Ireland failed to make it out of the pool of death at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Getty

Ireland head into the 2015 World Cup with legitimate hopes of winning it, and this is based on something with far more substance than the usual hopefu(...)

 Richie McCaw will become the most capped test player in international rugby history this weekend. Photograph: EPA

All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has downplayed his own personal milestone ahead of the Bledisloe Cup clash with Australia on Saturday and wants his si(...)

Brian O’Driscoll: guest of honour. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The fifth annual Hong Kong Irish Chamber of Commerce Dinner this year had Brian O’Driscoll as guest of honour. The dinner is the brainchild of (...)

Nick Stoeberl (24) from California, USA, has secured his place in the 2015 Guinness World Records book for having the longest tongue measuring 10.1cm. Photograph: James Ellerker/Guinness World Records 2:55

Former Ireland rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll, champion horse Hurricane Fly and the shaving for 179 heads simultaneously are some of the Ireland’s wor(...)

Sean O’Brien: will make his  first appearance since he suffered a shoulder injury  against Ulster in December when Leinster take on Edinburgh at the RDS Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There was some scepticism when Leinster coach Matt O’Connor said recently that Sean O’Brien was hoping to be available for Ireland’s tour to Argentina(...)

Ireland’s Gordon D’Arcy insists the game is not up. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Dashed Triple Crown and Grand Slam dreams will not damage Ireland’s bid for a first Six Nations title in five years, according to Gordon D’Arc(...)

Jamie Roberts of the British and Irish Lions rides a wave while surfing at Noosa in Australia on Tuesday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The British and Irish Lions are hopeful that Jamie Roberts, Mike Phillips and Alex Corbisiero will be passed fit for Saturday’s series decider against(...)

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton at the announcement of the squad. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When push came to shove, there weren’t too many surprises when the 2013 Lions unveiled their squad to tour Australia in the swanky surrounds of(...)