Stephen Ferris was arguably the most destructive flanker ever to play for Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The cruelty of it all reverberates when realising Stephen Ferris only turned 30 this month. Probably the most destructive flanker to play for Irela(...)

Ian Madigan launches a pinpoint crossfield kick for Luke Fitzgerald to score a try in Saturday’s Rugby World Cup warm-up match against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Same questions, different day. Ian Madigan continues to suffer under the yoke of perceived versatility as he has done ever since former Leinster coach(...)

Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan wins the ball ahead of Padraig Mannion of Galway to score his sides second goal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

We are in the midst of the greatest Canning era yet 2015 has not been the summer of Joe. There have been memorable moments, sure, like the wonderful, (...)

Ireland fullback Simon Zebo is tackled during the World Cup warm-up game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho 3:24

Ireland 28 Scotland 22 Another win then surrounded by more positives than negatives. “The real positive is we can report a clean bill of health,” said(...)

New IRFU president Martin O’Sullivan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Billy Glynn, IRFU president for the 2012/’13 season, gave a scathing speech at last night’s agm when claiming a “flawed and mismanaged” process has br(...)

Toulon players celebrate after the European Champions Cup final win against Clermont Auvergne at Twickenham in May. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Those wishing to see Paul O’Connell face Leinster in Toulon colours will have to wait until Mourad Boudjellal returns from holidays next week. A venue(...)

IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has confirmed a new sponsor will take over from Three in May 2016. Photograph: Inpho

The IRFU have confirmed a new sponsorship deal is in place to replace Three in May 2016. It was been previously reported that Vodafone and Irish rugby(...)

Ireland’s Six Nations win was a major factor in the IRFU’s “strong financial performance” in the 2014/15 season. Photograph: Getty

The IRFU have announced their “strong financial performance” in the 2014/15 season will allow them increase funding to the provincial and club game(...)

Irish flanker Chris Henry:  “If you do something that makes somebody look good it is noticed . . .” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho 6:19

Understandably Chris Henry wants to confine the stroke he suffered on the morning of the South Africa game last November, and subsequent heart surg(...)

Jack Conan will make his debut against Scotland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho 2:30

Jack Conan will make his Ireland debut against Scotland at the Aviva stadium on Saturday but that doesn’t guarantee the Leinster backrow a place in(...)