Senator claims north west is to lose WRC stage

A Senator is claiming that the northwest is set to lose 50 million euro in revenue with plans to host Ireland's stage of the World Rally Championship in Dublin rather that here.

In September there was speculation that Motorsport Ireland was planning to propose Dublin as the venue for the event but that was denied.

Now Senator Marc Mac Sharry says that he has learned that Motorsport Ireland has presented a new Dublin based event to the global championship promoters excluding the Northwest.

He claims that Ireland could lose the event altogether because of the confusing messages being sent out: