10 Dec, 12:23
Ireland's John Lacey will referee his first ever RBS 6 Nations match in February, while Alain Rolland is also included in the Elite Panel in what is his last season.
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VISION Consulting, the business change and technology consultancy firm, has announced a six-figure sponsorship deal with IrishRugby.ie, the Irish Rugby Football Union web site. The contract includes advertising in Lansdowne Road, corporate hospitality and branding on IrishRugby.ie.
James O'Riordan, Managing Director of VISION Consulting Ireland commented, "It is of particular importance to a company like VISION to be active in the community. This new sponsorship deal shows our commitment and belief in the flourishing future of rugby in Ireland."
"Irish rugby is developing and growing both nationally and internationally and we are delighted to take this opportunity of strengthening our relationship with the IRFU, the provinces and the online Irish rugby community on IrishRugby.ie."
VISION was responsible for designing and developing the IRFU website, IrishRugby.ie. The VISION-designed site provides a broad range of content, such as news articles and the latest fixtures and results, plus message boards, newsletters, competitions, multimedia facilities and an online rugby store.
VISION also developed Hibernian Insurance's innovative e-claims system, created Warner Music Group's online promotional architecture and delivered Intelligent Finance, Europe's most successful internet and telephone bank.
Speaking about the new brand association, Padraig Power, IRFU Promotions and Marketing Manager said, "The IRFU is delighted to welcome VISION Consulting, the business change and technology company as a brand partner. VISION has supported the IrishRugby.ie community since before its launch in October 2001. It is a mark of the continued and growing success of the IrishRugby.ie online community that VISION has committed to continue this support through the Brand Partnership Initiative."
VISION is an innovative business change and technology company. It has a track record of producing breakthrough results for client companies located in three continents and operating in financial services, media, manufacturing, telecommunications, distribution, utilities and other sectors.
VISION has completed significant projects for clients such as American Insurance Group (Ireland), Golden Pages (Ireland), Hibernian Group (Ireland), Intelligent Finance (UK), CEMEX (Mexico), Warner Music Group (US), General Motors (US), Celtic Football Club (Scotland) and euroConex (joint US/Irish venture). Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, VISION operates from eight locations in European and American markets.
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The IRFU is pleased to announce that Aon, the US based insurance company has agreed to lend its support to the irishrugby.ie rugby community for the next three years. The announcement is an affirmation of the success of the official IRFU website and the association with a world renowned firm such as Aon will enable irishrugby.ie to better serve its target audience.
Headquartered in Chicago, Aon is a Fortune 500 company, that is a world leader in risk management, retail, reinsurance and Wholesale brokerage, claims management, specialty services, and human capital consulting services.
Their name, taken from the Irish for "oneness." (aon) shows a strong Irish association at senior management level.
With an employee base of 53,000 people working in 550 offices in more than 120 countries, Aon is well positioned to anticipate how changes in one sector can impact another, empowering them to integrate their services while leveraging their expertise across hundreds of disciplines around the world.
Speaking about the new brand association Padraig Power IRFU Promotions and Marketing Manager said, "We are really delighted that a company such as Aon have seen fit to lend their support to the Irish rugby community through our official website, www.irishrugby.ie." "We believe their experience of bringing together top professionals who work across hundreds of disciplines in a seamless fashion can help us in our ambition to reach out to a wider audience while enhancing the service we are already providing to our existing customers."
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