RIBBF is an Irish competition affiliate to the International Federation of Bodybuilders(IFBB), which is the 5th largest sports organisation in the world with 173 member nations. Each year are two regional contests, The South West Championships, which includes all countries within Connacht and Munster, and the North East Championships, which includes all countries within Leinster and Ulster.The top tree competitors from each class qualify for the National Championships of that year. Class winners of the National Championships qualify for the European and World Championships.
Source: RIBBF website
NABBA is the first and the original competitive bodybuilding association. Today NABBA have nine elected area reps covering North of Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales and they are members of NABBA council. Each area have a qualifying event, which leads to the Annual Mr&Miss Britain Finals. This will direct qualify for the European and Universe Championships.
NBFI promotes natural bodybuilding in Ireland-this means that they adhere to IOC guidelines for dropping in sport and the list of illegal/banned substances is the same as those listed by IOC’s medical commission.They are hosting an annual competition which is qualify for the UIBBN Worlds.