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Designation of Major Events

Broadcasting and media

​EU Member States can designate sporting and cultural events as being of major importance to society. Such events should be available on a free-to-air television service.

The Minister reviews the list of designated events every three years.

Order S.I. 465 of 2017​ lists the current designated events as follows:

Live:

The All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Final

The All Ireland Senior Camogie Final 

The Summer Olympics

The All-Ireland Senior Inter-County Football & Hurling Finals

Ireland's home and away qualifying games in the European Football Championship & the FIFA World Cup Tournaments

Ireland's games in the European Football Championship Finals Tournament and the FIFA World Cup Finals Tournament

The opening games, the semi-finals and final of the European Football Championship Finals and the FIFA World Cup Finals Tournament

Ireland's games in the Rugby World Cup Finals Tournament

The Irish Grand National and the Irish Derby

The Nations Cup at the Dublin Horse Show

Deferred:

Ireland's games in the Six Nations Rugby Football Championship