter, RTÉ News political correspondent Michaél Lehane said: “Ministers Catherine Martin and Jack Chambers, after consultation with party leaders and relevant cabinet colleagues, have today decided not to proceed further in the bidding process to host the 37th America’s Cup.”

Stiff competition had emerged in recent days with the news that Barcelona has been secretly putting together a powerful hosting bid for the elite race. Winkie Nixon has more on that story in his Sailing on Saturday blog.

Afloat.ie will update with more on this breaking news as it emerges...

MacDara Conroy

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