Ireland wouldn’t be ready to host 2024 America’s Cup until 2025, ministers told

A review of Cork’s potential hosting of the prestigious yacht race found the facilities would only be delivered a year after the event

Boats taking part in the 2015 America’s Cup World Series qualifiers in 2015: a report from the Department of Sport found that Cork did not have the facilities to host the event in 2024. Picture: Getty

Ireland would not have been ready to host the 2024 America’s Cup sailing competition until at least 2025 and probably the year after, ministers were told earlier this year.

Department of Sport officials reviewing the since-abandoned bid concluded that “hosting in 2024 is not possible and that even an extension to 2025 is laden with risk and most likely to not be deliverable”.

Documents released to the Business Post under Freedom of Information legislation show ...